Remember that classic book from high school English class, Animal Farm by George Orwell? (This is when the teacher droned on about what an ‘allegory’ was 😊.) Even if you don’t remember, there’s a famous bit where one of the anthropomorphized sheep says, “four legs good, two legs baaad.” What he means is that you should trust the animal that is more sturdy—that sheep don’t teeter and wobble like those unruly two-legged humans.
RMail’s AI enhancements are more in line with PRE-crime detection vs. e-security risk mitigation. As sophisticated cybercriminal lures become ever more ubiquitous, and the consequence of a hook-and-steal situation more costly and disruptive (think mis-wiring funds and ransomware), we at Tech Essentials are spotting a new trend very much rooted in science fiction.
RMail Recommends Provides Real In-The-Moment Training For Staff Without The Time It Takes To Train Them Throughout the year, many of us corporate worker bees are mandated to do some sort of online training (e.g. p-card use, harassment, etc.). The email comes in (tagged important of course), and we are given a few weeks to […]
What the Heck is “Integrated Cloud E-Security”? Email is obviously not a new technology, and several companies over the last decade have been trying to replace it via direct messaging either through project management software (e.g., Slack) or dedicated apps (e.g., WhatsApp). Perhaps it’s all the email spamming and abuse or perhaps it’s the associations with […]
Will You Fall in Love with RSecurity? Last week, we touched on the emerging energy source of ‘hot plasma’ and how this could be a game-changer in providing clean energy with minimal environmental damage. Put succinctly, hot plasma could bring a world of free and limitless energy and render obsolete fossil fuels and certain types […]
I’m Confused, Is it Black Friday, Cyber Friday, or Cyber Monday on Friday? According to Wikipedia, the earliest known use of “Black Friday” to refer to the day after Thanksgiving occurred in the journal, Factory Management and Maintenance (I can’t say I subscribe), for November 1951 and again in 1952.
Why Zillow’s Algo Is Not Coming Baaack One of the better sci-fi franchises of all time is the Terminator movies, which is basically an 80s retread of the old Frankenstein horror tale. One of the best things about these movies is how prescient they now seem about technology. Yes, the movies got a lot wrong […]
Sticks & Stones Can Break Bones. And Words Now Hurt Even More. Even though the Internet as we know it has only been around 35 years or so, it has a long memory. For those old enough to have lived a portion of their lives pre-internet, you are probably very thankful that some of the […]
Last week we highlighted two of the top five e-security human errors that can cause pain for professionals, so we’re here now to finish out the list. As you may recall, there are some mistakes that can be forgiven in the workplace (although microwaving leftover fish at 10 am is fairly borderline). However, there are those […]
In the annals of workplace mistakes, there is a hierarchy. At one level, there is the failure to make a fresh pot of coffee after finishing off the last carafe. Maybe one level up is when you decide that it’s a good idea to microwave (in the office kitchen at 10am) that leftover fish entrée […]
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