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Bottom Line I.T. with Amy Mumby and Mike Maddox | February 26, March 5

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Bottom Line I.T. with Amy Mumby and Mike Maddox
February 26 and March 5, 2019

Segment 1
The Key To Recruiting and Leading Millennials

As business owners, we are faced with the ups and downs of hiring and capturing new talent. We also want to do the best we can as leaders to cultivate the next generation of leaders. So what are some of the best ways to recruit new talent? What are the most attractive attributes for the next generation? Turns out they want to know they have a career path, they want to know ‘why’ and not just do it because their boss said to, and they want to find a company that has a culture they fit into.

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Cloud Adoption, 5G and the Role of the Managed Service Provider – How 2019 Will Shape Up?

What can we expect to see in 2019? As business owners who lean on the success of their technology, it’s good to know what to expect. It’s always fun to get excited about the latest trend or the latest software to make all your business problems go away but proceed with caution. Some of these new flashy trends may not last. So, what can we expect in 2019? What should business owners plan for?

Segment 3
Flaws in Popular RDP Clients Allow Malicious Servers to Reverse Hack PCs

Wait a minute. Let’s back up. According to Check Point, they’ve discovered more than two dozen vulnerabilities in RDP clients that would allow a computer to be compromised – reversely! Providing the computer has the RDP software installed, the flaw could allow malicious RDP servers to remote onto a computer and control the device.

Segment 4
Google's new accessibility app transcribes speech automatically to help deaf people

There are a number of initiatives in place for technology to be more accessible to those who are deaf or hard of hearing. Especially with websites and social media. Google recently teamed up with Gallaudet University to design an app that automatically transcribes speech into text. The app enables hard of hearing or deaf people to communicate with others in a way they couldn’t do before.

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A quarter of Windows users are using an outdated browser called Internet Explorer

You’ve probably heard us talk about the end of life for various Microsoft products. Many people don’t truly understand the ramifications though. More than ¼ of Windows devices are outdated. That means that people still running Windows XP still run Internet Explorer 7 or 8. Since Windows XP is no longer supported, that means those devices aren’t receiving regular patches and security updates. Which means that their internet browsers (IE7 or IE8) are also unsupported and are out of date. Because of this, those devices are exposed to over 700 known vulnerabilities. Updating, or not updating, devices poses a huge threat to an organization!

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250 Webstresser Users to Face Legal Action

Attack-for-hires are a real thing. Sometimes it can be hard to really comprehend what some of these security threats mean – and even harder to comprehend how and if this is happening close to home. But it is. It’s a real thing and it happens right here in Lansing, in Michigan, and in the United States. Investigators are cracking down on attack-for-hires though. In 2018, investigators arrested the alleged administrators of a website called WebStresserDOTorg, which had more than 151,000 registered users. Over the last three years, these users were found to be responsible for over 4 million attacks.


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