What is compliance? Some of you might be acutely aware of this term, and others might have little to no idea. In broad terms, business compliance means following the rules required to secure your business and the people that interact with it. More specifically, compliance is aimed at information security. Business Compliance means you are complying with requirements by a credible organization or government department that promotes the security and protection of sensitive information.
The holidays are just around the corner, and many of us will be purchasing gifts online. This is the time when scammers are out in force, looking to separate you from your gifts and money. In this edition of “The Ping” we will look at several precautions you can take to minimize your risk.
Cybersecurity starts first, and foremost, with people. Even with a secure perimeter, the people using the network can introduce risks to the environment. Teaching your employees what to look out for and where their responsibilities lie are the first steps to closing the security gaps and lessen the chances of your business falling victim to a vicious attack.
Recently we’ve had a few questions from customers regarding upgrades and updates. Let’s dive into the purpose of these updates and upgrades to break down the reason why they are so important.
Everyone wants to save money, but sometimes making the cheaper decision right now will cost you more in the long run. Let’s discuss a few things you want to watch out for when buying hardware and software to meet your IT needs.
*Special Alert* – Extortion Email Scam
A worrying new type of phishing email is going around using stolen data from high-profile websites. These emails include a password that has been used with the user’s email address in the past in an attempt to scare that person into sending the scammer money (typically Bitcoin). Since the emails include personalized information, they appear credible in ways typical phishing emails do not. Typically, the scammer is claiming that they have recorded “compromising activity” and blackmailing the user for their silence.
Within the last year, Facebook, MyHeritage, Ticketfly, Under Armour, and several other high-profile services have been compromised.
Ah Budgeting… The least favorite thing we can do in both our personal and business lives. Although it isn’t fun, it tends to make our lives much easier in the long run. Let’s break down the basics to getting you and your organization onto a budget plan that will work for your business goals.
Once you’ve decided to work remotely, you may find it difficult to stay in sync with the rest of your team back in the office. Digital workforce infrastructure has been engineered for decades to provide a stable foundation for your office, but now that you’re outside of your firewall you may find yourself as frustrated as a hacker would be when trying to access your company’s documents. While you may still be able to email back and forth with your coworkers, you can’t easily update your shared files, see who’s available to receive an incoming call, or update a customer’s order status.
So what exactly would the Modern Office be considered nowadays? Just like Tamagotchis and Blockbuster Video, working full-time in an office seems to be a thing of the past. Telecommuting, or working from home, has increased in the workforce by 115% over the past 13 years -with most employees spending at least 50% of their time working remotely. All of the technology changes over the past years have made it easier to work not only from an office, but right from your home.