We must face the fact that if we have an online business, it is inevitable that data breaches will occur. This is largely due to HUMAN ERROR. The weakest link in any technology change is a human being and low awareness of how to operate business systems securely. In the past, I have been a bounty hunter in Blockchain security and chased down criminals who have stolen up to EU$50m in cryptocurrency. I am very familiar with how organised criminals operate, and how they exploit human weaknesses. The number one human weakness exploit is to compromise an email address through phishing, which is fake websites that appear real to capture login details. Second to this is hacks into databases which uncover your email and your password. You can check if you email address and password have been sold online via distribution lists used by organised crime using the following link: https://haveibeenpwned.com/ The best thing to do is do have a security audit performed on your business systems. Which involves checking FIREWALLS ARE ON, making sure that there is only one USER PROFILE on each machine with no secondary logins and then checking for MALWARE with the most up to date MICROSOFT and APPLE updates. If you fail to update your system with the latest updates, you system will be vulnerable to hacking, period.
The team at Red Circle Network is excited. We have just successfully completed a 3rd party auditor verified WeChat Official Account application for Sharon Stewart’s Love My New Zealand tourism. From start to finish in 3 hours and 26 minutes. Some agencies suggest up to six weeks. This is also a record even for us. (Our last application took two days) The reason we could achieve such a fast speed is having analysed every step of the process, including studying the six auditing firms and their methodologies. This is just like a formula one racing team working out how to change a tyre in seconds. With thanks to Simon Young 杨瑾鸿 for excellent preparation and Sharon Stewart for being across all the admin. Right now, RCN is engineering the fastest and most effective business process optimisation for western business in China technologies. www.redcirclenetwork.com And if you like motor sport, think of me as the Carol Shelby of business process optimisation. I only have one speed. Balls to the wall. Ford VS Ferrari. It’s not the big that eat the small, it’s the fast that eat the slow.
A quick note to let you know that we have some exciting content coming up, including podcast audio and video interviews with some of the thought leaders in China commerce. Several interviews have already been recorded and are in post-production right now, and we have some other exciting interviews lined up with the world's leading China commerce influencers in each category. We will let you know who they are soon. It has been really exciting to be trained up by my business partner, Glyn MacLean, who is a former General Manager for New Zealand's leading commercial radio brands NewstalkZB, Classic Hits, Radio Sport and ZM. As producer of the shows and content, Glyn is raising the standards of podcast and has invested heavily in production equipment to achieve a world-class standard. In the past Glyn has created successful national campaigns that have included former Prime Minister Helen Clark, and the late Sir Edmund Hillary. Glyn's regional radio station overachieved its profit and audience share and his work in radio had a lasting national impact, winning national awards. The high standard of show production and preparation has really opened doors to some of the most interesting people in China commerce. If you're reading this, and interested to be on the show, please reach out to Glyn through the Red Circle Network online community. Simon Young | 杨瑾鸿