IOM GOV – 15TH MAY

ASHY AND JO FROM CYBER SECURITY 

STATS

  • 2 NEW CASES 

  • 21 ACTIVE CASES 

  • WITH GREAT SADNESS THAT I MUST CONFIRM A FURTHER DEATH FROM THIS DREADFUL DISEASE

  • BEHIND EACH OF THESE NUMBERS IS A HUMAN STORY, WE MUST NOT FORGET THAT 

ASHY UPDATE 

  • HOME WORKING EFFORT HAS BEEN PHENOMENAL. SO SOME BUSINESSES CAN CARRY ON AS USUAL 

  • THE INTERNET HAS CHANGED OUR LIVES – WE CAN WORK AROUND THE CLOCK ON DEVICES 

  • HAD THE VIRUS HIT 10 OR 20 YEARS AGO WE WOULD HAVE STRUGGLED

  • WFH IS NOT WITHOUT RISKS

  • ASHY ISN’T JUST INTO HEALTH HE IS INTO CYBER SECURITY TOO

JO ON CYBER SECURITY 

  • TECH HAS BROUGHT MANY BENEFITS THROUGHOUT COVID 

  • WE’RE RELIANT ON TECH E.G. CHECKING YOUR BANK BALANCE 

  • DEPENDENCE ON TECH MAKES US A TARGET FOR CRIMINALS 

  • THE CRIMS STARTED TARGETING US IN FEB 

  • PHISHING EMAILS ARE UP 400% – IF YOU ALREADY DON’T KNOW IT’S A SCAM TO TAKE YOUR PERSONAL DEETS 

  • ASK YOURSELF – DOES THE EMAIL LOOK LEGIT? ARE YOU EXPECTING IT?

  • THINK B4 U CLICK 

  • IOM IS THE SAFEST JURISDICTION IN THE BRITISH ISLES. BUT WE CAN’T IGNORE THE THREAT 

  • #BEMORERANDOM WITH YOUR PASSWORDS

THANKS JO, V THOUGHT PROVOKING – ASHY 

Q&A

JO 

  • PICTURES OF UNDERAGE MANX GIRLS MAKING IT TO ADULT WEBSITES – BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU SHARE, KEEP YOUR DATA AND IMAGES SAFE 

  • SIGNIFICANT NUMBER OF REPORTS OF PHISHING EMAILS 

  • CLOSE RELATIONSHIP WITH BANKS AND BUSINESSES SO WE CAN ACT SWIFTLY 

  • A NUMBER OF INDIVIDUALS HAVE BEEN TARGETED THROUGH EMAILS AND TEXTS 

  • NEED TO BE MINDFUL ABOUT WHAT WE SHARE AS IT CAN GET INTO ANYONE’S HANDS 

  • INSTALL ANTI VIRUS SOFTWARE  

  • REALLY STRONG PASSWORDS ARE VERY IMPORTANT – RANDOM MEMORABLE WORDS ARE A GOOD PLACE TO START 

  • IOM GOV TAKES SECURITY VERY SERIOUSLY 

ASHY 

  • DEATH IS LINKED TO ABBOTSWOOD 

  • R NUMBER IS 0.3 AT THE MO 

  • STILL TRANSMISSION IN THE COMMUNITY 

  • EVEN IF YOU ARE YOUNG AND HEALTHY YOU ARE NOT IMMUNE 

  • TWO NEW CASES ARE GENERAL COMMUNITY CASES WITH NO LINK TO OTHER ACTIVE CASES 

  • PCR TESTING ISN’T AS VALUABLE AS A RANDOM SAMPLE TEST 

  • ASHY’S MATE IN THE UK TESTED TOO EARLY TO PICK IT UP BUT THE 2ND TEST CONFIRMED HE HAD THE RONA 

  • NO CHANGE TO PREVIOUS MASK ADVICE 

  • THE SOCIAL SITUATION IS DIFF HERE TO THE UK 

  • “UK IS CATCHING UP TO WHERE WE WERE TWO WEEKS AGO”

  • LOOKING CAREFULLY AT SOCIAL INTERACTIONS – IT CAN’T BE BOXED INTO A SECTOR – IT IS GOING TO BE A SLOW PROCESS 

  • NO TRAVEL HISTORY FOR THE NEW CASES

  • ON SCHOOLS WE ARE DEFFO NOT WAITING FOR THE UK – WE’LL OPEN WHEN WE’RE READY 

  • DEPARTMENT COULDN’T ACCEPT ABBOTSWOOD QUOTE TO OPERATE OR THE  T&C’S 

  • CAN’T PUT A DATE ON BORDER OPENING FOR PEOPLE WITH KIDS IN THE UK 

  • SOCIAL GATHERING DECISION IS BEING MADE TOMORROW

    • WHY CAN’T YOU JUST TELL US THE OUTCOME STRAIGHT AWAY

    • NOT AS SIMPLE AS MAKING A DECISION AND FIRING IT OUT IN A PRESS RELEASE WHEN THE DECISION IS MADE 

  • DEPT FOR HEALTH TAKES DATA PROTECTION AND ENCRYPTION V SERIOUSLY

SHOUTOUTS

  • GO GREEN FOR DONATING MASKS TO NOBLES X 2

  • CO-OP IN PORT ERIN – RAISED £900 FOR HEALTH DEPARTMENT 

  • AL BELL FOR SHAVING YOUR HEAD 

 

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