State of INFOCOM April 2014
As you may have read over the past couple of weeks companies have been scrambling to patch the heartbleed vulnerability on their computer systems. Basically if a system uses certain versions of openssl to secure the internet connection between the server and your computer a hacker could gain access to the server and even though your connection was encrypted (https) they could see your passwords. IT professionals have spent many long hours checking and double checking all their IT systems to make sure they are secure and up to date. Luckily, all of the systems I’m responsible for are secure and weren’t affected by the openssl issue.
If you do any online banking or anything else that uses a secure connection (https) by now you should have received notification that your account wasn’t affected or they have fixed any issues and you need to change your password. If you haven’t received anything, check the company’s website or contact their support team and ask if they had any issues and if so have problems been fixed. If they haven’t fixed the problem yet, ask them when they project the problem will be fixed. I would suggest not using their website until it is fixed because now that the word is out about the problem more and more hackers will be trying to exploit the issue before the companies can fix the problems.
I’m going to extend the deadline until May 31st for the staff position of editor attention on deck/ attention on deck extra. Here once again are the following requirements for the position.
Candidates for the position of ADOE Editor should meet the following criteria:
(1) Have passed OTS (OCC is recommended);
(2) Have passed PD-100 and PD-201 from the SFMCA; and
(3) Be a member of STARFLEET in good standing.
If you wish to apply for the editor position please send me your information and experience to firstname.lastname@example.org
This is usually the section where I put the pingdom info. I usually don’t get the report for the current month until the last day of the month, so starting in next month’s report, I will be putting the previous month’s stats in the report.
Mark “Slayer” Anderson
Brigadier General, SFMC