Tag: Vulnerable

A Bluetooth Flaw Leaves Billions of Devices Vulnerable

The October issue of WIRED took a close, in-depth look at the state of election security. While lots of it isn’t pretty, we did find some pockets of hope. Data scientist Sara-Jayne Terp is on a mission to stamp out misinformation. The former Facebook employees at the nonprofit Acronym are hoping to use the Trump’s 2016 strategies against him. And we dug into the story of STAR-Vote, an audacious plan to secure voting machine tech for good.

There’s more! We talked to Stacey Abrams about how to overcome voter suppression. We looked at how some countries have successfully stymied Russian interference efforts. And we explained how you’ll know for sure that the presidential election results are valid, no matter how loudly Trump yells that they’re going to be rigged.

Plenty of non-election news happened this week as well. Customs and Border Protection seized 2,000 OnePlus Buds, claiming they were counterfeit

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Critical Business Decisions Vulnerable to ‘Cognitive Bias’

Employers should seek broader information to make better people-decisions

In a new report, Questionmark, the online assessment provider, warns that ‘cognitive bias’ can cause employers to make the wrong decisions about the people they employ.

The new report, ‘Beyond Decision Bias’ explores how employers can jump to poor decisions because they are vulnerable to sub-conscious factors in decision making. These can include:

  • Status quo bias – a tendency to stick to the status quo
  • Authority bias – a temptation to always agree with the boss
  • Conformity bias – a desire to want to agree with colleagues

The report argues that employers should deliberately develop alternative arguments that challenge their initial conclusions. They should intentionally seek information that may disprove or counter the emerging recommendation. When it comes to making the final call, senior leaders will then have a series of more informed options to choose from.

When attempting to tackle

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