There was a time when viruses were fairly easy to identify and avoid. Even the “Nigerian Price” style scams (which still circulate) are falling into the lore of malware and are fairly easy to spot and avoid should they make it through your email server.
Head into your local coffee shop on any given weekday and you’re likely to see a significant percentage of folks working on their laptops while consuming their favorite caffeine-laced beverage. If you could take a survey of these individuals, there’s a strong chance that more than 70% of them would be working in some capacity.
The running joke in our modern time is the infamous “Service Agreement” document that are so often blindly agreed to without review in our lives. Want to update your version of iTunes? Patch a game? There’s going to be a prompt for you to agree to the “Terms and Conditions”. These documents are usually long-form, written in a language that only the most scholarly of lawyers can understand, yet they are the gateway to using whatever product or service is in question.
Encryption has been a hot topic in cyber security news lately. Strong encryption vs. weak encryption, “back doors” and, sometimes, “front doors,” there’s a lot of jargon to keep track up. And to add an additional layer of complexity, there can sometimes be opposing positions from government and IT support companies.
Sometimes to champion an idea in the workplace, convincing the executive team of the best course of action is the hardest part of the process. It’s best to spell things out as clearly as possible, and for many of us working in small to medium (and even enterprise level) sized businesses, our bosses need information quickly and in the most salient format.
It is impossible to understate the true value of efficiency in today’s world. With so much margin for error, its easy to lose time fumbling through company data, documents, email threads, work logs, etc. We work in an extremely challenging landscape of flash decisions and quick judgments, which require a seamless flow of numbers, figures, and analyses that can be stored either internally and/or backed up using external storage means.