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Protecting your digital identity

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Protecting your digital identity
Protecting your digital identity
As we conduct more of our lives online, the use of unique complex passwords, password managers and multi-factor authentication (MFA) becomes increasingly important to our security.  Please remember to subscribe to this channel.   You can find out more about me at https://www.garethbarr.com/, and can read this article at https://www.garethbarr.com/digital-identity/   Here are the links I mention in this podcast: For the US survey on Passwords by Google & Harris Poll - go to https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/documents/PasswordCheckup-HarrisPoll-InfographicFINAL.pdf For more information about how long it takes to crack AES-256, go here: https://scrambox.com/article/brute-force-aes/ For more about 1Password's security model: https://support.1password.com/1password-security/   1Password - https://1password.com/ LastPass - https://www.lastpass.com/ Keeper - https://www.keepersecurity.com/   PC Magazine review of top password managers: https://www.pcmag.com/picks/the-best-password-managers   Microsoft Authenticator - https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/account/authenticator Google Authenticator - https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/1066447 YubiKey - https://yubico.com/ 1Password's Watchtower - https://watchtower.1password.com/   Please note that I do not endorse any of these sites, nor do I receive any payment from them.
14:45
February 04, 2021
Journey to The Cloud
Journey to The Cloud
The need to develop a Cloud Strategy is one of the most pressing challenges for today's IT leaders.  This episode explores what goes into developing a good one.  Please remember to subscribe to this channel. You can find out more about me at https://www.garethbarr.com/, and can read this article at https://www.garethbarr.com/journey-cl...  Here are the links I mention in this video:  You can view the chart I reference here For more about disintermediation, go to https://themarketingagenda.com/2017/0...  To get Gartner's 2019 Cloud Strategy Cookbook, go to https://www.gartner.com/en/documents/...  For information about Gartner's Pace Layered approach, go to https://cio-wiki.org/wiki/Gartner%27s...  For information about Bimodal IT, go to https://www.gartner.com/en/informatio...  Please note that I do not endorse any of these sites, nor do I receive any payment from them.
19:44
November 13, 2020
Being a Better Leader
Being a Better Leader
How is a good leader able to lead effectively?  In this article, I explore the role that influence, persuasion and authenticity play in being a good leader.  This is the second video in the Leadership Series. Please remember to click the red button to Subscribe to my channel. You can find out more about me at https://www.garethbarr.com/ Links to personality tests you can take, as referenced in this video: Meyers Briggs Personality Type (Official) - https://www.mbtionline.com/en-US/Products/For-you Meyers Briggs Personality Type (Free) - https://www.16personalities.com/personality-types Plum Profile (Free) - https://www.plum.io/job-seekers DiSC Assessment (Free) - https://www.123test.com/disc-personality-test/ Korn Ferry Four-Dimensional Executive Assessment - https://kf4d.com/demo/index.html Big 5 Personality Test (Free) - https://www.truity.com/test/big-five-personality-test As discussed in the video, the below are my test results for some of these, to give you an idea of the kind of information you can get from them. Meyers Briggs Personality Type (Free) - https://www.16personalities.com/profiles/5310f46bbb617 Plum Profile - https://secure.plum.io/en/p/P-gTYH2o4mX7qi_gBiBoOA/top-talents Korn Ferry Four-Dimensional Executive Assessment (Paid) - https://www.garethbarr.com/garethbarr_kf4d/ DiSC Assessment (Paid) - https://www.garethbarr.com/garethbarr_disc/ Please note that I do not endorse any of these sites, nor do I receive any payment from them.
10:37
September 30, 2020
What is Leadership?
What is Leadership?
What's the difference between leadership and management? What makes a good leader?  This is the first article in a series exploring this topic.   To view the Dancing Man video referenced in this episode, click here. Please remember to subscribe to my podcast.  You can find out more about me here.
07:15
September 21, 2020
Strategy & The Art of War
Strategy & The Art of War
What is Strategy and why is it so important? What can you do to help your organization use it effectively? Perspectives from Sun Tzu and Michael Porter
07:44
September 11, 2020