8 Urgent Steps Businesses Should Take to Protect Against Cyberattacks

Posted by Employer Flexible on April 4, 2022

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the response by the United States and other Western allies has prompted fears of a massive cyberwar with American businesses as potential targets.

“The Russian-Ukraine conflict could trigger a massive cyberwar, "New Scientist" surmised. An unprecedented cyberwar is likely, Senator Marco Rubio warned,” wrote The Atlantic in February. “Cyberwar sounds bad – and it is.”

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Topics: Cyber Security, cyber attack, Risk Management

How AI is Transforming The Way We Do Business

Posted by Employer Flexible on February 2, 2021

Artificial Intelligence or AI may conjure up images of Steven Spielberg’s 2001 science fiction film where advanced-thinking robots and humans uneasily coexist in the future, but the reality is that AI is here today, and the disruptive technology is changing the way we do business.

Most of us interact with different forms of AI on a routine basis without even realizing it and those interactions are only going to increase as the COVID-19 pandemic has sped up digital transformation in all sectors, including AI.

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Topics: Cyber Security, Recruiting

New Year’s Resolution: Make Sure Data is Secure Even With Remote Work

Posted by Employer Flexible on January 2, 2021

On the top of every HR department’s 2021 New Year’s Resolution list should be a data security review among its remote workforce.

A year ago, for many companies, data security and remote work was not a major issue, but in the last nine months the COVID-19 pandemic fundamentally shifted where office work is being done.

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Topics: Cyber Security, COVID-19, Working Remotely

What You Need to Know About the SolarWinds Hack

Posted by Employer Flexible on January 1, 2021

It's only been a few weeks since news broke on the SolarWinds hack, but it could take months, and even years, to fully understand the damage done by the sophisticated nation-state cyber attack on the federal government and private companies.
The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA) said the malicious activity poses a grave risk to the federal government.

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Topics: Cyber Security, Risk Management

How to React to a Cyberattack

Posted by Employer Flexible on October 7, 2019

A cyberattack can happen to any business, large or small. When you become a victim of this type of crime, the results can be devastating. To minimize the damage when a cyberattack occurs, you need to be ready to respond immediately. If your business is concerned about the possibility of a cyberattack, following the steps below will help you limit the impact and protect your company's future. 

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Topics: Cyber Security, cyber attack

3 Things Small Businesses Should Consider Outsourcing

Posted by Employer Flexible on March 19, 2018

As a small business owner or manager, you have probably gotten used to wearing a lot of hats during the course of a typical working day. At the same time, you should consider the amount of time and energy you waste on tasks that don't directly support your primary business goals. The American Psychological Association found that multitasking can lead to a drop in productivity of 40 percent.

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Topics: Cyber Security, HR

Protecting Your Business From Cyber Attacks

Posted by Employer Flexible on March 13, 2018

From prestigious law firms to mass retailers, businesses of all sizes and in all industries suffer cyber-attacks on a regular basis. Constant breaches take their toll. Hiscox Chief Executive Steve Langan claims that cyber-crime cost the global economy a staggering $450 billion in 2016. 

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Topics: Cyber Security