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Filipino Meals: A Social Affair

by: Liezel Porras | October 22, 2021 | Culture
Mealtime Conversations Meal breaks are the most anticipated time of the day at Xillium—or any company for that matter. A brief respite from all our responsibilities, allowing us to come back to our tasks with renewed vigor. For Filipinos however, it goes beyond that. Meals facilitate bonding, the exchange of ideas, and it creates unity.…

The Best Laid (Security) Plans

by: Don Wickelgren | October 1, 2021 | Security & Tech
Getting the job done is always the priority. How do you set up people working from home without them ditching the main structure you rely on for security. Many places I worked had a silo for security with no mind to productivity. I am guilty of past transgressions in the name of delivery. The solution…

Well-being Comes from Belonging

by: Don Wickelgren | October 1, 2021 | Wellness
We are social creatures. We depend on each other in physical and emotional ways. Technology is a challenge to that and there's a big divide based on these technology differences. One of the things that we are doing in our work is finding new ways to incorporate and integrate wellness into what we do every…

Our Coming Future

by: Don Wickelgren | October 1, 2021 | Wellness
I'll say that this particular Amazon product is a privacy nightmare. But what I'm interested in is the tech it shows us that will be available in service to seniors and the family that cares about them. America had a lonely senior population problem---not all but a significant number. This leads to depression and isolation.…

Why Texting Authentication Is Not Secure

by: Don Wickelgren | September 23, 2021 | Security & Tech
Texting a code to access your bank account or any other you want secured has been hacked for years. The ways it was hacked was not clear to the average person. Here, however, is a clear way they steal your messages.  Just don't use texts anymore and ask the banks... Please upgrade your methods. Reference:…

Healthcare Is Disease Care

by: Don Wickelgren | July 17, 2021 | Wellness
Whereas wellness is the care of health(seems like it should be called healthcare doesn't it? Hmmm). The fact is that wellness bleeds into your healthcare and some elements are part of your formal private health data because it is recorded and accounted for in clinical decisions made by care providers. Watch over the next decade…

How to Evaluate Privacy

by: Don Wickelgren | July 14, 2021 | Security & Tech
Privacy policy is what you see on that long legal document you click when you begin using some service, either online and even offline software. The question is, when you sign these agreements how do you know what they say and whether the company itself complies with what their policies are. Consider the reputation of…

Small Practice Can Improve Security

by: Don Wickelgren | June 28, 2021 | Security & Tech
There is a lesson when looking at all the public security beaches. The biggest problems are lax processes. Big companies have them all the time. The security company talks about what a larger org can do but many of these have parallels for small practices. You're not going to stop a state actor but that's…

PDFs Are Threatening

by: Don Wickelgren | June 20, 2021 | Security & Tech
We use PDFs for all our common sharing, white papers, publications, contracts etc. You may have heard that these can be paths to infections but now this is becoming a greater threat. The threat comes from recent nation states ramping up the numbers and the places that infections come from. They'll take even well known…

Japan, a Window to Our Parents

by: Don Wickelgren | June 15, 2021 | Wellness
This is a depressing tale of loneliness in a society where making noise is not socially acceptable. In the US I see many older people who are living comfortable but lonely lives. When we age we need to go back to our skills from youth so that we can create new relationships that allow us…