5 Top Cybersecurity Challenges (and How Employee Monitoring Software Address Them)

April 26th, 2021

Cyberattacks and data fraud attacks were one of the top seven worries for business leaders. According to the World Economic Forum’s COVID-19 Risks Outlook, businesses rated their most worrisome risks for the upcoming year. Among a prolonged recession and industry failures, cyberattacks were rated to worry 50.1% of companies. 

With security threats on the rise, businesses need to be prepared. Here are the top 5 security challenges and how implementing employee monitoring software can address them. 

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See If Remote Employees Are Working

April 19th, 2021

Unlike at a physical location, a business cannot check-in on their remote workers. Instead, they must do so with the support of technology.

Employee monitoring software, like that provided by SoftActivity, is a monitoring tool that can be deployed to remote employee computers and installed to track time, projects, and remote workplace productivity. Implementing remote employee monitoring is easy and worthwhile.

Read on to see how it can help you identify if your remote employees are working or slacking off!

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A Researcher Hacked Over 35 Tech Firms: Here’s What The Means For Cybersecurity

April 12th, 2021

Back in February, a Romanian Threat researcher was able to tap into the IT systems of some of the largest companies in the world. As a threat researcher, it is the job of people like Alex Birsan to find vulnerabilities in computer systems. 

This hack, also known as penetration testing, was planned: the companies were alerted to the potential hack, and no sensitive information was accessed. Nonetheless, Birsan’s work highlights common vulnerabilities that exist in just about every computer system. 

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Implementing a Zero-Trust Policy for Cybersecurity

April 5th, 2021

Ever since John Kindervag introduced the concept of zero-trust in network security, businesses have been attempting to implement it into organizations as an active model for company security. 

Current industry experts like John Fruehe (independent analyst) and Tony Velleca (CISO at UST Global) agree that zero-trust is a) being talked about more and more, b) going to be necessary for high-profile companies, and c) can be challenging to implement. 

So with all the buzz around zero-trust, you might be wondering if your business should be concerned about your lack of zero-trust. Or, maybe you’re ready to implement a stricter security policy to prepare for network security advances. 

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6 Impacts of Employee Monitoring Software (and How to Prepare for Them)

March 30th, 2021

Employee monitoring software is a powerful tool that a business of any size should implement into its workforce. While it is a surefire way to increase employee productivity and protect against insider threats, it has potential impacts and could disrupt your company workflow. 

If you are implementing employee monitoring software, then you should be mindful of such impacts. Here are six possible impacts to consider and how you should prepare for them:

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How to Use UEBA For Remote Work Security

March 22nd, 2021

A powerful and intuitive cybersecurity process, User and Entity Behavior Analytics (UEBA) is a technological approach to insider threat protection and risk management. UEBA tracks and monitors common behaviors on monitored computers so that employers have a clear picture of what employees are typically doing. Primarily, this software alerts employers to behavior that deviates from the baseline norm. 

If you run a remote operation, then you’ll need to implement tools for ensuring remote data security. UEBA is one tool in your arsenal that should not be overlooked.

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How to Introduce Productivity Tracking to Your Remote Work Team

March 15th, 2021

If you are managing a remote team, you are likely aware of the pitfalls of working remotely or the work-from-home (WFH) lifestyle. Remote working can be challenging for any business to manage without the right tools. If you don’t have a productivity tracker in place, you are likely unaware of what each remote employee is doing during working hours. In turn, your business might struggle and lose money through poor productivity, lousy project estimates, and poor decision-making. 

A productivity tracker or tracking app is a sure-fire way to see what is going on with your remote workforce. A productivity tracker allows you to see the time spent on projects, tasks, and the time wasted by your remote team so that you can keep track of the day-to-day. Having a better handle on your employee operations will improve your bottom line and reduce time theft opportunities. 

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