With more of us working from home than ever before, cybercrime has skyrocketed. The FBI found that cyberattacks have increased 400% during the pandemic, with up to 4,000 incidents per day. We’re now using our own personal computers, wi-fi, routers, and networks to conduct business, and each of these can be key entry points for hackers if not properly secure. Fortunately, you can play a proactive role in protecting your sensitive business information and helping your company fight cybercrime. Below are ten security measures that you can implement immediately for your computer, network, wi-fi, and router.
A survey by Monster indicates that 82 percent of the employees surveyed have updated their resumes over the last six months. On the other hand, 59 percent of these employees are actively looking for a job. This spells a tough time for companies when it comes to employee retention. The challenge of employee retention is giving employers who want to do their best to keep their employees a huge headache, considering some industries require experts that are hard to replace. Losing and trying to replace employees is not only time-consuming but is also expensive. If you are constantly recruiting new staff and training them, that is a lot of time wasted that could have been used to serve the customer. Perhaps now is the time you up your strategies to retain employees. Here are a few tips that might help you keep your staff longer.
Minority businesses are less likely to have recovered from covid related shut downs, reports the Hill. The United States is seeing a disturbingly inequitable economic recovery. One survey found that more than a quarter (27 percent) of minority-owned small businesses remained closed, compared to 18 percent of other small businesses.
Ransomware has become one of the leading methods by which hackers target businesses. While many people may think that it is only big organizations that are targeted by ransomware attacks, the truth is that even the smaller businesses are not immune to such ransomware attacks. In fact, in many instances, hackers have turned their attention to small businesses because they lack adequate measures to counter them. The disruption of these businesses is costly for small businesses and governments in general. According to the World Bank, small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are critical in many world economies. They account for up to 90 percent of all businesses worldwide and employ more than 50 percent of people in employment.
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