NP Connects brings together leaders from a variety of backgrounds to share real-time perspectives on the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
On May 7, 2020, we were joined by guest speakers Azi Cohen, Co-founder and General Manager of White Source; Jason “Jay” Redman, Navy SEAL Retired Lieutenant and Author; and Morgan Nighan, Partner at Nixon Peabody.
With the second tranche of $310 billion in funding being disbursed by the Small Business Administration (SBA), many are awaiting loan forgiveness guidance from the SBA. More than $2 billion of PPP money has been returned and the deadline to return money penalty-free was extended to May 14. Many questions focus on sensational journalism, confusing guidance and the law. Things to keep in mind:
Cybersecurity has been significantly affected by remote work. Many companies struggled with access and connectivity issues to systems and hardware. Employee work patterns have changed to accommodate remote work — staff are logging in early or late at night, outside their typical 9–5 routines, and using personal computers and laptops to access company networks. If most of your business is done online, then application security risks have increased proportionately.
We all feel like we have been ambushed and are stuck in what Jason Redman, a Navy SEAL, calls the X, so now, focus on what you can control. Do not get stuck by saying there is no hope, things are out of your control, and nothing is positive. That thinking is counter-productive — the companies, individuals, and warriors that move off the X the fastest are the ones that will thrive.
Train yourself to REACT: