Though it’s vital to invest in prevention, you shouldn’t focus all your efforts on preventing an attack, because one might occur despite your preparations. Be braced to respond to an incident with a detailed plan.
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Something surprised me the other day. A colleague, who had (sniff!) previously left to work for a big company, told me the reason she’d returned to my company, ghSMART.
For something so instrumental to the success of your business, technology can be an incredibly unstable, confusing and ever-changing tool. Just when you think you’ve got a handle on the latest cyber security trend, hackers find a way to circumvent the process completely.
No matter how “bomb-proof” we make your network, you and your employees can still invite a hacker in if you click on a link or open an attachment in an e-mail sent by a cybercriminal.
It’s easy to focus on metrics like profit and market share when you’re working to succeed. But when you fixate on these numbers instead of the people in your organization, folks start to feel like nothing more than cogs in the machine.
We all aspire to be better people, but too many of us hesitate to roll up our sleeves and tackle the roadblocks that prevent us from achieving that goal. We stay in our comfort zones, fall back on old habits and then question why our life isn’t improving.
No matter how professional they are, members of your team – yourself included – are going to make mistakes. It’s true of every organization on earth. They’ll spill scalding coffee into the company copier.
Microsoft has changed their policy surrounding data loss. Learn about these changes and how to back them up with Datto.
The sad truth is that, no matter how much most businesses prepare their defenses for a cyber-attack, a breach will often occur anyway. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t invest in protection, but you should always have a plan in place if and when crisis strikes.
People never think it’ll happen to them. Sure, they see the reports – 50 million-plus bundles of user data compromised by a Facebook breach; the billing information of more than 2 million T-Mobile users hacked by a mysterious malicious entity – but companies like those are massive, monolithic entities in American commerce.
Becoming complacent. No matter how comfortable the status quo is, stagnation only leads to failure down the road.
Today is a tough time to be a bookseller. Whether you’re a local, independent bookstore or a chain mega-giant, the online market is putting the squeeze on your bread and butter. Personally, I want bookstores to succeed despite the new digital world. I always prefer brick-and-mortar to digital.