Police in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh have arrested three evangelical Christians, accusing them of forced conversion and insulting Hindu religious sentiment. Rev V A Anthony, of the Brethren Assembly Church in Satna, his wife Prabha and another woman were arrested after leading prayers in the nearby town of Aber. No-one is making any inroads at all into the non-religious population or non-Christian religions. For the first time on record people of no religion outnumber Christians in England and Wales.
London has the highest proportion of people who say they are religious due mainly to having high levels of people who identify with non-Christian religions. Wales has the highest proportion who say they have no religion, largely due to the low number of immigrants. The Christian population is ageing, half of all Christians in England and Wales are over 55 [ed. The proportion of the population who describe themselves as Anglican plunged from 44.5% in 1983 to 19% in 2014. The Church of England expects attendance to continue to fall for another 30 years as its congregations age and the millennial generation spurns the institutions of faith.
Meanwhile the Archbishop of Canterbury (above) has urged Christians not talk to people about their faith unless they are actively invited to do so.
Michelle and I are off to Thailand to meet up with our MOVE workers who are serving in India, Thailand, the South Pacific, Australia and Britain.
Then I get to visit the Land Downunder and meet my grandson Jackson for the first time, see our four children and watch Collingwood play Melbourne at the MCG. The plan was simple, meet people in the community on the streets or in homes and offer to pray for them. After five days in Moss Side, Manchester we know on any day there are people waiting to learn more and waiting to turn and believe. Michelle and I will in London for the next Following and Fishing Training, June 17-18, 2016. The training gets you started connecting with people, sharing the gospel and making disciples.
For Aussie readers, What Jesus Started and Pioneering Movements are on sale at Koorong Books—20% off. We crowded into the hotel conference room for our final session at the end of a long week searching for people and houses of peace.
All of this happened in Moss Side, notorious for its high rate of drug and gang related murders. Thanks to our hosts, Anthony Delaney and Ivy Church, and to Don Waybright and the team from Sugar Creek which included their lead pastor Mark Hartman.
The notorious Moss Side neighborhood of Manchester UK is recognized as the most diverse neighborhood in the world. Day One: 56 people received prayer, 48 people heard the gospel (3Circles), 11 yellow lights (I want to learn more), 4 green lights (turned and believed). Steve Wright talks about how a multi-site mega church can reach it’s community through multiplying disciples and churches. Each touch of training has two components: one is the event and the second is the weekly rollout. We went in to Tulsa in September-October, and it was just a soft touch of training with the pastors and elders and a few key people in the church.
They started going through the Commands of Christ on Wednesday nights, they started taking a training team out in the harvest on Thursday nights, and next thing you know you’re seeing out of this church led by pastors and elders, people come to Christ and stories start bubbling out within the community. So we show up in January and I meet with their fruitful trainers on the ground the night before, and we run through the training and practice and we get up there and their people did 80% of the training.
So second touch of training, we did the event and then they did the 4-6 week rollout of the Commands of Christ afterwards. At this training one of the trainer’s second-generation disciple was there and that person baptized a third-generation disciple at the training. Our whole goal is to come in to help get it started, then we remove ourselves and just continue on in a coaching and mentoring relationship, so that it’s the local leaders and teams that are the ones rolling this out. The 3Touches are three training events on sharing the gospel and making disciples, two-three months apart. At the last event (2-3 months later) the swarm team watch while the local practitioners do all the training.
Adopt a NoPlaceLeft radius around church to share gospel with every household within a time-frame. Recently I spoke to Troy Cooper about how he finds churches that are ready to become mobilisation centres for multiplying disciples and churches. One is disciple-making—they’re usually exploring different evangelism and discipleship tools that are totally unrelated to one another.
The second is church planting—hey we’re interested in planting churches—and they’ll typically outsource this to somebody. The third one is missions mobilization; they’ve got a heart to mobilize people to the nations and they’re usually looking to outsource that too.
When I look at the Bible and see what happened in the book of Acts, if you start with disciple-making, it leads to church planting, which leads to missions mobilisation.
But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us. In New Zealand, as in Australia, Britain and Europe, we’re still a long way from multiplying movements of disciples and churches. The biggest barrier to the spread of the gospel, resulting in new disciples and multiplying streams of churches, is our unwillingness to share the gospel up front and early and teach new disciples how to obey Christ. Theirs is the story of gospel advance as Phil is facing a life and death struggle with cancer. Phil and Monika Clark talk with Steve Addison about their story of pioneering movements in New Zealand. Last time we checked in Russell Godward was out searching for houses of peace in Gisambi, Kenya. If you want your Mondays to be different maybe we could come and train with you, your church or a group of churches in your town?
I got comfortable and settled in to switch off and watch a movie before the busy two weeks ahead and noticed an older Asian man sitting next to me.
Part way though the flight (at and my movie!) the gentleman next to me tapped me on the shoulder. I talked about how in the Koran it says Jesus was sinless, born of a virgin and did miracles. So, there, at 30,000 feet we prayed and Salim from Sri Lanka asked Jesus to forgive his sins and said he wanted to follow Him. Please pray that the seed that has been planted in Salim’s heart will grow and that he will become a strong follower of Christ.
