The 2015 Arkansas murder case that depended on smart-home devices, made the news again as the judge in the civil case upheld his ruling that James Bates is financially liable for the death of Victor Collins. The case against the accused was built on, among other forensics, records from Amazon whose Echo device was installed by the scene of Collins’ death, as well as evidence from a so-called smart meter. The smart meter reported inordinate usage of water around the time of death, which led the police to argue that a bloody patio was hosed down.
A nearby manufacturer called Bryley panicked. The problems started with a failed upgrade to their ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning software). Because they hadn’t wanted to interrupt their workflow, the company hadn’t upgraded the ERP in more than five years. But the installed version was now beyond maintenance and support, so they bit the bullet. Only, during the upgrade there was a power fluctuation so that the upgrade did not complete. In fact no computer on the network would boot normally. In addition while trying to resolve the failed upgrade, they found a flaw in their in-house back-ups. Now the business was losing days and money to downtime.
Celebrated On March 31st Data is essential to us all. We rely on it complete even the most basic daily tasks, and yet it is so easy to take for granted. World Backup Day was established to remind us of the importance of data in our lives, and why we must make a sincere effort […]
Surprised that in the last month, between two small marketing list brokers, more than a billion personal records were found to have been leaked on the internet?1
That data then gets leaked and sold to potentially hold users’ computers or reputation for ransom. Or as in a 2018 hack, of DNA tester, MyHeritage, there is the ability to sell the data to the insurance and mortgage industries, revealing DNA disease susceptibilities, thereby making the user ineligible for coverage or a loan.2
GDPR to the Rescue!
Bryley’s client, Wilson Farm, is an upscale market for farm-fresh produce, home baked goods and prepared foods. On Sunday, we took a trip to their farm stand and came home with delicious prepared gourmet dinners, fruits and treats. For our employees, we bought them a beautiful cake decorated as a present and Monday became “Cake […]
A sense of belonging, a sense of community and for businesspeople, a touchpoint for customer service and the ability to market to specific demographics are among social media’s benefits. And like every technology, social media – by which I mean websites that offer sharing tools that allow people to interact (e.g. Instagram, Twitter, SnapChat, Facebook, YouTube) – have their drawbacks.
Bryley Systems Inc. is pleased to announce Garin A. Livingstone as Director of Operations. Mr. Livingstone will be responsible for business leadership and vision as well as the day-to-day operations and performance of the company. “We are team-oriented at Bryley Systems,” said Livingstone, “and I look forward to continue working within a collaborative environment, providing […]