5 reasons security awareness training should be an essential part of your cybersecurity strategy

first_imgAs today’s business world continues to rely more heavily on data and technology than ever before, cyber-attacks are also becoming more sophisticated. The simple truth is: no data is safe anymore! While there are plenty of tools that can help protect your business from these threats, they will hardly do any good if your employees are not armed with sufficient knowledge about how to spot them. How prepared is your business against such security threats?Importance of security awareness training as part of cybersecurity strategyWhen it comes to cybersecurity, one of the best strategies is creating awareness. Here are 5 reasons security awareness training should be an essential part of your cybersecurity strategy. 1. Improved securityThe most obvious benefit of security awareness training is that it leads to improved security since employees will be equipped with the vital skills and knowledge they need to protect your business against attacks and threats. Your employees are your first and primary line of defense against online crime. Getting your employees trained makes it possible for them to spot a phishing email and know what to do when they suspect one. In other words, training your staff prepares them against attacks and threats so they are able to catch them in good time before. 2. Reduces employee errors According to findings by Kroll, approximately 90 percent of all data breaches are the result of human error and the top reason is that employees lacked knowledge around cybersecurity and data privacy. Comprehensive cybersecurity training emphasizes best practices in cybersecurity and provides sufficient information that can help workers recognize attack vectors, prevent cyber-related mistakes that can leave your network vulnerable and know the steps to take in response to a potential threat. 3. Enhances company reputation A single incident of data breach can make customers lose trust in your business. Customers, in this context, refer to both other businesses and individuals that patronize your products. What is common to both types of customers is that their sensitive information is with your company and they want to be certain that their data is safe with you as any data breach puts them at risk too. Thus, training your employees to be cybersecurity-conscious can help minimize the risks of attacks, which in turn gives a boost to your reputation. Knowing that your business takes cybersecurity seriously can be the deciding factor for your customers to choose you over a competitor. 4. Bolster employee confidence With the rising spate of data breaches, many employees are becoming concerned about the risks of getting fooled by a phishing email. While spotting a potential threat might seem simple, cybersecurity attacks are getting increasingly sophisticated as hackers now employ hard-to-spot decoys such as using the logo and signatures of well-known companies and employees. By treating cybersecurity as a priority for your company and empowering your employees with advanced tools and resources, they will be better equipped to spot phishing tactics, which will in turn help to reduce anxiety, enhance job satisfaction and make them feel better about themselves. 5. Lower costs and higher productivity Another notable reason to consider cybersecurity awareness training is that it helps your business save money that could otherwise have been lost to phishing and other types of security threats. A data breach can be expensive and detrimental for any business, with the costs rising to millions of dollars. Most businesses that have been victims of a cybersecurity-incident end up going out of a business barely a year later because a significant part of their working capital has been lost. Beyond the actual sum lost to data breaches, other losses may result in the following forms: Loss of clients Lawsuits Intellectual property (IP) cyber theft Compromised sensitive business information and systemReputational damage, etc.Last wordsThere is an epidemic of cybersecurity threats against big companies and even small businesses are not left out. With hackers employing smarter tricks to cause data breaches, there’s a good chance that organizations that are not well prepared may fall victim to such attacks. Security awareness training can help eliminate these threats by equipping your employees with what they need to know about security threats, how to spot them, and how to safely handle them.Do you know how your organization compares to your peers of similar size and industry? Download the 2020 Phishing By Industry Report to find out! 15SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Chris Sachse Chris found his entrepreneurial spirit at a young age. He used that vision and drive to found Think|Stack.  Demonstrating the path, while relentlessly moving forward, Chris is passionate about … Web: www.thinkstack.co Detailslast_img read more

