Cyber Security – You Are The Weakest Link

At the NACTT 2023 Mid-Year Trustee Meeting in January the presentation that resonated the most with me was one about the dark web. The presenter, Mark Lanterman (CTO Computer Forensic Services), said something that haunts me still: your biggest security risk is your people. Mind blown. We spend so much time, energy, and resources on physical security and network security, and, yes, those things are EXTREMELY important. Having up-to-date hardware, ensuring that your firmware is current, your operating systems are patched…yes, yes . . .

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Chapter 13 Standing Trustee for the District of Oregon (Eugene)

Naliko Markel has worked in the Chapter 13 world since 2002, getting his start working for the Chapter 13 Trustee’s office in the District of Oregon – Portland. He initially served as Business Case Analyst, and eventually transitioned to the role of Systems Manager. In 2010, he added management of the Modified Plans Department to his supervisory responsibilities. On January 1, 2015, Naliko was appointed as Chapter 13 Trustee in the District of Oregon – Eugene. He earned a B.S. in Finance from the University of Oregon and an M.B.A. from the University of Portland. Outside the office, Naliko enjoys spending time outdoors and playing sports with his wife and two kids, cheering on his Oregon Ducks, and gastronomical adventures of all kinds.

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