Happy New Year!
In late November, presumed North Korean hackers targeted Sony Pictures Entertainment in an unprecedented cyber attack. This resulted in the exposure of thousands of sensitive emails from Sony executives and threats to release more if the release of the film “The Interview” wasn’t canceled.
While this breach was indeed historically devastating, it’s not the first successful cyber attack on a big corporate powerhouse.
David McCandless and the folks over at Information Is Beautiful have put together an amazing infographic with the biggest data breaches in recent history. You can see when the attack happened, who it happened to, and how large the impact was.
I always encourage my social media friends to reset all of your passwords each new year. Now is the time to do so.
[Click on image to use the interactive version]
The presentations from MicroStrategy World 2014 – Las Vegas are now available on the MicroStrategy web site. However, you are going to have to work a bit at getting them.
To access the PDF files of the presentations or watch the videos available, you must have established a Resource Center account with MicroStrategy and you must have downloaded Usher Identity to your smartphone.
I have included the instructions below that MicroStrategy has provided on how to access these PDF files and videos. I have added annotations (in blue) where I felt it will help you along in the process.
Link to the Presentations
The link to MicroStrategy World 2014 – Las Vegas session presentations and videos is:
The session presentations and videos are available by Track/Session as noted below. Click on the “+” sign next to the track to reveal all the sessions below, then click on the session title to access the presentation or video material.
My comment: Saving the PDF files to your hard disk from the sessions seemed to work best using Mozilla Firefox, then Google Chrome, and then Internet Explorer 11. I recommend you install Mozilla Firefox on your PC or laptop for situations like this where IE acts funky and won’t cooperate.
All content is secured by the Usher Mobile Identity Platform, and you must log in with the Usher Identity application to access it. If you don’t know how to log in with the Usher Identity application, then continue reading.
How to log in with Usher
An Usher Stamp will appear the first time you try to access the media below. To access the media, simply authenticate yourself by scanning this stamp with the Usher Identity application on your smartphone . You will only need to authenticate yourself once.
- If you already have the Usher Identity app on your smartphone: Authenticate yourself by scanning the Usher Stamp with the Usher Identity application on your smartphone. To do this, open Usher Identity on your device and swipe up on your badge to reveal the scanner.
- If you do not yet have the Usher Identity application on your iOS or Android smartphone: You can get the application easily. Click on the “Don’t have Usher?” link in the popup window to register and download the app. If you don’t have an existing Resource Center account, just choose create a new account. After you login/create your account, you’ll receive a confirmation email with a link to download the Usher Identity application and directions about how to load your MicroStrategy User badge. Follow the steps in the email and you will be ready to authenticate yourself, as described above, to access the MicroStrategy World session materials.
For support with the Usher application or in gaining access to the sessions, please reach out to email@example.com.