Peacock pair vie for Galway glory

first_img Press Association Owner Nick Peacock is eyeing a dream result to the Guinness Galway Hurdle on Thursday, with Diakali and Wicklow Brave both expected to go well in the Ballybrit feature. It could be a huge afternoon for the owner, with his star Flat performer Simenon considered a major contender for the Goodwood Cup. Peacock said: “I won’t be going to Galway, unfortunately, as I’m heading to Goodwood, but it ‘s brilliant to have the two of them there. It’s a huge prize. “Diakali was very impressive the other day, so my money would probably be on him, but the thing about Wicklow Brave is we don’t really know how good he could be. “The last time he ran over hurdles was when he cruised home in the County Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival. He’s gone up a fair bit in the weights for that, so we’ll see. “It probably won’t happen, but it is not beyond the realms of possibility they could be first and second. “I wouldn’t be that surprised if that was the case and it would obviously be an amazing result if it did.” Diakali and Wicklow Brave are part of a formidable hand for Willie Mullins, with the champion trainer also saddling Thousand Stars (Katie Walsh), Aminabad (Luke Dempsey) and Max Dynamite (David Mullins). The trainer said of Diakali: “He’s rated 153. It’s tough to win off that weight, but remember he’s run well in Grade Ones and was very unlucky in Aintree with Tony McCoy one day, beaten a head and a nose. Diakali returned from over a year on the sidelines when running out an impressive winner of the Grimes Hurdle at Tipperary almost three weeks ago and is the chosen mount of Ruby Walsh. Wicklow Brave, who will be ridden by Paul Townend in the second colours of Peacock’s Wicklow Bloodstock banner, reverts to jumps after having let down favourite-backers in the Queen Alexandra Stakes at Royal Ascot. “That gives him a good chance anyway.” Tony Martin is also well represented, with last year’s winner Thomas Edison, ante-post favourite Quick Jack and Ted Veale all in the final field, while Pyromaniac is third reserve. Bayan and The Game Changer were placed in last year’s renewal and are in the mix again for Gordon Elliott. “They are in very good form. They would like a bit of nice ground,” said the trainer. “They were second and third in the race last year so we know they like the track and that is a big plus”. With the top 20 horses in the entries all declared, Jessica Harrington’s Modem, who won the valuable Connacht Hotel Handicap on Monday, is not guaranteed a run, but is first on the reserve list. Speaking after his Monday success, Harrington said: “We’ve been training him since Cheltenham for Galway, and hopefully the ground will be right for him. “The first leg has come off so hopefully we haven’t used up all our luck.” Should Modem miss the cut, the Moone handler will still be represented by Macnicholson and Rae’s Creek. Shark Hanlon is expecting a bold show from his stable stalwart Hidden Cyclone. The top-class chaser is rated 20lb lower over smaller obstacles and showed himself in good heart when winning on the Flat at Leopardstown recently. “He’s well in himself and everything looks to be going right for him. Hopefully it keeps going his way,” said Hanlon. “It’s a tight race and you want a lot of luck in running. “If he gets that, he should be knocking on the door.” Matthew Smith’s stable star Rawnaq finished down the field in last year’s Galway Hurdle, but returns in good form after being touched off at Bellewstown at the start of the month. “We’re having a go as he’s run in it twice before and we want to give him another chance at it,” Smith told At The Races. “There’s some serious money on offer and if you run into a few quid you’d be delighted. “He came out of Bellewstown 100 per cent. There’s not a bother on him.” There are two British challengers in the field, with Nicky Henderson’s Snake Eyes joined by the Dan Skelton-trained Stephanie Frances. The latter was last seen winning a Listed novice hurdle at Cheltenham in April. Skelton said: “She travelled over there on Monday night and we’ve been very happy with her since. “She went there in good form. The ground is drying out in her favour and I wouldn’t change anything in the lead-up to the race. “It’s obviously a very competitive race, but she’s got a nice racing weight and we’ll just have to see if she’s good enough now. “Everything looks perfect, but you need a lot of luck around there.” last_img read more

Ohio Producer Tests “Double Crop Corn”

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest When Windy Way Farms in Stark County was approached about growing a short season corn crop after their barley harvest, they thought their Pioneer Seeds and DEKALB Asgrow Seed dealers were joking. But after hearing about the possibilities it may bring to the overall operation, Ben Klick thought it would be worth a shot. How did things end up for the 75 day Pioneer and 77 day DEKALB corn? The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins finds out as harvest of those fields began, just outside of Massillon, Ohio on October 22nd, 2018last_img read more

