Some may argue that time management is one of the most difficult things to master. As an intern for Apogee ITS during the last semester of my college education, I found it challenging at times to allocate the appropriate amount of time between schoolwork and internship responsibilities. As the school year comes to an end, college students are swamped with final papers, projects, presentations, and tests. In the past two weeks I have been glued to my laptop, completing a 20-page final portfolio in addition to multiple other final projects. When I accepted the marketing intern position at Apogee ITS, I was aware that I would be working on an internship while still in school. Yes, an internship and school may lead to stress here and there, but I am always up for the challenge.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses are taking all the necessary precautions to make sure their employees stay safe and healthy. As a result, the majority of our office workers are working from home. As more employees are required to work from home, the need for technology to keep everybody connected is crucial. One of the ways businesses are staying connected is by Microsoft Teams, a chat-based workspace that brings workers together to collaborate and communicate. Microsoft Teams understands the importance of staying connected. Therefore, they have come out with new features during the month of April that are available for Teams users.
It seems like the days repeat themselves. You wake up, make a cup of hot coffee and instead of heading upstairs to get ready for work, you walk into your home office or family room, pull out your laptop and start working. This is our reality.
As the COVID-19 (commonly referred to as the Coronavirus) pandemic unfolds “stay at home” lockdown orders for nonessential businesses have been issued across the United States. Vigilance and cyber safety remain critical at this time. Cyber-attacks and phishing scams have been escalating since the beginning of the year. Attackers know that very few people are actually physically working from the office at this time, yet they can gain access and harm the entire network when everyone returns back to work. Here are a few practical considerations for employers and their employees to avoid cyber risks associated with working remotely.
During this time of change and uncertainty, it is important to understand the inevitability of increased cyberattacks. Cybercriminals will absolutely take advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. Therefore, you must be a step ahead.
The coronavirus pandemic has encouraged many businesses across the world to close their offices. As a result, employees are being forced to work from home.
Unfortunately, a large majority of people do not have a job that easily allows them to work remote. Therefore, companies are struggling to provide the technology as well as the software to ensure their employees can successfully complete their work while not being present in the office. Since many companies have been given no choice but to shut down and have all their employees work remote, there are unpredictable issues that are bound to follow. Many systems were not built to withstand the stresses on businesses that the coronavirus pandemic has caused. This means websites and company software are struggling to keep up. Business management tools are working so hard to complete everybody’s tasks that it is taking a tool on the system itself. In addition to the strain on management tools, working from home has caused massive pressure on IT professionals. For instance, companies need to make sure that they have a backup plan incase their systems fail. With the surge in remote work, IT infrastructure is feeling the effects. Employees should remain vigilant as there may be an increased number of cybersecurity threats. There is no doubt that cybercriminals are going to take advantage of these circumstances and will strengthen their efforts to access valuable data.
March is Women’s History Month, a month when we take the time to commemorate and celebrate the often overlooked contributions women have made to United States history.
Virus on our computers. We all hate them. They make our computers slow, they unlock our important information, and they crash our computers. Although there are hundreds of thousands of viruses on the web today, it is important to take the time to look at the viruses that started it all. The MyLife virus, a malicious and destructive worm that deleted important system files, was one of the many viruses that first started infecting PC’s all across the world. The MyLife virus was concerning for PC users in March and April of 2002.
With today’s newest technology, it has become easier for hackers to successfully uncover personal information. You may be familiar with phishing, eavesdropping, or clickjacking attacks, but have you ever heard of Deepfakes? While voice assistants and devices such as smart meters and lights are becoming more common, so are the chances of you falling victim to a cybercriminal. Today, Deepfakes are the newest hacking threat.
According to Cybersecurity Ventures, a cybersecurity firm and the world’s leading researcher in global cyber economy, it is predicted that globally, businesses in 2021 will fall victim to a ransomware attack every 11 seconds, down from every 14 seconds in 2019.