EMPIST Tech Talk Weekly Newsletter: Monday, October 26, 2020

News | October 26, 2020

The Tech Newsletter  

EMPIST Tech Talk  

It’s time for your weekly EMPIST news! Check out our Phishing Trick-or-Treat quiz this week to test your security skills for Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Get all this and more in the Tech Talk! 

The Weekly Tech News Update  

Amazon’s new program will pay consumers for data on what they are purchasing outside of the Amazon website. This information will be measured by sending participating customers short surveys through the Amazon Shopper Panel. Those getting paid by Amazon will also be asked to send in 10 receipts a month for non-Amazon stores. Read the full story >>

The Weekly EMPIST Blog  

TikTok’s Multi-Factor Authentication Slip Up 

It’s Time for Better Security  

There is no better way to start off Cybersecurity Awareness Month than with a little multi-factor authentication (MFA) news story, so let’s get into it! The ever-popular video-sharing app TikTok has a reputation for many things, sadly one of them being that the platform lacks some much-needed security measures. Security professionals have spoken out many times on the importance of implementing multi-factor authentication on social media applications. Read the blog >> 

Cybersecurity Awareness Month 

The Phishing Trick-or-Treat Quiz  

Test your phishing skills with our short Halloween-themed assessment, and you will be entered to win a $20 Amazon digital gift card. Start quiz >> 

The Tech Talk Newsletter Tip 

From the EMPIST Help Desk 

Despite your best efforts, security breaches can still happen. So, in addition to strengthening your password protection, might we suggest taking the time to backup your data as well?  

Building a system that regularly – and securely – backs your information up will guarantee that, if your defenses fail, your data can still be accessed.   

The Tech Talk Trivia 

Question: The original Nintendo Entertainment System was manufactured by what company? 

The Weekly Marketing Spotlight 

The popular clothing brand Gap has launched its hopeful holiday campaign, “Dream the Future.” The cheerful campaign highlights all the things we should be focusing on to stay positive during these difficult times this holiday season. The ad is meant to showcase “modern American optimism.” Read the full story >>

Trivia Answer: Ricoh  

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