March Madness Must Be Near, Since The Stupid Warnings To Companies Are Here
from the the-sky-is-falling dept
Ah, March -- the break of spring and all that jazz, and stupid warnings about the impact of the NCAA basketball tournament on America's employers. Two years ago, we got treated to warnings about lost productivity because the games would be streamed online, which got repeated last March as well. With the tournament starting in about ten days, this year's warnings are now rolling in, repeating the same tired comments about the supposed financial losses from "lost productivity", with an added benefit: security concerns. Apparently all these employees watching streams provided by the NCAA and CBS and keeping up with scores on various websites offer attackers a yellow-brick road to follow into corporate networks, so companies have to make sure that they've got the right security in place on their networks -- so says a company that -- you'll never believe this -- sells network security equipment. Of course, March Madness has some competition in the imagined-threat sweepstakes this month, so let's make sure we get through this Y2K-like daylight savings change problem before worrying about the tournament.