The New Colossus

The New Colossus

Lady Liberty, NYC World Trade Center, photo by Ed Schipul
State of Emergency – Photo by Ed Schipul

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
“Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she
With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

Emma Lazarus
November 2, 1883

Now is the moment to focus on cyberattacks during COVID-19 times

Cyberattacks during COVID-19 have been more worrisome at a time when virtual learning is at its peak, at a time where countries are encouraging citizens to stay, learn or work from home. It is why NOW is the crucial time to focus on cybersecurity, whether it’s for yourself or your workplace.

COVID-19 Cybersecurity Image by INTERPOL
#washyourcyberhands From the source: https://www.interpol.int/en/Crimes/Cybercrime/COVID-19-cyberthreats

Here is a list of must reads. Let’s take care of each other during these heavy times due to COVID-19

  1. Wash Your Cyber Hands with INTERPOL : https://www.interpol.int/en/Crimes/Cybercrime/COVID-19-cyberthreats
  2. Cyberattacks Disrupt Learning Even More During COVID-19: https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2020/09/14/cyberattacks-disrupt-learning-even-more-during-covid-19.html
  3. Resource Guide for Cybersecurity During the COVID-19 Pandemic: https://www.cisecurity.org/blog/resource-guide-for-cybersecurity-during-the-covid-19-pandemic/
  4. See Cyber Global Infection

Tendenci software can integrate with an LMS (Learning Management System) or MOOC (Massive Open Online Course). If you wish to know more, please give us a call at (281)497-6567 or submit a support ticket. We can’t wait to hear from you.

Stay safe.

Coronavirus DIY Facemask from CEO Ed Schipul

No worries if face masks are running out in stores, because there is always a solution to everything. Here is a DIY Facemask guidance from our CEO Ed Schipul. Because we care about you and your loved ones.

Rough cut comparison of the DIY coronavirus mask and the original.

From the article: https://www.eschipul.com/2020/03/coronavirus-diy-facemask-test/

“In Houston the Coronavirus (COVID-19) response has been quite aggressive. And as the third largest metro area in the US, it should be. I get it. Mostly we are quarantined in place except for grocery store runs and emergency needs. (And we can walk the dog, but that’s about it.)

This led to research on what we could do and turned up two interesting pieces of knowledge about the coronavirus. 

A) How long is the coronavirus contagious or viable by surface. As in how long can it be there and still infect you?”

A truly rustic looking diy coronavirus mask

Regards,

Ed.

Prepare Your Organization for Potential Quarantines with the Outbreak of CoronaVirus Pandemic

CoronaVirus COVID-18 ESRI Graph

Dear Tendenci Community,

A summary of content is found here to help you and your communities prepare for potential quarantines brought on by CoronaVirus ( COVID-19. )


https://www.tendenci.com/articles/help-your-organization-prepare-for-potential-coronavirus-quarantines/

Some reminders of functionality you have RIGHT NOW via Tendenci – The Open Source AMS

Screenshot of Tendenci Social Services Feature Emergency Responder.
https://www.tendenci.com/help-files/tendenci-functionality-to-help-with-crisis-response/

Utilize the Emergency Response and Social Services Functionality built into your Tendenci site:

  1. Use the Emergency Announcement Module to immediately put a notice at the top of every page of your site. 
    https://www.tendenci.com/help-files/tendenci-emergency-announcement/
  2. Review all of the built in preparedness and communication functionality that is in Tendenci summarized here:
    https://www.tendenci.com/help-files/tendenci-functionality-to-help-with-crisis-response/
  3. Use the newsletter module to get messages out to everyone registered on your site fast. 
    https://www.tendenci.com/help-files/sending-a-newsletter-in-tendenci-quick-overview/
  4. Your site also integrates with many other tools like threaded discussions via Discus or displaying your LinkedIn banner and twitter feed. Use the best tool and integrate: https://www.tendenci.com/works-with/
  5. Use Ad-Hoc queries directly against your database for outlier data that may not have been forseen for a given crisis. This is on your Tendenci site at /explorer/ and there is a great starter helpfile on django explorer reporting here https://www.tendenci.com/help-files/how-use-django-sql-explorer-tendenci/

Please stay safe. Because the Puppy Loves You!

Puppy Loves You

Regards, 
Team Tendenci