Linked – Leaked NSA Hacking Tool On Global Ransomware Rampage
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Linked – Leaked NSA Hacking Tool On Global Ransomware Rampage

This. Just this. There are no “safe” backdoors. “Once again, this reinforces why we should not allow backdoors to encryption or any other such vulnerability. Over and over again, the proponents of backdooring encryption have insisted that it can be built in a “safe” way, where only government will get the backdoor access to encryption….

Linked – The Top 10 Ways to Get Executive Buy-In for Your Training Program
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Linked – The Top 10 Ways to Get Executive Buy-In for Your Training Program

These are all good, but this is one that I have seen time and time again. You can bring in an expert who says the same exact thing that someone has been saying for years internally, and suddenly it will seem like a great, new, idea. People get used to internal people hectoring them about…

Linked – Why Getting to Know Your Colleagues Is Important
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Linked – Why Getting to Know Your Colleagues Is Important

“I quickly learned that work relationships are instrumental in helping you succeed. People respond well to those they know and those who treat them right.” As much as the introvert in me would rather just sit at my computer and get my work done, I am aware that you have to work with people, even…

Linked – Report: Ban on laptops in planes may expand to Europe
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Linked – Report: Ban on laptops in planes may expand to Europe

“The CBS report cites unnamed sources close to the DHS, who say the ban on larger devices could be expanded to flights departing for the US from Europe and perhaps the UK. Government officials “have been meeting with US airlines on a nearly weekly basis,” and a decision could come within the next few weeks….

Linked – Why so many companies get training wrong
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Linked – Why so many companies get training wrong

Sadly, this is all too true: “Many programmes don’t actually improve skills, says Nanette Miner, founder of the Training Doctor, a company in the US state of South Carolina that designs training programmes. Why? Most are too generic, too basic and too boring, she says. The misguided one-size-fits-all approach comes from companies training everyone, in…

Linked – A ‘fake news’ crackdown could follow Macron’s election win in France
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Linked – A ‘fake news’ crackdown could follow Macron’s election win in France

Some in Silicon Valley breathed a sigh of relief as French voters overwhelmingly backed Emmanuel Macron as their next president over the far-right candidate, Marine Le Pen.   Whether that’s short-lived, however, depends on what Macron meant when he pledged to “regulate the internet” this month. Watch the people who talk about using legal means…