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The Amazon Web Services Outages, Cloud isn’t Secure?

Bottom Line IT
March 31, 2017 11:00 AM

Josh joins Mike in the studio to discuss the recent outage of Amazon Web Services.  They get into the topic of the Cloud in general and if business managers should be hesitant to move key business functions to the Cloud.

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FaceBook Live- Creative Business Tool or Dangerous and Dark Media?

Bottom Line IT
March 31, 2017 10:00 AM

Facebook Live went to market in a hurry and some of the fallout has clearly been unexpected with horrific videos being posted.  Mike and Amy discuss how this came to be and what it means for the future of this tool.  They also discuss how your business can use tools like Facebook Live and You Tube as valuable marketing machines.

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Amazon Agrees to Release Data from Echo as Evidence in Murder Case

Bottom Line IT
March 31, 2017 9:00 AM

In the age of digital personal assistants, artificial intelligence, and security camera’s everywhere what is our expectation of privacy?  How does the First Amendment apply?  Do the needs of law enforcement outweigh privacy concerns? Did amazon go to far? 

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Boeing Looking to Technology to Increase Efficiency

Bottom Line IT
March 30, 2017 4:30 PM

Advances in technology promises to transform the manufacturing industry.  Mike and Amy discuss an example of this in the recent announcements by Boeing of their enhanced use of 3D printing.

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Ransomware as a Service – Bought and Sold on the Internet

Bottom Line IT
March 30, 2017 3:30 PM

It will amaze you to find out just how it easy to start your own Cybercrime enterprise- it can be purchased on the internet as a service, believe it or not.  Mike and Amy discuss a recent article by Krebs which highlights a truly scary service advertising a “Ransomware in box” product. To read more click here!

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The Wiki Leaks CIA Dump- What it Might Mean for Your Business

Bottom Line IT
March 28, 2017 4:00 PM

Josh discusses the recent CIA leak of cyber crime tools and what this may mean for all of us.  Josh and Mike also get into how this occurred and discuss the current way that that the CIA operates with regard to breach information.  

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Federal Grants Proposed to Help States and Local Governments with Cyber Security

Bottom Line IT
March 28, 2017 2:00 PM

State and local governments may be in line for federal grants to fight cybercrime and help with cyber security.  The current lack of spending by these entitities is putting all of us at risk.  Will federal dollars be available to help remedy the situation?

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State of Michigan’s System Hit with Class Action Lawsuit as a Result of Recent Breach

Bottom Line IT
March 28, 2017 1:00 PM

The MIDAS breach in Michigan’s Unemployment system goes much deeper than previously reported.  The breadth of this breach and the damage done to individuals will surprise you. 

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The FCC Criticized for Attempting to Ditch Cyber Security

Bottom Line IT
March 24, 2017 12:00 PM

The FCC is actively moving away from responsibility for regulation of cybercrime and cyber security.  This represents a clear change in direction and may not be the best thing of the country or for our businesses.  Mike and Amy discuss why this is occuring and where it may lead.

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This Russian Hacker is the World’s Most Wanted Cyber Criminal

Bottom Line IT
March 24, 2017 11:00 AM

You may have never heard of him but this guy is the FBI’s number one, most wanted cybercriminal.  His actions have cost businesses around the world millions of dollars but the damage goes even deeper than that due to his ties to the Russian government.

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