In 2019, the number of reported ransomware incidents worldwide decreased as a result of cybercriminals favoring other types of attacks such as cryptojacking and botnet malware. These methods are much more efficient in stealing confidential data and earning a profit.
These days, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning aren’t science fiction anymore, but many people still see these nigh-miraculous technological advances only as tools of big business and governments. Like the internet and the telegram before it, AI has developed to the point where it is accessible by the masses, and many small businesses are now using artificial intelligence to disrupt markets left and right.
Social media adoption has skyrocketed from just 5% of American adults in 2005 to 72% in 2019. For many of these users, checking their social media accounts is already a part of their daily routine. They use social media to connect with their friends and family, entertain themselves, share information, and also stay updated with the news.
Have you backed up your data lately?
If you haven’t, then you should take the World Backup Day Pledge: “I solemnly swear to back up my important documents and precious memories on March 31st. I will also tell my friends and family about World Backup Day — friends don't let friends go without a backup.
Penetration testing is the only time you’d want someone to hack into your system. The practice involves having specialists hack and challenge your system’s security measures and controls. These specialists search for exploitable vulnerabilities, whether these are in your network’s operating system (OS), its misconfigurations, or even the behavior of its end users.
Training your employees is one of the best ways to keep them driven and encourage their loyalty. It also improves their performance and makes them more valuable. The perfect employee training program has yet to be developed, but one that’s likely to succeed and have the best effect should have the following components:
#1. Needs assessment
At the end of the day, your employee training program must provide value to your company.
Microsoft Office has been the industry standard in workplace productivity software for almost three decades and, unsurprisingly, it’s changed quite a bit over the years.
For starters, most users access Office applications through a cloud-based month-to-month subscription plan, rather than making a one-off purchase.
Technology is evolving at a fast pace, and many businesses are having a hard time keeping up. It’s also transforming the way we work. Far from the restrictions of the 9-to-5 workday and the office desk, the workforce is now truly globalized and more connected than ever before.
It’s getting harder and harder for in-house IT teams to keep up with the pace of technology advancements. Even in West Palm Beach, which is rich with information technology talent, businesses are struggling to stay ahead of the curve. Setting up and maintaining a fully staffed in-house department is prohibitively expensive for all but the largest companies, especially when you factor in the six-figure salaries the positions command.
Your business, like most others nowadays, probably relies on the cloud. It's a smart move, but if you're not careful, you could end up with all your data at the mercy of a single vendor. A multi-cloud strategy results in cost savings, reduced downtime, and better redundancy but comes with a nasty side effect: it's harder to manage data and ensure security.