The need for working from home has increased tremendously since 2020 with the coronavirus outbreak. To keep the workplace running, working from home was introduced to employees. However, it isn’t easy to attest that WFH employees are productive.
In a 2018 survey, small firms used an average of 73 software applications. That number has been rising steadily over the years and is almost certainly higher now. The average employee has to log into multiple business applications each week ranging from company email to customer relationship management (CRM) systems. Each would require a distinct password for access. Not too bad if you are talking about two or three applications but it’s a whole different ball game when there are a dozen or more.
Social engineering isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when most people think about cyberattacks. Yet, social engineering is consistently the most widely used avenue for breaking through an organization’s cyber defenses. Even when hackers use technical means to break through a system, there will often be some social engineering involved to obtain login…
COVID-19 drove conversation on remote work to the fore. A substantially larger number of people are working from home than there was pre-2020. With remote work and telecommuting comes an elevated risk of losing company laptops and phones.
It’s been more than two years since the 802.11ax wireless networking standard made its debut. More commonly referred to as Wi-Fi 6, there is today a raft of routers and devices built to make the most of these new technologies. As with any new standard, upgrading is not always necessary.
Working from home is a part of life now for many companies. From small businesses to large enterprises, employees are transitioning to an at-home and hybrid working model.
Many business activities that used to be location-dependent are now in the cloud. This includes things like accounting software that used to reside on one computer and can now be accessed by anyone in the company through a cloud application.
Is your company making some mistakes that increase your risk of a phishing attack? Simply forwarding a phishing email or not reinforcing security awareness throughout the year can put you in a higher risk category than a company that builds security awareness into its “business as usual.”
Ransomware has become the most feared type of malware attack because it can essentially shut down a business quickly and cost hundreds of thousands of dollars in remediation.
Our smartphones have become almost an extension of ourselves that we can’t do without. 53% of Americans say that they have never gone longer than 24 hours without their phone, and 74% say they feel uneasy about leaving their phone home when they go out.