The year 2020 was transformative. A global pandemic hit businesses hard. At the same time, technology and medical advancements happened at record speed, creating new opportunities and hope for the future.
To help businesses navigate this dynamic time, our experts shared a wealth of insight and information. Below, we round up some of the year’s most popular articles on CT Corporation's website.
If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s the value of data. As the COVID-19 pandemic spread across the U.S. earlier this year, most states were unprepared to deal with it. Those states that have “followed the data” have more successfully managed the epidemic’s toll on public health and the local economy. But for many states, information sharing and data analysis is a perpetual challenge. To glean insights, data points must be integrated from vario...
2020 was a transformative year that blew all predictions out of the water. As we look ahead to 2021, we will continue to see the repercussions of this year’s events.
There is much work to be done. Below is our take on the top three 2021 cybersecurity trends that security and business leaders must confront in the year ahead.
If you’re doing business in another state, you are required to register your corporation or LLC in that state. The process is referred to as “foreign qualification”. This article explains what steps small businesses must take to "foreign qualify."
What is a cybersecurity framework?
A cybersecurity framework provides a common language and set of standards for security leaders across countries and industries to understand their security postures and those of their vendors. With a framework in place it becomes much easier to define the processes and procedures that your organization must take to assess, monitor, and mitigate cybersecurity risk.
Let’s take a look at seven common cybersecurity frameworks.
2020 was a year fraught with events that laid bare many weaknesses and inequalities in our societal models. This includes structural racism, gender and income inequality, unemployment, and a digital divide – some because of the pandemic, others exasperated by it.
Achieving a level playing field during this uncertain time has felt aspirational at best. But with the election behind us and optimism for the end of the pandemic; I believe that companies, like Macro Solutions, play a renewed and ur...
It’s time to have a conversation about cyber manners. Remember when your mom used to say, “if you eat like this at home, you’ll do it in public?” No parent wants their kid to be the one to embarrass them with their messy manners when they dine out, so they teach them the rules of good etiquette.
The same thing applies to cyber hygiene. Knowing that the behavior of employees is the weakest link in their cyber defenses, most organizations instill good security manners among their workforce – av...
The gig economy is booming. The primary earnings of approximately 15 million Americans now comes from freelancing and it’s predicted that 27 million Americans would join that number in 2020.
But as workers transition from employment to freelance life, they face many challenges – key among them is cash flow. Studies show that 35% of freelancers struggle significantly with money and 25% of freelance businesses under two years old regularly face cash flow challenges.
A key issue for freelancers ...
With calls to defund police departments, technology may help agencies do more with less.
Building on existing investments, newer technologies such as next-generation license plate recognition (LPR) provide departments with real-time intelligence that can help them finesse their suspect engagement policies, speed case resolution and improve efficiencies.
The basic technology around LPR is nothing new ‒ cameras and scanners positioned on squad cars, intersections and light poles became mainstre...
If your company does business in multiple jurisdictions, business license compliance is critical to maintaining uninterrupted operations. But for many companies, it isn’t always a top priority. In our webinar, Top Regulated States for Business Licenses, we learned that 42.2% of the audience had not reviewed their business licenses portfolio for compliance changes.
Maintaining business license is a complex task. Up to 65% of license registration requirements change annually, and enforcement ag...
Your business has been growing, and you may be considering expanding into another state. But there are some things you should know before making the leap.
Companies that expand their operations across state lines may be subject to the new state’s registration or “foreign qualification” requirements. Let’s explore what that means and why it’s essential to comply with these important rules.
What is foreign qualification?
Foreign qualification is the process of registering your business to opera...
Security teams are investing more time and resources in securing corporate networks than ever. As they plan for business continuity, remote work, and the transition to the next new normal, CISOs and security buyers are asking for significant budget increases in 2021.
But as security professionals work hard to protect employees and digital assets within the “four walls” of the organization; unknown to them, serious threats to the company are being made possible by their own executives and thei...
The sudden and massive shift to a remote work policy across the Department of Defense and the contracting community has created a perfect storm of cyber challenges needing to be addressed. Keenly aware of this, threat actors are taking advantage.
A few months into the COVID-19 crisis, the Pentagon reported a surge in cyberattacks as threat actors sought to exploit more than 4 million employees and contractors who now rely on DoD networks to telework.
Even before COVID-19 struck, security brea...
Alban Brooke of the Buzzcast Podcast: How to Increase Your Podcast Listeners Through Laser-Focused Evergreen Content
One of the best things you can do to make your podcast binge-worthy is to ensure your episodes are evergreen.
As part of my series of interviews about “5 things you need to know to create a ‘binge-able’ podcast”, I had the pleasure of interviewing Alban Brooke, Head of Marketing, Buzzsprout.
Alban Brooke is an attorney and the Head of Marketing at Buzzsprout. His podcasting guide has been read over a million times and he co-hosts two podcasts “Buzzcast” and “How to Start a Podcast.” He lives ...
As federal agencies develop more online services and systems to meet the mission of the U.S. government, their appetite and need to develop and deploy secure software applications rapidly continues to grow. Many agencies are embracing DevSecOps and cloud services as a way to release these applications quickly; however, the need to meet compliance standards (i.e. RMF, STIG, FISMA, HIPAA, etc.) to obtain their Authority to Operate (ATOs) can slow down the process, or lead to exhaustive POAMs.