Project 180: Barbara Richards Unlocks Potential

“My entire life led up to this work,” Barbara Richards says. She’s speaking with me over the phone, and her voice warms with passion. “From the messages my family gave me to life experiences—I committed my life to this work.” She’s referring to Project 180, a...

How Small Business Will Help Save Our Planet

The opportunity is here. Numerous studies show that 97% of the world’s climate scientists agree: people cause climate change, and only people can fix it. For those who are based on a coast (or a peninsula, like we are), the danger of inaction is high.   I’m just...

Cybercrime Now: Passwords Aren’t Cutting It

Passwords are not enough to keep you safe. If you’re saying, “We knew that; that’s why we’re using MFA,” then see the end of this post.   What? Why aren’t passwords safe?   People reduce, reuse, and recycle—their passwords. 70% of employees use the same...

Cyberthreats in the 00’s: “Green Hat” Hackers

The year 1981 brought us the world’s first computer virus; 1988, the world’s first worm; 2000, the first documented Denial-of-Service (DoS) attack; and 2005-2007, the biggest, most complex cybercrime in history. Albert Gonzalez, a 28-year old mastermind, led a band of...

Cyberthreats in the 00’s: Mafiaboy

Going rogue On February 8, 2000, a hacker crippled the websites of Amazon, CNN, Dell, eBay, E*TRADE, Yahoo!, and CNN, causing an estimated $1.2 billion in damages. With huge investments in all these Internet companies, Wall Street reeled in the wake. The culprit,...