|YE OFFICIAL SERTOMA NEWSLETTER|
January 15, 2020
Today Sertoma member Jim Mayne from Deerwood Technologies was invited to share his extensive knowledge about cyber security with the group. CYBER CRIME TARGETS ARE SHIFTING Credit card data, client medical or financial records, vendor contracts, intellectual property or other sensitive information your SMALL business data is worth BIG money. DATA BREACHES AND RANSOMWARE CAN SIGNIFICANTLY AFFECT A COMPANY’S BRAND AND IMAGE . During the first half of 2019, approximately 3,800 data breaches occurred, representing a 54% increase over 2018. Media reports on the most high-profile breaches have instilled a general impression among consumers that is consistent with the facts: in the public’s view, businesses are responsible for the scope and magnitude of data breaches.
While the increase in cyberattacks during 2019 creates a noxious brew for companies that don’t take the essential precautions, there’s an additional ingredient to consider. Awareness and concern among consumers translate into buying habits. In Minnesota as well as across the U.S., 83% of consumers state they will stop spending money with any business after they learn it has suffered a data breach. Despite the continued growth in varieties of threats, most breaches are realized through the weakest link in the security chain in the form of phishing emails and social engineering emails.
He began with his chamber presentation on managing risk and the Sertoma folks involved. Organized crime is focusing on cybercrime nowadays as well as terrorists from nation states. Cyber Crime kits are available on the dark web. Alison got him started on developing a program directed at Seniors. His best recommendation was to avoid the use of a smart phone. Definitely back up your phone and computer. Storing your credit card anywhere is dangerous. You must understand the risks. 25% of individual consumers who have suffered a significant breech have extreme difficulty coming back from the incident. Risk overview: physical risk (location, building, facilities), human risk, (embezzelment, illness injury theft)technologic risk, and strategic risk are the main areas of concern for both individuals and businesses alike.
Offsite redundancy is a protection against ransomewear. Backing things up on a separate source.
Many Sertoma members have gotten scamming email hijacking requests from thieves requesting gift cards through access to the emails of the officers.
Some of the newer phishing schemes include vishing (voice mail) to legitimatize. Do not fall for something simply because the scammers have used both to contact you.
NIST has a very good plan that you can check.
Bottom line “You can manage risk and stay functional in your life and business.” He recommended the national resources Make a plan!!
|We are currently caught up with Board Reports. They will continue to be presented the following month. You can view the three since August in PDFs.|
|Tunnel Lights will not be taken down tomorrow due to weather.|
Reed Campbell is looking for helpers for Flags for the Ice Fishing Tournament.
New Members and sponsors February 10th at 5:30 p.m. NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION at Chef Mike’s. These people need to get to work on their rookie party!!
|Pipe and Drape Schedule|
New P &D Schedule
|Blue Ticket Winner|
|JOE EDEN (Karen tried to steal it for the golf tournament!!)|
|Guests: Clem Schee and Moe Jannssen new All State agents and potential new members|
|* Everyone is encouraged to bring potential members to a Sertoma meeting with the Club picking up the cost. However, you will be billed $11.00 for any other guests.|
As greeter you have several duties. You need to arrive about 10 minutes early. It is your job to greet people, help them find their badges and sell them a ticket if they wish to participate. The money collected must be divided by the Greeters equally–half goes to the Current Club Treasurer for the social committee and half goes to the Club President along with the bucket of tickets. Greeter duties now include handing out the volunteer cards to everyone as they come in the door. They will still be collected in the bucket with the badges or can be submitted to the treasurer. Be there by 11:45 and call somebody to substitute for you if you can’t be there.
Jan 22nd Rusty Lamar, Christina Landree, Darren Larson
Jan 29th Mike Larson, Brian Lehman, Gary Loge
Feb 5th Nikki Lyter, Mary Marana, Rhonda Mareck
Feb 12th Steve Mau, Jim Mayne, Jackie McCall,
February 19th Gregg Meierhoffer, Jedediah Moore, Ron Morris,
February 26th Karen Munsterteiger,Karla Nelson, Bob Nibbe,
March 4th Jeff Olson, James Owens, Becky Pakarinen
|Sertoman of the Day|
|Thank you from Bridges of Hope, Brainerd Ski Loons, Brainerd High School Hockey team, and North Central Food Bank|
|Notes from your President Haglin|
|Our president is sharing wisdom each week to encourage our members to be positive ambassadors for our great club.|
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