Entries by Tony Anscombe

Work from home: Videoconferencing with security in mind

With COVID-19 concerns canceling face-to-face meetings, be aware of the security risks of videoconferencing and how to easily overcome them At the time of writing one-third of the world’s population is enduring restricted movement to stem the spread of COVID-19. The lockdown has driven huge swaths of the working population to become remote workers, many […]

Public health vs. personal privacy: Choose only one?

As the world turns to technology to track and contain the COVID-19 pandemic, could this spell the end of digital privacy rights? Health organizations and governments all over the world are using technology to communicate, track, monitor and predict the spread of COVID-19. In recent years, data has proven to be a valuable resource – […]

The good, the bad and the plain ugly

A prolific ransomware gang vows to dial back its campaigns and spare healthcare organizations altogether during the COVID-19 crisis. It’s no cause for celebration. When ransomware attacks a healthcare establishment, it can have a devastating effect. This was witnessed in 2017, when WannaCryptor.D (aka WannaCry) hit multiple sites across the United Kingdom’s National Health Service, […]

Keep calm and carry on working (remotely)

How can employees stay motivated and productive while teleworking during the COVID-19 crisis? As more of the world’s population than ever before take their equipment home to begin working remotely, the challenge is for team leaders to ensure their team members remain productive, motivated and engaged, and avoid the issues of isolation. Last year, Buffer, […]

COVID‑19 and the forced workplace exodus

As the pandemic forces many employees to work from home, can your organization stay productive – and safe? The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has officially been categorized by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a pandemic, meaning infection is accelerating in multiple countries concurrently. The United States of America has declared travel bans on 28 European […]

Beware scams exploiting coronavirus fears

From malware-laden emails to fake donations, these are some of the most common cons you should watch out for amid the public health crisis We are currently experiencing an unprecedented global event. The outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) – now officially a pandemic – has caused apprehension globally, ultimately resulting in lockdowns, travel bans, […]

Did someone file your taxes before you?

With tax season – and tax scams – in full swing, here’s how fraudsters can steal your tax refund, and how you can avoid becoming a victim Identity theft is estimated to affect nearly 60 million people in the USA; or, considered another way, that is more than 1 in every 6 Americans. Cybercriminals will […]