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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…
I pretty much agree with the author’s takeaway here: “AAA’s point here doesn’t seem to be that accident avoidance features are a bad thing, but that they’re not good enough to trust yet. Avoiding 40 percent of adult collisions in optimal conditions is no small feat. Drivers and pedestrians just need to take their safety seriously rather than trusting the car to do it for them.” The problem isn’t that current collision detection systems are…
I didn’t even know there was a National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, but thanks to a few tweets, I learned that there is a such a thing, and there’s even a nice little website full of tips and helpful information about good cybersecurity practices. https://niccs.us-cert.gov/national-cybersecurity-awareness-month-2019 If you head over there you can find things like this: Tips on Multi-factor Authentication Screenshot So go check it out, especially if you aren’t one of those 1 in 3
It’s easy to point at the Facebook or Google’s of the world, and blame them for violating our privacy when they’ve been tracking our personal information all over the web, but it’s not just them. It’s also all the organizations that promised us the data they were tracking was “safe” because it’s all aggregated and anonymous. Maybe not: Researchers from Imperial College London and the University of Louvain have created a machine-learning model that estimates…
As of this writing, my twitter client of choice, Tweetdeck, is not working. Tweetdeck is owned by Twitter, and is really the only solution out there for working with multiple accounts, following hashtags, taking part in twitter chats, etc. I mean nothing else compares, as many of us are finding out: #Tweetdeck is down and I have realized that if it ever goes away I’m never using @twitter again. I never use the actual Twitter…
It’s not just a nice thing to do, it actually improves your own mood to show gratitude, and people receiving one do not feel as awkward about getting them as most of us think they will. Not surprisingly, the letter writers felt more positive afterward. However, they overestimated how awkward the recipients would feel receiving their letter and underestimated how positive it would make them feel. This may explain why more people don’t engage in…
This is just straight up good advice, no matter where you live and whether you use this service: “Security experts are recommending that individuals who have paid any bills through Click2Gov check their payment card statements closely to detect any fraudulent transactions.” Sure, if it’s likely your data may have been part of this compromise, by all means, keep an eye on those payments cards, but even if you weren’t, pay attention as well. Because…