The NewSQL Movement

first_imgWe talk often about various types of NoSQL databases – document stores like Apache CouchDB, graph databases like Neo4j and BigTable clones like Hbase. But we also occasionally talk about various attempts to improve the tried and true relational database model – projects like Drizzle (coverage), HandlerSocket (coverage), RethinkDB (coverage), TokuTek (coverage) and VoltDB (coverage).The 451 Group dubs these “NewSQL” databases. In a blog post, 451 analyst Matthew Aslett explores this burgeoning category of database and adds several to our growing list of projects.On the definition of NewSQL, Aslett writes:“NewSQL” is our shorthand for the various new scalable/high performance SQL database vendors. We have previously referred to these products as ‘ScalableSQL’ to differentiate them from the incumbent relational database products. Since this implies horizontal scalability, which is not necessarily a feature of all the products, we adopted the term ‘NewSQL’ in the new report.And to clarify, like NoSQL, NewSQL is not to be taken too literally: the new thing about the NewSQL vendors is the vendor, not the SQL.In addition to the ones mentioned above, Aslett cites the following as NewSQL vendors: Tags:#cloud#Trends A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… klint finley ClustrixGenieDBScalArcSchoonerScaleDBAkibanCodeFuturesScaleBaseTranslatticeNimbusDBMySQL Cluster with NDBJustOne DBWhat do you think? Is this a helpful new term, or just more buzz wordism? Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Caring for the elderly

first_imgEconomic developments and technological innovations have helped increase life expectancy worldwide. There was a time when thousands would perish because of epidemics like plague and smallpox which had an adverse effect on life expectancy. Such deadly diseases are under control now. Life expectancy in India was 32 years at the time of independence in 1947. In 1969 it rose to 47 years further growing to 60 years in 1994 and 69 years in 2019. India’s population grew at an average annual rate of 1.2 per cent between 2010 and 2019 to 1.36 billion, more than double the annual growth rate of China, according to a report by the United Nations Population Fund. The number of young people in our country increased at a rapid rate and the number of elderly also grew steadily. Also Read – A special kind of bondAccording to the law, a “senior citizen” means any person being a citizen of India, who has attained the age of 60 years or above. Population Census 2011 revealed that there are nearly 104 million elderly persons (aged 60 years or above) in India; 53 million females and 51 million males. A report released by the United Nations Population Fund and Help Age India suggests that the number of elderly persons is expected to grow to 173 million by 2026. From 5.6 per cent in 1961, the proportion of the elderly increased up to 8.6 per cent in 2011. (Source: Elderly in India 2016) Also Read – Insider threat managementAn elderly person has to face manifold challenges, including physical, mental, emotional, social and financial. They are always worried about social security. As one grows, both the physical and mental faculties face a downward trend. The person is more prone to fall prey to various types of diseases. Most of these diseases are of degenerative nature and thus are of chronic nature. List of risks including illnesses, disorders, ailments, maladies, and diseases associated with old age are quite long. Through various researches around 125 diseases have been identified to be directly connected with this age group. Arthritis is a very common condition leading to pain in the joints and lowering the quality of life by prohibiting day to day activity and movements of the person. It may be fatal in a little number of cases. Heart Diseases are the leading killers of persons above the age of 65. An elderly person needs to get his heart monitored time to time to get to know any disease cropping up well on time. This needs awareness and has financial implications as well. Cancer is the second leading cause of death. The person has to pay repeated hospital visits requiring expensive investigations, monitoring and medical or surgical intervention for a long period of time. All this seriously affects the economy of the whole family and psychology of the patient. Depression is one of serious issue associated with it. Respiratory Diseases are the third common cause of death among the elderly who are more vulnerable to pneumonia and other infections. Many of them in this age group develop Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) which requires repeated hospitalisation and intensive treatment. Cerebrovascular accidents occur as a result of leakage or clotting of blood in the brain or tumours in the cranium. A person may develop paralysis. His quality of life becomes very poor and he becomes dependent on others. This becomes a cause of serious psychological disturbance and a matter of stress for the whole family. Parkinsonism hampers the person’s capabilities and gradually cripples the physical capacities. Alzheimer’s disease occurs because of the degenerative process of the brain. The patient develops cognitive impairment and is unable to take care of himself. He is a concern to the family for safety and cost involved in his care. Osteoporosis makes bones brittle and the person is more likely to develop fracture of any bone. The fracture of vertebral bodies can cripple the patient. Falls are more common and these are an emergency condition, which requires hospitalisation. Incidence of Diabetes is increasing in our country. Those who had developed Diabetes in early age develop several complications by the time they reach elderly age. Complications may be related to the nervous system, heart, kidney, muscles and other body systems. Infections occur more commonly in this age group because of the lowering of immunity in this age group. Sometimes these may prove to be fatal. Depression is an increasing problem in our country which is occurring as a result of changing family relations, increase in the cost of healthcare, physical incapacities which increase with the age and person’s dependence on his siblings. Losing one’s life partner causes loneliness and isolation leading to depression. Poverty affects senior citizens health. Older women are slightly more likely than men to be living in poverty, and that gap widens in those over 80 years. Single older adults are also significantly more likely to live alone with fewer resources. Elderly age group is a challenging period in one’s life. Feeling of dependence on children for many day-to-day needs is difficult to accept. Financial deprivation adds up to the difficulties. The situation gets worse if the family is uncaring and neglecting the elderly. In our country where the social security net is very poor, elderly people face great difficulties as far as healthcare is concerned. To ameliorate the situation several steps have to be taken. Elderly need compassion. They need emergency care – sometimes repeatedly. Health care of the elderly has to be designed accordingly. (The views expressed are strictly personal)last_img read more

