2020 was a memorable year for many people due largely to the COVID-19 pandemic, which forced most everyone to stay at home. The year was also notable for the cybersecurity industry, as cybercriminals repeatedly exploited the situation by launching cyberattacks that caused fear and panic.
With many companies having shifted to remote work due to the pandemic, the use of video conferencing applications like Zoom, Cisco WebEx, and Microsoft Teams has become nonnegotiable. These apps allow remote workers to perform their tasks as usual, ensuring business continuity.
As 2020 comes to an end, it’s time to assess how your business performed in the past 366 days. This involves identifying areas that worked well and those that can be improved. For instance, you may have realized that your current managed IT services provider (MSP) wasn’t as effective as you had hoped.
While remote working isn't a novel concept, the COVID-19 pandemic has catalyzed its adoption worldwide. In the past few months, we've seen companies in the San Francisco Bay Area implement work from home setups to curb the spread of the disease.
Remote working has many employee benefits, such as better flexibility and productivity, improved well-being, and more time with loved ones.
To stay competitive and profitable, your business has to embrace new technologies like cloud computing. This refers to the delivery of computing services via the internet, such as servers, storage systems, databases, and software applications, among others.
Whatever business you own, your employees are key to your survival. Without them, no one will be able to sell your products and services, and provide significant customer experience insights. However, they are often neglected or overlooked by companies, and not at all seen as a valued asset.
Data security is more important than ever for your business, especially now that more people in the San Jose and San Francisco Bay areas are working remotely. Working from home means employees don't have access to corporate systems, which implies that your data is vulnerable to attacks.
Remote working has become even more popular these days, as the COVID-19 pandemic rages on in the United States. More companies in the San Francisco Bay Area are allowing employees to work from home until 2021 or even permanently. And it’s not surprising why — not only does this mean better cost savings for the companies, but it also allows for more flexible schedules and fewer distractions.
Protecting your business from cyberattacks is already a big challenge, and having to be familiar with security jargon makes it even more so. Many people may not be familiar with terms such as malware, viruses, identity protection, and firewalls, which may result in poor business security practices.
The COVID-19 pandemic has taught Americans to prioritize health above everything else. We learned the importance of washing our hands regularly, wearing masks in public, and staying at home to reduce the risk of spreading the virus.
But the pandemic has also taught us a few things about cybersecurity.