Nerds out of Water – Episode 23

http://nerdsoutofwater.com/nerds-out-of-water-episode-23

In this weeks episode, Michael’s back! We talk about the uses of facial recognition technology in public safety and where the boundaries should be.

Turkey has taken receipt of multiple “kamikaze” drones for military uses – we discuss this and how it affects future warfare as well as gamification as a recruitment device. 

Lastly, we touch back on being kind to your mind. In pt 3 we talk about family.

Nerds out of Water – Episode 22

http://nerdsoutofwater.com/nerds-out-of-water-episode-22

In this episode of Nerds out of Water, Michael is working hard so David goes alone to discuss the Cyber attacks on Australia, and some basic Cybersecurity Best Practices.

I go onto talk about, Managers Be Kind to others Minds

Really big shout out to Beyond Blue, who help all of our mental health needs. Contact them on 1300 22 4636

Cyber security Best Practice 101

  1. Ignore suspicious emails
  2. Install reliable antivirus and
  3. anti-malware software
  4. Protect yourself with a firewall
  5. Use complex passwords,
  6. and never give them out
  7. Change your email password every 60-90 days
  8. Make backup copies regularly
  9. Safe laptops and smartphones

Managers Be Kind to Your Mind and others

  1. Routine
  2. Manage Social flow 
  3. Everyone has mental health – Support
  4. Remember vulnerability has many faces 
  5. Promote access to support
  6. Use technology for work and social aspects of work 
  7. See opportunities for growth and development alongside crisis planning 
  8.  Encourage personal planning and self-care

Twitter
David: @davewith7
Michael: @michaellobb

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Nerds out of Water – Episode 21

In this episode of Nerds out of Water, Michael and David discuss Facebook and their responsible use of its power as well as touching on some of the less ethical things they do.

We talk about how your biometric data can be breached, and the consequences. We also discuss drone delivery of library books and raise awareness of some mental health issues.

Really big shout out to Paul Leonard from Dark Escapes Media (see Episode 8 for a full interview!) for doing the audio production on this in order to keep me from blasting your ears off.

http://nerdsoutofwater.com/nerds-out-of-water-episode-21

Twitter
David: @davewith7
Michael: @michaellobb

Nerds out of Water – Ep 20 – Michelle Delebet

It was a great episode to have the Famous CHANGE WHISPER on Nerds out of Water.

Change is inevitable. It’s coming for you, me and everyone else. 

Michelle Delebet runs a company, Corporate Growing Pains, specialising in promoting change fluency in organisations, enabling massive tech transformations to progress from idea to delivery and into ‘normal’.

Michelle tells us stories from her career as a “Change Whisperer” and we discuss the importance of curiosity. And now for some reason, I have a hankering for her siracha and chilli marmalade. 

http://nerdsoutofwater.com/nerds-out-of-water-ep-20-michelle-delebet

PATCH YOUR SERVERS

Please PATCH YOUR SERVERS

The REvil, a.k.a. “Sodin” and “Sodinokibi”, is a ‘Ransomeware As A Service’ is Attacking KNOWN vulnerabilities. Please USE good Cyber Hygiene – Patch, Multifactor, Train.

Fisher and Paykel – https://ia.acs.org.au/article/2020/fisher-and-paykel-hit-by-ransomware.html

LIONS – https://www.news.com.au/technology/online/hacking/hackers-reportedly-demanding-1-million-ransom-from-beer-producer-lion/news-story/7fc714cdd5d7a0a48366ad7f2c5e27b4

LAW Firm – https://www.lawyer-monthly.com/2020/05/hackers-strike-law-firm-of-madonna-lady-gaga-and-other-celebrities/

Wisconsin Dental Association, and PerCSoft – https://www.ada.org/en/publications/ada-news/2019-archive/august/amid-ransomware-phishing-attacks-dentists-should-take-steps-to-protect-practices

BlueScope – https://www.itnews.com.au/news/bluescope-it-disruption-feared-to-be-ransomware-attack-548127

Travelex – https://www.itnews.com.au/news/travelex-recovers-uk-website-after-ransomware-hit-537381

VTOL – Urban Short Hop Vehicles

Since the 1950’s there have been designs of Vertical Take-Off & Landing Units. Over the last few years, this is becoming more and more real. Now at many private and government areas, we are looking Urban Air Mobility.

Electric Motors have enabled almost any vehicle to have electronic motors to propel them. New industries are being created to reduce traffic congestion. In 10 years time, Short Hop Urban Air Mobility will be an everyday occurrence and we will be able to jump on an (Autonomous??) Urban Short Hop vehicle and travel 50km from suburb to suburb.

Around the world, Certification and establishing Air Worthiness of VTOL vehicles. Air Space Control agreements need to be in place to remove the risks of other air traffic, including Drones and new Space Aircraft that will be coming out in this time.

Test Beds are being created to develop this work, to understand what will be required under many different conditions. Safety is paramount, off-nominal (lost of propulsion, loss of wing, loss of rotor), understand winds and vehicle speeds are all part and parcel of the testbed work.

As with Autonomous vehicles, the trust factor is one we will need to move past. With Autonomous Vehicles, some countries are taking this trust in hand, having trial after trial. This introduces the public to the idea, provides a belief, and sets wheels (or rotors) in motion for the next era. It is unfortunate that other states are hiding the trials in very small, unpopulated areas which have no, or minimal influence on the public, who are ultimately the decision-makers.

David Camus, Director of One Bright Cloud.

One Bright Cloud provides solutions for automation and is taking steps to bring public safety, autonomous vehicles (both air and ground), into the public mainstream

Nerds out of Water – Episode 16

Nerds out of Water – Episode 16 – Michael & David talk about COVID-19 pandemic including the response in Australia, NZ, Vietnam and the Czech Republic. They cover the stimulus packages being put in place by the government to bring the economy back (and to keep things going), and they discuss tools to help you stay in touch and secure while working from home. http://nerdsoutofwater.com/nerds-out-of-water-episode-16 

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