Latest Government Hack

The number of current and former government employees whose personal information (including social security number was hacked numbers at least 4 million. If you are one of these or if your social security number was obtained in any of a number of other security breaches, here are some things to do right away to make […]

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White House threat

So CNBC calls and asks me to do a phone interview on live TV about the White House press room evacuation. I think okay, it’s pretty quiet here in the airport restaurant where I am sitting. As the interview begins, the noise begins with people ordering beers and being asked, “Would you like to add […]

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Cyber Security

Today’s Wall Street Journal has a great section on cyber security for business. Many of the points in the article I discussed at a recent presentation that I did for Cosentry. They are outlined in this article from the Kansas City Star from a couple of weeks ago. http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/technology/article16312010.html

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Leadership Communication

Thanks to the EPN group in Kansas City for having me as a speaker last week. I received some follow-up questions about a particular part of the keynote. I referenced a study that was done by Todd McDonald and Kyndra Wilson involving over 2,000 people, who were asked to finish this statement: “I wish my […]

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Passionate Leadership

It was my pleasure to speak last week at the annual conference of the Pennsylvania Association of School Personnel Administrators on the topic of “Passionate Leadership”. I noticed this column in The New York Times, which included some advice on keeping the message simple, something I spoke about in Pennsylvania.       http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/01/business/susan-salka-of-amn-healthcare-where-are-you-in-your-journey-of-life.html?_r=0

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Hackers List

You have heard of Angie’s List. Now we have Hacker’s List. A site that matches hackers with people who want gain access to a person’s email account, among other things. To stay private and protected from anyone who might seek professional help to hack your accounts, two things are important: 1. Use strong passwords for […]

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Tax Refund Fraud – Protect Yourself

I will be talking about tax refund fraud on Fox national news with Shepard Smith today in the 3 pm ET hour. The bottom line is this: If you think a crook may have your social security number, go to the IRS Web site and download form 14039. Complete the form and send it to […]

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