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Sardis Falcons basketball program continues work during pandemic – Chilliwack Progress | #schoolshooting | #parenting | #parenting | #kids

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Ryan Shea will be so happy to see COVID-19 go. The pandemic took away an entire season of basketball for the Grade 10 student, who missed the competitiveness of pickup […]

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Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz finds unlikely ally in Nikki Fried as sex trafficking probe continues | #tinder | #pof | #match | #sextrafficking | romancescams | #scams

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_________________________ click to enlarge Photo via Flickr/Gage Skidmore Florida congressional representative Matt Gaetz had few friends in Washington before news broke that the Department […]

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#nationalcybersecuritymonth | Job Growth Continues For 10th Consecutive Year

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The U.S. economy continues its upward trajectory with 145,000 jobs added in December. This makes for a decade of steady payroll growth, which is the longest stretch in 80 years, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal.

Unemployment remained at a 50-year-low level, at 3.5 percent, and wages in the private sector went up almost 3 percent from a year before, which is the smallest gain since July 2018.

Andrew Chamberlain, an economist at job search site Glassdoor Inc., said the slowing wage growth is a disappointing measurement because the job growth is “setting the stage for more robust hiring as we enter the 2020s.”

With all the bright spots, wage growth “remains the one aspect of the job market that hasn’t fully recovered during the decade since the Great Recession,” he said.

The data shows that while many Americans can find employment, the jobs don’t necessarily pay high wages. Some of the large growth in retail jobs can be attributed to the holiday shopping season.

Last year, employers added 2.11 million jobs, down from 2.68 in 2018, putting 2019 in eighth place over the last decade. The hiring slowdown was indicative of employers’ difficulty in finding enough workers, as well as worldwide economic trepidation and lingering effects of the 2018 tax cuts.

Non-farm payrolls for women exceeded those for men for the first time since 2010, which shows impressive growth in the healthcare and hospitality industries, fields that have larger numbers of female workers, and is indicative of future trends.

Retail locations added 41,200 jobs, which is the biggest jump in that sector since January 2017. Construction also had a good month, adding 20,000 workers. Warehousing, transportation and manufacturing all saw their numbers shrink.

The unemployment rate is at its lowest since 1969.

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Cyber #Security #Continues To #Infiltrate #Various #Industries, Including #Work #Comp

Sarasota, FL (WorkersCompensation.com) – When a claim is initiated in the work comp process, there is personal information that becomes an integral component in ensuring that the claim is handled properly. The personal information is distributed among interested parties such as court officials, lawyers, employers and medical professionals through technological devices. Even with thorough due diligence and treatment from the interested parties involved, personal information can be obtained by sources that should not have access to this important data.

“Anyone can be a target. It is a huge undertaking to protect the integrity of data especially where it has human identifiers such as a social security number, date of birth, medical information,” Judge David Langham said. Langham serves as the deputy Chief Judge of the Florida Office of Judges of Compensation Claims. “Cyber security is a subject that everyone wants to talk about.”

Judge Langham and his colleagues keep a close eye on the marketplace to be informed of any changes to cyber security as well as the rumbling of any potential threat that could harm data collection for workers’ compensation. The office has been collaborating with other judges throughout the United States to increase their awareness of cyber security. “We try to stay ahead and be proactive to maintain proper security protocols,” Judge Langham said.

Since 2017, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has been given the task of tracking any potential breach of security both nationally and internationally. It has been reported that more than 1 million people within the United States have fallen victim to a cyber scam. From skimming money from a personal bank account to running up a credit card bill at the local food store, hackers have found a way to invade someone’s personal privacy.

In the case of a work compensation claim, a potential threat can affect the distribution of monetary support for an injured worker. With respect to employers or medical professionals who have access to workers’ compensation data, the DHS encourages these users to be trained on how to protect and maintain critical data. The training is outlined in the DHS-sponsored “Stop.Think.Connect” program.

The program highlights various ways to enhance the security of databases and servers. Some tips from the program include:

Change passwords frequently and do not reuse the same passwords.
Once the information is received by the third party through email or another electronic transmission, the original documentation should be destroyed or deleted.
Wipe clean any digital devices with spyware frequently to get rid of any new viral activity.
Use a specific database or encrypted software to receive or transmit electronic data.
Lawyers that are involved in workers’ compensation claims are trying to keep up with ever-changing facets of cyber security.

“Nothing is uniform. It is a big crossword with so many pieces coming into play, “ Jon Gelman said, a New Jersey-based attorney with a primary focus on workers’compensation.

In a seminar for the New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Gelman discussed how the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has developed a concept how new federal regulations on cyber security will protect everyone involved with workers’ compensation.

“The NIST framework for cyber security is gaining notoriety and is being used by several entities,” Gelman said. For example, the Employment and Health Service Department in Contra Costa County, CA is utilizing the NIST Cyber security framework to provide data protection on their databases.

Despite the current efforts of the federal government to provide cyber security for national and international threats on public and private information, Gelman believes that this is a tip of the iceberg in maintaining the integrity of personal data.

