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Disaster recovery, threat detection and mitigation
Let's talk about data security best practices related to real cases.
Imagine a scenery of getting a call at midnight from the CMO of a prospective client that a data breach was discovered.
Even it has been plugged successfully the question is what sensitive data could have been accessed while it was open and what kind of PR tools should be used to mitigate affected clients.
One of the worst nightmares for an external consultant. So you prepare a travel bag and while on the way you bundle necessary Apps and create a content infrastructure by mobile. rep10_2
Approaching you feel the hectic and everybody "blames the moon". As a result the first and most usual statement from the team after they reviewed access logs or other system indicators reassures that there is no evidence that data was stolen. But who knows what went on while they weren’t watching. Installing malware on i.e. company’s payment terminals could be done just with a look over ones shoulder.
Even the IT teams are skilled, the security breach train rolls on and we see large breaches impacting well known corporations. 1908p
Blame the moon - when it gets too close to the Earth it makes everyone crazy.ShakespeareNote: … is also the quote of the Venice Carnaval
Upcoming Yachting Fairs
Next upcoming and running Yachting Fairs listed by our magazine NauticWebNews:
Boat Show Eurasia Tuzla, SuisseNautic, f.re.e – München, Nauticampo Lisbon, Zagreb Boat Show, Budapest Boat Show, CNR Avrasya Boat Show, Dubai International Boat Show.
|Boat Show Eurasia Tuzla||Web||16 Feb 2019 - 25 Feb 2019|
|SuisseNautic||Web||20 Feb 2019 - 24 Feb 2019|
|f.re.e – München||Web||20 Feb 2019 - 24 Feb 2019||Magazine: en|
|Nauticampo Lisbon||Web||20 Feb 2019 - 24 Feb 2019|
|Zagreb Boat Show||Web||20 Feb 2019 - 24 Feb 2019|
|Budapest Boat Show||Web||21 Feb 2019 - 24 Feb 2019|
|CNR Avrasya Boat Show||Web||23 Feb 2019 - 3 Mar 2019|
|Dubai International Boat Show||Web||26 Feb 2019 - 2 Mar 2019||Magazine: en|
Miami Yacht Show 2019 New Location Video
The Miami Yacht Show moved to a new location at One Herald Plaza between the Venetian and MacArthur causeways.
Refit of Feadship Caravelle
Feadship has successfully completed the refit of the 24m motoryacht Caravelle,
More in: NauticWebNews/12723.
Optimist Sailing Argentina "al agua"
Video from the International Yachting Week at Mar del Plata (Argentina), realized by Matias Capizzano.
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Antigua Sailing Week
Rossinavi M/Y sold
The new M/Y Project Rossinavi FR042 called “LUX” has been sold to an US Client.
A Superyacht for a comfortable, silent and unrestricted navigation. Delivery 2021.
More in: NauticWebNews/12727.
Oceanco: 33rd yacht & 33 years existence
Oceanco’s 90-meter DreAMBoat for 23 guests / 33 crew, a volume of 2950GT was the 33rd yacht since 33 years existence of the shipyard. Congratulations!
More in: NauticWebNews/12733.
It is a first-time design collaboration between Espen Øino International and Terence Disdale Design. 
CRN 79m is positioned on the slipway
With the aid of motorised hydraulic lift trucks, the yacht was positioned on the slipway. Handling a yacht weighing over 1,400 tons was a complex and spectacular operation.
More in: NauticWebNews/12739.
Besides this yacht, CRN is currently constructing another three fully custom yachts (62m, 62m and 70m). 369
PR & Digital Mgmt
Cybercrime gained visibility because of large-scale incidents with very high media impact. The growing number of data breaches makes cybersecurity also relevant in C-Level mindsets. It is expected that 2019 will surpass 2018 regarding cybercrime growth as it seems to be a successful business model and cyberwar tool between countries.
Cyber Attack on Malta’s Bank
Bank of Valletta, the biggest bank of Malta got hacked Febr 13th 2019 and €13 million were moved into foreign accounts. According to the bank clients funds are safe and all fraudulent transactions had been traced and were being reversed.
Smart prisons using robots
Wristbands will gather arguably the most sensitive kind of data — biometric — on prisoners. Hong Kong’s Correctional Services Department (CSD) announced its plan to develop a smart prison system. The plan is to use robots, wearables and IoT technologies to improve the management of 8,300 inmates.
Make Fake Faces yourself with AI
As with fake news, "robots" take over the fake profile production scene!. Now Social Media will grow faster and Dating sites will make higher profits. Have the same opportunity and try it yourself on: "this person does not exist" (Update: PAGE UP again). It is estimated that well known SocialMedia have approx. 30% fake profiles,
Developer Phillip Wang has created this website. It's based on an NVIDIA-designed generative adversarial network (algorithms square off against each other improving the quality of results) to craft faces using a large catalog of photos as training material.
He is using an NVIDIA GPU on a rented server which creates a random face every two seconds. Slow, but effective to increase the human population.
A money or "monkey" making machine. 
Are you in Facebook's BOLO list?
Facebook runs since years a “BOLO” list (means “be on lookout”). The criteria to get added in this list is pretty low. When you send threatening mails to their employees or you simply commented F** words including the companies name, you are in the game and your activity as well as your location is tracked.
“Our physical security team exists to keep Facebook employees safe,” a Facebook spokesman said in a statement. “They use industry-standard measures to assess and address credible threats of violence against our employees and our company, and refer these threats to law enforcement when necessary.” 2388
Chinese Mobile Payment Trends
What businesses should know about Chinese tourists as mobile payment platforms like and WeChat Pay expand significantly around the world.
