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    Critical Security Issues Found

    What!!?? I did a routine check on my personal Google account and found a somewhat alarming warning. The alert said, “Critical security issues found”. Underneath that text was a link marked “Take Action”.  Clicking that button brought me to the Password Checkup section of my Google Account. Up until then I was not overly worried. Then I read that Google had found 103 compromised passwords, 570 reused passwords (which is usually not a good idea) and 516 accounts using a weak password. A few of the compromised passwords were found in a data breach uncovered just a few days ago, while others date back several months. Some of the compromised…

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    On Brand

    Today the focus is on Brand and the work it takes to keep up with it.  While there are a lot of definitions of the word “brand” I usually think of it as what your stakeholders /customers / prospects perceive you to be. That could be anything from a great employer to some unknown warehouse where they sell wire. I usually make the effort to search my brand (personal and professional) a few times a year. This could take a little while if you include Google, LinkedIn, Glassdoor, and other Professional social media. I found that several former Norfolk Wire & Electronics employee reviews were good, and a couple were…