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.
Since the gig economy exploded on the scene during the Great Recession, it has reshaped the American workforce. Consider that today, more than one-third of Americans report that they are participating in one way or another, with 49 percent of adults under 35 “gigging it.”1 Certainly there are pros and cons to gig work, and the subject is wracked by ongoing controversy as legislators struggle to define what it really means to be an employee. Yet, Rick Grimaldi says companies can’t afford to ignore the powerful lure, especially among young people, of working this way.
Small businesses have alternatives to traditional small business funding from a bank, reports CoFounder Magazine. Today, starting your own small business has become more accessible for anybody. Depending on the type of business that you want to start, you might not always even need a huge amount of money to get set up, thanks to the internet and various SaaS services that can make it easier to become a business owner.
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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