David Broodryk talks to Steve Addison about the place of groups, gatherings and teams in pioneering movements in urban environments.
God assumed from the beginning that the wise of the world would view Christians as fools…and He has not been disappointed.
But if influence reduces merely to terms of human flourishing and the Common Good, we are not preaching the gospel. According to Pew Research, among Christians women are more religious than men, but among Muslims women are rarely more religious than men. The poll, published in the liberal daily L’Unita, challenges long-held perceptions that Italy is a ”Catholic” country, despite the popularity of Pope Francis and the historic role of the Vatican City State in the heart of Rome. Of the 1,500 respondents, 4 percent said they were Orthodox or Protestant, 2 percent were Buddhist, 1 percent were Jewish and 1 percent were Muslim.
A surprising 20 percent said they were atheist, while 8 percent said they were religiously unaffiliated. Italy has witnessed a weakening of religious faith over the past 20 years and a growing trend toward personal spiritual inquiry. Over the next four decades, Christians will remain the largest religious group, but Islam will grow faster than any other major religion, mostly because Muslims are younger and have more children than any other religious group globally. The cyber threat world is changing fast and hackers have their sights squarely set on the financial industry, so here are five security practices your firm had better get right. Engage a real-time intrusion detection and mitigation system for both your on-premise and cloud environments.
From our perspective, the cloud is now a tried and tested infrastructure environment that is acceptable to the institutional investor community. Where managers need to spend their time is deciding on the best cloud provider to work with, as opposed to thinking about whether or not they should use a cloud provider in the first place.
There are clear indicators to look for and expect from a cloud services provider with whom you wish to entrust your firm's technology lifeblood.
When entering into a new partnership, you want to feel confident that the other side understands you and appreciates your unique qualities. One of the great benefits to leveraging an outsourced cloud provider is that it checks off an important box on your task list.
We're all concerned about the potential for a security breach to wreak havoc in a business setting, and preventing such an occurrence is not an easy feat. The typical auto-reply includes a brief explanation of why the recipient is out of the office, an approximate date of return and who the sender can alternatively contact.
Auto-replies that disclose travel details pose a physical threat as they provide criminals or intruders with the recipient’s whereabouts.
Perhaps this person is the safeguard to financial records, or a security officer at the company’s front entrance. Out-of-office notifications enable attackers to expand their reconnaissance of an organization. Cybercriminals can target the alternate contact provided in the automatic response for a spear-phishing campaign, which typically involves an email, IM or text message requesting you to verify information by clicking on a link or completing a form. Following is an example of the type of phishing or imposter emails that enter employees’ inboxes. Paul defined cybersecurity and scalability as two primary technology considerations for new managers. Paul continued to place emphasis on customized IT, stating that when it comes to outsourcing, it is imperative that a firm carries out proper due diligence in choosing a provider to meet the firm’s unique needs. In addressing the SEC’s increasing cyber expectations, Paul noted the importance of having a Written Information Security Plan (WISP) in place. In addition to WISP development and implementing additional policies (Access Control, Personal Information Security, Incident Response, etc.), and, of course, employing layers of security across infrastructure, employee awareness and training is the last critical piece of the puzzle.
Paul concluded by describing the five most common mistakes new launches make during the start-up phase, and how to avoid them. You haven’t fully considered the multiple roles technology plays in your current work environment. At the heart of authentication is controlling access to ensure individuals only access the information they need. As part of Information Security Planning, firms should also identify applications, services or websites that require at least one level of authentication (e.g. Knowledge based, which centers on something you know such as a password or answer to a security question. Possession based, which is linked to something you have such as a cryptocard, mobile device or ATM card. Speaking of a second authenticator, multi-factor authentication is established by requiring two of the above factors. Putting a specific two-factor authentication product in the spotlight, Eze Castle Integration has added Duo, a two-factor authentication tool, to our Eze Managed Suite offering to provide an added layer of security and protection.
With Duo, users leverage their smartphones for authentication, eliminating the need to carry extra devices, like tokens, fobs and key cards. But there is another trap you should be wary of, and that’s the one hackers are setting for you right now. A cyber attacker will send you a message that appears to be from a reliable source, prompting you to open it. In traditional phishing, cyber criminals send out messages to millions of users trying to infect as many users as possible. Many firms create a 10-20-page written information security plan that formalizes the definitions and policies that govern the creation, access, and deletion of confidential information and computing services. Regulatory Risks – Following the right security practices will enable you to achieve clean audits from industry and government regulators.
Personal Email – Even if your employee is following all of your processes and practices with work-related email, you could still be vulnerable if her private, personal email is breached or corrupted. By developing an internal culture of security, the organization does far more than deploy and configure bits and bytes. The cybersecurity landscape is constantly changing and today the cyber threat actors range from organized crime to state sponsors. When it comes to advanced persistent threats, the cyber criminals often use targeted social engineering tactics including spear phishing. Real-time intrusion detection and prevention systems that include 24x7 monitoring by security experts are a key defense in finding and stopping network intruders. Show investors that you have a 3+ year budget for working capital without any performance fees. Make sure to properly allocate expense and investment opportunities if you decide to launch a single investor fund or separately managed accounts. When it comes to seed arrangements, pick the right partner and put parameters around potential issues that could arise. Become familiar with the changing expectations on the cybersecurity front, from both investors and regulators. The Cybersecurity Interpretive Notice applies to all membership categories--futures commission merchants, swap dealers, major swap participants, introducing brokers, forex dealer members, commodity pool operators and commodity trading advisors. But whatever approach is taken, the Cybersecurity Interpretive Notice requires Members to adopt and enforce an information systems security program (ISSP) appropriate to its circumstances.
