Up Times · February 2022

Up Times

by Bryley · July 2023


A Few Minutes with Courtney Leonard of Client Services/Marketing

Courtney’s Found a Fitting Dual Role Helping Bryley Clients and Improving Marketing Communication

I’m sure you remember that school was difficult and trying for the classes of 2020 and 2021. Early-on courses moved online. Then restrictions were changed multiple times. Commencements were put off.

Courtney had been studying Business Administration and Interior Design at Bay Path University. So in that unprecedented Covid moment Courtney Leonard decided to step out into the professional world. Courtney began this phase of her life as a print production lead for Staples where she quickly became a supervisor.

The past year Courtney has been in Client Services at Bryley where she was recently promoted to a combined role as Client Experience Specialist and Marketing Coordinator … [4 min. read]


What Is Bryley Security Operations Center?

Bryley Security Operations Center (SOC) is a Bryley Partner Cloud Service that Watches Over Your Cybersecurity 24/7/365 to Help You Achieve Compliance

Scenario: A manufacturer supplies its product to a national brand and that brand has requested a Vendor Security Assessment.

As supply chains’ compliance tightens, as cyber-insurance coverage qualifications grow, as industry and governmental bodies increase their criteria for data privacy protection, consider Bryley’s SOC offering: Because Bryley SOC can monitor a business’ cybersecurity 24/7/365, threats can be identified and responded to quickly, sometimes before any harm is done. So Bryley SOC can satisfy many compliance concerns … [4 min. read]

Business Continuity Mixtape – Bryley-curated stories from around the internet:

Boom! from a video game

Bryley’s building was a town-of-Clinton fallout shelter — And like Bryley’s building, the internet is a repurposed Cold War relic. In the ’60s US military leaders … were concerned that a preemp­tive nuclear attack by the Soviets on U.S. telecommunications hubs could disrupt the chain of command — and that their own counterstrike orders might never make it from their command bunkers to their in­tended recipients in the missile silos of North Dakota. The idea data scientists invented was the transmission of packets of data on redundant, connected routers, which was both brilliantly stable and a vulnerability for the kinds of attacks we continue to experience … [4 min. read] delanceyplace.com

Toy robotWhy can’t we be friends? — A good argument about the value of human-machine cooperation from a blog post by Volvo Autonomous CTO Luca Delgrossi: experience shows that for tasks that are repetitive and well-defined – like calculating square roots or playing chess — robots are an excellent choice. But can driving be categorized as repetitive or well-defined most of the time? Just imagine approaching a roundabout in a thunderstorm flanked by cyclists. It’s in complex situations like these that human experience and intuition are likely of greater value. Because these situations require contextual awareness, operational judgment, creativity, and foresight to avoid an emergency. Characteristics autonomous machines currently lack when compared to humans … [5 min. read] https://www.volvoautonomoussolutions.com/


Now! A brand-new legacy system! — Security experts want legacy machines and software replaced: these systems your business may depend on can also bring you a multitude of no-longer-patched vulnerabilities. And who wants that? The problem is, our new applications and machines are also likely to have next year’s vulnerabilities, because too often, reports McKinsey, we still fail to adequately document the code we’re creating. Bryley President Garin Livingstone has insisted in Bryley’s own work that we document with a view that the guy who inherits the project can see what’s what … [6 min. read] darkreading.com


Well, what do you knowBillions of phishing emails are sent every day – so you’re likely somewhat familiar with these attempts to trick recipients into responding to criminals’ emails. And the more you know, the better off you are to defend yourself and your organization. So try this 10-question phishing quiz (with answers) from the Wall Street Journal … [7 min. quiz] wsj.com


That all you got, AI? — First Microsoft then Google and a raft of others have jumped on the AI Large Language Model (LLM [ChatGPT and Google Bard are LLMs]) cybersecurity bandwagon. But there is reason to be hesitant about rushing to entrust the security of your data before these things have been vetted, and before we understand a truly useful way to integrate them. Because for one, LLMs have been shown to regularly return false results. And for another, the most popular open source LLM is already hacked … [5 min. read] infosecurity-magazine.com

Note: The Mixtape section is Bryley’s curated list of external stories. Bryley does not take credit for the content of these stories, nor does it endorse or imply an affiliation with the authors or publications in which they appear.

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