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EDITOR'S

CYBER SECURIT Y

NOTE

STEVE GUGLIELMO
EDITOR

Cyber Security:
The Most Important Issue of Today

@MHEDA_Journal

A

t the July Executive Committee
Meeting of the MHEDA Board
of Directors, the decision was
made to rebrand MHEDA's Critical
Impact Factors to "Material Handling
Business Trends." After all, these are
emerging trends that will affect the
way all of us do business in 2018 and
going forward, and the name should
adequately reflect that. This year's
Material Handling Business Trends are
listed on page 26. Many of the trends
are specific to our industry but others
are trends that transcend business and
are reshaping the entire world.
Aside from the "rebranding" decision, the Executive Committee also
made the decision that many past
trends are now so ubiquitous that they
no longer need to be explained. These
are the ones that, when mentioned, the
response from the group was "well,
duh!" They include: cyber security,
consolidation, regulatory policies and
employee benefits. They are still noted
in the footnotes of the Business Trends
but are now so widely known and
accepted that they don't require their
own explanation.
I would argue that Cyber Security
is now the number one issue facing
business today. And it goes beyond
business. There was a fairly wellknown email controversy that a certain
Presidential candidate faced in 2016.
You might have heard about it. She and
her staff would have been well-suited
reading the 2017 MHEDA Critical
Impact Factors, specifically, number
six, which read, "Members need to be
vigilant about protecting against cyber
threats and the security of data."

There are members who, if they think
back far enough, probably remember
when computers were the newest fad.
But in today's business world, trying to
work without a computer is like trying
to win the Daytona 500 in a Horse and
Buggy. Working without computers
isn't an option, which means that your
most important data: customer credit
card information, employee social
security numbers, banking passwords,
etc. is potentially vulnerable.
Whereas even ten years ago, tales of
"hacking" and data security breaches
were the Boogie Monster, myths that
happened to "someone else," today it's
not a stretch to say that literally everybody reading this has been impacted
by a data breach in some way, shape
or form. Equifax, one of the three
largest credit bureaus in the United
States, suffered the worst data breach
in U.S. history, with 145.5 million
U.S. consumers' personal information
being compromised. It was reported

that every single Yahoo mail account
was hacked in 2013 and 2014. Three
BILLION (with a B) accounts in all
were compromised, in what was later
reported to be a state-sponsored attack
by Russia.
And it's not only large multi-national
companies being hacked. Several
MHEDA members have their own
tales of data breaches. They prompted
MHEDA to partner with John Sileo for
a special series of videos called "Sileo
on Security" which are available for
MHEDA members at videos.mheda.
org. Cyber-security expert and award
winning author John Sileo gives helpful tips to members about protecting
yourself and your company online.
In today's environment they truly are
can't miss videos.
Cyber Security is, to me, the pre-eminent issue of today. How are you protecting yourself and your company? Let me
know your best tips or your stories by
tweeting @MHEDA_Journal.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2018

Chairman’s Perspective
From the Desk of Liz Richards
Editor’s Note
MEET MHEDA’S 2018 BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND MBOA
MHEDA’S 2018 MATERIAL HANDLING BUSINESS TRENDS
Ask A MHEDA-NET Group
MHEDA Calendar
MHEDA MEMBER PROFILE
@WORK
WOMEN IN INDUSTRY
DISTRIBUTOR FORECAST
SUPPLIER FORECAST
MHI FORECAST
ITA FORECAST
CEMA FORECAST
ITR ECONOMICS FORECAST
2018 MHEDA CONVENTION SCHEDULE
THE RULE OF 72
New Members
Spotlight on Association News
MHEDA Milestones
Index to Advertisers by Product Category
Index of Advertisers by Alphabetical
The Last Word
The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2018 - Intro
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The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2018 - Chairman’s Perspective
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The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2018 - From the Desk of Liz Richards
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The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2018 - Editor’s Note
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The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2018 - MEET MHEDA’S 2018 BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND MBOA
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The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2018 - MHEDA’S 2018 MATERIAL HANDLING BUSINESS TRENDS
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The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2018 - 28
The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2018 - Ask A MHEDA-NET Group
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The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2018 - MHEDA Calendar
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The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2018 - MHEDA MEMBER PROFILE
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The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2018 - @WORK
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The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2018 - WOMEN IN INDUSTRY
The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2018 - DISTRIBUTOR FORECAST
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The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2018 - SUPPLIER FORECAST
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The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2018 - MHI FORECAST
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The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2018 - ITA FORECAST
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The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2018 - CEMA FORECAST
The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2018 - ITR ECONOMICS FORECAST
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The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2018 - 77
The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2018 - 2018 MHEDA CONVENTION SCHEDULE
The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2018 - 79
The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2018 - THE RULE OF 72
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The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2018 - New Members
The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2018 - Spotlight on Association News
The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2018 - 85
The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2018 - MHEDA Milestones
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The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2018 - Index to Advertisers by Product Category
The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2018 - Index of Advertisers by Alphabetical
The MHEDA Journal - First Quarter, 2018 - The Last Word
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