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.
In the cat and mouse game of data security, the weakest point will always be the humans. According to the BakerHostetler 2017 Data Security Incident Response Report, 32% of incidents in the study were initiated by human error.
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.
The press can’t get enough of corporate data breaches. They delight in showcasing the latest horror story about a business that lost massive amounts of private records or millions in revenue to the latest hack. You could be next.