(1) A boom of older traveler's using mobile payment
After the Millennial boom the Generation X born between 1960 and 1969 increased by a whopping 230%
(2) Mobile payment in the West is working well
The USA with an impressive 800% jump is still leading with accepting Chinese mobile payments. In Europe France was also among the top 10 foreign countries with the greatest WeChat Pay spending volume.
(3) Residents from third- and fourth-tier cities use Mobile payment
WeChat Pay confirmed that users from smaller cities now accounted for 40 percent of spending. Means, the spending comes not only from the major cities like Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou.
The growth of Chinese mobile payments will force Western businesses to offer these mobile pay options if they want to grow their sales among Chinese travelers. And they cannot wait any longer of Western developments. 2360:1525
Twitter reached profitability
Twitter went public in 2013 and after 12 years they achieved the first full year of profitability. The last quarter 2018 brought a rise of ad revenue to $791 million (23%) investor.twitterinc.com. As it seems the rise of online video advertising made the good deal.
Mark Zuckerberg in tech future discussion
This year Mark Zuckerberg is hosting a series of discussions on the future of technology and society. Here's the first one with Harvard Law Professor Jonathan Zittrain. (1:45:00)
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Coastal Real Estate
Next Real Estate Events
Upcoming Real Estate Fairs & Events: MIPIM Conference Cannes, Tall + Urban Innovation Conference Shenzhen, International Luxury Property Expo Monaco.
|MIPIM Conference Cannes||Web||12 Mar 2019 - 15 Mar 2019|
|Tall + Urban Innovation Conference Shenzhen||Web||08 Apr 2019 - 10 Apr 2019|
|International Luxury Property Expo Monaco||Web||15 May 2019 - 16 May 2019|
Monaco International Luxury Property Expo
The Monaco International Luxury Property Expo 2019 (ilpexpo.com) is an exhibition on international high-end real estate to be held 15-16 May 2019 at the Grimaldi Forum Monaco. The event format is designed to provide maximum opportunities for exhibitors and B2C visitors alike to meet each other in person. The IELP Expo is dedicated to immigration, luxury real estate and private financial consulting.
ILPE events were held around the world, including in Shanghai, Mumbai, Moscow, Kyiv, Cannes, Almaty, and Baku.
China’s Belt and Road initiatives
spent more than a decade studying and living in Beijing and has written two acclaimed books on China’s urban migration and New Silk Road empire. 2033
The Spring Lantern Festival. - It marks the end of the Chinese New Year and is celebrated in February or early March as Chinese equivalent of the Valentine's Day. It is also a day to enjoy the full moon, solve lantern riddles, watch art performances and eat “tang yuan” — dumpling balls made of glutinous rice, usually with sweet fillings. In Daoism, it is called the Shangyuan Festival (上元节, 上元節). Shang means Heaven.
As “innovation” is key to keep the ancient art alive, it is now a mixture of the traditional and modern.
Chinas social credit system
Welcome to the future! Soon also available in the Western hemisphere. China new Blacklist labels millions of Chinese citizens and businesses untrustworthy. More than 18 million “discredited” people were restricted from buying plane tickets and 6 million were restricted from purchasing high-speed train tickets.
学习强国 - study Xi Jinping's thoughts
The App 学习强国 (Xué Xí Qiáng Guó) was launched this year by the Propaganda Department. A nice character game can be found. In Mandarin "xué (学)" means "to study" (学习 - studying) but "xí" is also the name of Chinas president Xi Jinping. Simply translated it means "Study Xi (Jinping's) Strong Country"
The educational App is making its way to the most downloaded once in China, as it offers to study Xi Jinping's Thoughts, Party history, Chinese culture, history and it allows social functions like to connect with friends, message them, call them, or send them money presents (known as red envelopes).
By the way Xi Jinping is known for his philosophical knowledge and his studies of Confucianism, which a is tradition, a philosophy, a rationalistic religion and a way of governing. Interesting to read and a good advise for many Western political leaders.
It is in in Chinese and only available on Chinese platforms. On GooglePlay and Apple it is not available. More on xuexi.cn. 
Blame the Moon …
… is the slogan of 2019. Come to Venice between the 16th of February and the 5th of March to ensure you can make the most of the carnival. Video: Grand Opening Part I of the Venice Carnaval 2019.
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Carnaval of Venice 2019
From February 23 to March 5, St. Mark’s Square will become an extraordinary platform for visionary mask parades, shows that are out of this world and cosmic music.
More in: NauticWebNews/12742.
Fallas in Spain - Every March during Las Fallas festival, hundreds of huge papier-mâché monuments (the fallas) fill up every square and crossroad in Valencia in the most colourful celebration of the arrival of spring. The fallas are true works of art that can reach up to 20 metres high and 20 metres in diameter.
Satire, irony and humour combine in these oversized puppets, which often depict famous personalities in ridiculous clothes or far-fetched situations, in a sharp critique of current issues. After a few days on display, all the fallas are burnt in spectacular bonfires on 19th March, St Joseph’s day.
Besides the fallas themselves, the festival also includes daily fireworks displays, including the popular day-time mascleta at the City Hall Square, street concerts, and the colourful Flower Offering to Our Lady of the Forsaken, which sees thousands of falleros and falleras (locals dressed in traditional costumes) parading through the streets of Valencia.
The origin of the Fallas Festival dates back to the 18th century, when carpenters used to burn old furniture or pieces of wood, together with the candles that they had to use throughout the winter, in a special ceremony to symbolise the arrival of spring and honours St Joseph, their patron saint. This tradition evolved throughout time into the spectacular displays found today.
The Fallas Festival in Valencia has been included in UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2016.