“There is always a potential threat in security. We need to be diligent in protecting personal information,” he said.

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IoT #Security #Concerns Loom Even as #Adoption #Continues

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IoT #Security #Concerns Loom Even as #Adoption #Continues

Most (90%) of consumers lack confidence in the security of internet of things (IoT) devices. Yet, more  than half own one or more IoT devices.

According to a survey by Gemalto, the main fear of consumers (cited by two-thirds of respondents) is hackers taking control of their device. In fact, this was more of a concern than their data being leaked (60%) or hackers accessing their personal information (54%).

However, despite 54% of consumers owning an IoT device (on average two), just 14% believe that they are extremely knowledgeable when it comes to the security of these devices.

Meanwhile, businesses are realizing that they need support in understanding IoT technology and are turning to partners to help, with cloud service providers (52%) and IoT service providers (50%) the favored options. When asked why, the top reason was a lack of expertise and skills (47%), followed by help in facilitating and speeding up their IoT deployment (46%).

“It’s clear that both consumers and businesses have serious concerns around IoT security and little confidence that IoT service providers and device manufacturers will be able to protect IoT devices and more importantly the integrity of the data created, stored and transmitted by these devices,” said Jason Hart, CTO, Data Protection at Gemalto. “With legislation like GDPRshowing that governments are beginning to recognize the threats and long-lasting damage cyber-attacks can have on everyday lives, they now need to step up when it comes to IoT security. Until there is confidence in IoT amongst businesses and consumers, it won’t see mainstream adoption.”

The survey also found that IoT device manufacturers and service providers spend just 11% of their total IoT budget on securing their IoT devices. When it comes to protecting devices and the data they generate or transfer, just half (50%) of IoT companies have adopted a security-by-design approach.

According to the survey, businesses are in favor of regulations to make it clear who is responsible for securing IoT devices and data at each stage of its journey (61%) and the implications of non-compliance (55%). In fact, almost every organization (96%) and consumer (90%) is looking for government-enforced IoT security regulation.

“The lack of knowledge among both the business and consumer worlds is quite worrying and it’s leading to gaps in the IoT ecosystem that hackers will exploit,” Hart continued. “Within this ecosystem, there are four groups involved—consumers, manufacturers, cloud service providers and third parties—all of which have a responsibility to protect the data. ‘Security by design’ is the most effective approach to mitigate against a breach. Furthermore, IoT devices are a portal to the wider network and failing to protect them is like leaving your door wide open for hackers to walk in. Until both sides increase their knowledge of how to protect themselves and adopt industry standard approaches, IoT will continue to be a treasure trove of opportunity for hackers.”

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Councilman wants “scared straight” program as teen violence continues to rise

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North Korea’s Nuclear Test Site: Limited Activity Continues; Tunnel Excavation Resumes

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A 38 North exclusive with analysis by Jack Liu. Summary New commercial satellite imagery of North Korea’s Punggye-ri nuclear test site from April 19 shows limited vehicle and equipment activity at the North Portal and Main Support Area as well as indications of resumed excavation operations at the West Portal. These activities by themselves do […] North Korea’s Nuclear Test Site: Limited Activity Continues; Tunnel Excavation Resumes is an article from 38 North: Informed Analysis of North Korea, published by the US-Korea Institute at SAIS. View full post on 38 North: Informed Analysis of North Korea

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Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site: Limited Activity Continues

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A 38 North exclusive with analysis by Joseph S. Bermudez, Jr. ROK President Park Geun-hye and the Ministry of National Defense have strongly suggested that North Korea will soon conduct a fifth nuclear test, based on what has been reported as a significant up-tic in activity at the Punggye-ri nuclear test site in the run-up […] Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site: Limited Activity Continues is an article from 38 North: Informed Analysis of North Korea, published by the US-Korea Institute at SAIS. View full post on 38 North: Informed Analysis of North Korea

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ESSA Guidance Continues to Roll Out – Education Week

Testing issues and states without NCLB waivers are among the topics discussed in some recent the Education Department guidance on transition to the Every Student Succeeds Act.

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MP continues to top juvenile crime chart

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Summary: Madhya Pradesh continues to be the state with the highest incidents of juvenile crime in the country, accounting for one out of every five  criminal cases  reported in 2014, the latest national crime data shows. Maharashtra with 5,175 cases is way behind Madhya Pradesh. Read: MP tops list in rate of crime against senior citizens, kids Though the number of cases of murders and attempts to murders by minors has come down considerably in state as compared to 2013 (see below), rape cases against them have jumped up significantly. Madhya Pradesh continues to be the state with the highest incidents of juvenile crime in the country, accounting for one out of every five  criminal cases  reported in 2014, the latest national crime data shows. According to data released by the National Crime Records Bureau, in 2014, the state reported 6,346 incidents of crime committed by persons below 18 years of age or  20.19% of the 31, 426 cases registered in the country under various sections of the Indian Penal Code. Maharashtra with 5,175 cases is way behind Madhya Pradesh. Read: MP tops list in rate of crime against senior citizens, kids Though the number of cases of murders and […]

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