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.
Women are making progress in corporate leadership. A record 41 female CEOs are scheduled to run Fortune 500 companies in 2021. Along with this positive news about diversity and equality in the workplace, business observers think another good example was set by a male CEO deciding to step down in 2021. Zalando’s Rubin Ritter said he is leaving his position so he can put his wife’s career first.
Small businesses may be able to get another round of small business funding from the Economic Injury and Disaster Loan program from the Small Business Administration. Beginning April 6, 2021, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is expanding its Economic Injury and Disaster Loan (EIDL) program, the organization announced in a press release.
Just about a decade or two ago, the internet of things (IoT)- a network of devices or sensors connected to the internet- was an alien term to many. Scholars and researchers only understood it. Fast-forward 2021, IoT is now one of the technologies that almost everyone talks about and is expected to provide businesses with money-saving opportunities and valuable information as more innovative devices link together. The world has now accepted IoT as the future of almost every industry, which will benefit many organizations and individuals. In-home IoT devices such as Alexa, Wi-Fi doorbells, smart thermostats, and smart appliances are becoming common at home. Here are ways in which small businesses can use IoT.
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