Mike McBride

Mike McBride has been blogging since 2001, starting with what was, in essence, a blog about technology and being a One-Man IT Department. Over the years, his career has taken some twists and turns, as well as my interests, so now you will find blog posts covering everything from Social Networking, Law firms and Litigation Support, Travel, Training and yes, he's still writing about technology! He's even branched out into Photography and Sports Talk.

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A Great Set of Videos for Teaching Networking and Computer Hardware Concepts The Rise of the Video Surveillance Industrial Complex. The Tech Factor: Special eDiscovery Considerations for the Tech Sector E-Discovery Lessons From the Presidential Impeachment Proceedings Privacy & Cybersecurity … Continued The post What I’m Sharing (weekly) appeared first on Mike McBride Online. If you want to see more like this, consider subscribing to the RSS Feed.…
I wrote about Section 230 last week. This comes from David French at Time. “It’s difficult to overstate how important this law is for the free speech of ordinary Americans. For 24 years we’ve taken for granted our ability to … Continued The post Linked: The Growing Threat to Free Speech Online appeared first on Mike McBride Online. If you want to see more like this, consider subscribing to the RSS Feed.…
This is not good. Not good at all. Companies are getting hit with ransomware, and not disclosing that the data, your data, is out there. I wonder how many of this companies are actually in places with data breach laws … Continued The post Linked: Dozens of companies have data dumped online by ransomware ring seeking leverage appeared first on Mike McBride Online. If you want to see more like this, consider subscribing to…
Granted, these numbers are from a survey done by ProofPoint, and aren’t likely to be scientifically sound, but they still are overwhelming. Clearly a lot of security professionals are dealing with phishing attacks. More than half (55 percent) of surveyed … Continued The post Linked: Over half of organizations were successfully phished in 2019 appeared first on Mike McBride Online. If you want to see more like this, consider subscribing to the RSS Feed.…
As many of you know, when I made a job change last year most of the impetus for that change was a desire for more flexibility, especially when it came to working remotely. After 5 years of travelling around the … Continued The post Why Work From Home? There are Many Benefits, But Also Pitfalls appeared first on Mike McBride Online. If you want to see more like this, consider subscribing to the RSS…
I’m sure by now you’ve seen at least one, if not many, headlines making the claim that increased social media use by teens leads to depression. Maybe But also, maybe not. Take a listen to a podcast by Savvy Psychologist Jade Wu. In it, she takes a deeper look at the study and what it actually says, and comes up with some rather important caveats that probably weren’t mentioned in the article you read,…
This is such a bad look for Twitter: “The site said it may have inadvertently used email addresses and phone numbers provided for 2FA and other security purposes to match users to marketing lists provided by advertisers. ” Privacy and security advocates have enough of a hill to climb to get people to implement something like two-factor authentication, without you giving users a legitimate reason to NOT use it. For shame Twitter, and every other…
We are seeing this a lot, and this situation is one that seems to be cropping up over and over again. “The ransomware attack encrypted electronic files at the Tuscaloosa, Northport and Fayette hospitals, forcing staff to use a manual paper system to track patient data. All but the most critically ill or injured new patients have been sent to hospitals in Birmingham or Mississippi. Care of the existing patients was not compromised, officials said.…
This Thursday, Oct. 10 is World Mental Health Day. What better time to open up a dialog about mental health in the workplace?Click To Tweet Amy Morin has one simple idea that will help get you started on making the workplace more supportive of mental health issues your employees may be facing: So the simplest and most effective thing every boss can do during Mental Illness Awareness Week is to make employees aware of free online screening tools offered by Mental…