The SambaCry scare gives Linux users a taste of WannaCry-Petya problems | PCWorld

The SambaCry vulnerability is to Linux what WannaCry and Petya are to Windows: big security threats.  Linux users are immune to most vulnerabilities and malware outbreaks that affect Windows users. But the recent discovery of a vulnerability in Samba (dubbed SambaCry) brought them back to reality. The vulnerability has since been fixed, but the discovery warrants a little discussion.

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Maritime Mystery: Why a U.S. Destroyer Failed to Dodge a Cargo Ship – NYTimes.com

There should have been lookouts on watch on the port, starboard and stern of the destroyer Fitzgerald — sailors scanning the horizon with binoculars and reporting by headsets to the destroyer’s bridge. At 1:30 a.m. last Saturday, off the coast of Japan south of Tokyo, they could hardly have failed to see the 730-foot freighter ACX Crystal, stacked with more than 1,000 containers, as it closed in.

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Crisis Management and Business Continuity

Preparing for a crisis is not a luxury; it is a necessity. You know the odds are high that your company will suffer a disaster or crisis at some point. You cannot say you weren’t ready; today’s extreme public and government scrutiny demand that you should have been prepared. MIT’s Crisis Management & Business Continuity course will help prepare you for the inevitable.

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Business Continuity Management: Crisis Leadership

High-profile events such as data breaches, natural disasters and terrorist attacks are raising enterprise awareness of business continuity management (BCM). Leaders have a crucial stake in ensuring the continuity and resiliency of business operations in the face of interruptions. Unfortunately, many organizations still have not put into place the people, processes and technologies necessary to demonstrate to their employees, shareholders, business partners and regulators that they can recover operations after a crisis or disaster.

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