Daily Archives: May 16, 2017

WannaCry Ransomware – What You Need to Do to Reduce the Risk and the Impact

Last Friday May 12, 2017, approximately 200,000 systems located in 150 countries were impacted by WannaCry Ransomware attacks. WannaCry Ransomware is being regarded as the most damaging ransomware attack to date. This is due to the short amount of time in which a large quantity of systems were impacted over a wide spread of geographical locations.

How did it happen?

Attackers used leaked techniques for hacking Windows OS that were created by the National Security Agency (NSA). These attacks were deployed via a Windows vulnerability that had a patch released for it in March 2017. Systems that were not patched were …read more

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Considering a Startup as a Second Act? (Part II)

Wondering if you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur? Are you considering becoming a startup founder after some business or technical experience? Elana Fine, Executive Director of the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, recently shared her thoughts in a webinar entitled “Is a Startup Part of Your Second Act?” Fine considered three main questions: Why? What? and, How? Last week we explained Why, now let’s explore the What.

What? Different Paths to Entrepreneurship

There are various options and paths to entrepreneurship, which involve varying degrees of risk. …read more

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House Votes to Repeal and Replace the ACA – What Does it Really Mean?

On May 5, the House of Representatives narrowly approved the American Health Care Act (AHCA). The bill was hastily modified after the initial version from March was doomed to fail. The current Administration has been under enormous pressure to make progress on one of its biggest campaign promises. What began as repeal Obamacare during the campaign, morphed into repeal and replace post-inauguration and is now a huge unknown.

Some of the relevant healthcare provisions of the new bill include:

  • Repeal of the employer shared-responsibility penalties
  • Greater state control over health plan requirements
  • Further implementation delays of the Cadillac Tax until January 1, 2026
  • Increased limits …read more

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