FireFox v73 – Improved security and privacy using Encrypted DNS over HTTPS

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FireFox v73’s “DOH” by default rollout can help improve & and privacy while browsing https://gizmodo.com/mozilla-rolls-out-encrypted-browsing-by-default-for-u-s-1841907206 Firefox continues push to bring DNS over HTTPS by default for US users   Today, Mozilla is flipping on the switch to turn on encrypted DNS over HTTPS for U.S. users by default. If you’re unfamiliar with the tech, the pitch is […]

Leadership – 5 different generations in workplace for 2020

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John Maxwell shares excellent article on leadership challenges associated with 5 different generations in workplace & innovative approaches for unity & productivity There are Five Generations in Today’s Workforce. Are you Ready to Lead Them All? For the first time in our nation’s history, we have five generations collaborating together in the same workforce. This […]

Dell – Sells RSA security business to STG group

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https://redmondmag.com/articles/2020/02/21/dell-sells-rsa-assets-for-2-billion.aspx Dell’s RSA security solutions businesses, including the RSA Conference, were bought by a consortium of companies for about $2 billion, according to Tuesday announcements.  The RSA purchase was led by Symphony Technology Group (STG), the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board and AlpInvest Partners, according to an STG announcement, which described the deal as a “definitive […]

RSA Conference 2020 – FEB 24-28 2020

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The annual 2020 RSA Conference is a chance to preview new security offerings & discuss latest trends in malware attacks.  The timeframe will be FEB 24-28 2020 in San Francisco https://www.pcmag.com/news/what-to-expect-at-rsac-2020 https://www.rsaconference.com/usa The Moscone Center here will soon be filled with security industry vendors and potential clients for the RSA Conference. The annual show largely focuses […]

Google Chrome v80 – Privacy concern for new word link feature

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Google Chrome in version 80 has introduced a new word or phrase link feature, that users should carefully evaluate to avoid privacy website tracking exposures https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/privacy-concerns-raised-over-new-google-chrome-feature/ With the release of Google Chrome 80, Google quietly slipped in a new feature that allows users to create a link directly to a specific word or phrase on […]

Lenovo ThinkPad – 10th Gen INTEL CPU and WiFi6 upgrades

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Lenovo & other vendors are moving to more advanced INTEL CPU chip sets that feature improved battery life & performance & smaller state-of-art “form factors” https://www.pcmag.com/news/lenovo-updates-thinkpads-with-10th-gen-chips  Lenovo is the latest to do so with a refresh of its ThinkPad range of laptops.   ThinkPad T laptops, which is Lenovo’s most successful ThinkPad series and referred to as the […]

FBI – Nonpayment or Nondelivery top cybercrimes February 2020

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While all internet crimes are bad, nonpayment or nondelivery Is the most frequent Cybercrime statistically. https://www.pcmag.com/news/state-by-state-cybercrime-nonpaymentnondelivery-is-the-worst-and-elderly Time for another dive into the giant set of stats provided by the FBI’s  Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) annual report from 2018 (the latest).  This time, the folks at Hotspot Shield/Pango took a look at the info state by state […]

Romance Scams – CISA warning February 2020

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https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2020/02/14/be-cautious-romance-scams This Valentine’s Day, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) reminds users to be wary of internet romance scams. Cyber criminals partaking in this type of fraud target victims, gain their confidence, and convince them to transfer funds. When online dating, use caution and never send gifts or money to someone you have not […]

Security – SOAR programs automate centralized monitoring

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SANS ISC highlights the relatively new approach of Security, Orchestration, Automation and Response (SOAR) to provide improved centralized monitoring & an almost “AI-like” response for corporate security incidents. https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/SOAR+or+not+to+SOAR/25808/ Security, Orchestration, Automation and Response (SOAR) allow organizations to collect data about security threats from multiple sources to automate an appropriate response on repetitive tasks. As […]

Center For Grateful Leadership – 2020 resources

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As a member of Center For Grateful Leadership, 2020 resources are listed — including free 1 hour monthly training webinars & free weekly motivational podcasts.  CGL is a positive leadership style that promotes teamwork, employee growth, and retention of key human resources. OVERVIEW — This relatively new leadership style blends positive HR practices & quality […]


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