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The largest hack to ever impact children was perpetrated against VTech in late November, 2015.
in Business, Governance, News, The Guardian Podcast

What Parents Can Do To Protect Children From On Line Hackers

What Parents Can Do To Protect Children From On Line Hackers. HackersRyn Melberg has some very important and solemn advise for parents; be extremely mindful of what you post on line about your children because it could affect their financial future and even put them in physical danger. In late November, 2015 Hong Kong based children’s toy maker V-Tech was hacked with information about 6.4...

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08 Dec 2015
In this photo from Forbes, the place where the children' tablet learning toy was vulnerable is identified.
in Business, Governance, News, The Guardian Podcast

V-Tech Hack Impacts Child Security

V-Tech Hack Impacts Child Security. This week on the program Ryn will discuss with us some much needed steps that parents or anyone with children in their lives needs to take to protect the privacy of those same youngsters. This in the wake of the hack of Hong Kong based VTech, maker of electronic learning toys. That hack exposed information about over 6.4 million children. To...

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07 Dec 2015
Multitaskers are good at looking busy but little else.
in Agile, Business, News, The Guardian Podcast

Multitasking Myth and Productivity Debunked on The Guardian Podcast

Myth of Multitasking and Productivity Debunked on The Guardian Podcast The most valuable employees in the workplace are not necessarily the ones who seem busiest, according to Ryn Melberg on her weekly podcast, The Guardian. In fact it is more likely that the exact opposite is true. The Guardian Podcast with Ryn Melberg can be heard on iTunes, Soundcloud, or at www.rynmelberg.com. Agile And Multitasking...

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03 Dec 2015
The myth that people who multi task are the most productive and best to have is what Ryn tackles this week.
in Agile, Business, News, The Guardian Podcast

Myth Of Multi-Tasking, Agile’s Cure For It

Myth Of Multi-Tasking, Agile’s Cure For It. This week on the Guardian Podcast with Ryn Melberg we will discuss why multitasking is not the productivity gain that so many people seem to think it is. A popular notion in the culture is that so called multi tasking is the mark of the most productive, smartest and therefore supremely valuable employees. While counterintuitive, it is not true....

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30 Nov 2015
Business Needs A New Governance Model To Cope With Cyber Security
in Governance, Uncategorized

Business Needs A New Governance Model To Cope With Cyber Security

Business Needs A New Governance Model To Cope With Cyber Security. With a Scrum team dedicated to cyber security and a board that treated it differently than other business continuity issues, much could be done to secure data in the public and private sector. In the era of cyber security breaches that cost business and governments millions if not billions of dollars, a new way...

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25 Nov 2015
IT crises are the next wave of crisis management for corporate boards of directors to manage.
in Business, Governance, News, The Guardian Podcast, Uncategorized

Guardian Podcast IT Security, Governance, and Crisis Management

Guardian Podcast IT Security, Governance, and Crisis Management In the past on this program we have talked about the need for better security in an on line world. We have also talked about corporate governance failures at several companies and organizations around the world. This week we are going to discuss how corporate boards of directors manage a corporate IT crisis. Just like with traditional...

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23 Nov 2015
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Ryn Melberg In Canada Financial Post Magazine

Last month Ryn was interviewed by the Canada Financial Post Magazine about governance and IT security in the wake of the Ashley Madison hacking scandal. If you missed it, here is a link: http://www.pressreader.com/bookmark/BCxe4DLUwaCp4Ypx_S4PwUQVhZRjlPovQ578uGIjrGE1/ Or the whole thing here! Hacktivists are on the rise and Ashley Madison is only the latest victim. Financial Post Magazine 13 Oct 2015 SOURCE: HACKMAGEDDON.COM Avid Life Media Inc.’s failed attempt...

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19 Nov 2015
Can Agile Repair The Healthcare Industry Or Is It Too Broken To Fix?
in The Guardian Podcast, Uncategorized

Can Agile Repair The Healthcare Industry Or Is It Too Broken To Fix?

Can Agile Repair The Healthcare Industry Or Is It Too Broken To Fix? This week on The Guardian Podcast Ryn Melberg describes the ways that Agile project methodology can be used to make the U.S. healthcare industry better. The Guardian Podcast can be heard on Soundcloud (https://soundcloud.com/harold-nicoll/how-agile-can-save-the-healthcare-industry), iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/how-agile-can-save-healthcare/id977764101?i=357246792&mt=2), or www.rynmelberg.com. The overall population of the United States is getting older and with aging comes...

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19 Nov 2015
in Business, News, The Guardian Podcast

How Agile Can Save The Healthcare Industry

How Agile Can Save The Healthcare Industry? We have been told that there were some industries that were too big to fail. What many believe is that they are simply too broke to fix. Healthcare seems like one of those that we cannot afford to let fail, but is much too broken to be repaired. Can Agile be used to fix the healthcare industry? https://soundcloud.com/harold-nicoll/how-agile-can-save-the-healthcare-industry

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16 Nov 2015
The very first robot prototype serves coffee in what was a good idea but poorly executed.
in Business, News, The Guardian Podcast

Agile For Non-Code Writing Projects And Organizations

Agile For Non-Code Writing Projects And Organizations. Agile project methodology is not just for code writers anymore. Or so says Ryn Melberg on her weekly podcast, The Guardian. The Guardian podcast can be heard at www.rynmelberg.com, on iTunes, or on Sound Cloud. There are parts of Agile that can be used in all types of organizations and situations with great success. There are even Kanban...

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11 Nov 2015
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