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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How to Monitor User Internet Activity

March 8th, 2021

If you run a business or organization, then you likely know that it can be difficult in the best of times to keep tabs on everything going on in your business. From errant employees to hectic scheduling, you’re just doing your best. 

Unfortunately, there are some things that do need to be under surveillance, and much of this surveillance is not possible without the help of automation. 

Security threats, like malicious hackers and insider threats, as well as poor employee productivity, risk the health and success of your business. Any of these issues could get into your company and cost your business thousands of dollars. It is therefore important for your business to stay on top of operations through continued computer monitoring. 

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How Does Remote Monitoring Work for a Remote Team

March 1st, 2021

If you’re like much of the business world and you are managing a remote workforce in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, then you have most likely figured out many of the ins-and-outs of working from home. Remote work is prevalent because of its flexibility and the ability to bring in better employees worldwide. 

Even if your business does not anticipate staying working remotely forever, it’s important to establish processes for remote workers so that business continuity remains in the future. While it comes with many benefits, remote work still can lead to business risks, like insider threats and insufficient productivity levels. 

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How to Monitor User Activity in the Workplace

February 22nd, 2021

You hire employees to help your business function. But regularly, they are slacking off at work and not taking your time seriously. When your employees are on the clock, they should be working for your business. Naturally, employees need to take their breaks, but these should be specific times that they are clocking off for a break and taking time away from their computer. They should not be “slacking off” and taking “breaks” when they are supposed to be working!

If you have employees, then you need the ability to monitor their activity. Surveillance systems and cameras can help activity monitoring in a place of business, but what about computer use? You can’t walk around and snoop over their shoulder all day. Besides, even if you did do this, your employees would hide what was on their computer screens. And none of you would get anything done!

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