When addressing cyber security threats, human error is a factor that is often overlooked. However, according to the 2014 IBM Cyber Security Intelligence Index, over 95% of all incidents investigated involved human error. Although human error can never be eliminated entirely, incidents can be reduced by establishing clear cyber security guidelines and providing regular employee trainings.
Integrating a new member is something every team has to go through every now and then, so I figured that we could all use a little refresher on making the “newbie" feel welcome and setting them up for success. You might not have been a new hire for quite some time, so here are a few suggestions to help create a smooth transition for both you and your new team member.
Several major breaches make the headlines each year, with notable recent breaches including Anthem, Sony and a Billion-dollar cyber heist discovered by Kaspersky. Companies like Wendy’s, VTech, and many others have also had records exposed in the millions. If you want to know how many data breaches have happened so far this year, you can check it out on the ITRC's website (The Identity Theft Resource Center). Year to year, we have seen these data breach trends increase, along with the costs of securing adequate cyber security solutions. How can organizations better protect themselves from future data outbreaks? Read our list of the top ten tips to learn how.
Many of our customers, from large enterprises to small business, are wondering what they need to do make sure they aren’t the next big data breach headline. The good news is that most breaches can be prevented by a common sense approach, coupled with some key IT security adjustments.
One of my goals over the past few years has been to expand OPSWAT’s support operations to overseas offices in order to better serve customers in their local time zone and to provide 24-hour support for our premium customers. In order to achieve this, we needed to make sure that a new support team could mimic the characteristics of the local support group, including: a deep understanding of our products; relationships with our engineers, product managers, and sales teams; and the ability to adapt to rapid introduction of new products, product features, and product behavior with limited documentation and training. Expanding and globalizing a support team that was ready to grow beyond the confines of the headquarters and sole office of the company was a daunting prospect!