A TALK Briefing | April 5, 2020
COVID-19 News & Updates
TALK has gathered key links and resources for you...visit our website at www.talklou.com and click on COVID-19. TALK's COVID-19 Center
Upcoming Webinars of Interest
Hear from  U.S. Senator Todd Young
on the Stimulus Phase 3- loans and programs available to businesses.
April 16, 2020 | 9:00 - 10:30 am $15, non-members. The global pandemic caused by COVID-19 is challenging companies, countries, and disrupting supply chains, What do you need to know about USMCA to hit the ground running on day 1 of implementation?
- COVID-19 and Managing the Financial Stresses on Your Business (11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.) - COVID-19 and Its Impact on the Construction Industry (11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.) - Your Workforce — Managing Employees During a Pandemic (12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.) - Tax Relief in COVID-19 Stimulus Legislation (12:45 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.) 
How will COVID-19 Impact Venture Capital & Startups, Venture Club of Indiana Webinar. April 15, 2 to 3 PM. I f you have questions, please contact Mike at 317.796.8155 or Michelle Daley at 317.443.2615 or info@ventureclub.org .
Tech News of Interest
For more state resources and guidance:

Don't forget to donate your company masks, and other personal protective equipment:
Healthcare Headlines
Free Industry Courses
Uof L’s Center for Digital Transformation consortium has partnered with multiple technology organizations to provide several free industry courses for those interested in developing their digital skills. By completing one of the listed courses, you may also have the opportunity to achieve that vendor's industry "badge" or certificate/certification. Several are FREE, such as the IBM Design Thinking Practitioner Badge. These badges are digital credentials that you are awarded after passing certain levels of assessment. Some assessments are free and some are not depending on the level you choose. Carefully read course descriptions and look for the "no cost" identification. Once you reach the level of assessment determined by the technology organization, then the badges/credentials can be displayed and listed on your resume, LinkedIn account or other professional document.
Service Spotlight: Give Blood
Blood donations have drastically declined amid the coronavirus crisis, which has left the American Red Cross in desperate need of donors. If you are able, please consider making a life-saving donation. Here's a Louisville opportunity happening next week:
Wednesday and Thursday, April 8-9
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
KFC Yum Center • One Arena Plaza, Louisville, KY 40202
Healthy donors of all blood types are needed. To manage donors appropriately in alignment with social distancing guidelines, all donors must make an appointment in advance. No walk-ins will be allowed. Individuals can schedule an appointment at redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor keyword: KFCYUM
The Parking Authority of River City will provide free parking for blood drive participants in the Yum! Center parking garage. Donors must enter from the west side of the main entrance off Main Street. This entrance is also accessible from the elevator located on the Third Street side of the parking garage.
Make a Face Mask of Your Own with Instructions from Louisvillian Chaz Rough
CyberSecurity Risks to Review

Video-teleconferencing (VTC) and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) platforms are under scrutiny as hackers exploit their vulnerabilities and access information on millions of users. The FBI issued a  public service announcement   on April 1 regarding the prevalence of “cyber actors taking advantage of COVID-19 pandemic to exploit increased use of virtual environments.”
As many of us use VTC platforms and VoIPs, here are the FBI’s tips  on how to use these tools safely:
  • Do not make meetings or classrooms public. Restrict access to remote meetings, conference calls or virtual classrooms. Include a password, if possible.
  • Do not share a link to a teleconference or classroom on an unrestricted publicly available social media post. Provide the link directly to specific people.
  • Do not enable remote desktop access functions like Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) or Virtual Network Computing (VNC) unless absolutely needed.
  • Ensure users are using the updated version of remote access/meeting applications.

If you were a victim of a VTC hijacking or any cyber-crime, report it to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center.  Additionally, if you receive a specific threat during a teleconference, please report it to  tips.fbi.gov .

TALK Begins Free CyberReadiness Training on Good Security Hygiene Beginning April 24 at 2 PM for 6 Weeks for Badge Certification
Register Today
Register on our TALK website for this free course good for any level. You will learn each week how to use various templates and procedures to make plans for risk management and good security hygiene with training available online at the Cyber Readiness Institute. These 6 one-hoursessions will be held each Friday at 2 PM at no charge. We have moved to Zoom from the previously published conference call dialin so that we can present powerpoints and other materials to you.

The key subject of the day for many remote workers is cybersecurity. It’s time to arm yourself with information to protect your valued data.