Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Healthy Diet Safeguards Against COVID-19

The COVID-19 Pandemic intensifies the Philippine’s battle against Double Burden of Malnutrition. Double Burden of Malnutrition is defined by World Health Organization (WHO) as “the coexistence of undernutrition along with overweight and obesity, or diet-related noncommunicable diseases, within individuals, households and populations, and across the lifecourse.”

Monday, May 25, 2020

Snus: The Smokeless Tobacco

Smoking is dangerous for your health. This is a very popular statement or slogan nowadays everywhere in the world and it is supported with research and statements from other people who used to smoke a lot and has died from lung cancer. 

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Security in Distance Learning

Distance Learning (Image from Unsplash)
Image from Unsplash
Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, schools around the world were forced to practice distance learning to keep the students safe and confined in their homes. Sites like Scrum Institute, Udemy, and Harvard University has been practicing distance learning for a quite some time so they must have a strong framework to support it. Since most of educational institutions are simply forced to distance learning, a lot of them are still struggling to this digital transformation. Educators need to revise and build the content for their courses that’s suited online, as well as build the distance learning infrastructure needed to ensure all of their faculty and students have remote access to this content. The challenge they face is how to do this at scale and do it securely?

Just like the real world, the cyber world or the internet is filled with malicious users and cyber criminals who are fully aware that for many educational organizations, distance learning is uncharted waters. Educational institutions have long been a target by adversaries. According to the 2019 Verizon Data Breach Report, education continues to be plagued by human errors, social engineering, and denial of service attacks. And these changes only compound these challenges.

The conversion to distance learning has improved the online security risk for institutions and created potential opportunities for criminals. Essential information are their targets such as stealing personal and financial information, intellectual property, or simply be disruptive.

Secured Learning Environment

There are several simple steps every educational institution or any other institution needs to consider if they want to set up and maintain an effective distance learning environment.  These include the following: 

Protect Web Applications

Exploiting vulnerabilities in applications is the easiest way for an attacker to breach your network. You must scan external sites for security flaws such as cross-site scripting errors and SQL injections. And it’s equally important to encrypt the traffic between your learning systems and your users, whether faculty, students, or administrators, so information can’t be stolen in transit. 

Provide Strong Authentication

It is essential to enforce strong password policies (i.e., complexity, length, and expiration), enforce account lockout after failed attempts to prevent password guessing, and leverage multi-factor authentication where possible to prevent the misuse of stolen passwords. I believe this is where captcha comes in and other similar security measures. 

Leverage Network Segmentation

Another way to secure your environment is to segment or separate your internet-facing teaching applications from your other internal applications, such as your HR system, Accounting, etc. This way, if a breach or malware outbreak were to occur, the scope of impact will be limited.

Manage 3rd Party Risk

The third-party technologies that you use in your online learning environments can pose additional vulnerabilities and risk to your enterprise network. Whether it’s your learning management system or teleconferencing tools (e.g. Zoom, Skype, etc.), regardless of whether they are hosted in the cloud or on-premise, you need to ensure you perform a thorough security assessment of the vendor and their products before introducing them into your network environment. 

Monitor for Malicious or Unusual Activities

Organizations new to implementing distant learning will see a significant increase in devices and external network traffic connecting to their networks. The security staff needs to be aware of any unusual login attempts, unexplainable large data transfers, or other behaviors that seem out of the norm. This job usually falls under the network manager’s responsibility or his/her minions. 

As we engage in distance learning, we need to ensure that we practice cyber distancing to protect ourselves from malicious users. In order to maintain order and take control, it's strongly recommended to follow these standard security practices to effectively move us into this new distance learning norm.

Just to give you some tips, here are some reliable distance learning websites I found (you may search Google about their websites): 
  • International Scrum Institute 
  • Maryville University 
  • Harvard University 
  • Udemy.com 
  • Coursera 

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Extra Special Mother’s Day at Home with The Manila Hotel

Mother’s Day is a yearly reminder to cherish our relationship with our moms. Given this year’s unique circumstances, many of us will be celebrating this special day at home or even away from the special women in our lives—mom, grandmas, and aunts. Still, even when fancy dinners are impossible, Mother’s Day doesn’t have to be canceled.With some creativity and preparation, you can still give the most special woman in your life the Mother’s Day she deserves.

The Manila Hotel pulls all the stops for you to still be able to give her a memorable Mother’s Day.This home celebration will have a five-star hotel feel and The Manila Hotel will make sure it gets close to a real feast.
The Manila Hotel’s Mother’s Day Surprise gives you discounts when you choose to order the food-and-cake bundle and pay online on or before May 8, 2020 (Friday). You may choose items from the A La Carte Menu or Home Buffet sets (Filipino, Italian, Korean, Japanese, and Chinese favorites, as well as Certified Halal items) and get a 20% discount on your food bill, and a 10% discount on the cake of your choice.

Because mothers deserve the only the best, you can choose from our awesome selection: our decadent Opera Cake; Ohaina Chocolate Gateau, a Lifestyle Inquirer Best Dessert Winner; the mouthwatering Trio of Chocolate Mousse, and our amazing Mango Cheesecake.

To order or for more information, please call 8527 0011 or message 0998-9501912.

Sunday, April 26, 2020

IOT: Business and Employment During Lockdown

The world is under a health crisis all thanks to the Corona or COVID 19 virus that’s affecting people all over the globe. Schools, non-essential businesses, and all public gatherings are suspended until further notice to prevent the virus from spreading. Most states in the US are under lockdown meaning the general public are forced to stay at home and employees are encouraged to work from home if possible. According to the Fortune, thereare 4.4 million Americans who filed unemployment claims in the week endingApril 18 because working from home is not possible in their line of work (e.g. restaurants, hotels, massage, parlors, etc.).

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

How To Achieve A Wet Curly Hair Look

It's quite challenging to maintain a nice curly hair because curly hair can get frizzy time to time. Perhaps you prefer the hair look after taking a shower and it's all wet. And you may have seen that “wet” look on many celebrities. Do you want to capture the same wet curly hair look? How can you make it look like that when it's dry? It's not very difficult to achieve that look. All you need is to add some kind of hair products. Wavy and curly hair texture requires maintenance to keep defined curls and wet look. Hair maintenance is a must and if you fail on your hair care, it can easily get dry and tangled. Read on to know how to get that beautiful wet curly hair look.

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Brazilian Loose Wave Hair is Your Best Choice

The loose wave hair is a kind of wavy hairstyles which has big and Brazilian Curly Hair, this loose wavy pattern can be easily straightened bone straight and curled to suit any hairstyle.The beautifully defined waves are extremely versatile and will give you a more bouncy look.
And then, let's see What Is Brazilian Loose Wave Hair

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