Description of ongoing education and training related to information systems security for employees.
NFA recognizes that some Members may face a significant challenge implementing ISSPs by the March 1, 2016 effective date, and any programs that are adopted will be refined over time. Eze Castle Integration’s Cybersecurity Practice Team is available to create Written Information System Security Programs for firms. Operating capital may be limited in the first few years after your launch, so careful budgeting and long range planning will serve your firm well. Governmental oversight of the financial industry has evolved dramatically in the last decade.
Apart from registration, you should also determine if there are any legislative implications for your new firm. Since 2014, cybersecurity preparedness is also a critical area of focus for regulatory bodies. Cloud services offer more flexibility than traditional infrastructure models and, beyond cost-savings, can reap rewards for new launches. Of course, one of the greatest benefits to using an outsourced cloud service is professional management and monitoring. Beyond infrastructure safeguards, it is critical that firms implement policies and procedures to protect firm and client assets. While the list of considerations is surely long for new hedge fund managers, we've whittled it down to 10 Keys to Launching a Hedge Fund Successfully - a guide for new startups to use when setting off on their new journey.
We at Eze Castle Integration have identified the top four reasons why backups are critical to not only a firm’s growth, but also their survival. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has instituted regulations on the storage of financial records and electronic communication, and financial industry regulatory agencies such as FINRA now provide standards and guidance information on potential threats. The reasoning behind these recommendations is the volume of things that can go wrong with your data storage solution. Regulatory and compliance organizations recognize the necessity of data security and advocate for firms to have a comprehensive backup solution in place. As reported by Gartner in the 2015 Gartner MQ Report for Enterprise Backup Software and Integrated Appliances, by 2017, the number of enterprises using the cloud as a backup destination will double, growing from twelve percent (12%) today.
Consider the impact to your business if you lost the data held in your CRM, financial, or reporting systems.
Backups should be an integrated part of not only the IT department, but of the overall business strategy.
Businesses invest large amounts of time, money and resources into their operations; however, most are lacking a plan to protect this hard work. Because the security of data is imperative, it’s critical that firms choose the right provider to maintain tight control and visibility over business critical information.


In some cases, however, insurance coverage has not satisfied the demands of firms and instead left them feeling scammed a second time. One example of this comes from Texas where a manufacturing firm is suing their cyber insurance provider for refusing to cover a loss that came at the hands of a phishing scheme.
Situations like these are reminders for Chief Financial Officers and Risk Officers to carefully comb their cyber insurance policies to gain a comprehensive understanding of what exactly is covered – and what is not.
Given the risk landscape, it is no wonder companies of all sizes continue to be subject to increasing data breach liability, both in the form of single plaintiff or class action lawsuits and regulatory investigations and proceedings. Plaintiffs in data breach class actions typically allege that businesses failed to adequately safeguard consumer information and gave insufficient and untimely notice of the breach.
Companies affected by a Cyber breach may also face liability to third parties, which may result in defense costs, settlements, judgments and, sometimes punitive damages. It seems that every hour emerging innovations and dynamic social platforms open the threshold of new opportunities to share and attain information. When it comes to social media engines, when did people become the mindless machines pumping out sensitive information? Think of other websites you frequently utilize that require passwords and personal details.
We select these Q&As to safeguard our personal accounts, but overlook other platforms we might have shared this information on previously.
Following his election as an MSP, he became SNP Business Convenor Chairman of the Party), responsible for chairing Conference, the National Executive and the management and administration of the party. Elected to Renfrewshire Council in 1999 at the age of 21 he was the youngest male Councillor in Scotland at the time. He was appointed Chief Planner in July 2012 following Jim Mackinnon’s retirement from Scottish Government. Duncan Maclennan is Director of the Scottish Cities Knowledge Centre and the Centre for Housing Research at the University of St Andrews. He has an extensive record of advising public policymakers (advising OECD on Urban Affairs from 1984 to 1996, the World Bank between 1980and 2000 and the EU in the 1990’s). He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (Scotland’s national academy) and was awarded a CBE for services to housing research and policy in Britain in 1997.
Ross Martin is SCDI’s 8th Chief Executive, with a wide and diverse background working across the Scottish economy in the public, private and social sectors. Ross has been driving the development and diversification of Scotland's economy for over a quarter of a century, through the transformation of public services, his support for a wide range of SMEs, or through his more recent policy work at the CSPP helping to create the conditions for sustainable growth. Ross is also an occasionally practicing high school teacher, an adviser to Adopt an Intern, which he helped to create, and previously an adviser to BIDS Scotland, the national network for the country's fastest growing local economic partnership, the Business Improvement District. Ross is a regular commentator on the politics of the economy in print, broadcast and of course social media, and has developed a reputation as an energetic and informative leader of mature and reflective policy debate.
