Why Security Is Critical for Enterprises of All Sizes

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As the world increasingly goes digital, data security is more important than ever before. Enterprises of all sizes must take data security seriously, as a breach can have devastating consequences. Keep reading to learn more about why security is critical for enterprises of all sizes.

 Why is security critical for enterprises?

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There are many reasons why security is critical for enterprises of all sizes. One reason is that a cyber attack can have a devastating impact on a business. A breach can result in the loss of confidential data, damage to the company’s reputation, and financial losses. In addition, cybercrime is on the rise, and businesses need to take steps to protect themselves from these threats, especially hacking threats. There are a few main ways that hackers target businesses.

 Hackers attack the company’s website by exploiting vulnerabilities in the website’s code or by using phishing attacks to get employees to click on malicious links or download infected files. Hackers exploit vulnerabilities in the company’s security systems or trick employees into giving them their login credentials. Hackers also install malware on the company’s computers and use them to launch cyberattacks against other organizations. Businesses can protect their information by using products from Verkada.

 Verkada is the leader in cloud-managed enterprise building security, enabling over 12,000 organizations worldwide to protect their people, assets, and privacy. Verkada’s services and products include video security integration, access control, environmental sensors, alarms, and visitor management on a cloud-based platform.

 How do you protect mobile device data?

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Cybercriminals constantly target mobile devices because they often contain valuable personal and corporate data. To protect mobile devices and their data, enterprises should consider implementing a few key security measures. One way to protect mobile devices is to use strong passwords or passcodes. This can help prevent unauthorized access to the device if it is lost or stolen. Enterprises should also consider using encryption software to protect data stored on the device.

 Another critical step that enterprises can take to protect mobile devices is to ensure that their employees are educated about how to stay safe online. Employees should be aware of the dangers of phishing attacks and other scams and be taught how to spot malicious websites and emails. Finally, enterprises should install malware protection software on all of their devices. This can help detect and prevent infections by malware or ransomware attacks.

 How do you securely work with third-party vendors?

Organizations of all sizes rely on third-party vendors to provide products and services critical to their operations. These vendors may include companies that supply software, hardware, or other technology products and services, businesses that manage or process data, or firms providing support services such as maintenance, repair, or consulting. An organization’s ability to identify and assess the security risk of its interactions with third-party vendors is essential for protecting its interests.

 By understanding the potential risks posed by these relationships, an organization can take steps to mitigate those risks—including conducting due diligence before selecting a vendor, implementing appropriate safeguards in contracts and agreements, and monitoring vendor activity. Third-party vendors can pose a variety of security risks to organizations. One common risk is that a vendor’s product or service may contain vulnerabilities that attackers could exploit. Organizations must carefully evaluate the security features of any product or service they plan to use from a vendor and ensure that the supplier has taken adequate measures to protect against attacks.

 Another risk is that a malicious actor may exploit a relationship with a third-party vendor to access an organization’s systems and data. Organizations should take steps to limit the sensitive information they share with vendors and ensure that appropriate safeguards are in place to protect this data. In addition, they should regularly monitor vendor activity for signs of unauthorized access or other malicious behavior. By taking these precautions, organizations can help reduce the risk posed by third-party vendors and protect themselves from harm.

 

 

How to stay grounded in the midst of chaos

Staying grounded in the midst of chaos is a superpower. There are a lot of things going on in the world that we live in and sometimes the chaos can feel overwhelming. This is why it is important to have ready tips to try out when it feels like the outside world is getting too crazy.

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If you are struggling to stay calm because of life adversities, here are some life changes you could implement starting now:

Stay off social media

If you are struggling to cope the first thing to do is to stay off social media. There’s no need to keep up with your social media platforms if you are trying to stay grounded. Time off social media and reducing your screen time can do wonders for your overall health so take as much time off as you need.

Switch off the news

I know this may be a hard one for many people to implement but if you are having a hard time dealing with life taking time off the news may be just what you need. You don’t need to keep up with everything going on around you. Plus, you can always play catch-up when you are feeling much better.

Spend time in nature

If you are struggling with life and all, one thing I would recommend is spending adequate time in nature. So going for walks, jogging, cycling, and so on. I love walking around in the countryside. It is peaceful and relaxing, and it does wonders for my overall health. I highly recommend you spend time in nature on a daily basis if you can.

Spend time exercising

Now, this is a popular one. Many of us know the benefits of exercising. Exercising helps you stay fit physically and mentally. You don’t need to overdo it but it is worth having a few minutes every day dedicated to staying fit. You can keep your exercise routine light with dancing, jumping jacks, jogging, and the like.

Focus on yourself

Spend time doing things you like, looking after yourself, and focusing on yourself. When you focus on caring for yourself, you would find that you are not easily moved and you stay grounded more and more regardless of what is going on outside of you. Focusing on yourself in a healthy way is one way to deal with life issues and take your focus off things that are outside of your control.

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How do you manage to stay grounded and calm in the midst of chaos? Please share your thoughts in the comments section.

 

 

3 African Natural Hair Tips

Our natural African hair needs a unique form of tender loving care. It took me a minute to figure out how to give my hair the right sort of care and attention, but once I figured it all out through trial and error, I knew exactly how to handle my hair. The journey to care for African natural hair is life-changing and it never ends. I keep learning something new every time I play around with my hair. I love my hair so much that I cringe over time I recall the years of messing around with chemicals to keep my hair straight.

The whole idea of keeping your African natural relaxed and straight is mad. Our hair is not meant to be straight and it was a waste of time for me especially because my hair is so stubborn, fighting it was pointless.

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3 African Natural Hair Tips

Here are 3 quick tips to have in mind when you are caring for your natural afro hair:

  • Wash every week or fortnightly

It is best to wash the natural hair every week or fortnightly to get rid of the build-up of hair care products which can lead to excessive itching and dryness. Our hair is fragile (even though it doesn’t look it) so it needs to be handled delicately and washed as infrequently as possible.

  • Use the right hair care products

As with everything else, it is important to pay attention to the ingredients on the label before buying hair care products because you want to make sure you get the right products for your hair type. I prefer using only natural products and so I make sure the hair care products I use are natural and also cruelty-free.

  • Make sure protective styles are not too tight

I do my own protective styles now so this is no longer an issue for me but if someone else makes your hair, make sure the protective styles are not too tight as that would lead to hair breakage. If it hurts, let your hairdresser while she/he is making your hair as that is usually a clear sign that it is too tight. The last thing you want is to suffer hair loss and a headache just to look pretty.

How do you care for your natural hair? Do share your tried and tested hair care tips. Thanks for reading, commenting, sharing, and liking. Have a great time wherever you are and stay safe.

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