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Bottom Line I.T. | September 11, 2018

Bottom Line IT
September 14, 2018 10:00 AM

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Bottom Line I.T. with Mike Maddox and Erik Jacobsen
September 11, 2018.


Segment 1
IT Professionals Think They're Better Than Their Security

It’s no surprise that IT professionals are overloaded with all there is to manage with technology. Like most of us, we don’t want to illude to our bosses the fact that we can’t manage it all. Many IT professionals have learned cybersecurity while on the job. Even if they’ve attended seminars and online training, most don’t complete it to the extent to make them an expert. So how does an IT professional come to accept they need additional help managing their company’s security?

Erik BLIT PhotoSegment 2
How To Survive A Ransomware Attack -- And Not Get Hit Again

While there is no set guarantee that a business won’t get hit with ransomware, there are many things a business owner can do to spot the warning signs and take action before it’s too late. Additionally, staff training and education, along with establishing incident response plans can also help a business’s defense and recovery from ransomare.

Segment 3
Technology is the 'most profound force bearing down' on big banks, ex-Barclays boss says

According to a former Barclays CEO, “technology is the 'most profound force bearing down' on big banks.” Technology has the power to improve business operations and customer experiences. And like for most industries, including the banking industry, much of the day-to-day operations are data driven. So of course, one would think that if much of the business is based on data, then much of the business can be automated. It also needs a strong security force.

Segment 4
Clinc is building a voice AI system to replace humans in drive-through restaurants

Clinc, an Ann Arbor based company, is using AI to bring voice assistants to fast food restaurants. Clinc’s system can can orders just as a human would. Clinc claims that this is not like Siri or Alexa, but far better and more advanced.

Segment 5
These Drones Can Detect Gas Leaks

A drone designed by Rice University can detect chemical leaks. You might be thinking that there are already devices in place that can detect chemicals. One example supporting the reasoning behind this drone is extreme weather. Extreme weather can damage the devices and detectors, and chemical leaks may not be detected for days. The drones designed by Rice University would work together to build a 3D model of aerial pollution and send out notifications to people through their app.

Segment 6 – Bottom Line Security
Fiserv Flaw Exposed Customer Data at Hundreds of Banks

Raise your hand if you’ve signed up for bank alerts? It seems like a great idea. Enhanced communication and real time alerts on your bank account – who wouldn’t sign up for that? Well Kristian Erik Hermansen, a security researcher, did just that. Through some testing based on a hunch, Hermansen made a grave discovery. He could view and edit alerts set up by other users. It goes even further – he could view the customer’s email address, phone number and bank account number. A hacker would have a hayday with all that information!


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