Despite advanced security measures, organizations often suffer cyber attacks, due to minor security issues. Because these threats are often overlooked, employees are not typically trained and cautioned against them.
Information Security (InfoSec) is a fluid and dynamic field. The changing nature of the cyber environment means InfoSec is never foolproof. New technology can be used to assist both cybersecurity experts and cybercriminals.
Cyberspace is continuously evolving at a rapid pace. Social media, mobile computing, the Internet of Things (IoT) and ecommerce are all examples of people getting quickly accustomed to an online lifestyle.
Social media is one of the most overwhelming trends of this decade. Social media can be positive, allowing users to create and share content within their social circles. However, users also face the potential for embarrassment, humiliation, data loss, identity thefts, etc. as a result of social media misuse.
Information security can be tricky. Spending millions on improving security posture is not enough to prevent every potential disaster. In fact, organizations hit by security attacks are not always the ones with loose security.
In late October 2015, Carlyle Walton, CEO of Metroplex Hospital, and Matt Maxfield, CEO of Seton Medical Center, met to discuss some common concerns associated with the support their hospitals were providing to the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center (CRDAMC). Both were experiencing a sudden reduction in the level of service they were being asked to provide since the arrival of the new Commander, COL Mark Thompson.
I don’t know one, single business owner who can quantify the return-on-investment (ROI) they achieve by being a member of the Chamber of Commerce. Not one. This may seem counterintuitive–to make that statement, and expect it to be published in a Chamber of Commerce publication; however, there is a method to my madness here….please read on.
As I write this, in mid-May 2017, I am looking at a news release in which it is revealed that Pennsylvania-based, teen apparel retailer Rue21 is filing for its second bankruptcy since 2003. Aeropostale, The Limited and Gander Mountain all declared recent bankruptcies.
The 85th Legislative Session came to a close just after noon on Monday, May 29, 2017. Later in the week, Governor Abbott called a Special Session, to begin on July 18, limited to those items he put on the call.
The 85th Regular Session of the Texas Legislature will convene on Tuesday, January 10, 2017. It will adjourn 140 days later on Monday, May 29. Between those dates, thousands of bills will be filed. A few will pass. Many will die. What happens during that session will affect us all – hopefully in positive ways. It is in the interest of the Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce and its members to do all we can to make sure that is the case.