Ransomware attacks have long been a problem for many businesses. From 2012 to 2016, CryptoLocker and CryptoWall quietly spread across hard drives and network drives across the globe. In 2017, the WannaCry ransomware crippled businesses of all sizes, causing $4 billion in losses globally.
The pandemic forced millions of people around the world to work from home. Although working from home allowed some employees to attend to personal matters, it also blurred the boundaries between their personal and professional lives.
For many, this resulted in remote work burnout, or the failure to keep work and personal time separate.
As cyberattacks grow in prevalence and sophistication, it's becoming more difficult for employees to identify and manage them. This makes your workforce a risk to your cybersecurity. In fact, according to Verizon’s 2020 Data Breach Investigations Report, one-third of data breaches involved insider threats, or security risks that come from people within an organization.
American TV host and comedian Conan O'Brien once said, “Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and you’re kind, amazing things will happen.” This shows that working hard isn’t the only variable to success, and being kind is just as important.
Social media can do wonders for your business. It can help you increase brand awareness, reach out to current and prospective customers, and create a loyal following. What's more, you won't have to spend a single dime of your budget for social media accounts, as setting these up are completely free.
The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly changed how people in the workplace collaborate. Staff used to conduct meetings in conference rooms, but now that working from home has become the norm, collaboration is done through video conferencing apps like Zoom and Microsoft Teams.
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.