Security – Storing highly sensitive data in the cloud JAN-2021

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SANS ISC shares the need to better protect highly sensitive data in the cloud.  Some risk management techniques include: special encryption or avoidance (by simply not putting the most sensitive forms of data out there)  Sensitive Data Shared with Cloud Services (sans.edu) Back in 2020, the Nitro PDF service suffered from a data breach that […]

Leadership – Best Practices for presentations and speeches

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The Harvard Business review has an excellent best practices for presentations and speeches (as reading fully written speeches will bore the audience). Stop Scripting Your Speeches (hbr.org) When you memorize something, you are still reading — now with the script in your head instead of in your hands — and the slightest memory failure can […]

Data Privacy Day – January 28 2021

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Some excellent advice for home & corporate users best practices in protecting information privacy Data Privacy Day – Stay Safe Online January 28 is Data Privacy Day (DPD), an annual effort promoting data privacy awareness and education. This year’s DPD events, sponsored by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), focus on how to Own Your Privacy.   The […]

Google – Five key features for new Pixel 5 smartphone

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5 reasons the Pixel 5 might defy your expectations [Video] – 9to5Google In our full review of the Pixel 5, we stated that by lowering many preconceived expectations, Google has “managed to provide both in a package that makes some sense at its proposed price-point.” That still rings true some four months down the line. Below are […]

Android 12 beta – Improved user interface theme and colorization

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A new colorization & theming user interface will be a major theme for Android 12 when it is released later after beta testing Android 12 could get a colorful, new theming system (androidauthority.com) Android 12: In-depth theming system that can recolor apps – 9to5Google According to information viewed by 9to5Google, Android 12 is working to bring […]

Leadership – Techniques to fix Virtual team burnout in 2021

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The new remote WFH paradigm & pandemic have created challenges & stress beyond meeting the challenges of completing the day-to-day work requirements  Do You Know Burnout When You See It? (hbr.org) Uncertainty was a defining characteristic of 2020, and with it came it record-high levels of burnout. Failing to address burnout is costly for both […]

Security – Emotet Botnet disabled by law enforcement JAN-2021

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The Emotet botnet has been a major spreader of Windows malware and ransomware in past couple of years. Key arrests were made in Europe by law enforcement to disable key command-and-control servers Law Enforcement Disrupts Emotet Botnet, a Major Spreader of Malware | PCMag The Emotet botnet, a major spreader of Windows malware and ransomware, has been […]

Vivaldi Web Browser 3.6 – New 2nd Tab Bar feature

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Vivaldi Web Browser Adds a Second Tab Bar | PCMag We are all relying on our web browsers more during the pandemic, which results in many more tabs being open. The latest version of the Vivaldi web browser will help anyone who is running out of room on their screen because it introduces the option of […]

Apple iPhone – Critical security vulnerability JAN-2021

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All users starting with iPhone 6 thru current models should “patch now” for a critical security vulnerability based on following alert  Apple urges security upgrade to iPhones, iPads (apnews.com) Apple is urging iPhone and iPad users to update their devices to fix security flaws that might have been “actively exploited” by hackers.  Apple made the […]

CES 2021 – Keynote address videos

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The 2021 virtual Consumer Electronic Show is “super bowl” for new technology & innovation … several u-tube videos share keynote addresses from this trade show.


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