What's Mike digesting? The antithesis to: What's Eating Gilbert Grape

 

June's Edition of:

A monthly look at what Pendello President, Mike Jackson is reading or listening to:

 

 

Who By, Geoff Smart and Randy Street

 

What is the hardest part of running and growing a business? As an initial reaction, many people believe the most challenging part of running a business is sales, but in reality, the number one issue that companies run in to is hiring! Did you know that the average hiring mistake can cost a company $1.5 million or more a year? 

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Today’s Tricksters Aren’t Using Whoopie Cushions They’re Stealing Millions!

FBI announces arrests of 74 involved in a massive phishing scam

Gone are the days when getting tricked merely involved a whoopie cushion or maybe an exploding cigarette. Today the tricks are severe and can include thousands of dollars! Last week, the FBI announced that after a six-month investigation, they had made 74 arrests across seven different countries (including the US) and broke up a significant phishing ring! This Nigerian originating ring targeted mid-sized businesses and tricked these unsuspecting victims into believing they were sending money to business partners! The same type of email phishing scams that stole money from Google and Facebook!

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Crouching Rat, Hidden Cobra

The North Korean Edition of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Security is at the forefront of everyone's mind these days and for an excellent reason. Attacks are genuinely coming from every angle. In fact, the FBI has just released a warning about an infamous operation in which the US government has given the code name, Hidden Cobra. These North Korean government-linked hackers have been using two strains of malware to remotely penetrate global systems with the intent to steal passwords and other sensitive data. The tools they are using to gain access are, the remote access tool (RAT) Joanap RAT and the Server Message Block (SMB) worm Brambul and have potentially been using these tools with the same intent since 2009. Remember the 2014 attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment and the WannaCry malware attack….this was the same group.

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Phishing, We're Not Talking Carp or Catfish!

 

What is "Phishing" and how do you stay safe?

Phishing isn't one of these new words the "kids" are changing like changing "Fat" into "Phat" for a whole new meaning! Instead, it is referencing a type of cybercrime. Most all of us have received a "phishing" attempt but you may have not even known what it was! Knowledge is the biggest defense when it comes to phishing. If you know what to watch out for, you'll know what not to click on or respond to and hopefully, you can avoid the misfortune of falling victim to these criminals.

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Bionic kids: Office 365 and Limbitless are building mechanical limbs through collaboration

Office 365 is bringing the technology of tomorrow to the creators of today. For any organization, collaboration is the key to success. It's certainly behind the success of The Limbitless Project that makes affordable 3D printed bionic limbs for kids. The Limbitless Project uses Office 365 to bring the necessary people together to make these little miracles happen. How will your organization collaborate with Office 365?
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Pendello Solution's very own version of Miles Davis

An in-depth look inside the Pen...

Many of you may wonder, as you call into the Pendello Solutions with a problem, who are these happy, helpful beings answering the phones and fixing my servers? Are they magical? Are they sent from the heavens? As far as I know, they are not magical or of divine descent, but they are really smart and the epitome of helpful! What makes them extraordinary is who they are and what brought them to the path of a business technology associate at Pendello Solutions. We have taken an in-depth look at a few of the amazing members of the technology team at Pendello Solutions and last week I had the opportunity to sit down with Jon. I quickly realized he is an incredibly interesting and creative guy who calls himself a nerd but I believe he is the definition of "cool." Though you shouldn't just take my word for that; keep reading and find out what drives Jon inside and outside of the office.

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Microsoft Office: Made for Achieving

Any organization that wants to achieve something that matters can't do it alone. In this video, Microsoft describes how it's reinventing productivity around people. Taking collaboration fueled by intelligence and the flexibility to work with anyone, anywhere to a whole new level. It's a premium connected experience grounded in trust, not a collection of products. That's the core Microsoft Office 365 ambition, helping people focus their energy on purpose rather than process, allowing them to achieve what matters most.
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