While social media tends to get most of the attention these days, email remains the preferred way for customers and businesses to keep in touch, and it continues to play a central role in internal communications too. But the sheer popularity of email makes it one of the largest attack surfaces of all.
Organizations across every industry — from manufacturing to finance — continue to make sweeping changes to their IT systems in the hopes of creating and optimizing business processes. It’s often referred to as digital transformation, and it’s difficult to navigate.
Looking for new talent for your small business? There are many ways to get good candidates, but the recruitment process of some companies can turn off prospective employees. Because of their indifference, recruiters may fail to create a positive impression, prompting new hires to move on to other prospects.
Are you sharing your life with over three billion people online? Believe it or not, that’s what most people are doing whenever they use the internet and post something on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and other social media sites.
Instead of keeping their personal information safe and secure, many individuals choose to brag about their new car, home, job promotion, and other juicy details that don’t belong next to a friend’s cute cat video.
If you’re only vaguely aware of how bad 2018 was in terms of worldwide cybersecurity, let’s recap:
In January, the value of one Bitcoin rocketed to $20,000, providing more incentive for hackers to launch ransomware campaigns (which need untraceable currencies to anonymously collect their bounties).
Also in January, the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities put almost every computer on the planet at risk of a new form of cyberattack.
Fingerprint sensors have made life easier for smartphone users. With today’s technology, it’s easy to shop for groceries, pay bills, transfer money to a bank, or book a flight to a destination — all with the press of a finger.
But this convenience comes with a price.
It may sound new, but working remotely has been practiced for thousands of years. In England, prior to the Industrial Revolution, small businessmen stayed in “workhomes” that allowed them to be with their families. This continued until the Victorian age as entrepreneurs operated shops, pubs, and even funeral parlors out of their homes.
Benjamin Franklin once said, “In this world, nothing can be certain, except death and taxes.” Pitiful as it sounds, that famous quote from the American scientist and statesman is right on target, because nothing lasts forever. Seasons change, flowers bloom and wither, people come and go, and the good things in life will fade and disappear as quickly as they arrive.
By now, every business leader should be familiar with the benefits of the cloud, but that doesn’t mean it’s a decision to take lightly. Just like any other major change to your IT infrastructure, migrating to the cloud presents a significant technological upheaval, one that can backfire spectacularly if you’re not adequately prepared.
Thinking of selling your old computer or donating it to charity? You may want to get rid of the files on your PC first. There are several ways to do this to keep embarrassing baby pictures, doctored tax account records, or sensitive business data away from prying eyes.