Apple is going to produce 10 million less iPhones this year because of chip shortages. When Apple can't get chips you know it's bad.
Also, Ransomware as a Service is a new weapon for the Cancel Culture. Are there any deterrents for this?
Today in health, it chips and ransomware as a service. Just a couple of things I heard about yesterday that I thought I would share with y'all. My name is bill Russell. I'm a former CIO for a 16 hospital system and creator of this week in health. It a channel dedicated to keeping health it staff current and engaged. The on-demand version of our webinar is now up on the website. Coming through a ransomware event is a discussion with CEOs and CSOs about the experience of coming through a ransomware event from a health system perspective and a community connect host. If you've registered, you can log in and view the event. It's right there on our homepage this week, health.com. If you haven't, you can click on it anyway, and you can register right now. And view the content as well. Check it out. It's one of the best webinars that I've ever been a part of. All right. Here's today's story actually. It's two stories. The first is the chips shortage is real. And here's the story from Bloomberg. I get an email from Bloomberg at the end of every day, and this is called the Bloomberg closed. I'm not sure you can get it online, but I'm sure you can find the story. Apple is likely to slash its projected iPhone 13 production targets for 2021, by as many as 10 million units because of the prolonged it chip shortages. People familiar said the iPhone maker had expected to produce 90 million new models in the last months of the year. And my son, what on this is that you have to plan accordingly. Chip shortages are going to impact all things. Of projects, all sorts of supply chain issues associated with it. As we actually talked about earlier this year, just want to make sure you keep that on your radar. Another thing I wanted to bring up and put on your radar, different story altogether. In fact, I looked up some stories, but this was really from a conversation with a security expert that I was talking with today. And it is ransomware as a service. And I thought, what is that? And it, it is exactly what you think it is. You can actually work with a company as a service to develop and deploy ransomware. Now what in the world is the use case for this, and this is where it gets really scary. If I'm a disgruntled employee, I contact the company and I will actually contract with them for a cut of the ransom in untraceable. I will assist them in infecting my company's computer systems. This is where it gets really interesting. Do we zero trust our own employees. This is an interesting development and one that I'm not a huge fan. But it is really the world that we live in. Someone can choose to cancel in this cancel culture, canceled the company for some egregious action, like not supporting some treaty that they believe they should support, but the company doesn't take a stand on any treaties for whatever reason. And because they don't agree with them. They'll say, I'll show you. And they actually instigate this whole thing of ransomware on their own company, using a company that's doing ransomware as a service. These are scary times. Indeed. What's my, so what on this one, I guess it it's that company culture is really important in your cybersecurity plans. Company culture is a deterrent for ransomware and for really all kinds of other cyber attacks. And I was talking to a former CIO today about this. And, we were sharing stories of how the, you know, the press or the media or somebody trying to get access to records. And they will actually try bribing people within the hospital. They'll say, you know, they'll stand outside and say, that's celebrities in your hospital. Here's $5,000. Go get their medical records. When I get their medical record, I'll give you another 5,000 that happens. That happens because there's a market for that information. So these journalists, if we can call them that are actually trying to dig that information up and share it with community. And if you have a good company culture that will not be successful. If you have a bad company culture, there's a greater chance of that being successful. So. Cybersecurity. Isn't always about the tools and the technology. Sometimes it's just about the culture and making sure that your people are connected with what your company is trying to do and the mission of your organization. Well, that's all for today. If you know someone that might benefit from our channel, please forward them a note. They can subscribe on our website this week, health.com or wherever you listen to podcasts, apple, Google, overcast, Spotify, Stitcher, you get the picture. We are. We want to thank our channel sponsors who are investing in our mission to develop the next generation of health leaders. VMware Hill-Rom Starbridge advisers, McAfee and Aruba networks. Thanks for listening. That's all for now.