October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, a time for credit unions to take a closer look at how they are protecting systems and data while raising awareness for the growing threat of cyber breaches. The recent Equifax breach has taught us all just how important and serious cyber security awareness is at both the employee and member level.To kick off Cyber Security Awareness Month, we caught up with Paul Love, chief information security officer for CO-OP Financial Services, to get some tips and advice for credit unions when it comes to cyber security.Stay Vigilant“Credit unions have a special relationship with members that other financial institutions don’t enjoy,” said Love. “They have trust. Our members are expecting their information to remain safe and secure, and we have an obligation to ensure protection at the levels they expect.”According to Love, many breaches occur when organizations get careless about their basic security policies and practices.“There are very few hacks that occur in the way movies sensationalize these events,” he said. “Most of the time, securing data gets down to fundamentals. For example, an employee clicks on a phishing e-mail, or a system goes unpatched.” continue reading » 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
He also disclosed that colleagues inside CAF called on him to throw his hat into the ring.“It was not my ambition to become the president of CAF, but colleagues like you (president of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick) after the FIFA congress in Mexico (last year) called on me and told me it was time for change,” he added.“Some people tried before (to unseat Hayatou), but they failed.”Share on: WhatsApp Haytou faces his biggest challenge ever from Ahmad AhmadAbuja, Nigeria | AFP | Ahmad Ahmad insisted Thursday he can bring widespread, meaningful change to African football if he unseats Issa Hayatou as president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF).Ahmad, a CAF executive committee member and head of the Madagascar football federation, made a whistle-stop visit to Nigeria to canvas for support in the CAF presidential poll slated for March 16 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.“I think many things have to change in African football”, Ahmad told reporters in Abuja.“We need change in refereeing, officiating, the way we train our coaches. We can’t organise a coaching licence course in 15, 10 days. The certificate is just to help you get a work. Our technical development must change.”
A 62-year-old woman is reporting that she was forced to fight off an intruder who broke into her home after she opened her door during a fire alarm.The incident occurred Monday morning at an apartment in Fort Lauderdale.The victim, Alice Coleman, says she woke up that morning to a fire alarm and when she opened the door to see what was going on, a man appeared and tried to force his way inside of her apartment.“He was telling me, ‘No, mama. Everything gon’ be all right,’” Coleman told reporters. “‘Everything’s not going to be all right. I’m not your mama. I don’t know who you are. Get out of my house.’”Coleman says at that point she began fearing for her life and then bit the man on the arm.“I was able to bite him, and I didn’t even have my teeth in my mouth like now,” Coleman said. “My brother said, ‘How did you bite him?’ I said, ‘With the little teeth I got, I bit him!’ I felt some kind of danger. I sensed it, and I seen that look on his face. My life were in danger.”Coleman then ran out of the apartment but as she ran out, the suspect ran in and locked the door. That’s when Coleman says she ran to a neighbor’s home and contacted the police.When authorities arrived, they knocked on the door and the suspect, later identified as Fitzroy Morton, opened the door. Officials then immediately arrested him.Morton has since been taken to the Broward County jail where he has been denied bail for his three felony charges.
A Florida woman was arrested for sexual battery on a 6-year-old girl while she was babysitting her.Deputies say multiple incidents occurred at a Seminole, Florida, between August to September.Erica Michelle Charles, 19, was arrested and charged with three counts of sexual battery of a child less than 12 years old, one count of molestation and one count of prohibition of certain acts in connection with obscenity.Police say an investigation began Oct. 4 after the Florida Department of Children and Families received a report alleging sexual abuse involving the 6-year-old victim.The victim was in Charles’ care while all of the incidents occurred, according to police.Charles is accused of removing the girl’s clothes and directing her to perform a sex act on her as well as showing the 6-year-old pornographic videos on her cell phone.Charles admitted to the crimes and was taken to the Pinellas County Jail without incident.Detectives believe there are more victims is asking the public to come forward with any information regarding inappropriate contact Charles may have had with other children.“Anyone with information regarding other potential victims is asked to contact Detective Pione or Detective Geoghegan with the Crimes Against Children Unit at (727) 582-6200.”
