News | February 15, 2021

Tech Talk Weekly Newsletter: Monday, February 15, 2021

The Tech Newsletter  

EMPIST Tech Talk  

It’s time to get ready for another week of Tech Talk! Get the latest on technology news, marketing highlights, EMPIST exclusive content, and more. Here we go! 

The Weekly Tech News Update  

This story takes the risk of a cyber-attack to another level. A hacker recently gained access to a computer at a water facility in Florida. The hacker in question was able to use the remote-control software to change the levels of sodium hydroxide, making the water extremely toxic to ingest. Luckily, there were fail-safes and alarms in place, so this water would never reach residents. However, this security threat is something that will be taken more seriously in the future. Read the full story >>

The Weekly EMPIST Blog  

How to Test If Your Website Is Secure 

Most businesses these days have a website. However, many users are doing little to nothing to ensure their website is secure. Remember, the security of your website greatly influences the credibility of your business, and a website that isn’t secure also puts your business’s sensitive data at risk. Learning how to test if your website is secure is essential to keeping your digital business running safely and smoothly. Read the blog >> 

The Tech Talk Newsletter Tip 

From the EMPIST Help Desk  

Smartphone cybersecurity tip: Make sure your WIFI and Bluetooth are off when you are not using them. Hackers can use this opportunity to connect to your phone and access sensitive information. 

The Tech Talk Trivia 

Question: What is the name of the country with the highest percentage of their population online?  

The Weekly Marketing Spotlight 

Pinterest is hosting a virtual advertiser summit to promote its service as a brand-safe shopping platform. The event is called Pinterest Presents, and it will be happening on March 3rd and available to those in the U.S., U.K., France, and many more global locations. This event will highlight Pinterest’s commerce functionalities, tailored advertising approach, and safe sales processes. Read the full story >>

Trivia Answer: Iceland  

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