Apple – MAPS application being re-built for iOS version 12

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For iOS version 12, the MAPS application is being re-built as follows: Apple is rebuilding Maps from the ground up After a rough first impression, an apology from the CEO, several years of patching holes with data partnerships and some glimmers of light with long-awaited transit directions and improvements in business, parking and place data, […]

Security – Cisco warns to patch ASA devices for CVE-2018-0296 exploits

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The Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) devices patch should be applied promptly due to active development of CVE-2018-0296  exploits https://www.zdnet.com/article/cisco-patch-now-attackers-are-exploiting-asa-dos-flaw-to-take-down-security/ After observing attacks on customers, Cisco is telling users to install the fix for a recently disclosed denial-of-service flaw affecting a number of its security appliances.  The flaw, tracked as CVE-2018-0296, was detailed in an […]

Leadership – Four steps to become a more authentic leader in 2018

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The John Maxwell leadership training center shares valuable insight on how to become a more authentic leader in 2018 http://johnmaxwellcompany.com/blog/authentic-leadership-enabling-individuals Authenticity is not measured only by how we as leaders perform, but also how we allow our employees to perform. Enable your people to work as their authentic selves and watch your product or service […]

Microsoft Outlook – Do not Disturb setting on Android and iOS

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Microsoft Outlook is now testing a “Do not Disturb” feature setting on Android and iOS as shared below: Outlook Now Lets You Avoid Distractions on Android and iOS   Microsoft is testing a new update for Outlook on Android and iOS that will help users reduce distractions. The company is introducing an in-app Do Not Disturb feature that […]

Malware – Cryptocurrency miners use 50 percent less CPU to evade detection

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The SANS ISC shares a new design for Cryptocurrency miners, which use 50 percent less CPU. This change allows them to run more transparently, where this malware is less likely to be detected by users. https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/New+and+Improved+Cryptominers+Now+with+50+less+Greed/23812/ Cryptominers are still all the rage. I really wish that attackers would actually come up with a new scheme […]

Data Breach – Adidas Website Hacked JUNE 2018

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Adidas has promptly disclosed their website has been compromised, but no credit cards or health records were accessed.  They are working with authorities to contain and mitigate this data breach: https://www.pcmag.com/news/362173/adidas-website-hacked-millions-of-us-customer-details-stole On Tuesday, Adidas discovered that its US website had been hacked and an unauthorized party had accessed customers data. Millions of customer records have been stolen, […]

FBI – Health Care fraud of over 2 billion dollars JUNE 2018

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The FBI shares an article related to $2 billion in Health Care fraud based on fake billing and other scams  https://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/national-health-care-fraud-takedown-062818 FBI Deputy Director David Bowdich took part in a press conference today with U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar III, and other federal officials to announce a […]

Project Management – Managing Innovation in 2018

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Dr. Harold Kerzner, International Institute for Learning, Inc. (IIL), shares that innovation is required today, as companies cannot grow from cost reduction and reengineering efforts alone https://blog.iil.com/innovation-project-management/ Companies need growth for survival. Companies cannot grow simply through cost reduction and reengineering efforts. Companies are recognizing that brand loyalty accompanied by a higher level of quality […]


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