Bay Area Business Briefings

Bay Area Business Briefings

The #1 Threat To Your Security Is...

You! Well, you and your employees. Like it or not, we are our own worst enemies online, inviting in hackers, viruses, data breaches and everything else under the digital sun through seemingly innocent actions. In most cases, this is done without malicious intent. However, if you aren’t monitoring what websites your employees are visiting, what files they’re sending and receiving and even what they’re posting in company e-mails, you could be opening yourself up to a world of hurt.

That’s because employees’ actions can subject the company they work for to monetary loss, civil lawsuits, data theft and even criminal charges if they involve disclosure of confidential company information, transmission of pornography or exposure to malicious code.

There are two things you can do: One, create an Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) to outline what employees can and cannot do with work devices, e-mail, data and Internet. That way, they know how to play safe. Second, implement ongoing training to keep security top of mind. We can also run phishing security tests and score your employees. This will show you if they know how to spot a suspicious e-mail and make them realize just how easy it is to be duped.

 

5 Underrated Habits Of Super-Successful People

1. Asking Questions.
Successful people are also the most curious. They’re more interested in finding answers than they are worried about appearing to not know everything.

2. Analyzing Feelings And Emotions.
The strongest people understand that they’re still human and learn to monitor, manage, and understand their inner workings.

3. Standing Up To Their Inner Critics.
It’s easy to beat yourself up and hard to practice self-compassion. But the latter will lead you to great things, while the former will stop progress in its place.

4. Saying No.
The best of us respect their own boundaries.

5. Leaving The Office.
Seriously, do it – even working from home for 20% of the workweek has been shown to increase productivity, not to mention sanity.
Inc.com, 3/29/2019