Stephen Hagan is a councillor with Orkney Islands Council, representing the North Isles since 1994. He grew up in Northern Ireland and came to Scotland to attend university, graduating from Edinburgh as a civil engineer. Stephen has served on various boards including the North of Scotland Water Authority, Orkney Enterprise, Orkney Auction Mart and was the inaugural chair of Westray Development Trust.
Currently he sits on the David MacBrayne Ltd and NHS Orkney boards as well as being the CoSLA spokesperson for Development, Economy and Sustainability. After qualifying as an engineer, Dave took two years out to do a wide variety of community work, before returning to do an Masters in Energy and Environmental Systems at Glasgow Caledonian University. Dave held a variety of posts in local government including managing recycling for Dundee City Council and environmental strategy at Falkirk Council, before joining SEPA in 2000 where he was formerly Head of Environmental Strategy. After graduating from Glasgow School of Art, Dorothy took up employment as Leicester City Council’s first Cycle Planning Officer in 1995.
In 1990, she joined Dumbarton District and took up main stream planning activities in Local Planning, Data and Research and Development Management staying with Dumbarton District through Local Government reorganisation. Joining East Renfrewshire Council in 2002, Dorothy has gained a further 10 years experience at a more senior level, in a range of Development Planning activities seeing two Plans through the majority of their life cycles including the Inquiry and Examination processes. Between 1997 and 2003 Craig was Chief Executive of the Scottish Urban Regeneration Forum (SURF), the independent network promoting best practice in regeneration. Craig is a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute and the Institute of Economic Development and is an Academician of the Institute of Urbanism. Craig was recently included in Planning Magazine’s Planning Power 100 list of people with the greatest influence over planning policy and decision-making in the UK. Jennifer Ramsay is Community Energy Scotland’s Community Benefit Officer, responsible for giving guidance and support to community groups and developers dealing with funds from commercial renewable energy developments. Pamela Ewen took up post in May 2009 as the Strategic Development Planning Authority Manager for the Dundee and Perth City Region, known as TAYplan.
After graduating in the early 1990’s from Strathclyde University she commenced her career in Local Government in Ayr before moving to Central Region and then Clackmannanshire working across development management, project implementation and development planning. So I went to Manchester in faith that God was already at work and I would encounter him in the harvest. We encountered Muslims from around the world, Rastafarians, Gnostics, drug dealers, prostitutes, pimps, gang bangers and more.
We really believe it’s the week-to-week rollout of the training that really gets to movement, but the event training becomes an on-ramp for people and an opportunity to help raise up trainers. So we were scheduled for January, April and July—three touches—but the January training was now a second touch because we’ve already got people on the ground that can train.
We just went back for the third touch and just watched them at two campuses, and now they’ve got a solid training team on several campuses, and now those teams are helping train other churches in the city.
After each one 3Thirds discipleship groups are launched to practice the skills, begin sharing the gospel and learn how to disciple others. So we went in to talk about church planting but we immediately went back to let’s talk about how to make disciples. We pray together as a young 19 year old guy turns his life over to following Jesus, and we make plans to start meeting to disciple him! Broken people are not put back together overnight, but why would you want to do anything else? The Spirit stirred him, then a slow realisation showed on his face and he acknowledged that Jesus must be greater. Salim’s son-in-law in Sri Lanka is a Christian and when he returns to Sri Lanka he is looking forward to talking with him. A flourishing culture that likes the trappings and benefits of Christianity, but not its kernel, isn’t biblical Christianity. Here’s the inspiring story of how disciple making movements are spreading in the prison system. Of those, some said they believed in destiny, horoscopes, reincarnation, Tarot readings and miracle cures. All other faiths, except Islam, have plateaued or are declining in their percentage share of the world’s growing population. These foundational layers of security include anti-virus protection, network firewalls, web filtering and strong password policies.
Be sure to track and observe all network actions to be aware of breaches, attacks or unauthorized access of sensitive information. It is essential that companies authenticate firewall configurations and anti-virus patching, network device security and evidence of criminal activity. A firm must train employees on handling confidential data and define their responsibilities around cybersecurity. They have become very thorough in their operational due diligence process, understanding exactly what cloud providers provide from an operational, management and security perspective. Employee awareness and training are arguably the most important factors in preventing a workplace security incident, but let's not overlook the technology must-haves.
To let your clients, partners, colleagues, and the like know that you won’t be able to respond to their emails, you create an out-of-office message.
You may also list your chain of command and if you manage multiple departments, perhaps include the names and contact information for each division.
Regardless of whether location is provided, one can link travel dates to a popular financial industry trade show.
Criminals can deduct from this message which key personal are not present onsite, exposing a gap in the hedge fund’s security posture. We hear and read stories too often about employees being victims of social engineering schemes.
Enacting and employing policies to mitigate security risk is critical, but documenting those policies is equally as important -- not only to meet the demands of the SEC, but to demonstrate to clients and investors that your firm takes cybersecurity preparedness seriously. Policies can be documented, Paul explained, but if employees are not trained to identify and mitigate cyber risks, the policies will be ineffective in protecting a firm.
