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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

A woman was fatally shot by an officer while participating in a "shoot-don't shoot" exercise during a two-hour citizens academy hosted by the Punta Gorda Police Department in southwest Florida.


#4 | Posted by LampLighter

Yes they are usually pretty weak. I can't believe they don't get it yet. Actual users are still a very weak point as well. I can't believe how many people infect themselves at work. We have great filtering and AV and any stupid email that comes through gets opened. That's why big companies like say GM, don't allow attachments at all.

We are actually employing a user testing and training solution trying to educate employees. They send in fake spams and track who open and click them. Things that are so blatantly either wrong or even if they were legitimate they shouldn't be looking at. You look at what they open and just shake your head.

Here's the real problem - as we move business operations to the cloud this becomes a monstrous problem because if your internet is down it doesn't matter if the remote resource is working just fine because you can not access it. If you have a DDoS attack going on for days without being mitigated you could be genuinely SOL. You can't believe how often we run into issues that are related to DNS servers (Domain Name Server for URLs (i.e. drudge.com, google.com) - turning numbers into recognizable names). If the DNS servers are not working properly nothing works - unless you know and can use the non-Name address (IP Address) for the resource. I can't believe how people have come to just accept and trust things like "Cloud" storage.

Worth noting - today did not impact Google at all. They have their own infrastructure and don't rely on Dyn and the like.

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