Posted by Tim Bechard on Aug 12, 2019
Program of August 8th - Mark Shaw, President of StoredTech, gave us good overview of the issues regarding cyber security.  According to statistics, there is a breach of security (hack) every 38 seconds.  The age group that is the most careless is between 18-24 with USA leading the world (73%) in hacks globally.  The biggest problem is the use of passwords.  Not the strength of passwords, but using passwords as a means of security. Many companies have implemented 2 step verification as a login feature. Mark recommends going to this whenever possible.  Government rules such as HIPPA, do not have to report security breaches unless the number of people affected is over 1000 for each breach.  For example, 999 records for patients can be tossed in the trash without shredding the documents.  Another interesting point is that support systems, such as HVAC can be hacked to gain access to the additional information from other sources.  The long and short of his presentation is that one must be careful and aware of the many security issued with using our electronics on a daily basis. 
Patti Pepe - Is collecting aluminum can pop tops to benefit the Ronald McDonald House.  Please bring any collected aluminum tops to her at any meeting.  
September 6-8 - VetteFest in City Park.  The Rotary Food Truck will be attending.  Volunteers will be needed. 
September 16th - Gift of Life Golf Tournament  at Pinehaven Country Club 
Balloon Festival is right around the corner. Mark your calendar for September 19-22. 
Veterans Appreciation Breakfast November 6, 2019 - The Conkling Center and the Glens Falls Senior Center are joining forces again this year to sponsor the Veterans Appreciation Breakfast at the Great Escape Lodge.  Sign up has begun for veterans who would like to attend this event.  If you are a veteran or know someone who is please consider this event and sign up through the Conkling Center.   
Speaker this week -   Charles Peltz, Glens Falls Symphony
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