Sudbury Ont police investigating 16 poppy donation box thefts from businesses

first_imgSUDBURY, Ont. – Police say 16 Remembrance Day poppy donation boxes have been stolen from businesses in Sudbury, Ont., over the past few days.Investigators are reviewing security camera footage after four consecutive days of donation box thefts.The money collected in the boxes goes to the Royal Canadian Legion, which uses it to support veterans and their families in the Sudbury area.Police say they do not know how much money was contained in the stolen boxes.Officers are advising businesses to remove the poppy boxes from public view when employees are not present.last_img read more

Five cases of Zika in TCI before the country was made aware

Five cases of Zika in TCI before the country was made aware

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, July 25, 2016 – Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Florida, Romania, Brazil, Texas., Barbados, China, Slovenia, California County, Russia, Ohio, Spain and Trinidad and Tobago have something very critical in common; they all reported to the world and local community their very first case of Zika.  In the Turks and Caicos, knowledge about Zika did not come on case one, or two, or three or four… but the resident and travelling public are only now knowing when the country hits case number five.  The question for our government is why, why are we only knowing of this global health emergency illness, after five cases are recorded in the country.In doing our digging, country by country, the pattern is virtually the same for all jurisdictions… that as soon as they got that first case confirmed, the nation and the world were told.  The TCI Ministry of Health has a reputation now of holding back on the impact of communicable and non communicable illnesses in the country… it took five months for the Ministry to speak publicly on Chicken Pox; problems of Norovirus within this year and previous years were swept under the rug; media was confronted with a walk out by the former health minister when there were too many questions regarding Chikungunya and there were similar postures with Swine Flu and Dengue Fever.On Sunday, following a statement by his Ministry of Health, Premier Dr Rufus Ewing issued a national statement of his own which promised that his team would continue to work hard to keep cases down.  However, there is slim chance of success there, as regulations to give Environmental Health and DECR more power of arrest are stagnant and there are dozens of undocumented communities which have their own utility systems which prove to be ripe breeding grounds for mosquitoes; plus there is a vexing problem of nastiness in our two main tourism islands.  Our people toss garbage everywhere and litter is prolific especially in the main tourist hub of The Bight.We are working on the Ministry of Health as Magnetic Media believes the public deserves to know why we never knew of the first confirmed case of Zika virus, which is spread primarily by mosquitoes.  Incidentally, we found that one of the nations where cases of Zika were never reported for months and months and months to its residents and guests was nearby Haiti; they simply did not say and now the country where there are up to three commutes a day from Provo, is reportedly overrun.  Meanwhile the rain continues, and that means breeding grounds for mosquitoes are under construction.last_img read more

Police searching for a Santee man who tried to lure a young

Police searching for a Santee man who tried to lure a young

first_img Posted: March 30, 2019 SANTEE (KUSI) – A man tried to lure a young girl into his car on a Santee street earlier this week, police said Saturday.It happened Thursday evening in a neighborhood abutting Cowles Mountain, according to San Diego County Sheriff’s Sgt. Kamon Harris.A nine-year-old girl was riding her bicycle around 6 p.m. on Poplin Drive between Organdy Lane and Big Rock Road when a man in his 60s or 70s asked her if she wanted a ride to a “game,” Harris said.The girl became scared and rode her bicycle back to her home. She was unharmed.Harris said the suspect was described as a white man with white hair, a red hat and chrome sunglasses. He was driving a two-door silver convertible with a black top — possibly a Honda.The car had a handicapped plate with the number seven in it. The rest of the license plate number was unknown. FacebookTwitter March 30, 2019 Updated: 3:30 PM Categories: Local San Diego News Police searching for a Santee man who tried to lure a young girl into his car KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more