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Craig Peterson: We are way more likely to tell our IT team that we do not want to abide by not that COVID restrictions here, but the security restrictions, particularly when it comes to mobile devices as we’re moving around.

[00:00:18] Hi everybody. Craig Peterson here. And that was me on with Mr. Jack Heath and New Hampshire today talking a little bit about the problems we’re having right now with post-COVID-19. I don’t know if you’ve seen the stats. I just got a notice this morning, but they are showing that over 35 percent of the people who have been working from home are now infected, talking about a really kind of a nasty stat, one you just don’t want to see. Here we go with Jack.

[00:00:52] Jack Heath: All right. Want to go to one of our regular contributors for a quick update on the tech talk side and prior to what we’re seeing in a lot of the cities, companies were having a hard time trying to protect their data and all that as things got more virtual and remote. Craig Peterson with Tech Talk joins us. Craig, Good morning.

[00:01:08] Craig Peterson: Hey, good morning now. You’re absolutely right. There’ve been some real upticks here not just data and data loss. Part of the problem is Jack that businesses are allowing their employees to take the company data home.

[00:01:24] People are using USB drives and putting the data on it and bringing it home and are leaving some of it behind when they’re out and about. It’s really kind of a scary time here. Another thing that we have to watch for as business owners and C-level people, we are way more likely to tell our IT team that we do not want to abide by, not the COVID restrictions here, but the security restrictions, particularly when it comes to mobile devices as we’re moving around.

[00:01:59]In fact, the stat I’m looking at right now says that about 75% of C-level people, business owners ask their IT teams to make security exceptions for themselves.  With all of the hacking and stuff that’s going on right now, Jack, we can’t afford to do this.

[00:02:17] Don’t take the data home. Don’t have it on insecure devices. And we, as leaders of the businesses have to set examples and not ask to have security exceptions made for us.

[00:02:31] Jack Heath: Interesting. All right, Craig, the best way to learn more. Craig Peterson with an O N.com.

[00:02:36] Craig Peterson: Absolutely.

[00:02:37] Jack Heath: All right, Craig. Thank you very much. I appreciate the update.

[00:02:40] Craig Peterson: Bye-bye.

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