• Apr 20
    2018
    According to the IT Security Economics Report from Kaspersky Labs, a terrifying 77% of businesses suffered a cyberattack last year. As the number of companies who have come forward and admitted to being attacked has continued to grow larger over the past few years, it is no surprise that this percentage is as high as it is currently. No matter how big or small your company is, you could easily ...
  • Apr 09
    2018
    Last year was a rough one in the world of cybersecurity. Between WannaCry, Petya, NotPetya, and BadRabbit (just to name a few), companies and IT departments have been left scrambling to try and prevent cyberattacks like these from happening again. Executives need to know that data breach liability that affects the customers leads directly to the c-suite level. Additionally, they must personally be aware of the strength of their cyber ...
  • Mar 22
    2018
    The new tax act has sent businesses into the best possible crisis they could ask for: what do we do with all of this additional money? Some companies have decided to give it directly back to their employees, whether it be through one-time bonuses like Apple and Walt Disney are doing, stock buybacks like Home Depot and JetBlue, raising wages like FedEx and Chase, or even giving bonuses and raising ...
  • Mar 14
    2018
    James Cronin | Business Development Manager, Packt Publishing JavaScript frameworks make developing incredible web applications more efficient - that’s why developers love working with them. Today, we’re arguably in a golden age of JavaScript frameworks. Following a decade of new JavaScript frameworks emerging and disappearing at an incredible rate, there are a few key players in the field that are setting the agenda for the future - and defining the ...
  • Mar 05
    2018
    Walking into a Starbucks and seeing the tables occupied by people furiously working at their laptops is a common experience in today’s world. After all, working on the road can mean that you must find public Wi-Fi access points where they are accessible, such as the free network at your hotel, the airport, or your favorite coffeehouse. While public Wi-Fi is convenient, it does not come without risks. The two ...
  • Feb 27
    2018
    Out of office messages have become an integral part of modern day vacation preparation. After all, who wants to have irritated customer calling your cell phone to find out why their email has been ignored? Most people will write something like: “Thank you for your email! I am currently out of the country on a cruise until the 20th of March. Please forward your accounting questions to Lisa (Lisa@yourcompany.com) in ...
  • Feb 16
    2018
    Since 2013, over 9 billion data records have been lost or stolen in cyberattacks and breaches. This means that nearly 59 records are stolen every second with a total of 5 million records lost over the course of a single day. These terrifying statistics show no indication of stopping or slowing either – in fact, they have continually been in an upward trend. With the enormous breaches of last year ...
  • Feb 14
    2018
    James Cronin | Business Development Manager, Packt Publishing The way we build software is changing. This is because what consumers and businesses need from software is also changing - whereas software used to just be there, in the same way your desktop just sat on your desk, today it’s everywhere, constantly changing and moving forward - like the new phone in your pocket and the tablet in your bag. But ...