NerdBrand Podcast Ep. 06 – Kentucky Reopening Soon

NerdBrand Podcast Ep. 06 – Kentucky Reopening Soon

This joint initiative offered by Go Social and NerdBrand is designed to address the critical digital marketing needs of small businesses caught off guard by the COVID-19 pandemic and shutdown.

On this episode we’re discussing the news about Kentucky reopening in May, NSA. Browser extensions, and how to Digital Reboot your business! Are you ready to be open for business?

NerdNews – Kentucky reopening

Kentucky reopening May 11th through June 15th in stages.

As of May 8th:

  • May 22 – Restaurants, with limited 33% capacity and outdoor seating.
  • June 1 – Movie theaters, fitness centers.
  • Also on June 11 – Campgrounds, public and private reopen
  • As well as on June 15 – Child care, with reduced capacity. And low-touch and outdoor youth sports reopen.


Video Conferencing tools to be careful of

The US National Security Agency (NSA) published last week a security assessment. It’s of today’s most popular video conferencing, text chatting, and collaboration tools.

The guidance contains a list of security criteria. That the NSA hopes companies take into consideration. When selecting which telework tool/service they want to deploy in their environments. The NSA document is not only meant for US government and military entities. The private sector as well.

Some of the criteria are:

  • Does the service put in place end-to-end (E2E) encryption?
  • Must use E2E encryption use strong, well-known, testable encryption standards?
  • Can the NSA listen in whilst you meet online?

Security researchers have found what appears to be a more rare form of Android abuse. State-sponsored spies who repeatedly slipped their targeted hacking tools into the Play Store. As well as onto victims’ phones. Spies hid malware in the Play Store to target users in Vietnam, Bangladesh, Indonesia, and India.

Careful about your browser extensions

Google announced this week new rules for the Chrome Web Store. All in an attempt to cut down the number of shady Chrome extensions submitted and listed on the site. Starting August 27, Google says it intends to enforce a new set of rules. The rules are meant to crack down on a series of practices extension developers. Flooding the Web Store with shady extensions or boost install counts for low-quality content.

NerdTalk Segment

Digital Reboot your business! A joint initiative is offered by NerdBrand and its partners. This is to help address the critical digital marketing needs of small businesses caught off guard by the COVID-19 pandemic and shutdown.

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CEO at NerdBrand. I've spent over 12 years in digital advertising providing strategic direction for businesses to build better websites, brands, and messaging, with an eye for improving online presences and laying a foundation for future growth.