In today’s Live with Bottleneck: A Week in Review, Jaime and Sara talk about the importance of security, whether in your business and in life. This comes after the week when the Bottleneck website was hacked, and the steps taken to avoid future instances of such things.
Join Jaime and Sara live every Friday at 10 am CT for this special edition of Live with Bottleneck: A Week In Review as they talk about what they’ve learned in the previous week and different things they are going to implement moving forward with the hopes that you might pick something up along the way to improve your life, your relationships, and achieve your dreams.
Bottleneck Got Hacked!
Jaime and Sara are back after a week, and they have a lot to share!
They then talk about the importance of security. Whether it be in our lives by having a nice home, or good personal relationships surrounding you. It could also pertain to security in the business sense, and how you can keep malicious elements away from your important resources.
This topic comes after the widespread hacking over the Thanksgiving break. A lot of businesses had their servers and websites targeted. These attacks were definitely pre-meditated, as most companies were not paying attention during the break.
What was supposed to be a relaxing 4-day break turned into a stressful weekend, as Jaime and the crew worked on the website to have it back up again. After which, they worked on isolating where the breach came from, and brainstormed how they can prevent such breaches from reoccurring.
Jaime wants to take this opportunity to remind people to be more secure, especially with corporate accounts.
One way to do so is to keep your passwords updated. Making it a phrase rather than just a word can help strengthen your passwords, and it also makes it easier to remember on your end. Also, don’t make it something that people can phish out from your Facebook profile, like the name of your dog, or a parent’s name from a picture.
If you want to have a super-secure way to handle all your passwords at once, you can use password-protection services like LastPass.com
As for your corporate accounts, it is better to have separate accounts for people who need back-end access to your website and databases. It helps with identifying where the potential breaches may have come from. Also, never let someone use the main admin account for security purposes. Besides you and the head web developer / IT person, other people should have no access to it.
What Happened This Week?
In the last 2 weeks, Jaime and Sara went out and experienced the wilderness. They got to hunt a deer, which they dressed and processed themselves.
On the Bottleneck side of things, they have launched the SPortal, as well as the Onboarding portal. Jaime and Sara believe that these things are important, as it can help smoothen the process of training candidates on how Bottleneck does remote assistance before they meet the clients. It will help facilitate faster transition and performance, so that the DAs can hit the ground running.
For more from Jaime and Sara on the importance of security, continue listening to this episode.
Jaime and Sara run a business that helps business owners alleviate the mundane details of their daily lives that free them up to do their best work. That company is Bottleneck Distant Assistants. Jaime and Sara are a married couple that enjoys spending time together playing hockey, boating, spending time with family and friends, and traveling. They also love their dog, Nikita.
Join Jaime and Sara live every Friday at 10 am CT for this special edition of Live with Bottleneck: A Week in Review as they talk about what they’ve learned in the previous week and different things they are going to implement moving forward with the hopes that you might pick something up along the way to improve your life, your relationships and achieve your dreams.
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