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Ransomware attack on University of California SF

July 1st, 2020 Tools that the CIO, CSO, CTO, and CFO can use for Infrastructure, Disaster Recovery, Security, Job Descriptions, ITSM, Salary, Change Control, and Help Desk.

Security Manual Template which includes best practices for security including ransomware protection

Protect Servers from RansomwareRansomware can be particularly destructive as once a system is compromised, content is encrypted and rendered inaccessible. Victims are then faced with a choice: potentially lose their files, or pay a ransom demand. Cyberattackers will often include a time limit for a decision to be made to ramp up the pressure to pay.

The University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) paid a partial ransom demand of $1.14 million to recover files locked down by a ransomware infection. UCSF servers used by the school of medicine are encrypted.

UCSF was attacked on June 1, malware was found in the UCSF School of Medicine's IT systems. Administrators quickly attempted to isolate the infection and ringfence a number of systems that prevented the ransomware from traveling to the core UCSF network and causing further damage.

While the school says the cyberattack did not affect "...patient care delivery operations, overall campus network, or COVID-19 work,"

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Omni Commerce changes traditional IT strategy

June 30th, 2020

Omni Commerce Strategic Planning Tool Kit Updated

Omni commerce strategyHow to Implement Omni Commerce -- Covid-19 and shift away from "brick and mortar" has changed the way people and business browse the Internet, shop, provide service and communicate with suppliers, customers and associates.

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Work from Home changes housing requirements

June 13th, 2020

WFH is changing living space requirements

Work from Home impacts mobility infrastructureWith Work from Home (WFH) as a new way to do business, house requirements are changing.  Now may are looking for apartments and homes that have room for an office and broadband Internet access.

Having a dedicated space acting as an alternative to home and the office seems a fitting concept in current times. Government guidelines are staying clear of any encouragement to return to the office, and many workers will now have fully embraced their telecommuting routines. That is not to say, however, that every aspect of remote work is thrilling.

Sure, you may have requested the appropriate lumbar cushion, keyboard or monitor from your employer to help with your back pain; or carefully stuck to expert tips to stay healthy, happy and productive, even during a global pandemic. 

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WalMart hires over 235,000 new employees in six weeks

May 28th, 2020

Not all IT Job Market News is Bad

Hiring to bring the economy back to normalThe job statistics are the worst that the US job market has ever seen. From mid-March through April, thousands of organizations laid off over 40 million American workers. But lost in that grim news was a one positive statistic. Walmart hired 235,000 people, an average of more than 5,000 people a day, to meet its dramatic demand for its goods and services.

Not many firms will need to hire the near equivalent of a small city's population in six. In Walmart case, the firm needed to rapidly fill in for those sick or staying home from the virus and new recruits for warehouses, distribution centers and stores. But experts say there is an important lesson here: at some point, the economic disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic will fade, and many companies may need to fill many jobs fast. To do that successfully, they say, will take a lot more than just hanging out a bunch of 'Help Wanted' signs.

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Work From Home (WFH) increases requiremets for Security Audits

April 13th, 2020

Security Audit Program 2020 edition just released 

Security Audit ProgramQuestions such as the following are not uncommon with new emphsis on Work From Home (WFM):

  • How do you know who can access this folder with financial/customer/sensitive data in it?
  • Who authorized a user to have access permission to a file and how?
  • If a key file was deleted, how would you know it happened, or who did it?
  • Who were the last people to access a critical folder, and what did they do?
  • How do you make sure that the right people have access to your data?

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