Another year has come and gone. Everyone has New Year’s resolutions — including cybercriminals. It’s wishful thinking to hope that they’d all turn over a new leaf, since it’s more likely that they’ve resolved to hack harder and smarter than last year instead. With this in mind, we anticipate that they’ve made the cloud one of their primary targets, and that these are the vulnerabilities they’ll most likely take advantage of. [...]
Setting up a bring your own device (BYOD) option for your business is an effective way to increase the flexibility and efficiency of your operations, as well as attract new and tech-savvy talent. BYOD is not without its fair share of risks, but these can be managed effectively if you invest in a solution that lets you access your emails and other work-related data securely while on the go. [...]
Ideally, company data should only be seen by authorized eyes. But firms must also communicate with customers, suppliers, partners, and government regulators. All of them are entities that are outside of your firewalls.
By connecting with external parties, companies run the following risks: [...]
We’re undeniably in the mobile-first era. Those ahead of the curve control their home gadgets via touchscreen toggles or voice prompts they make on their smartphones — while they’re still on the commute from the office. Others have mobile apps that let them order frappes to go as they walk towards the cafe. And now desk-bound staff and laptop warriors alike are now using their personal smartphones for work as well. [...]
So many business tools and functions have been migrated to the cloud. Productivity suites like Microsoft Office 365 are cloud-based, just like a plethora of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions for accounting, customer relationship management, and human resource management, among others. [...]
Many businesses have shifted to the cloud in the past few years. In fact, it’s impossible to talk about optimizing businesses without making cloud computing part of the conversation. For small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs), the cloud can enable more efficient use of resources in nearly every aspect of their business, as opposed to relying on separate functions and expertise. [...]