Protecting Your Important Data When Employees Leave

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When is a business most susceptible to losing data, intellectual property and important records? No, not during a cyber attack or a break-in, but during lay-offs. With employees maybe feeling disgruntled after being let go, it’s common for some of them to pocket important company data – usually client lists, old e-mails, vendor contacts and even intellectual property that is essential to the company’s competitive advantage. During lay-offs or termination, you need to take steps to protect your data and intellectual property, but there are legal implications as well for how far you can go. Consider the following: Non solicitation…
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Employee Texting Blows Holes in Your Company Communications Policy

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If you are not aware, your employees are most likely communicating with each other and clients using texting or instant messaging. While the immediacy of texting and instant messaging is great for business as it allows faster communications, better collaboration and more responsiveness, the downside is that your organization likely can’t track and retrieve those communications. It becomes even harder if the communications are via instant messaging apps like Whatsapp! and Facebook’s Messenger. As an employer, it’s important that you understand the issue and that you have clear rules for communications among employees in order to protect your company’s interests….
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Mobile Threat Booms: Revisit Your BYOD Policies

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With the amount of new malware that targets mobile devices growing exponentially, if you have not set down rules for employees who use their own smart phones for company business, you should do so now. Network security firm PandaLabs has reported that in the second quarter of 2015, it saw an average of 230,000 new types of malware every day and a total 21 million new threats. Those figures are up an astounding 43% from the second quarter of 2014. Worse, the report noted that a large number of the new types are variants or mutations of previously known malware,…
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Address Risks of Cloud Storage before Making Switch

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As cloud data storage becomes more ubiquitous, you may be considering migrating many of your company’s storage functions to a cloud service. Going with cloud storage can save you money in terms of data storage and hardware, but there are also issues you need to consider, particularly: • Accessibility • Dealing with data loss and recovery • Escrow agreement with provider • Continuity after termination • Ability to handle advanced workloads First and foremost, you should not focus exclusively on cost as it is just one parameter you have to consider when initiating a cloud service. One of the most…
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