Linked: SANS Suffers Data Breach After Phishing Attack
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Linked: SANS Suffers Data Breach After Phishing Attack

My initial reaction to the headline was “Great, what chance do the rest of us have of not getting hacked if SANS can get hacked?” But, like Sharon, I think this is really great: “This is the part I really like. To make this an educational opportunity, SANS says that it will host a webcast…

Linked: You Can’t Stop Recording of Your Video Conference Meeting
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Linked: You Can’t Stop Recording of Your Video Conference Meeting

If it’s on a screen, there is always a way to capture it. So maybe in online meetings, act accordingly? “Even with these restrictions, you can’t stop a participant from using their phone to record the session or using a separate software application to record.” This issue reminds me of a time some years back…

Twitter Hackers Were Smart, But Hardly Genius

Twitter Hackers Were Smart, But Hardly Genius

Smart enough to get in, not smart enough to cover their tracks when getting paid. That doesn’t seem so smart. Which goes to show, that security around Twitter could have been a lot better, and people who work there maybe should have been a little less careless. That doesn’t bode well for the rest of us when even a big tech company can’t get this right. How many of us have people on staff who might fall for this kind of phone-based attack?

What should we think of the complicated, super-smart hackers who also manage to be so easily identifiable? Should we accept that the hardest thing about any conspiracy, and this goes for all the conspiracy theories out there, is making sure one person doesn’t do something stupid and give it all away? That. actually, is nearly impossible, and is the one thing that makes most theories unbelievable to me. This hack proves to be a perfect example.

What I’m Sharing (weekly) Aug 9, 2020
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What I’m Sharing (weekly) Aug 9, 2020

More Than Half Of Employees Are Afraid To Discuss Their Mental Health With Their Boss, New Data Shows Scientists rename human genes to stop Microsoft Excel from misreading them as dates This seems ridiculous, and yet oh so believable. LastPass Checks Dark Web Passwords – You should use a password manager anyway, but this is…

Linked: 8 Ways Managers Can Support Employees’ Mental Health
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Linked: 8 Ways Managers Can Support Employees’ Mental Health

I think the article is helpful, but this one is the one that I suspect many mangers struggle with. “Model healthy behaviors. Don’t just say you support mental health. Model it so that your team members feel they can prioritize self-care and set boundaries. More often than not, managers are so focused on their team’s…

Linked: When a Team Member Doesn’t Want to Come Back to the Office
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Linked: When a Team Member Doesn’t Want to Come Back to the Office

The article below advises managers at financial advisories to take a slow, thoughtful approach, but to also be prepared to manage some turnover if having everyone in the office is the goal. I think they are underselling that point. I think permanent work-from-home will be a differentiator in the war for top talent. I think…