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The Benefits and Pitfalls of Deploying Employee Monitoring Software

March 6th, 2019

Many companies are looking towards using employee monitoring software throughout their business so they can keep an eye on their employees and track their activities better. However, implementing such a system can be a lot more complex than it might seem at first. Deploying monitoring software throughout your company will come with numerous benefits, but there are also a few pitfalls that should be avoided.

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The 5 Best Penetration Testing Tools to Use on Your Network

January 21st, 2019

Penetration testing is one of the best ways to find the flaws in your network’s security and figure out what needs to be patched. It is an essential part of any security-minded company’s process and regular security audits are paramount to keeping sensitive data safe.

Luckily, there are a plethora of tools to help get this important job done. A few tools in particular are especially popular among security professionals to help them penetration test their company’s network.

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Cold Boot Attacks and How to Defend Against Them

September 28th, 2018

Cold boot attacks have been a tool that hackers have used to gain access to data for many years now, with the first vulnerability being discovered in 2008. Most of these old vulnerabilities have since been patched, but there is a new one that has recently been discovered and could already be used to steal corporate data.Read More

Reducing The Cost Of Attracting, Training And Retaining New Hires

September 20th, 2018

According to the Glassdoor, the average company in the United States spends almost $4,000 to hire a new employee and about 24 days to fill the position.

The costs are many including sourcing candidates (job boards, career fairs, website postings, referral rewards, external recruiters, etc.), screening candidates by telephone and in person, testing (hard and soft skills) plus negotiating an acceptable offer. Add to that the cost of training which is estimated at $1,075 per learner according to the 2017 Training Industry Report and you are looking at a tidy sum to attract, train and retain top talent. If they leave for any reason, you are tasked with repeating this process (and cost) all over again.

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Using Employee Monitoring to Boost Productivity

September 17th, 2018

Employee monitoring is an incredibly useful tool for any company. Not only is it handy to make sure that your employees are doing the work that they’re supposed to be doing, but it can provide useful stats regarding their work habits and how they spend their time.

Yet, with all this data, it can be difficult to figure out how to best utilize this information to help boost your employees’ productivity. While there is limitless potential with the data you collect, there are a few key things you can start with that should give you good results right off the bat.Read More

Five Tech Trends That Make Companies Worried About Insider Threats

September 12th, 2018

In the old days, protecting trade secrets was relatively straightforward. You kept many of these items on paper, locked up in special spots. Today’s environment is so different, it’s hard to know where to begin.

Companies worry a great deal about insider threats – the idea that any disgruntled employee or someone infiltrating the company’s physical or digital space is going to get their hands on trade secrets, customer information, financial details or anything else that can have a negative impact on the company’s operations and reputation.

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