In reality, a successful approach means negotiating, purchasing and deploying multiple systems from multiple service providers.
Before you commit to any tech solutions, envision how your fund will look in the long term. Consider the work you’re doing as an employee, and consider which systems supported that work. Acknowledge that you will require IT systems to build servers, manage networks, and handle day-to-day needs. With stories of password compromises becoming more common it is important to understand the types of authentication factors available and good computing practices.
This is the most commonly used authentication factor and potentially the weakest if strong password and change requirements are not enforced. When using a mobile device, for example, a one-time password (OTP) can be generated to provide access for only one login session or transaction.
Apple notably introduced inherence factor authentication with its iPhone TouchID biometric fingerprint reader. This means that in addition to providing a password for access, a user would also need to provide a separate PIN number, for example. Duo combines modern two-factor authentication with advanced endpoint security solutions to protect users from account takeovers and data breaches. Phishing is a psychological attack used by cyber criminals in order to trick you into giving up personal information or taking action. If the email appears to be from a legitimate organization but the address is a personal account (Gmail, MSN, Hotmail, Yahoo) it is probably an attack.
If your friend or colleague sends you a strange message, their account may have been attacked. That can be everything from a definition of personally identifiable information (PII), a description of user access privileges and roles, or policies regarding USB thumb-drives. It commits to defining and following thoughtful, far-ranging policies to eliminate the needless internal vulnerabilities that often go unrecognized. APT intrusions are often focused on high-value information and sectors such as the financial industry. In a spear phishing incident, criminals target specific companies or individuals and conduct background research to compile employee names, titles and contact information. Not only must emerging managers evaluate traditional deployment strategies, but consider current factors influencing the financial landscape. There was quite a bit of content discussed during the 1-hour event, so we’ve pulled out some key takeaways.
Target those who have a history of being receptive to founder share class and who may offer lower management and performance fees.
Recognize where the private cloud has an edge: high-touch, industry-specific service and support, scalability and application integration, and security and compliance. Value is derived from knowledge of the application, knowledge of business, and having a dedicated support team. The NFA's Interpretive Notice to NFA Compliance Rules 2-9, 2-36 and 2-49 entitled Information Systems Security Programs requires Member firms to adopt and enforce written policies and procedures to secure customer data and access to their electronic systems. Executive-level participation and annual review of the information security program is expected. NFA expects to devote appropriate resources, such as providing additional guidance, to assist Members as they develop and implement their ISSPs. Don't forget to visit Hedge IT on Thursday as we reveal the last of our key considerations for starting a hedge fund. Hedge funds, private equity firms and registered investment advisers now operate in a world where they are beholden to regulatory bodies with growing expectations and requirements.
The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010, which redefined the registration requirements for hedge funds, also set forth new reporting requirements and standards for safeguards.
With the prevalence of cyber threats and attacks, the SEC’s Office of Compliance and Examinations (OCIE) has incorporated cybersecurity into its examination targets. Firms can add users nearly instantly – a welcome benefit for startups looking to ramp up quickly.
You can do this by conducting employee awareness training to keep all users informed and educated about the cyber environment and the threats that may arise. And be sure to come back to Hedge IT later this week when we'll be sharing an excerpt from our brand new whitepaper on the same topic! Regulatory agencies and investors now expect businesses to have backup solutions and comprehensive record-keeping practices. In addition, international regulators such as the FCA, a financial regulatory body in the United Kingdom, are also demanding firms to have a data backup solution. From hardware failure, software corruption, virus or network security breaches, to natural disasters and human error, the threat to your data is endless.
Businesses that demonstrate that their data is secure and backed up have a competitive edge when security questions inevitably come their way. And by 2017, seventy-five percent (75%) of organizations will have replaced their remote-office tape backup with a disk-based backup solution that incorporates replication, up from forty-five percent (45%) today.
A SMB Disaster Preparedness Survey by Symantec found that downtime costs small businesses an average of approximately $12,500 per day and medium businesses $23,000 per day.
Eze Castle partners with KeepItSafe, a leading provider for managed online backup and recovery, to deliver our Eze Vault services.
As hackers become savvier and cyber schemes more elaborate, many firms are relying on cyber liability policies to add an extra layer of protection. Governments are facing an unprecedented level of Cyber attacks and threats with the potential to undermine national security and critical infrastructure. Negligence, breach of fiduciary duty and breach of contract are just some of the allegations that a company may face as a result of a systems failure or lax security that compromises the security of customers’ personal information or data.
Companies may also face class actions from banks and credit unions seeking damages for administrative expenses, lost interest, transaction fees and lost customers. For example, 25 class action lawsuits were settled in the wake of a retailer’s 2007 data breach involving the theft of data related to over 45 million credit and debit cards. Third parties bringing lawsuits against businesses for damages are increasingly seeking to expand the nature of injuries and remedies sought in light of early case law which determined that there was no injury in fact sustained by the Cyber breach and thus no standing to sue. The enactment of ITERA and the growing recognition in the business community that time spent repairing credit may constitute an injury in fact, may create an increased willingness of courts to find consumer standing to bring such actions and thus an increased liability risk to businesses. Typical data requested from social sites may include your full name, age, sex, birthday, relatives, photos, account access, etc.
