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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Preparing your Employees for Remote Work During COVID-19

March 16th, 2020

The World Health Organization has officially declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. With major national shutdowns effective in places like China and much of southeast Asia, the United States, Canada, Spain and Italy, many companies are being forced to send workers home to work remotely.

So far this pandemic has had global effects throughout all sectors. With high infection rates of COVID-19, self-isolation is becoming mandatory. Businesses are considering telework to first minimize the spread but also to maintain business continuity during the outbreak.

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3 Biggest Challenges of Managing a Remote Workforce

March 9th, 2020

With an increasing number of individuals moving to the global marketplace for work, it should come as no surprise that nearly 102 million people are estimated to work from home in 2020. However, with this shift away from the traditional office space comes a number of drastic changes.

Where businesses are seeing the financial rewards of remote workplaces, like decreases in operating and capital expenses (IDC, 2019), there comes an additional number of unknown factors. Some of these include the inability to regulate security as efficiently, and the de-unification of company trust and culture.

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