As a small to medium-sized business owner, it is important that you take certain precautions to protect your business’s data against a potential cyber-attack. Oftentimes, small business owners do not worry about their cybersecurity as they believe that they won’t be a target. Continue Reading
If there is one thing the lockdown has taught us, it’s that BYOD is a possibility. Nearly anything is possible when there’s no other alternative. Teams that had been approaching the idea of remote work, mobile workforce, and employee-provided devices with caution are now finding themselves with whole teams at home with only the devices they own personally. Continue Reading
Taking your team remote is a bold move for any business. It necessitates secure, remotely available servers and resources so that remote team members can connect. With recent events pushing many teams rapidly into all-remote conditions, it’s important to take your security steps in stride. Continue Reading
In the last four months, the Zoom userbase has exploded from 10 million to 200 million users. With some of the biggest companies and government organizations in the world using zoom, and countless smaller businesses, the temptation for hackers has been just too much. This once-consumer-focused platform has been the target of some serious hacking. Continue Reading
Because of COVID-19, the entire world is trying to find a way to navigate through this unprecedented and uncertain time. In addition to the country entering into possibly one of the biggest health crisis in history, Americans are also on the verge of facing a huge economical loss. Continue Reading
As uncertainty over the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, grows, many companies are practicing social distancing and sending their employees home to work. If this is your first time working from home, you probably rolled out of bed the first day in your pajamas filled with visions of breezing through your weekday. Continue Reading
In a time when businesses and individuals are stepping up and helping their neighbors, the true nature of a hacker really shines through. Right now, businesses are offering sick-leave, donating medical supplies, and some are even opening their doors as supplemental hospitals. Professionals are either risking their lives to help others or are dutifully working from home to help contain the virus spread. Continue Reading
At BWS Technologies, we are looking at a global workforce that has been forced by COVID-19’s threat to a new focus on working at home (WAH). This novel virus started in China, and, as of late March 2020, has impacted more than 189 countries and territories. There is no disputing the need for social isolation, and there is a need for public and private workforces to be innovative without decreasing productivity. Continue Reading
Cybersecurity writer Sue Poremba recently shared an experience that shows how blind many companies are to the IT security risks they face when an employee leaves.
Weeks after quitting a job to take a new position, Poremba needed some information that she thought might be in her email inbox at her former company. Acting on a whim, she tried to log in to that old email account. To her astonishment, not only was she able to access her email, but she found that she still had access to everything on that former employer’s network, including sensitive employee records and company financial information. As Poremba notes, if she had been a vindictive ex-employee, she could have done untold damage to her former company. Continue Reading
Drawing up a disaster recovery plan for a small- to mid-size business can be a challenging prospect. You may have looked online for a generic guide on how to write a disaster recovery plan. While this can be a good start, there are also steps you should include that you may not consider after looking at a blank template.
Let’s take a closer look at six steps that might be missing from your disaster recovery plan, why you should include them, and how to implement them into your plan. Continue Reading