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Time Lords, Data Breaches & Zuckerberg

Bottom Line IT
April 9, 2018 2:00 PM

ASK Logo-1In this podcast of Bottom Line I.T. with Amy Mumby and Erik Jacobsen you will hear industry professionals talk about these topics: 

Segment 1
Audit: Third of samples state workers flunk fake phishing test
https://www.sbam.org/Resources/tabid/97/ArtMID/2980/ArticleID/3130/Audit-Third-Of-Sampled-State-Workers-Flunk-Fake-Phishing-Test.aspx?_zs=4agkc1&_zl=dSSf4

The greatest vulnerability within any network is the users. Humans are much more easier to manipulate than security appliances.  Hackers depend on ignorance and carelessness. Training and more training is the key.  

Segment 2
The Time Lords

https://www.wired.com/story/microsoft-time-lords/

Global time keeping isn’t at the forefront of most of our minds.  We generally live within the bubble of our own time zone rarely thinking about the people and mechnanisms in place to maintain time balance. The task is much more involved and complicated than one can imagine.

Segment 3
Orbitz says a possible data breach has affected 880,000 credit cards
Full article HERE

The frequency of data breaches in the United States has placed many consumers in jeopardy of having their personal credit and identies compromised.  Often times there’s months or even years before companies disclose that a breech occurred, limiting consumers ability to take counteractive measures to protect themselves.

Segment 4
CEO Disconnect On Cybersecurity Increases Risk Of Breaches
Full article HERE

Quality cybersecurity starts with leadership. CEO’s must be able to identify potential vulnerabilities so they can accurately invest to address the issues.  Often times companies dump millions of dollars into the incorrect solution leaving their company, employees and customers at risk.

Segment 5
Utility shows off largest snowmelt system in North America
http://www.mlive.com/business/west-michigan/index.ssf/2018/02/utility_shows_off_largest_snow.html?ath=fc0c8a8bbc92f25ac26ddd140d05d583#cmpid=nsltr_herostryheadline_single 

The board of public works in Holland MI has figured out a way to use excess heat produced by its gas-powered electric plant to heat streets and sidewalks in Holland MI. So far they’ve melted over 100 inches of snow. 

Segment 6 – Bottom Line Security
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to Break Silence on Cambridge Analytica Data Use
https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/social-media/facebook-ceo-mark-zuckerberg-break-silence-cambridge-analytica-data-use-n858606

Social media platforms owe it to their users to protect their data, and to provide details as soon as possible if a breach has occurred. Facebook stock recently took a tumble because of unauthorized use of its data and CEO Mark Zuckerburg’s less than prompt response to the breach.

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