By John BurtonRED BANK – It took a little longer than initially anticipated, but it was worth the wait, said Matteo Ingrao, owner of Char Steakhouse.“I’m pleased with everything,” Ingrao said of his Broad Street establishment that opened in late February.Customers enjoy the bar in Char Steakhouse, a recently opened restaurant on Broad Street, Red Bank.What Ingrao has found especially pleasing has been the way the steakhouse’s large rear dining room looks and how the restaurant’s bar turned out. The bar, he said, was constructed in the front of the restaurant, very visible from the front doors. “I like that – the visual aspect of that,” he said.Char, 33 Broad St., was under construction for more than nine months with work taking 45 to 60 days longer than Ingrao initially anticipated.“Hurricane Sandy, don’t forget,” he mentioned as to one of the reasons for the longer construction period. Also, as anyone who has ever refurbished a building knows, “It’s like when you open up an old can. You don’t know what’s inside,” he said.At some point in the past there was a fire in the structure, causing some additional work and necessitating some redesigning as the project progressed. Work included creating rooms that didn’t previously exist in the building that was completely remodeled and expanding the bar area and installing some booths. “So people can come in, nosh and have a drink,” he said. The crowd that arrived fairly early on Char’s full night of operation in late February immediately proved that “our bar is a winner,” he said.The three-story building, located on the corner of Broad and Mechanic streets, previously was Ashes, a restaurant and cigar bar that closed in summer 2010.In February 2012 when Char owners Ingrao and his brother, Luciano, won planning board approval for their project, their architect, Jeff Cahill, said the design would could combine elements of a traditional steakhouse – warm colors, a lot of wood – with modern accents, including the two-story glass wall looking out on to Broad Street.While Cahill said last year the project was expected to cost approximately $2 million, Ingrao declined to discuss the final cost.The design of the Red Bank restaurant is different than the Char Steakhouse owned by Ingrao in Raritan in Somerset County.What is primarily the same is the menu, he saidBoth locations feature steaks. Ingrao said he loves the rib-eye cut and West Coast oysters – the restaurant features a raw bar – and a variety of seafood and chicken courses.Ingrao says he noticed, “There seems to be big lobster fans in the area.” The restaurant sold out on its first night.Good cuts of meat and expensive seafood, however, do not make a good restaurant. Ingrao, who has been in the restaurant business for more than 20 years, said what makes a good spot is “consistency of food and service.”Everyone who walks through our door, they’re our clients, spending their hard-earned money. So we want to earn their trust,” he said.Char Steakhouse is open daily at 4 p.m. for dinner.
A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… The shakeups keep coming in the world of tech. Two weeks ago Apple booted out Scott Forstall, who oversaw development of the iOS operating system. And now Microsoft is losing its top development boss – Steven Sinofsky, who ran Windows 8 and was perhaps the most powerful person in the company after CEO Steve Ballmer.Whether SInofsky jumped or was pushed is not clear. Microsoft says the departure was a mutual decision. President Of WindowsSinofsky’s title had been President of Windows and Windows Live. He will be replaced by Julie Larson-Green, a veteran Microsoft executive who most recently has been overseeing user interface design. That’s been a big project at Microsoft which is trying to unify all of its products and platforms – Windows, Windows Phone and even the Xbox — with a tile-based interface that used to be known as Metro.Sinofsky, meanwhile, is known to be an abrasive, polarizing figure with an outsized ego – much like Forstall, who was so obnoxious that some people quit Apple rather than work with him, while others, including two top executives, refused to sit in meetings with him unless CEO Tim Cook was present.I heard earlier this year that Sinofsky and Ballmer had been butting heads. Sinofsky became a hero inside Microsoft for driving development of Windows 7, which rescued Microsoft from the mess that was Windows Vista. Word is he had become so powerful inside the company that supposedly he had stopped listening to Ballmer, and simply did whatever he wanted to do.Sinofsky’s departure comes just two weeks after Microsoft introduced its long-awaited Windows 8 operating system and its Surface tablet, both of which have been receiving tepid reviews.Job Done, Job Gone?My guess, looking in from the outside, is that Ballmer decided to get rid of Sinofsky a while ago, and told him to finish up WIndows 8 and then get out.Microsoft is a leaky enough place that we’ll probably get the true story, or perhaps several versions of it, in the not-too-distant future.For now we must make do with a press release from Microsoft in which Ballmer says the goal of the shakeup is to make sure that Microsoft can “continue to drive alignment across all Microsoft teams, and have more integrated and rapid development cycle for our offerings.”Apple said similar things when it booted Forstall, talking about the need to have better collaboration across teams. The implication was that the much-loathed Forstall was an impediment to collaboration. The same may be true of Sinofsky, who nonetheless bowed out gracefully with a quote about the “blessings I have received” at Microsoft. “I am humbled by the professionalism and generosity of everyone I have had the good fortune to work with at this awesome company,” Sinofsky said in the press release.“Humble” is not a word one often heard in the same breath as “Sinofsky.” But it may be he is feeling that way right now.Image courtesy of Microsoft. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… dan lyons Tags:#Apple#Forstall#iOS#Microsoft#Sinofsky#Windows Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting
