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Wanted – MacBook 12inch

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I will be in the market for MacBook 12 inch next month.
Cheap as possible please not fuss about condition as long as it works
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Wanted – MacBook 12inch

Hi all,

I will be in the market for MacBook 12 inch next month.
Cheap as possible please not fuss about condition as long as it works
Anyone thinking about selling soon ?
Happy to collected within reason as well.

Thanks

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Chichester

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Healthcare CIOs put on alert for potential Iran cyberattacks

Tensions between the U.S. and Iran are prompting concerns about possible Iranian cyberattacks against critical U.S. infrastructure and raising questions about how prepared healthcare systems are to handle them.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued an alert Monday for critical infrastructure systems such as healthcare systems. The agency warned of potential Iran cyberattacks in response to the U.S. military strike that killed General Qassem Soleimani. The Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center, a non-profit organization focused on enhancing healthcare cybersecurity that keeps tabs on threats to the industry, followed suit.

Iran has not historically targeted U.S. health systems. It has opted instead for targets that would drive greater economic influence. But Caleb Barlow, president and CEO of Austin, Texas-based healthcare cybersecurity firm CynergisTek, said that may be changing.

Caleb BarlowCaleb Barlow

“This isn’t a point of scaring the living daylights out of people and saying, ‘Hey, the Iranians are going to attack healthcare.’ That’s not what we’re saying at all,” he said. “What we are saying, however, is that the threat landscape just changed dramatically in the last week. The likelihood that a foreign actor — or someone sympathetic to a foreign actor — may try to impact U.S. critical infrastructure, which includes healthcare, and may use known means that work, are very high.” 

CISA recommended that industries including healthcare increase awareness and organizational vigilance around cyberthreats. Beyond the potential for an Iranian cyberattack, healthcare CIOs should prepare their organizations for destructive malware attacks.

A growing threat

Iranian cyber threat actors continue to engage in more “conventional” attacks such as website defacement and theft of personally identifiable information, but they have continuously improved their cyberattack capabilities and shown a “willingness to push the boundaries of activities,” according to the CISA alert.

The likelihood that a foreign actor, or someone sympathetic to a foreign actor, may try to impact U.S. critical infrastructure, which includes healthcare, and may use known means that work, are very high.
Caleb BarlowPresident and CEO, CynergisTek

Barlow said Iranian cyber threat actors are known for destructive wiper attacks, which he described as “ransomware on steroids.” The number of known wiper attacks is small, but they can be devastating, according to Barlow. IBM X-Force Incident Response and Intelligence Services found destructive malware attacks destroyed about 12,000 devices and cost organizations more than $200 million on average.

Due to recent tensions, Iranian cyberattacks may be shifting away from targets that could provide economic influence to cyberattacks that could provide political influence. Coupled with the threat of destructive wiper attacks, healthcare CIOs should be on high alert.

How healthcare CIOs can respond

Barlow said healthcare security teams need to rethink their response plans.

“This isn’t just about prevention,” he said. “This is also about, can you maintain the resiliency of your business — whether it’s manufacturing, a hospital, or state or local government — without your IT systems? How would you do it? How would you recover it? And how would you get started?”

Healthcare organizations likely have plans for cybersecurity incidents; most start with calling their insurance company. But many cyber insurance policies do not cover the actions of a foreign nation, according to Barlow.

Healthcare organizations are also unprepared for handling ransomware, malware that locks data until a ransom is paid, and often pay the fine to regain access to their data and systems, according to Barlow. But paying a ransom won’t be an option if they’re hit by a destructive wiper attack.  

“With a destructive attack, you don’t have that option, it’s just gone,” Barlow said. “If you don’t have a plan in place to maintain resiliency, so is your institution.”

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Wiper attacks can destroy everything, according to David Chou, vice president and principal analyst at Constellation Research in Cupertino, Calif. He stressed that even without a potential increase in Iranian cyberattacks, healthcare and government are targets. That’s why organizations like the Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center (H-ISAC) have issued a call to action to become better prepared for ransomware as well as destructive wiper attacks.

“The healthcare industry has to prepare for wiper, which is definitely something that can be serious and potentially wipe out the business of a hospital,” Chou said.

CISA recommended healthcare organizations focus on vulnerability mitigation and incident preparation, which includes taking steps to disable unnecessary ports and protocols, increase monitoring of email and network traffic, and ensure backups are updated and stored in a separate, but easily retrievable, location from the organization.

Chou said H-ISAC recommends backing up data and keeping systems updated, which he said should be done as good practice regardless of the current state of high alert.

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Gen Z in the workforce both want and fear AI and automation

For Gen Z in the workforce, AI and automation are useful and time-saving tools, but also possible threats to job security.

Typically characterized as the demographic born between the mid-1990s and mid-2000s, Generation Z  is the first generation to truly grow up exclusively with modern technologies such as smart phones, social media and digital assistants.

Many Gen Z-ers first experienced Apple’s Siri, released in 2011, and then Amazon’s Alexa, introduced in 2014 alongside Amazon Echo, at a young age.

