Remember when you could easily identify phishing emails because they all came from a foreign prince who wanted to share his wealth with you? As with all cyber attacks, malicious emails have evolved to the point where they look like they came from the person or company the bad actor is trying to imitate. Here are some things to watch out for...
As we start the month of August and get a little closer to the “State Fair” and “Back to School”, I would like to bring to attention the value of “Care and share.” We are all faced with a busy time as summer winds down. Thoughts of spending time with family and getting the kids ready for the first day of school come to the forefront.
“Givers succeed in a way that creates a ripple effect, enhancing the success of people around them” said Adam Grant in his groundbreaking & innovative book “Give and Take”. The book talks about extensive research on people who are givers, takers or matchers. My inspiration for this piece is on “Givers”. The surprising forces pushing people up through their careers works well for not only takers but givers as well. When a giver gives guidance, mentoring, companionship to another, he is actually setting him up for success. At Mytech, one of the values that is deeply engrained is “Set the next person up for success”.
With Summer taking full stride, I want to bring the value “Create Fun and a Little Weirdness” to the forefront of June. Every day I see the demeanor at Mytech change with the weather and all that comes with it. So much of moving any organization forward comes from productivity and metrics that lead us along a path of growth and prosperity. I believe much of Mytech’s productivity comes in part from the uniqueness of its employees, a uniqueness that naturally shines through when Summer comes.
High-profile malware attacks keep putting threat prevention best practices at the top of everyone’s technology list. Just last month there were two major attacks, Google Docs Phishing and WannaCry Ransomware, that spread quickly through exploiting both human and technology vulnerabilities. With each new attack, the importance of layered security continues to be reinforced by both vendor partners and security experts.
I find myself writing this month’s culture article with a heavy heart. One of our project engineers Jason Ritenour was involved in a fatal car accident this past weekend. If you ever had the privilege to work with him, you know how devastating of a loss this is for his family, friends and our team. He was not only a smart engineer he was a great coworker and friend to many of us.
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This month we are highlighting our value of “Communicate directly and openly”. I believe if an organization can do this well, it can accomplish anything. The challenge here can be with an individual interpretation of this value. For instance, one interpretation of this value could be; I can say whatever I want and it does not matter who I hurt as long as I am being direct and open. On the opposite side, another interpretation could be; I do not have to share everything, just the stuff that I feel comfortable being direct and open about.