Conceivably, if you scroll through your status updates and photos on Facebook you could find all of these personal facts. He won three successive ward elections, to become Leader of Renfrewshire Council in May 2007, taking the SNP from opposition to lead the administration for the first time.
Ross chairs the Scottish Waterways Trust, which is working to bring this wonderful piece of our industrial heritage to life encouraging engagement across the canal network. Ross lives in Larbert, in the heart of Scotland, and enjoys playing golf, walking and swimming as well as travelling to find inspiration for further change! She has substantial experience in delivering major housing proposals in Scotland, England and Australia. Posts held during that time have included both chair of both Orkney Ferries and the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. He worked with the Department of Agriculture in Northern Ireland before relocating to Orkney to farm in Westray.
This was an extremely enjoyable position, promoting improved facilities for cyclists under an inspirational Team Leader who identified the impending health and inactivity crisis as a potential challenge ahead. In particular, she recently took the East Renfrewshire Council LDP through its MIR stage leaving just as the plan was progressing to its Proposed Plan Stage, as a result of a promotional opportunity. The SCR supported people and organisations to become more effective at regeneration through helping them to identify, share and apply leading edge practice. He is a Trustee of Built Environment Forum Scotland and of Resilient Scotland and was previously on the Board of Greenspace Scotland. Before moving to TAYplan she worked for 9 years as a planning manager with Fife Council leading strategic planning, economic policy, research and information, and the development of the 7 large strategic developments areas across Fife.


The challenge was that because this was coming from pastors and elders in the community, we had seven churches there, with seven lead pastors! They know NoPlaceLeft—that’s the banner they’re flying under—and they know there’s a number of pastors and churches in the area that are doing this. When we find a pastor that’s broken for lostness, hungry to learn, then we can come in as catalysts, serve them like crazy through training and coaching, and praying for them like crazy. Letting the lead pastor and elders see that we come to serve and that we’re willing to go at the pace of the Holy Spirit through their leadership. Even more, God is glorified that whether Phil lives or dies, Phil and Monika live in Christ. He needs to leave, but before he does Dapo asks him if we can meet again to share some more? We begin to share more with him; we ask if he feels near or far from God and he talks a little about this. I love that the explosion of Christianity led to a revolution in human dignity; in hospitals and university. A true gospel will be met with resistance because it overturns the accepted patterns of the world.
Beyond monitoring, you need an established incident response team and plan that can swing into action if a breach is identified. You'll want to know where vulnerabilities exist before implementing additional security measures. One compromised computer can infect an entire organization, so at least annually, employees should complete security awareness training on a range of topics.
And while the thought of hosting IT offsite was once a worry for allocators, today's investors find comfort in knowing hedge fund and alternative investment firms are focusing on their investment priorities and leaving the technology decisions to the experts. This has allowed managers to become much more comfortable at appointing a cloud provider to deliver an infrastructure that will perform well in any type of trading environment. Although this may appear innocuous to the untrained eye, those who are well-versed in information security, or simply read the latest cybersecurity headlines, would immediately cringe at the various red flags.
As their knowledge roadmap of your organization expands, so too do their odds of attaining trust from within. From downloading a malicious virus to falling for a wire transfer scam, these occurrences not only have financial implications to an investment firm but can also impact an employee personally and directly. Note the sender email address, which includes Eze Castle Integration’s domain, the balance due amount and the type of company (medical) sending the invoice. One of the most common mistakes new launches make, according to Paul, is assuming that they only require the basic bare minimum in terms of technology. Brand and reputation, long lasting relationships with clients, and industry experience are some of criteria Paul feels are most important when selecting a service provider.
The goal of a WISP, Paul continued, is to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of critical information, information assets and sensitive materials for your firm and those of your clients.
Firms should require passwords to be at least 12 characters in length, changed at least every 90 days, and not be reused.
Another place this factor is common is for granting access to a data center – firms may want to use biometric screening as a second authenticator. Oftentimes the email domain will be missing a letter or have letters reversed, so you'll have to pay close attention. Also, hover your mouse over the link before you proceed to make sure that it is taking you where it claims to.
The bank believes hackers executed a hack that allowed $81 million to be taken from the bank’s foreign exchange account at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
And the way that starts to happen is through systemic and comprehensive training practices.
Prepare an institutional set of documents up front if you are looking to attract institutional money versus high net money. They include risk assessment, governance, training, access control, vendor management, and information sharing. Additionally, firms must provide employees training during the onboarding processes as well as periodically during employment. For example, system safeguards such as data protection, disaster recovery measures and email archiving are requirements under Dodd-Frank.
Having released two extensive questionnaires and several risk alerts focused on security, the SEC has made it clear to investment firms that they will be investigating the practices employed at firms and increasing expectations for the future. Startups have a variety of options when it comes to settling on their technology infrastructure. Users can gain access to email, file services and applications from virtually anywhere, and built-in disaster recovery provides confidence that everything is protected from the inside out.
