In the guest chair:

Mike Potts & Dana Barrett

Mike Potts & Dana Barrett

Mike Potts, CEO of Lancope joined Dana on the show this morning to talk cybersecurity, what it’s costing us and how we can be better prepared.

Lancope, Inc. is a leading provider of network visibility and security intelligence to protect enterprises against today’s top threats. By analyzing NetFlow, IPFIX and other types of network telemetry, Lancope’s StealthWatch® System delivers Context-Aware Security Analytics to quickly detect a wide range of attacks from APTs and DDoS to zero-day malware and insider threats. Combining continuous lateral monitoring across enterprise networks with user, device and application awareness, Lancope accelerates incident response, improves forensic investigations and reduces enterprise risk.

In the headlines:

  • Kickstarter is now a Public Benefit Corporation. 
  • Ever heard of bubble tea? An iconic British brand called Bubbleology will debut its U.S. flagship café as the first Western premium bubble tea-bar concept in Atlanta at Lenox Square early this November. Bubbleology will also open a second location at Mall of Georgia later the same month. Bubbleology has a café at TopShop’s global flagship store on the famed Oxford Street along with numerous locations across the world.
  • Taste of Atlanta has teamed up with UberEats to give some Atlanta residents a sneak peak at some of the restaurants that will be featured at this year’s festival. From yesterday through Friday, September 25 between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., some Atlantans will be able to get lunchtime fare from select festival restaurants and surprise festival ticket giveaways through UberEats.
  • UGA is planning to give Emory and GA State some competition in the law school arena. They’re bringing law school to their Atlanta campus in Buckhead in the Terry College of Business building across from Lenox Mall.
  • Twitter might finally have found a way to make some money. With company sponsored emojis. The first one out of the gate is from Atlanta based Coca Cola. Wanna check it out? Type #shareacoke into a tweet and two bottles of Coke clinking together, as if toasting, will appear.
  • Looks like we have some action on the Civic Center building in midtown Atlanta that the city is looking to sell. The board of Invest Atlanta, the city’s economic development agency, passed a resolution Thursday authorizing negotiations with Weingarten Realty Investors. Their plan is to tear down the center and build a $298 million mixed-use project on the property. The project would include 250,000 square feet of office space, 222,900 square feet of retail, a grocery store, 250 condominiums, 386 apartments and 20 townhomes. Weingarten is one of two finalists for the redevelopment project.
  • And though Dana doesn’t like to get in to politics, it is interesting to note that now that Carly Fiorina is moving up in the polls, her record as Hewlett Packard CEO is likely going to become a major talking point. The question is… how did she actually do in that job? Here’s a quick rundown: HP revenue doubled during Fiorina’s tenure, to $87 billion when she left in 2005, according to Fortune. But much of that was due to the company’s $24.2 billion acquisition of Compaq. Profits as a percentage of revenue declined by about 40 percent… Hewlett-Packard’s stock (NYSE: HPQ) fell from around $55 a share when Fiorina took over in 1999 to around $20 a share when she was fired in 2005. The stock opened at $26.45 on Monday…. plus, the company laid off 30,000 people during Fiorina’s time as CEO.

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