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The Misinformation Problem

The Misinformation Problem

With my deep background in cybersecurity, the scale and the depth of the effectiveness of misinformation is of the foremost concern. 2020, as an election year, isn’t a war waged on interest or ideals, but manipulation and division. Never before in our nation’s history has it been easier to spin facts into falsehoods and falsehoods into facts. Our leaders, our adversaries, and our wealth have taken note. By leveraging modern technology, like Facebook and Twitter, and more traditional technology like TV and Radio, the battle grounds of the election are no longer in states but in the screens that we wake up to. …


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Are you frustrated at work?

In 2017, I was sitting in a board room listening to my boss’s boss talk about the results of an employee survey. In the packed room on the third floor of our corporate office sat all of the big personalities within the IT group. As the boss, who most people reasonably respected, continued to discuss the disparaging results of the employee survey, frustrations among the employees began to boil over. Soon, a full-on argument ensued between the big boss and his team. …


The attack on trust in America.

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Trust is the foundation of society

The foundation of American business is built upon trust. I take that back. The foundation of our entire society is built upon the foundation of trust. Trust is a fickle currency. The old adage describes trust as something that is collected in drops and lost in buckets. The higher you elevate in society, the more trust you’re extended. The higher you are compensated, the more you’re trusted. You can do everything right 99% of the time, but when you get it wrong your trust with your peers is lost. …

About

Austin Harman, CISSP

An experienced cybersecurity leader serving as the President & CEO of The Penn Group. I hold the CISSP, CCSP, CAP, and Security+ certifications.

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