Recommendations for Meltdown & Spectre

The following is taken from a communication we sent our clients last week summarizing our basic recommendations for protection from the Meltdown & Spectre vulnerabilities. The safety of our clients’ sensitive information is our top priority.  However, we do not want to act hastily and make matters worse.  Rather than recommend untested patches and updates, […]

The GDPR: Is your company affected?

In May 2018, the EU’s GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) will go into full force. GDPR is a set of regulations protecting EU consumer data and covers businesses both inside AND outside the EU.  In other words, if your U.S. company sells goods or services to people in the EU, you must protect their personally identifiable […]

The Equifax Disaster – A Quick Guide

Now that some dust has settled, and some confusing misinformation has shaken out, here’s our succinct guide to the credit agency’s data breach.  We’ll keep you posted if anything changes. Good luck, and stay safe! What happened?   Between May and July, Equifax’s systems were breached, and the personal information of approximately 143M customers, including […]

Can you see me now?

Video calls have become a staple of business communication. Most business communications packages, including those by Google and Microsoft, already include some form of video capability. At Cartwheel, we use video to communicate with each other when working remotely, conducting interviews with candidates, and in some client meetings. Since we use a number of different […]

Are you a founder?

On a recent flight from the west coast, I watched a biography, The Founder, about Ray Kroc, the founder of McDonald’s. Kroc was a middle-aged, struggling blender salesman with a history of entrepreneurial failures. He came across the McDonald brothers after they order some blenders. The McDonalds were running a small, popular hamburger stand in […]