Business Email Compromise (BEC)

Business Email Compromise (BEC)

I attended a presentation by Frost Bank on Cyber Security and here is some of their information- BEC is a sophisticated scam targeting businesses that regularly perform wire transfer payments.  The scam is not particular in terms of specific business sectors and/or size of the business. The FBI released a report, which reflects the following: From October 2013 through May 2016 – Global BEC Scams are estimated at $3.1 Billion. $960 Million from 14,000 US Businesses of all sizes 1,300% increase from January 2015 – June 2016 (50 states and 100 countries combined) As a supplement to the FBI report, the 2016 AFP Payments Fraud and Control Survey indications that: Wire transfers are the payment method most impacted by BEC. …

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2017 Technology Trends

2017 Technology Trends

In reading the article, 6 Technology Trends to Watch in 2017 , Dan Hushon, CTO of CSC  says “Business as we know it is about to get a lot more interesting.” One of his predictions is “Reconfiguring the Enterprises for the 21st Century”. For Enterprise companies, Hushon says “Its going to be about embracing agile principles that allow for shifting priorities, empowering employees with “small-team” mentalities that drive innovation, and using data to put the right information at the right time in front of every single employee.” Over the years one of the comments we at Technology Team hear over and over again is “We are flexible”.  I believe it is because we are a small business, happy to serve…

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Team Building – What A Dilemma

Team Building – what a dilemma

When I listen to people talk about team building, I am in awe of the various ways, methods and approaches that are expounded.  I come from the school of “KISS” (keep it simple sir) so all those messages get convoluted, complex, political or just plain unattainable.   When I asked our team of technicians that work for me in the field, “how are we doing working as a team?” I was pleasantly pleased to hear from them a resounding “Great”.   I then asked the age old question “Why are you saying ‘Great’?” and here are some of the answers I received: “Our ideas are heard and discussed as a group” “We are empowered to make decisions” “Everyone has each other’s back” “We…

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