The COVID-19 pandemic has created an ominous situation for many businesses, resulting in employees finding themselves in a vulnerable position. Regardless of whether or not your employees are able to come into the office right now, it is critical that you share the following information with them, as it may help to keep them out of a tough spot.
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If you haven’t kept your most current policies and procedures recorded somewhere, you absolutely must rectify this as soon as possible. A written guide to your business’ policies and procedures is imperative because it gives your team a resource to turn to for an answer to any questions concerning their employment. Listed below are some things you must include in your written employee handbook.
With the COVID-19 pandemic far from over, many companies have had their attention pulled away from their cybersecurity needs by the concerns that the current health crisis has created. Listed below are some of the observations that a group of 273 cybersecurity professionals have made, courtesy of an annual survey.
Many modern businesses accept payment cards. To secure people’s personal and financial information when conducting transactions using credit, debit, and gift cards, the companies that stand to lose the most if these transactions are compromised: Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express, have implemented industry-wide compliance regulations. This regulation is called PCI DSS, short for Payment Card Index Digital Security Standard. Listed below is a look at this regulation.
Of all your technology in the office, your printers may not be at the top of your list of security concerns. This could be a costly mistake; an unprotected printer could easily serve as an access point to someone with malicious motives. To help fix this, Macro Systems is dedicating this week’s tip to enhancing the security of your printing solutions.
Many businesses have found it very difficult to cope with restrictions levied by lawmakers because of the COVID-19 situation. This pandemic has sent business owners and decision makers searching for solutions to their revenue problems. The most popular solution is to automate some of the work that was usually done by human resources to try and slice some of the demands on their capital. Automation is here to stay in business.
When the stay-at-home orders came down in March, no one was sure just how long precautionary measures would last. Now that a large percentage of the workforce is either out of work, just returning to work, or working remotely after nearly 100 days, it has proven to be one of the most challenging periods for businesses in contemporary business history. Listed below are three technology solutions that can fix some of your organization's issues in a time when there are plenty to fix.
You can make more money, but you can’t make more time. Making the most of your time at work isn’t necessarily easy. There are all kinds of unanticipated distractions that take up a lot of time, so you should know what works to help you get the most out of the time you do have. Listed below are three tips that will help you manage your time more effectively.
The COVID-19 pandemic rolls on with many businesses continue to operate remotely with a focus toward reopening their office soon. Listed below are a couple of factors that small business owners will need to address as people begin coming back into the workplace.
A security audit tests the overall integrity of your business when it comes to its IT security. In our modern environment, businesses need to have strengthened fortifications in place to protect themselves from cyberthreats, and these fortifications need to be properly tested and reviewed over time. Listed below are some of the types of audits and their benefits, and how you can assess your security.
Recent events have illustrated how helpful a remote workforce can be, but this method of maintaining productivity isn’t without its challenges. For example, a staff that is used to working side-by-side in an office may have difficulties adjusting to this new work paradigm. Luckily, there are a few company activities that can help make better remote habits stick.
Businesses are in the process of reopening. While there are going to be growing pains and setbacks, this also provides an opportunity for these businesses to make many adjustments and improvements to their operations. As you resume your operations (or make the preparations to), it will help to do so with the support of modern technology and the processes it enables.
Beginning in 2008, Verizon has created a report outlining the cybersecurity incident trends that the previous year demonstrated. In doing so, they have provided a resource that offers businesses greater insights into where their cybersecurity efforts need to be focused. Listed below are some of 2019’s trends and insights that were highlighted in the Verizon Business 2020 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR).
If you were to look at any businesses' list of priorities, “productivity” could probably be found somewhere at the top. Current circumstances being what they are and many processes shifting as a result, this productivity is probably more of a challenge than usual. Any bit of saved time can enhance productivity, so this week’s tip focuses on a minor change you can make to accomplish this goal.
A business without properly-trained employees is one that is always on the edge of disaster. With the threat landscape the way it is, you need your staff to know how to correctly maneuver around company IT and know how to protect themselves and the organization in a digital environment. Listed below are some strategies to promote end-to-end security at your company.
Many small businesses in the United States are in a catch-22 due to the current pandemic. While reopening too soon could contribute to a COVID-19 infection resurgence, there is also a very real risk associated with reopening too late. To help avoid either scenario, the right technology solutions will prove to be indispensable.
With so many tasks to be accomplished each day, it helps to have all the information required to complete these tasks. If a task has no context assigned to it or no insight into how to approach it, productivity and morale are going to suffer. To circumvent this, you need to properly task out your team’s goals. Listed below are some practices to help.
Many states’ stay-at-home orders that were implemented to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus are now lapsing all over the U.S. As a result, business owners are re-opening their doors to a great deal of uncertainty. Listed below is a guide to help the business owner understand that, even though you’ve finally been given the go-ahead, you have a responsibility to keep your staff and customers safe.
People talk about cybersecurity like it's something you can just buy. That’s not the truth, however. When you are seriously looking at how you can keep unauthorized entities off your network, while having control over what you do with your technology, you need to look at it as three levels of cybersecurity.
It’s astonishing how much trust people have in Internet-based companies; they not only believe that these companies will fulfill their expectations, but that they will protect their most valuable and sensitive information. Listed below is a look at some of the data collection practices that companies use and what they do with that data.