The Human element in Cyber Attacks

31 07 2016

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Richard Aborn talks about how human behavior and decision making expose users to cyber attacks and how the Citizens Crime Commission of New York City is using technology influence behavior change in order to prevent crime.

Richard Aborn is president of the Citizens Crime Commission of New York City a nonprofit organization that develops and implements innovative solutions to some of the most vexatious crime problems with a focus on preventing crime. Mr. Aborn applies his more than 30 years experience in criminal prosecution and litigation, policy development, management and government affairs to advise police departments, criminal justice agencies, corporations and non-profit organizations in the United States and Europe on both strategic and operational issues.

Week In Review


  1. A Digital Portal Into Distant Cultures
  2. Wind, nuclear advance as NY moves ahead with energy plan
  3. B12, a startup that build websites with A.I. and human help, raises $12.4 million
  4. Mercedes-Benz created a heavy-duty electric truck for making city deliveries
  5. Tumblr to introduce ads across all blogs




Technology in the Kitchen

24 07 2016

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Ken Immer is Former Chef and butcher turned ‘ecstatic living activist’ dropped traditional French cuisine for a yoga mat, and everything in his life changed. This is where he found his purpose, conquered his addictions, and lost 50 pounds.

Ken works with many others at Culinary Health Solutions, where they use technology and traditional Culinary techniques to develop health eating plans for individuals.

In addition to being the Chief Culinary Officer of CHS, he is an adjunct Chef professor at The Culinary Institute of Charleston.

Week In Review


  1. Venture-capital funding in New York City plunges from a year ago
  2. Airbnb’s new ad campaign urging Gov. Cuomo to veto crackdown bill will use hosts to tout benefits of home-sharing
  3. Kickstarter Just Did Something Tech Startups Never Do: It Paid a Dividend
  4. Google Is Making Use of Its DeepMind Investment
  5. U.S. indicts KAT file sharing owner for copyright infringement




PokemonGo, Ingress, and Augmented Reality

17 07 2016

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A new mobile game is taking the world by storm. And once you install it, you probably won’t be able to resist trying to catch them all. Yes, we’re talking about Pokemon GO!

Dana is President & Partner at Kick Point, where she applies marketing into strategies to grow clients’ businesses, in particular to ensure that digital and traditional play well together. With her deep experience in digital, Dana can separate real solutions from wastes of time.

Dana was born in a steel mill but overcame these humble beginnings to move to Edmonton in 2010. In her spare time, Dana is the president of the Advertising Club of Edmonton, co-leads Ladies Learning Code Edmonton and is the weekly technology columnist on CBC Edmonton AM. She also enjoys drinking beer and yelling at the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

Week In Review


  1. Edward Snowden makes a virtual appearance in Chelsea
  2. Assemblyman ponders Pokemon Go legislation
  3. Judge throws out suit to block free city Wi-Fi
  4. SpareMin helps you fill your extra time with spontaneous phone calls
  5. Valve Moves To Shut Down Gambling Sites After Allegations Of Involvement




Recent Technology Laws and Court Rulings

10 07 2016

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David is an Ohio attorney who focuses his practice on Cybersecurity and Technology Law. He is also a co-owner of the Cincinnati-based technology consulting firm, SpliceNet, Inc. David advises businesses on issues regarding Incident Response Planning, Trade Secret Planning & Protection, Technology Agreements, and Social Media Law.

Week In Review


  1. Girls Who Code free summer program attracts 340 city high schoolers for summer computing classes
  2. Casinos Look to Video Games as a Draw for Millennials
  3. NYC 911 emergency text system is likely another two years away
  4. Google hopes to thwart quantum computers from cracking today’s Internet encryption
  5. Symantec – the popular computer protector – may actually help hackers, feds warn