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IoT Alert for the Holidays! Be wary of POS devices!

Darkreading.com reported that “Almost every retail store in existence has at least one point-of-sale (POS) machine to quickly process credit cards and allow their customers to make transactions. Some of the largest retailers may have hundreds of machines in a single location, or thousands of them deployed worldwide.” The December 14, 2018 article entitled “Retailers: … Continue reading this entry

Great News for Texas, Apple announces $1B campus in Austin!

The New York Times reported that Apple “would build a new $1 billion campus in Austin, Tex., where it could eventually employ 15,000 people, amid a broader expansion that will create thousands of jobs in several American cities.” The December 13, 2018 article entitled “Apple to Add $1 Billion Campus in Austin, Tex., in Broad … Continue reading this entry

IBM Blockchain in use by Maersk (think largest shipping company in the world)!

Computerworld reported that “After launching a proof of concept earlier this year, IBM and Maersk have unveiled TradeLens, the production version of an electronic ledger for tracking global shipments; the companies say they have 94 participants piloting the system, including more than 20 port and terminal operators.” The August 17, 2018 report entitled “IBM, Maersk … Continue reading this entry

Walmart will use IBM Blockchain to track spinach and lettuce!

The New York Times reported that Walmart announced “After a two-year pilot project, …that it would be using a blockchain, the type of database technology behind Bitcoin, to keep track of every bag of spinach and head of lettuce.” The September 24, 2018 article entitled “From Farm to Blockchain: Walmart Tracks Its Lettuce” included these … Continue reading this entry

VIDEO: Technology continues to impact Privacy Laws

Please watch my latest video entitled “The Impact of the Latest Technology Challenges on You” which includes an update on privacy laws including about GDPR, IoT, Cybersecurity, among other topics may affect you and your business. The video was produced by Financial Management Network and SmartPros (a Kaplan company), and my long time friend Jeff … Continue reading this entry

FBI recommends two-factor authentication & training to thwart Spearphishing!

Among a number of recommendations to avoid Spearphishing (aka Business Email Compromise – BEC) the FBI recommends that “employees to use two-factor authentication to access corporate e-mail accounts.” The November 14, 2017 FBI News Report entitled “FBI Tech Tuesday—Digital Defense Against Business E-mail Compromises” included this advice about training employees to: watch for suspicious requests, … Continue reading this entry

GUEST BLOG: Attorney Client Privilege Lost in the Cloud!

My Guest Blogger Eddie Block (CISSP, CIPM, CIPP/G, CISA, CEH) is a senior attorney in Gardere’s Litigation Group and member of the Cybersecurity and Privacy Legal Services Team who focuses on all aspects of information cyber security, including credentialing functions, firewall and IDS deployment and monitoring, and penetration testing, and related complex litigation.  Eddie blogs at JurisHacker. Attorney Client Privilege … Continue reading this entry

Eliminating Net Neutrality likely to raise the cost of using the Internet!

Senator Al Franken issued a letter to Ajit Pai (new Chair of the Federal Communications Commission – FCC) after Commissioner Pai stated his opposition to Net Neutrality which letter ended with this comment that “Net neutrality is the First Amendment issue of our time, and I will fight to protect it every step of the way.”  … Continue reading this entry