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How to Implement Remote Worker Monitoring Software

May 11th, 2020

Whether your company has been transitioning to remote work or you have been rapidly forced to work remotely to limit exposure to COVID-19, then you are most likely well aware of the challenges that come with monitoring remote workers

In a remote workplace, your team could be spread all over the country and trying to navigate home environments that are not conducive to work. Therefore, it’s important to implement remote worker monitoring software to keep all projects moving forward. 

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How to Ensure Data Security When Your Employees Must Work From Home

May 4th, 2020

The recent shift toward remote work in the global and North American workforce has caused businesses, security analysts, and everyone to reconsider what a “workday” looks like. Now, businesses are focused on retaining ROI, uploading sensitive data to the cloud, and securing remote and personal networks.

If your business has not prepared for remote work, then there are a lot of ducks to line up in a row but the biggest, and most important, concern is data security. 

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The Coronavirus Pandemic: What it means for cybersecurity

April 20th, 2020

The COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak has rapidly changed the ways in which our world interacts. Massive labor and economic shutdowns have been issued in order to flatten the curve of the outbreak. This calls for more employers and entire companies to switch to alternative technological solutions in order to maintain critical infrastructure. 

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7 Benefits of Internet Monitoring Software

April 13th, 2020

Internet monitoring software is a powerful tool that can detect and regulate traffic on the network that the software is installed on. Controlling internet traffic allows a company to regulate its employees, regardless of whether or not they work in a brick-and-mortar office space or work remotely.  

There is an increasing number of companies adopting internet monitoring software in order to protect their bottom line. This is most likely because malicious attacks are becoming increasingly more prevalent and they can cost a company millions.

Additionally, with more and more remote employees, remote monitoring can minimize the risk of workers accessing sensitive company data remotely. 

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How to Apply Employee Monitoring Without Compromising Workplace Culture

April 6th, 2020

Monitoring software can promote productivity and help your company track and prevent insider threats. However, there is some debate about whether or not monitoring software compromises workplace culture and employees’ rights to privacy.

National and state legislation, like the GDPR and CCPA, allows consumers to have a say in the personal information that a company might collect and whether or not it can be sold. But are there protections in place for employees?

Depending on your businesses’ legal jurisdiction, some employee monitoring or data loss prevention (DLP) tactics could be breaching state or federal laws. In the United States, for example, the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) prevents the gathering of information through oral, electronic, or wire communications. Businesses in states like Connecticut and Delaware are prohibited from electronically monitoring employees without giving them sufficient notice.  

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What to Look For in Employee Monitoring Software

March 30th, 2020

Computer monitoring software is a must-have for businesses of all sizes. Not only will monitoring software watch network activity, but it will also provide useful tools for insider threat detection, productivity monitoring, and act as an additional safeguard against potential risks. 

Since monitoring software is a vital security measure, you want to be sure that you purchase an effective tracking tool with features that best suit your needs. 

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How Do Enterprise Data Breaches Happen?

March 23rd, 2020

With malicious data attacks on the rise and proving higher risk, it’s vital for enterprises to appropriately address potential system vulnerabilities and protect against a data breach. 

If your company stores personal data, such as social security numbers, customer passwords, or credit card numbers, then your company is at risk of having personally identifiable information stolen. This could result in massive data leaks which leads to identity theft and diminished customer trust. Unfortunately, since there are many ways a data breach can happen, it can be difficult to track and prevent them.

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