Creative challenges are a great way to expand on your existing skill set and challenge you to learn new ones through consistent practice. Popular creative challenges you may have seen online include Inktober, 36 Days of Type, and Adobe’s Daily Creative Challenge, and thousands of creatives participate in these every year.
What Is Cybersecurity?
Cy·ber·se·cur·i·ty. The practice of being protected against the criminal or unauthorized use of electronic data, or the measures taken to achieve this.
At least, that’s what the dictionary says. Do you agree?
Over the years the term cybersecurity has been thrown around to the point where it is almost synonymous with terms like IT security or information security. It’s kind of like saying every square is a rectangle, but not every rectangle is a square.
Confused? Let’s break it down.
Introducing new software into a business can send employee productivity soaring. But as a company’s technology footprint expands, its attack surface does, too.
And every department, from IT to finance to human resources, plays an integral role in enhancing cybersecurity in the workplace.
Held every October by the Department of Homeland Security, National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) raises awareness about the importance of cybersecurity and encourages businesses to increase safety and security online.
Interested to find out what you can do to participate in Cybersecurity Awareness Month and encourage your employees to adopt better cybersecurity habits? Keep reading to find out.
6 Cybersecurity Trends Every Business Should Anticipate in 2020
It seems that every year is the biggest year for cybersecurity threats, and 2019 was no different. Over five billion records had been breached as of November 2019, from organizations in industries ranging from finance and education to healthcare and government.
Why? Because the state of cybersecurity is worsening as companies continue investing in the cloud without having robust security systems in place.
Unfortunately, this trend will continue next year if businesses don’t invest in cybersecurity. But continued cloud investment isn’t the only 2020 cybersecurity trend to watch out for.
The Top 6 2020 Cybersecurity Trends
Cybersecurity is an essential focus for every company entering the new year. But it’s important to know what you’re looking for, too. Here are the top six 2020 cybersecurity trends to keep an eye on:
1. Growing Emphasis Toward Consumer Privacy
When the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was enacted by the European Union (EU) in 2016, companies all over the world scrambled to ensure compliance. But not everyone had to — companies without clients or customers in the EU weren’t expected to participate.
Individual states in the US are now changing that. For example, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) rolled out in 2019 with a compliance date of January 2020. It requires companies to provide transparency in how they collect, share and use consumer data. Expect more similar regulations from other states in 2020.
What Is Office 365?
Office 365 allows businesses to run their companies in the cloud. Essentially, IT departments no longer have to set up or build on-premise servers, file shares, software or databases.
Office 365 (sometimes referred to as O365) is a monthly or yearly paid subscription service that includes Microsoft products such as OneDrive for cloud storage, Office Online for documentation and file-sharing or Skype for Business for communications.
For daily task management, you’ll have access to email, contacts, and calendars with sharing to schedule meetings quickly. Or, virtually edit documents with other team members in real-time.
Office 365 guarantees productivity and collaboration to help businesses run smoothly - even when you and your team members are remote.