The C-stand is one of the most versatile tools you can have on set. Here’s how you can use it for lighting, audio, and backdrops.Top image via Cinecom.In the past, we’ve talked about the basics of a C-stand and all its components and attachments. (Check out “Get a Grip on Lighting With a C-Stand” for a refresher.) There is also a great semi-advanced tutorial from DP Shane Hurlbut that covers attachments and some professional techniques. The article itself discusses the C-stand parts — base, risers, grip heads, and extension arms.Image via Shutterstock.It also has a few suggestions on dependable C-stand manufacturers like the following:Matthews Studio EquipmentAvengerImpactAmerican GripKupo GripFor another quick refresher, this Slanted Lens tutorial will show you the proper way to set up and break down a C-stand. The tutorial offers some helpful tips, like half turns to easily adjust your stand, adjusting from the top down so you don’t have to get a ladder to make adjustments, and using C-stands with adjustable rocky mountain legs.In this video from Cinecom.net, you’ll learn five ways you can use a C-stand. Again, you’ll hear about the basics of proper setup, making sure your grip arms are positioned correctly, using sandbags, and using attachments. These are all crucial steps to make sure you are properly and safely using C-stands on set.The tutorial also goes into the following five examples of using a C-stand in your next video:Overhead lightingBlocking light with flagsPositioning reflectorsGreen screen and backdrop frameBoom pole audio recording Do you know creative ways to get the most out of C-stands? Let us know in the comments.
Sakshi Misra, the daughter of a BJP legislator who had claimed a threat from him to her life because of marrying a Dalit man, moved a petition in Allahabad High Court on Thursday seeking protection. The 23-year-old, whose father Rajesh Misra is the MLA from Bithari Chainpur in Bareilly district, had uploaded a video on social media on Wednesday declaring her marriage with Ajitesh Kumar, 29. In another video, she appealed to her father to stop opposing her love marriage and call back associates he had allegedly set upon them.In the petition filed in court, the couple repeated the allegation and sought security. The petition claimed that Mr. Misra is unhappy as he is a Brahmin and his son-in-law a Dalit. The judge posted the next hearing for July 15 since the couple was not present in court.Stung by the embarrassment, Mr. Misra told reporters on Thursday that the allegations against him were “false”. He said his daughter was an adult and “has the right to decide for herself”.“I have not threatened to kill anybody, neither have any of my men or family. Nobody faces any threat from me,” the MLA said, adding that he was busy with the membership drive of his party.Bareilly Senior Superintendent of Police Muniraj G. said the police came to know of the matter through social media and assured the couple of protection if they wrote seeking security. “We have put Ajitesh’s house under round-the-clock security. We are trying to trace the couple and assure them regarding their safety,” said the SSP.Family leaves homeHarish Kumar, Mr. Ajitesh’s father, alleged that his family is getting threats from people close to the BJP MLA. The family left their house on July 5 for an undisclosed place. “I have approached the local police, media and the BJP MLA and apprised them of the situation and also shown them the marriage certificate. The issue is between two families and we can sort it out,” said Mr. Harish.In short videos shared on social media, Ms. Sakshi said her family led by her father and his aides were after the life of her husband and her.
Noida: Gautam Buddh Nagar police on Thursday seized around Rs 1.37 crore in cash from a van in police station Phase 3 area of Noida. Cops said that the occupants of the van failed to provide a reason for which they were carrying such a large amount of cash.According to police, two persons travelling in a van were stopped by police during routine checking near Bahlolpur village in phase-III area of Noida on Thursday morning. Cops added that while searching the vehicle, police recovered two boxes which contained cash in denominations of large currency notes. “During routine checking, police team intercepted a van and upon searching the vehicle found large quantity of cash. Upon questioning the occupants of car about where they have been taking the cash, no satisfactory answer was received. However, they neither had any documents related to the cash. Police have seized the cash while Income Tax Authorities have been informed and we are ascertaining the source and destination of the money,” said Vaibhav Krishna, Senior Superintendent of Police, Gautam Buddh Nagar. Meanwhile it is said that the van belonged to a logistics agency while the cash recovered was supposed to get filled into the ATM machines. “It has also come to light that the van belonged to a logistics agency but they were not following any guidelines issued by RBI and didn’t provide any related documents. We are investigating the matter covering all the possibilities,” added Krishna.