The demographic as a whole tends to have a strong understanding of the usefulness of AI and automation, said Terry Simpson, technical evangelist at Nintex, a process management and automation vendor

Gen Z in the workforce

Most Gen Z employees have confidence in AI and automation, Nintex found in a September 2019 report about a survey of 500 current and 500 future Gen Z employees. Some 88% of the survey takers said AI and automation can make their jobs easier.

This generation understands AI technology, Simpson said, and its members want more of it in the workplace.

“For most organizations, almost 68 percent of processes are not automated,” Simpson said. Automation typically replaces menial, repetitive tasks, so lack of automation leaves those tasks to be handled by employees.

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Gen Z wants more automation in the workplace, even as they fear it could affect job security.

For Gen Z in the workforce, a lack of automation can be frustrating, Simpson said, especially when Gen Z-ers are so used to the ease of digital assistants and automated programs in their personal lives. Businesses generally haven’t caught up to the AI products Gen Z-ers are using at home, he said.

Yet, even as Gen Z-ers have faith that AI and automation will help them in the workplace, they fear it, too.

Job fears

According to the Nintex report, 57% of those surveyed expressed concern that AI and automation could affect their job security.

“A lot of times you may be a Gen Z employee that automation could replace what you’re doing as a job function, and that becomes a risk,” Simpson said.

Everybody says I don’t want to lose my job to a robot, and then Outlook tells you to go to a meeting and you go.
Anthony ScriffignanoChief data scientist, Dun & Bradstreet

Still, he added, automation can help an organization as a whole, and can ease the employees’ workloads.

“Everybody says I don’t want to lose my job to a robot, and then Outlook tells you to go to a meeting and you go,” said Anthony Scriffignano, chief data scientist at Dun & Bradstreet.

Jobs that can be easily automated may eventually be given to an automated system, but AI will also create jobs, Scriffignano said.

As a young generation, Gen Z-ers may have less to fear than other generations, however.

Younger generations are coachable and more open to change than the older generations, Scriffignano said. They will be able to adapt better to new technologies, while also helping their employers adapt, too.

“Gen Z have time in their career to reinvent themselves and refocus” their skills and career goals to better adapt for AI and automation, Scriffignano said.

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For Trade – AMD 1800x and X370 Mobo

Looking to maybe swap my amd for an intel cpu and motherboard is thinking about upgrading
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The rainbow ripple effect: how Microsoft and its LGBTQ+ employees push for change across borders

It lends support when possible through empowering employees such as Cathy Balcer, GLEAM chapter lead in Singapore, who joined with other companies to promote “freedom to love” nights all over the city; Andrea Llamas, GLEAM lead in Mexico, who helped Microsoft officially join a local network of companies that are LGBTQ+ friendly; and Nidhi Singh, Roland White, Bibaswan Dash, and Mike Emery, who helped launched the first GLEAM chapter in India, which garnered 100 employee members in its first week.

Aside from pushing for social change and increased protections, around the globe, Microsoft is also working to drive inclusion in the technology industry for all, including people who are LGBTQ+.

Women account for 24 percent of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) jobs, according to the Economics and Statistics Administration’s 2017 numbers.

Chen was initially worried that she would have be closeted to survive a corporate work environment. But when her teammates showed genuine interest in her life and weren’t at all bothered by her sexuality, she decided she was never going to hide her real self for a job again.

“If you’re LGBT and minority, you’re in a double bind. If you’re in a minority and LGBT and a woman, you’re in a triple bind,” said Rochelle Diamond, chair of the board of directors of the National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals.

That’s why Microsoft supports organizations like Out Leadership, which works to fill more C-suite level jobs with LGBTQ+ talent. Microsoft employees attend events like the Lesbians Who Tech summit, which connects lesbians and helps them build a network of colleagues, associates, and friends in the industry in addition to championing the representation of out lesbian women in the field.

It was that very summit helped spark Chen’s own personal awakening.

“Shortly after I started, I was out to my immediate team and manager, but I was living as a software engineer who also happened to be gay,” said Chen. “It wasn’t a part of who I was at work, just kind of like a fun fact about me.”

Chen had heard about the Lesbians Who Tech summit and wanted to check it out. She was trepidatious when she asked her manager, unsure how taking time off work solely to understand how what it means to be gay in the workplace might be perceived. To her delight, her manager was all in.

“My being queer was seen by management as important and worth the funding to explore what that meant for me,” she said.

When Chen started at Microsoft as an intern, she initially worried that she would have be closeted to survive a corporate work environment. But when her teammates showed genuine interest in her life and weren’t at all bothered by her sexuality, Chen decided she was never going to hide her real self for a job again.

“Now, I try to include this perspective in every discussion I have. I want to be the representation that I was so sorely missing growing up.”

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Anyone upgraded recently, I’m looking for as cheap as possible asus router that will take the AImesh update so I can get rid of the BT extenders I have..

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