Could Blockchain Prevent The Breach That’s Coming?

Two years ago, over 145 million Americans had their personal information hacked thanks to the Equifax breach.

Has anything changed?

Not Much.

A recently released report from the US General Accountability Office found that four of the biggest government organizations - the US Postal Service, the Social Security Office, the Department of Veteran Affairs, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services are still using “knowledge-based verification” authentication systems, even though they expose these agencies to widespread fraud.

The Importance Of Patches

Patch Tuesday (recently changed to Update Tuesday) is an unofficial term referencing Microsoft’s release of security patches for its operating systems and software products. It’s occurred the second Tuesday of every month since late 2003.

Of course, Microsoft doesn’t own the market on security issues; every system, every piece of software, every program is at risk.

The Cost of Hiring The Wrong IT Staff

Want to make sure your IT department runs smoothly? Maybe it’s time to hire someone new. 

Or is that the best use of your time and money?

According to an article in Forbes, the cost of onboarding a new employee can run about $240,000. The US Department of Labor states that the price of a bad hire will cost at least 30 percent of the employee’s first year earnings.