W4CY 3-21-2024 and W4VET 3-24-2024

Donald Tumps Court Cases with Michael Letts

Michael LettsToday, we’re privileged again to have Michael Letts, CEO and Founder of In-Vest USA, as our expert on the Political Scene and Current Events around the World. Michael will delve into the latest developments concerning Former President Donald Trump and the myriad court cases on his agenda. Additionally, he’ll shed light on the new leadership within the Republican National Committee (RNC) and the strategic initiatives Team Trump is undertaking to ensure success at the Ballot Box and safeguard a fair election in 2024. Throughout his discussion, Michael will provide insights into potential solutions and outline how citizens can contribute to these efforts.

Emphasizing the importance of civic engagement, Michael will encourage proactive steps such as reaching out to congressmen and congresswomen to address critical issues. InIN-VEST USA | "Protect those who protect us" his comprehensive overview, he’ll touch on various aspects, including Sanctuary cities, illegal immigration, and citizen action, offering ideas and information to empower the audience.

Under Michael’s leadership, In-Vest USA has been instrumental in saving countless officers and first responders from danger by providing free bulletproof vests and equipment to communities across America. With over 30 years of experience in law enforcement, Michael’s dedication to public safety has made a significant impact through In-Vest USA, a national grassroots non-profit organization committed to ensuring police forces are well-equipped and protected. To learn more about Michael Letts and his remarkable work, please visit his official website at www.investusa.org.


John Goodwin discusses the 40th Writers & Illustrators of the Future Award Gala

John GoodwinToday, our second guest is John Goodwin, President of Galaxy Press. He will provide insights into the highly anticipated 40th Writers & Illustrators of the Future 40 Award Gala, scheduled for April 25, 2024. John will also discuss the achievements of the Illustrators and Writers Contests over the past year and unveil the newest edition with its captivating new cover.

This prestigious event annually features guest speakers drawn from visionaries, scientists, and luminaries in the science fiction genre. Before the Awards ceremony, Galaxy Press releases the latest volume of “L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future,” where judges and celebrity presenters introduce and honor the winners each quarter.

Throughout the years, the emotional reactions of winners have been decisive—ranging from joyous celebrations to tearful moments of gratitude. The climax of the evening arrives with the announcement of the recipients of the L. Ron Hubbard Golden Pen Award and Golden Brush Award, each accompanied by an additional trophy and a $5000 bonus check for the winners. The night concludes with a glitzy reception, during which the winners participate in a group book signing, marking a significant milestone in their careers as many autograph their fiction for the first time.

John Goodwin brings a wealth of experience and has been involved in book publishing since 1986. He currently hosts the Writers & Illustrators of the Future Podcast and has served on the board of the Audio Publishers Association. Active in the Hollywood community, he has also been a board member of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and is President of the Hollywood Christmas Parade. Additionally, he is a member of esteemed organizations such as the Explorers Club, Science Fiction Writers of America, Mystery Writers of America, and Western Writers of America. For more information on the upcoming 40th Award Gala, go to Writersofthefuture.com.


Navigating a World of Cyber Threats with Michelle Alvarez

Michelle Alvarez, Strategic Threat Analysis Manager, IBM X-ForceOur last guest today is Michelle Alvarez, Strategic Threat Analysis Manager, IBM X-Force. She brings 20 years of cybersecurity to her role, specializing in threat research and communication. Currently, she focuses communications efforts on strategic threat and impact assessments for X-Force Incident Response and Threat Intelligence clients. Michelle’s previous roles include threat analyst, writer, and IBM Managed Security Services (MSS) manager.

Michele will discuss the recent findings on the global identity crisis. She will also provide information on how people can stay proactive in protecting themselves from cybercriminals. A global identity crisis is emerging with a 71% spike in cyberattacks and billions of compromised credentials accessible on the Dark Web.

In 2023, cybercriminals capitalized on a surge in login-based infiltration rather than traditional hacking methods, exploiting unwitting users’ legitimate accounts. This insidious tactic emerged as one of the foremost “entry points” for cybercriminals throughout the year. Although extortion-based attacks remained a predominant threat in the cyber landscape, there was a notable 12% decrease in ransomware assaults targeting enterprises. Instead, a concerning trend emerged as cybercriminals increasingly opted to steal and hold sensitive data hostage for ransom. For further insights, please visit ibm.com/xforce.


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