Users should understand how security threats may present themselves (phishing schemes, social engineering, etc.) as well as how they can become cybersecurity assets to your firm. Successfully operating a new startup beyond the first year is a feat many managers struggle to accomplish, therefore it's critical for emerging managers to gain a full understanding of the industry that awaits them and the hurdles they should expect to face. Understanding the need and importance of implementing a backup solution can add instrumental value to your business. With today’s financial services companies managing exponentially growing volumes of sensitive data, the risk of loss grows as well. If something were to happen to the data center where your production system lives, you can resume operations in DR. Having a third-party backup solution provides geographic diversity of data assets, which is key for a complete business strategy. Recently, KeepItSafe highlighted the success of a backup and recovery case when a company’s servers crashed, and with it, so too did their records of billing history, accounts receivable and accounts payable.
Similarly, businesses across a wide range of industry sectors, particularly those in the health care, retail and financial services industries1, are exposed to potentially enormous liability and costs as a result of Cyber incidents and data breaches.
Increased regulation at federal and state levels related to information security and breach notification is expanding the legal avenues that may be pursued. Behavior quizzes offer entertainment to discover your celebrity and fairytale doppelgängers, or breakfast food and ice cream personality matches. These sources generally ask us challenge questions as an additional level of security, such as, the make of our first car, hometown city, high school mascot or nickname. He worked in conflict zones include countries like Angola, Mozambique, Southern Sudan, Eritrea, Sierra Leone, Haiti, North Africa (Libya & Tunisia), Nigeria, DRC Congo and Iraq. From 1999to 2003 he worked as full time policy adviser to the First Minister(s) of Scotland ( leading the transfer of Glasgow’s public housing stock to the third sector), as chief economist in the State of Victoria ( Australia (2003-5) and then as Chief Economist for Infrastructure and Cities in the Federal Government of Canada (2005-2008) before resuming his university career.
In particular, she has delivered new villages, extensions to villages, masterplans and development briefs for private clients across Scotland. This position led onto opportunities within Leicester City Council in Traffic Management and a return to Glasgow in 1987 to join a multi disciplinary Transportation Planning team in Strathclyde Regional Council. During her time at East Renfrewshire Council, Dorothy was an active participant in the Structure Plan and Strategic Development Planning processes, contributing to her appointment as Assistant Manager at the GCVSDPA last June. Her background ensures she is well versed, both technically and practically, to the full range of social, political and economic issues surrounding a development project. We pray for a need and then ask, “Right now, do you feel near or far from God?” Then we listen.
More aware of the enormity of the task as Britain fragments into a range of different faiths or no faiths. It was actually just supposed to be a vision meeting; it wasn’t supposed to be a training, but they took what I gave them and they began to roll it out. We had over 250 people at this massive training, getting trained, going out in the harvest…this is awesome, but the challenge is, if this thing continues to blow up, how many people are comfortable training in front of 250 people? I want a renaissance of high culture that produces aesthetic wonders emanating from Christianity.
New Testament Christianity assumes that a follower of Christ is well acquainted with scorn (2 Tim.
It’s not about not trusting your employees, but more so about not trusting the technology behind those employees.
Beyond industry experience, take note of a service provider's reputation in the industry. Wouldn't it be easier to engage with a provider that features solutions and services to complement your firm's entire IT foundation? In selecting a cloud services provider, you want a partner who can grow with your firm, even if today that firm is only made of a handful of employees.
Hackers will attempt to convince an employee to breach normal email security procedures or trick them into downloading malicious malware, spyware or codes.
You may (and hopefully do) have advanced email security mechanisms in place, but you still have to train your employees because scams are only going to get more sophisticated.
He urges new managers to pick an IT solution with operational growth in mind -- considering the business not at the onset, but in three to five years. It appears that the initial point of entry for the hackers was a spear-phishing email, potentially sent weeks before the fraud took place, which allowed the criminals time to remotely monitor and probe the bank’s networks without detection.
Obtaining such details and observing communications provides criminals with the tools to mirror email addresses, website URLs and dialect. Regardless of the assets your firm is launching with, you will be expected to have sophisticated and comprehensive policies and procedures in place from day one to combat cyber threats. With the birth of cloud technology, firms can save on upfront capital expenditures and host their infrastructure in the cloud – providing flexibility within those startup budgets.
A reputable cloud services provider not only provides world-class infrastructure and resiliency; it also assumes responsibility for the management and daily maintenance of your cloud environment.
Investors also have high expectations, and before they will even consider allocating money to your firm, they want to understand what protections you’ve put in place to protect their assets.
However, if something is deleted in the production environment, that action is typically mirrored, thus deleted in DR as well.
DR allows the rapid recovery of IT operations while cloud backups provide another layer of protection by leveraging a third-party vendor to secure your data in an alternative location. More recently, in 2014, two major retailers reported that the total costs of data breach and related class action lawsuits (less expected insurance recovery) was estimated at $63 million and $191 million, respectively.
In 2014, the agency issued a press release announcing its 50th Data Security Settlement on behalf of consumers.
