Four vital security policies keep company networks safe

IT departments need to have rules in place to cover shadow IT, VPN use, and SSL management as well as a robust security incident response plan. Taking time to develop IT policies is an investment in the future that not only will reduce stress on the IT team but keep networks safer. With more employees […]

‘Don’t talk’: How to stay safe from COVID-19 inside elevators

For people in cities like New York, getting back to work during a pandemic may mean taking several elevator rides a day, to and from their office spaces ⁠— but without safety measures in place, elevators could become hot spots of COVID-19 spread, data suggests.  COVID-19 can spread when infected people cough and spew large […]

Microsoft Edge browser: This new password monitor helps keep your data safe

The new Edge browser will soon warn you if one of your passwords shows up in a data breach — a feature based on an Azure service that enterprises can already use to protect user passwords. Browser extensions like PassProtect warn you if the password you’re using to log into a site is known to […]

Beep! Too close! How one company is using wearable devices to keep staff safe as they return to work

HR software firm Personio is using wearable devices to help staff return safely to the office. How to safely navigate the return to work is a subject keeping many managers – and their employees – awake at night. With traditional office working having been upended by COVID-19, companies must now figure out how they can […]

How to stay safe at a cookout, the library, restaurants during the COVID-19 pandemic

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released additional guidance to help Americans reduce their risk of COVID-19. Long-story short, the basic rules haven’t changed — wash your hands, maintain social distancing and cover your face with a mask. But the CDC also provided some of the most detailed instructions yet for how […]

Build your own health and hygiene kit to make a safe return to the office

Make sure you have the right gear to limit your exposure to the coronavirus, including a cool mask and hand sanitizer from a distillery. Now that states have lifted stay at home orders and offices are reopening, it’s time to think about navigating the coronavirus epidemic outside your home. The prospect of seeing your colleagues […]

48% of employees are less likely to follow safe data practices when working from home

According to a Tessian survey, data protection concerns go out the window for remote employees. A new report from cybersecurity firm Tessian found that the move to working from home has had drastic effects on how people approach data loss prevention.  In a survey of 1,000 people from the US and 1,000 from the UK, […]

How do you stay safe now that states are reopening?

Editor’s note: Now that states are relaxing social distancing restrictions, people desperately want to see friends and family, go to a restaurant and let our kids have play dates. Even grocery shopping sounds fun. But how can you do that and still stay safe? Here, an epidemiologist who is immune-compromised himself, walks you through some decision making. […]

New COVID-19 screening and test app to help streamline safe return of workers

The ProtectWell smartphone app is being offered to US employers free of charge by UnitedHealth Group and Microsoft. UnitedHealth Group has partnered with Microsoft to launch ProtectWell, a return-to-workplace tool that the companies said enables employees to safely return to work by screening them for COVID-19 symptoms and connecting them to a streamlined testing process […]