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Q&A with internationally renowned cybersecurity expert

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Shelbey NeilWe’ve all heard the high-profile names of retailers and financial institutions that were the victims of a data breach in the past year (looking at you, Target, Home Depot, eBay, Michaels, PF Chang’s, Goodwill, Michael’s, JPMorgan Chase, Neiman Marcus, and more). Clearly, cybersecurity is becoming a bigger issue every day and even the big guys can’t seem to fight hackers. Because of the nature of their business, financial institutions are likely to always be targets of these attacks.AffirmX sat down with computer security expert Jay Ranade to ask him a few burning cybersecurity questions. Mr. Ranade is the author of more than 35 IT-related books, teaches at both New York University and St. John’s University, and conducts a two-day workshop of cyber security fundamentals presented by eDelta Consulting.AffirmX: In this day and age, is it realistic to think that a bank or credit union can completely shield itself from a data breach?Jay Ranade: No institution should expect to be able to eliminate all these threats. It seems that not a day goes by that we do not hear about cyber attacks. It makes sense, given that there is a continuous supply of cyber attackers and that there will always be weaknesses and vulnerabilities in any system. Sometime your controls will fail and you will get hit hard.Therefore, your goal is to minimize such cyber risks to an acceptable level. Part of this is creating an incident response plan to correct any risky situations. continue reading »last_img read more

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Walker Buehler dominates Cardinals as Dodgers pull into tie for wild card, half-game back in NL West

