Tag: cybersecurity

Effective Ways Staff Can Protect Organizations Against Cyberattacks

In light of the coronavirus pandemic, there was a sudden need for businesses to rethink their pre-existing processes and, instead, implement more remote working-focused systems that allowed their staff or students to continue working from their own homes. As a result of this, cybersecurity became harder to control: servers were left more vulnerable than before […]

Managing Security in the Age of ‘The Big Quit’

COVID-19 has changed work more than any event in modern history. At the onset of 2020, unemployment was at an all-time high, as businesses were forced to trim their teams or, in more extreme cases, shutter entirely. Now, nearly 2 years later, we’re facing another form of unemployment, but this time, it’s employees in the […]

Today’s Digital Native Employees Need a New Social Contract with Their Employers

The pandemic brought rapid technological change that has impacted almost every aspect of the workplace, and nearly everyone in business can feel it. In a 2021 survey of business leaders, more than three-quarters said the workplace management of employees has changed. But few business leaders have yet to reckon with the full implications of these changes, particularly […]

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HR’s Growing Role in Cyber-Risk Management

As the corporate world becomes increasingly more remote and employers have less control over their employees’ systems, it becomes even more imperative that companies understand the risk of cybercrime and put the proper precautions in place to prevent a breach or an attack. Your cybersecurity policy must be comprehensive, and it should start with the […]

DOJ’s New Enforcement Team May Intensify Push to Recover Cyberattack Payments

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) recently announced the launch of a National Cryptocurrency Enforcement Team (NCET) to (1) add structure to and coordinate the agency’s investigative capabilities concerning unlawful uses of cryptocurrency, (2) increase prosecutions, and (3) recover illicit proceeds. The last piece is especially striking because it may provide a positive incentive for […]

Tips for Training Employees Against Cyberattacks

The COVID-19 outbreak has affected almost every area of our pre-pandemic “normal” lives including more telework, a surging demand for toilet paper, and a shrinking workforce, just to name a few. Almost no industry has been spared when it comes to the contagious disease’s impact. In particular, cyberattacks are on the rise in nearly every […]

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Best Practices to Protect Your Data: Reviewing DOL’s Cybersecurity Instructions

With the recent spike in cybersecurity breaches rippling through all corners of the global business landscape, the surging interest in data protection has caused even the highest departments of state to take note and weigh in.  In April 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Employee Benefits Security Administration issued a cybersecurity guidance to help […]

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Building the Cyber Workforce One Woman at a Time

In recent years, we have seen a revolution in the cybersphere. An increasingly hyperconnected world has opened the doors to more malicious threats from hackers, inside and out. In response, companies of all sizes have begun taking their cyber defenses more seriously. Cybersecurity has advanced by leaps and bounds, with growing interest in the field […]

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Best Practices for Data Breach Detection, Response

It’s not a matter of who will be affected by a data breach but when. The COVID-19 pandemic has awakened a Pandora’s box of data predators. For a company, the breaches can be costly, both financially and in other ways, including the devastating toll they can take on your reputation. Many breaches occur because of […]

Why Employers Should Include Cybersecurity Needs for Remote Workers

Though remote work started as a disaster response, businesses and employees alike have since noted the benefits that can come from working at home, including improved worker satisfaction, increased productivity, reduced commute times, and lower overheads. However, it’s important to acknowledge that alongside all of its advantages, remote work also has some ongoing issues, not […]