Due to recent circumstances, life has changed. This includes how and where employees work. Remote employees aren’t new. For some organizations, the majority of their workforce is off-site. Many other companies are scrambling. This is a new environment for them. Suddenly, their employees are working remotely and this leaves questions about cybersecurity.
Every year, businesses incur substantial losses of money, customers, and reputation due to cyber-attacks. Data and infrastructure security have always been a major concern for all businesses and now, with IT systems moving to cloud platforms, they have taken center stage on all IT agendas.
Cybercrime is more than just the high profile hacks we see in the news. In fact, small businesses are impacted just as much as large businesses, if not more. Yet, in spite of this sporadic increase, many small businesses tend to shove aside the idea that cyber-criminals could attack them. The shocker here is cyber-criminals will not overlook your “small company” because of its size. In fact, small businesses are a major target of their nefarious activities.
The internet is about the most useful and swiftest source of information on various topics today. The information available on the internet often cuts across trade secrets, public information, conceptions, research works, and many more.
The outbreak of the novel COVID-19 virus has changed the way companies around the world run their operations. With the intervention of our ever-improving technology, we seem to have found our way around this paralyzing standstill. Many companies and organizations have quickly adapted and utilized strategies to keep their operations running without having to risk the health and safety of their workers. Most organizations require their employees to work from home, while they are connected to the regular network operations, using digital tools.
Remote work is here — whether we like it or not — thanks to the novel coronavirus pandemic faced globally. Many companies are now implementing voluntary or mandatory work-from-home policies, which is an unusual challenge for first-time remote workers.
When the year began, not many would think they’d have to change their lifestyles and adopt social distancing as a way of life. This present reality has caused individuals, organizations, and governments across the globe to adopt work-from-home policies that are now affecting millions of people around the world. Online activities have spiked in recent times. and this is evidenced by the surge in video conferencing with platforms like Zoom among the most notable in recent months.
It only took Clark Kent a pair of glasses to keep his identity a secret, but in today’s world, identities are complex webs of digital and physical items. You can’t do much of anything without your identity, whether that’s withdrawing money from a bank or logging into your phone. When you walk into a bank and request money from the teller, they’ll ask you for a series of things to prove that you are indeed who you say you are. It might be a combination of things from physical identification to a password or information that only you would know.
Technical writers are a key part of a business’s IT team. When an organization changes existing cybersecurity practices or implements new ones, the technical writer will create pamphlets or guides for employees to follow. Technical writers also document the changes per cybersecurity compliance regulations.
Today’s Cybersecurity hackers and threats are more creative than ever when it comes to web hacking. Managing your software patches is one of the best ways to make sure your business safe from any threat. But patch management doesn’t have to be overly technical or only for the IT savvy.