To partake in this social extravaganza, we hand over our personal information freely, forgetting its value somewhere between each hashtag and viral post. He was also previously chair of the Paisley Vision Board and Renfrewshire's Fairtrade Steering Group. Sarah is a consenting expert and advises across the wide spectrum of the firm's public and private sector clients on contentious and non-contentious planning, compulsory purchase, environmental and roads matters for development projects such as wind farms, hydro-electric plant, power stations, retail, commercial, leisure and sport, residential, education, heavy railways, roads and motorways, waste treatment and biomass facilities (including EfW), regeneration & sustainable communities. Pamela is Junior Vice Convenor of RTPI in Scotland, sits on the Heads of Planning Scotland Executive, and a Board member of the Scottish Cities Knowledge Centre. Convinced that when Jesus said, “Follow me and I’ll teach you how to fish for people” he really meant it. It can seem like it’s just one church that’s doing this, so that’s why I just dropped the idea hey what if we rolled this out at multiple campuses next time? So these newer believers are training other believers how to make disciples, and what gave them such credibility to do it is, for the last 4-6 months they’ve been out in the harvest every week, engaging lostness, sharing the gospel, discipling the fruit and starting groups in homes, and they’re already seeing third generation disciples.
If I have brought any message today, it is this: Have the courage to have your wisdom regarded as stupidity. The less data employees can get to, the less damage can be done via an internal breach or external hack. If their resume touts long-standing relationships with clients just like your firm, that's a telling sign. Think: disaster recovery, email archiving, information security planning, telephony services. If all goes well, that number will grow over time, and you'll need an IT solution to grow along with you. Fortunately, experienced IT providers have the ability to invest heavily in security protections that can detect and prevent outside cyber threats and can even help train your staff to ward off internal incidents.
The service provider should not only address day-to-day operations but also anticipate potential problems down the road. Phishing now refers to any message-based attack, whether that be email, IM, or on a social media network. The end result is the criminal’s identity masqueraded as a legitimate, trustworthy source. Be sure to enable your firm’s processes to comply with SEC recommendations including risk assessments, infrastructure practices, policy documentation, etc. With hackers savvier than ever and financial firms as known targets, it’s critical that firms establish a comprehensive approach to security to not only meet investor and regulatory demands but also to protect firm assets and mitigate business risk.
Backups, on the other hand, create an offline copy of your data which is not accessible except to restore, sometimes utilizing a third-party vendor to store that data in an alternate location. The importance of protecting this data is interconnected to the importance of the overall operations of the business.
And, this year, two major health care companies are separately facing several lawsuits as a result of data breaches that reportedly exposed the personal records of 80 million and 11 million people, respectively. One of those settlements involved the much publicized 2006 settlement with a data aggregation company wherein the company agreed to pay $10 million in civil penalties and $5 million in consumer redress for time customers may have spent to monitor and repair their credit following a breach that exposed their personal information.
Federal laws, such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act and the Fair Credit Reporting Act, have requirements to safeguard the privacy of personal information, and some states require notification to the state attorney general.
Raath founded Tactical Executives, specializing in high-risk security training and high threat risk management consultation.  As trained Security Manager, Paramedic and a Health and Safety expert, Mr. At that moment the guy changes, the bravado falls away and he visibly warms to the idea of prayer. If not forthcoming, you may open up your firm to serious regulatory and criminal prosecution. Your cloud services provider should act as your trusted technology adviser and, as such, give you the flexibility and time you need to focus on your investment priorities without worrying about security updates and patch controls. If access to a file was lost in both production and DR, backups grant the ability to recover the data and continue business as usual. This is an example of a successful case; however, many businesses lacking a backup solution are not so lucky. While these matters have yet to be resolved, the anticipated costs of litigation and settlement may set records. Given this ever-evolving and regulatory landscape, companies should expect an increase in third-party liability claims led by federal regulatory agencies as evidenced by a March 2015 federal court decision involving a large hotel chain wherein the court held that the FTC has regulatory authority to enforce data security practices. It’s getting dark and cold, so we head around the area to prayer walk before heading home. His paramedic skills have seen him assist in mass casualty scenarios involving suicide bomb attacks in Iraq and medical assistance in conflict zones in Africa. Mr. Now they’ve got a full-time staff guy and a missions team and they’re pursuing unreached, unengaged people groups in Central and South America.
Their faithfulness has prepared the way for movements of disciples and churches across New Zealand. He looks me in the eye and says “Yes, 2 years ago this week my older brother at age 21 committed suicide in prison. Raath has excellent threat and risk assessment, security planning, special weapons and advanced security training skills.
So there on the High Street, as the cold and dark press in on us, we pray for him and his family in Jesus’ name. Appointed to the security team of the Janet Jackson concert tour ofSouth Africa (November 2011). Raath presented various Combat Tactical Firearm Training Courses to a large South African National carrier of high valuable goods. Raath also worked with a Private Security Company in Baghdad as the Assistant Country Security Manager, overseeing all Private Security Detail (PSD) missions on a national basis. In 2013 Mr. Raath was appointed as Project Manager for the China Petroleum and Pipeline Bureau (CPPB) Camp 1.
This mission included the setting up of regional offices, liaison with the Ministry of Interior, Border Police, Navy and Governmental Departments e.g. Due to the nature of the high risk security business this database is confidential and only vetted and physically able operators are deployed on our missions.     Copyright 2009 Tactical Executives Security Ltd.



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