Leadership – Best Practices to improve teamwork and rapport

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Harvard Business Review offers excellent article to improve teamwork & rapport with others 5 Techniques to Build Rapport with Your Colleagues (hbr.org) Much of what we accomplish in the workplace relies on building relationships and having the trust of our colleagues, and when we take the time to connect and understand each other, we position […]

Security – Growth of Remote workers increase risk SEP-2021

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A recent study shares challenges associated with WFH remote workers v. centralized office network Growth of Remote Work Bringing Increased Security Risks — Redmondmag.com According to a recent study, almost three-quarters of organizations point to the shift to remote work during the pandemic as being the main driver in specific cybersecurity attacks.  The study (registration required), […]

Microsoft STORE – new 3rd party storefronts on OCT 5 2021

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Microsoft Store to Welcome Third-Party Storefront Apps | PCMag The Windows 11 launch next week includes a makeover for the Microsoft Store, which will now support third-party storefront apps, like those from Epic Games and Amazon.  “Just like any other app, third-party storefront apps will have a product detail page that can be found via search or by […]

Mobile Security – GriftHorse Android trojan horse alert

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Millions of Android smartphone users have been impacted by this hidden malicious agent, which can subscribe users to premium services to run up cell phone charges. Beware! This Android Trojan Stole Millions of Dollars from Over 10 Million Users (thehackernews.com) GriftHorse Android Trojan Steals Millions from Over 10 Million Victims Globally | Zimperium Mobile Security […]

VPN Security – CISA Best Security Practices SEP-2021

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The 9 page PDF link from NSA & CISA shares best practices for hardening VPN access CISA and NSA Release Guidance on Selecting and Hardening VPNs | CISA NSA, CISA Release Guidance on Selecting and Hardening Remote Access VPNs > National Security Agency/Central Security Service > Press Release View CSI_SELECTING-HARDENING-REMOTE-ACCESS-VPNS-20210928.PDF (defense.gov) The National Security Agency […]

VMware vCenter Server – Zero day exploit CVE-2021-22005 SEP-2021

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CISA has issued alert where hackers are scanning for vulnerable unpatched servers to possibly exploit VMware vCenter Server Vulnerability CVE-2021-22005 Under Active Exploit | CISA On September 21, 2021, VMware disclosed that its vCenter Server is affected by an arbitrary file upload vulnerability—CVE-2021-22005—in the Analytics service. A malicious cyber actor with network access to port […]

Windows Server 2022 – New Security Baseline SEP-2021

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Many of Windows Server 2022’s features are associated with security enhancements, although there are some performance improvements, such as SMB compression, which speeds up file transfers. A new Security Baseline release for Windows Server 2022 was announced earlier this month. Windows Server 2022 Security Baseline – Microsoft Tech Community Microsoft Security Compliance Toolkit Microsoft Highlights Windows […]

Apple – iPhone 13 announcement videos

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Several Apple iPhone 13 announcement videos can be found in u-tube

FTC – protecting ethnic communities against scams SEP-2021

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Scammers often target their attacks using a variety of themes & share helpful guidelines for current increased scams targeting the Hispanic community.  All users should stay aware that many text/email alerts are designed as bait to obtain banking or personal information that can be misused.  How you can recognize and avoid a scam (and help […]

FTC – Romance Scam dangers SEP-2021

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The FTC shares some of dangers lurking in dating sites & apps where scammers (esp. outside USA) can take advantage of others.  They often use gift cards, credit cards, wiring of $$$, and other techniques that cannot be easily recovered, to trick individuals who are hopeful the romance is real. How to spot extortion scams […]


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