first_img Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “He’s got electric stuff – some of the best stuff in the game.”If Buehler wanted this moment, he has built toward it. Over his past nine starts dating to late July, he has a 1.75 ERA and a 0.92 WHIP while holding batters to a .167 average.“Part of it, to be honest with you, I got over the rib thing,” Buehler said, referring to a microfracture suffered in late May when he was hit by a line drive. “I know it was something kind of small and something that was not career-threatening or whatever. But you get hit, you find out it’s broken and you’re out for a month – there’s some tentativeness that comes with that. Somebody can hit a ball 100-something miles an hour off of me.“You throw enough pitches and enough balls don’t come at your face, you feel a little bit more comfortable and the execution goes up. I think that’s what happened.”Part of that nine-start roll was another matchup against Cardinals rookie right-hander Jack Flaherty at Dodger Stadium last month. Buehler held the Cardinals to three hits in seven scoreless innings. Flaherty, a Harvard-Westlake product, gave up a solo home run to Joc Pederson in the sixth inning after going 5-1/3 innings without allowing a hit. But the Dodgers lost in the ninth inning when Kenley Jansen gave up a home run to Paul DeJong.This time, it was Buehler who took a no-hitter into the middle innings, a perfect game in fact.He struck out five of the first 13 Cardinals – freezing Kolten Wong with a 99-mph fastball for a called third strike in the second inning – and didn’t give up a hit until DeJong singled to left with one out in the fifth.He gave up another hit that inning, a chopped infield hit, but no more, and pitched into the eighth inning of a start for the first time in his professional career.The Dodgers again managed only a solo home run in six innings against Flaherty (a laser into the left-center field seats by Yasiel Puig in the second inning) and added an unearned run on a passed ball in the seventh.The narrow margin for error didn’t bother Buehler. He didn’t walk a batter until the eighth inning and needed 12 pitches or fewer to retire the side in five of his first seven innings.Related Articles “You saw that he wanted this moment, coming out firing and just domination.”Sign up for our Inside the Dodgers newsletter. Be the best Dodger fan you can be by getting daily intel on your favorite team. Subscribe here.Buehler wouldn’t deny he relished getting the ball in such an important game.“When there’s adrenaline involved, sometimes it can get you out of whack and sometimes it sharpens you. Luckily, it was the latter for me today,” he said. “Yeah, it’s a big game. We’re trying to make the frickin’ playoffs.”Buehler did not say “frickin’” during his live post-game interview on the field. But that was the only mistake he made all night.“The stuff is there. The stuff is real,” Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner said. “He keeps getting better and better every time he goes out there. He’s controlling his pitch count now. He’s learning when to back off, know when 94 or 95 (mph) is enough then he knows when’s a good time to reach back and let it eat. Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire center_img Related Articles Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start PreviousLos Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Kenley Jansen and catcher Yasmani Grandal, right, shake hands after the last out in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals, Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, in St. Louis. The Dodgers won 3-0. (AP Photo/Billy Hurst)The Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig watches the flight of his second home run of the night as it clears the fence during the ninth inning of Friday’s 3-0 victory over the Cardinals in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Billy Hurst)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Walker Buehler throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Billy Hurst) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig hits a home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Billy Hurst)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig hits a home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, in St. Louis. 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LOUIS, MO – SEPTEMBER 14: Walker Buehler #21 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches against the St. Louis Cardinals in the first inning at Busch Stadium on September 14, 2018 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)ST. LOUIS, MO – SEPTEMBER 14: Enrique Hernandez #14 of the Los Angeles Dodgers throws to first base against the St. Louis Cardinals in the fifth inning at Busch Stadium on September 14, 2018 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)St. Louis Cardinals’ Paul DeJong gets a base hit during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, in St. Louis, Mo. (AP Photo/Billy Hurst)St. Louis Cardinals’ Paul DeJong, right, gestures towards his dugout after getting a hit, as first base coach Oliver Marmol looks on during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Billy Hurst)St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina, left, congratulates starting pitcher Jack Flaherty after a strike out ends the top half of the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, in St. Louis, Mo.. (AP Photo/Billy Hurst)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig, right, is tagged out at the plate by St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Dakota Hudson, while attempting to score on a passed ball during the seventh inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Billy Hurst)ST. LOUIS, MO – SEPTEMBER 14: Dakota Hudson #43 tags out Yasiel Puig #66 of the Los Angeles Dodgers as he tries to score a run on a passed ball in the seventh inning at Busch Stadium on September 14, 2018 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig, center, is tagged out at the plate by St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Dakota Hudson, as he attempted to score on a passed ball during the seventh inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Billy Hurst)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Walker Buehler throws during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Billy Hurst)ST. LOUIS, MO – SEPTEMBER 14: Justin Turner #10 of the Los Angeles Dodgers throws to first against the St. Louis Cardinals in the second inning at Busch Stadium on September 14, 2018 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)ST. LOUIS, MO – SEPTEMBER 14: Manny Machado #8 of the Los Angeles Dodgers looks on from the dugout during a game against the St. Louis Cardinals in the ninth inning at Busch Stadium on September 14, 2018 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)Dodgers starting pitcher Walker Buehler throws to the plate during the first inning of Friday’s game against the Cardinals in St. Louis. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)ST. LOUIS, MO – SEPTEMBER 14: Matt Carpenter #13 of the St. Louis Cardinals strikes out against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the eighth inning at Busch Stadium on September 14, 2018 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)ST. LOUIS, MO – SEPTEMBER 14: Walker Buehler #21 of the Los Angeles Dodgers returns to the dugout after recording the third out of the eighth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium on September 14, 2018 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)ST. LOUIS, MO – SEPTEMBER 14: Walker Buehler #21 of the Los Angeles Dodgers is congratulated in the dugout after leaving the game in the eighth inning at Busch Stadium on September 14, 2018 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig, back right, rounds the bases after hitting a home run off of St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Tyler Webb, left, during the ninth inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Billy Hurst)ST. LOUIS, MO – SEPTEMBER 14: Yasiel Puig #66 of the Los Angeles Dodgers rounds third base after hitting a home run against the St. Louis Cardinals in the ninth inning at Busch Stadium on September 14, 2018 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig, right, is congratulated by manager Dave Roberts after hitting his second home run of the night during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Billy Hurst)Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Kenley Jansen throws during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals, Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Billy Hurst)ST. LOUIS, MO – SEPTEMBER 14: Cody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers attempts to double up Yairo Munoz #34 of the St. Louis Cardinals in the ninth inning at Busch Stadium on September 14, 2018 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Kenley Jansen and catcher Yasmani Grandal, right, shake hands after the last out in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals, Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, in St. Louis. The Dodgers won 3-0. (AP Photo/Billy Hurst)The Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig watches the flight of his second home run of the night as it clears the fence during the ninth inning of Friday’s 3-0 victory over the Cardinals in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Billy Hurst)NextShow Caption1 of 33The Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig watches the flight of his second home run of the night as it clears the fence during the ninth inning of Friday’s 3-0 victory over the Cardinals in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Billy Hurst)ExpandST. LOUIS — Oh, to be young and throwing heat.In a rematch between two of the best rookie pitchers in baseball with playoff fates at stake, Buehler was dominant. The Dodgers’ 24-year-old right-hander retired the first 13 batters in order and held the St. Louis Cardinals scoreless for eight innings as the Dodgers beat the Cardinals 3-0 on Friday night.The second consecutive win in St. Louis gives the Dodgers and Cardinals matching records (81-67) and ties them for the second wild-card spot in the National League. With the Colorado Rockies’ 2-0 loss in San Francisco a bit later, the Dodgers also moved within a half-game of first place in the NL West.“This was probably the best pitching performance of the year – not only Walker – against a very good club, in St. Louis on the road, with what’s at stake,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said, aware that Buehler threw the first six innings of a combined no-hitter in his third major-league start. But he had to work in the eighth. He walked Kolten Wong to start the inning and pinch-hitter Jedd Gyorko, putting two on with two outs. With the left-handed Carpenter coming up, Roberts had lefty Zac Rosscup and righty Dylan Floro warming in the bullpen. But he stuck with Buehler, allowing him to face Carpenter.It was another first for Buehler. He had never faced the same hitter four times in a game before – and Roberts has only allowed any Dodgers starter to face a hitter that often in a game 22 times this season.“You don’t think about that, you know what I mean?” said Buehler, who had struck out Carpenter five times in six at-bats before the eighth-inning matchup. “It’s a guy I’ve had some success against. I would have been angry if I had to come out there.”Buehler got ahead in the count and his 104th pitch of the night was still traveling 99 mph – a fastball that missed outside. His 105th pitch was a curveball spiked into the dirt in front of home plate but Carpenter swung and missed to end the inning.“The command wasn’t pinpoint but … he was still getting out front. So I felt he was good,” Roberts said of the decision. “Was he tired? Absolutely. But I still felt the ball was coming out the right way and I think he earned that opportunity.”Puig hit his second home run of the game in the top of the ninth, giving closer Kenley Jansen a little breathing room to close it out in the ninth. Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco last_img read more