Leadership – Management Self-Assessment valuable quarterly process during 2018

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The John Maxwell leadership training center shares an excellent article on use of Skill Assessment Tools for team members to discover their talents: http://johnmaxwellcompany.com/blog/self-assessment-questions-leaders-should-ask-themselves I challenge you to take some time this quarter to give the following self-assessment questions some serious, focused thought. The first four are meant to be reflective on the seasons in […]

Facebook – How to turn off Face Recognition capabilities

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Facebook is continuing to improve and expand Face Recognition capabilities. They are promoting awareness and the capability for users to opt out as desired. https://www.wired.com/story/how-to-turn-off-facebook-face-recognition-features/ More Facebook users started seeing a notification about how the social network uses its facial recognition technology. When Facebook first implemented the tech in 2013, it limited its use to […]

Leadership – Skill Assessment Tools Help Good Employees Grow

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The John Maxwell leadership training center shares an excellent article on use of Skill Assessment Tools for team members to discover their talents: http://johnmaxwellcompany.com/blog/using-employee-development-to-turn-good-employees-into-great-leaders It costs a lot to replace a good employee—some estimates put the cost at equal to or greater than the annual salary of the employee.  Yet more than ever, employees want […]

FBI warning – Targeted W2 phishing attacks increase during 2018

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The FBI and IRS are reporting an increase in W2 phishing attacks during 2018.  These targeted attacks often appear to be coming from a legitimate Human Resource (HR) professional seeking updates. Users should question the HR department before submitting sensitive data, when they see unusual requests for information.  https://www.ic3.gov/media/2018/180221.aspx Beginning in January 2017, IRS’s Online […]

DDoS attacks – Memcache reflective amplified UDP-based security alert

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The SANS ISC and US-CERT are sharing awareness on UDP-based DDoS attacks (port 11211) circulating in the wild as follows: https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/How+did+this+Memcache+thing+happen/23391/ https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/Why+we+Dont+Deserve+the+Internet+Memcached+Reflected+DDoS+Attacks/23389/ https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/alerts/TA14-017A This memcached reflected DDoS thing is pretty bad.  How bad?  Well, US-CERT updated its UDP-Based Amplification Attacks advistory to add Memcache to the list of potential attack vectors.  The really telling bit […]


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