How Artificial Intelligence Will Impact Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity is sometimes seen as a disaster recovery operation — a situation to be dealt with when it happens. Someone breaks in, and then the company reacts figure out who, what, when, where and how. However, the best way to approach this kind of situation isn’t to sit back and wait for it to happen — it’s to prevent it from occurring in the first place. What if there was a way to know that a breach was about to happen, or if constant monitoring of your system found a hole instead of a hacker finding it? In the near future, this may become a reality thanks to artificial intelligence.…

Cybersecurity A Bigger Worry Than Recession

According to Fortune, a recent study by the Conference Board found that most domestic CEOs are more worried about cybersecurity than about a recession. This isn’t as irresponsible as it may sound. Breaches can affect any company of any size, which means that all levels of management and employees should be on the lookout for suspicious activity. Mega-breaches are now a growing trend, exposing more records per breach and potentially causing businesses to close down. The financial blow to a company is staggering on its own, coming in at $3.84 billion on average, according to Website Hosting Rating. On top of that, 71 percent of customers say they would leave…

How The Government Shutdown Affects Cybersecurity

It’s hard to get away from the news of the government shutdown currently taking place. According to Hashed Out by SSL Store, agencies like Homeland Security, the Transportation Department and the Justice Department are all closed, and about 80,000 workers are currently not working or are working without pay to perform duties like traffic control. Immediate Effects During a government shutdown, there are certain employees who are deemed essential and are exempt from the shutdown, according to Axios. Since Homeland Security is shut down, this means the newly created Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency is stripped down to only those employees who have been deemed essential, and all other employees…

Master CRM With These Techniques

Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems offer a host of possibilities for sales, marketing, customer service and more, but unless you know how to use your system, you could be left with no return on investment (ROI). In order to drive results and growth from implementing a CRM system, you first have to start with a firm understanding of what you will get out of the system. Unfortunately, most companies think of CRM as an end-all, meaning they expect to put the system in place and sit back and watch the magic happen. This is not the case. A CRM system is meant to help a company make meaningful connections with…

High Expectations For Cybersecurity in Accounting Firms

Accounting firms face mounting pressures this year and next to protect their data with more vigor than before. The increased need for more protection is due to the sheer number of records that are exposed every year and a recognition that something needs to be done to stop it. This kind of problem will not go away on its own. For accounting firms, it is not only your clients that you have to answer to when it comes to a breach but the SEC, too. According to Bloomberg Tax, the Securities and Exchange Commision (SEC) will be looking for disclosure updates this year, which means that companies that experienced a…