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How to Be Friends with Someone Who Works for You

Working as a senior executive can be a lonely job. You have to deliver tough messages. You can’t always be transparent about your own challenges. And you must keep key decisions confidential until the timing is right. There’s no way to escape the necessary burdens of authority. And, from time to time, you may develop a friendship with someone in your organization. It’s one thing to have a … [Read more...]

GFI Promos Q1|2018

GFI Software is happy to announce the following promotional offers, which will run until March 30, 2018. For pricing, more information or any assistance with these promotions, please contact Orthology's sales representative on sales@orthology.gr Find out more about the promos here … [Read more...]

1 in 5 Highly Engaged Employees Is at Risk of Burnout

Dorothea loved her new workplace and was highly motivated to perform. Her managers were delighted with her high engagement, professionalism, and dedication. She worked long hours to ensure that her staff was properly managed, that her deadlines were met, and that her team’s work was nothing short of outstanding. In the first two months, she single-handedly organized a large conference – marketing … [Read more...]

Ransomware Predictions for 2018: Infections Will Continue to Rise

It’s 2018, and security professionals across the globe are on standby, waiting for next big wave of ransomware attacks to make landfall. According to Symantec’s Ransomware 2017 report, the number of ransomware infections is continuing to rise. During the first half of 2017, 42% of ransomware attacks targeted organizations – up from 30% in 2016. Unfortunately, there is no universal formula that … [Read more...]

If You Multitask During Meetings, Your Team Will, Too

Managers have hard jobs. They coordinate the work of their teams, align this work with company goals, serve as a primary source of professional development for their employees, deliver results, and many other critical tasks (all while keeping people engaged). We’ve previously written about what great managers do differently, but even great managers are not fully aware of how their work habits can … [Read more...]

GARTNER POSITIONS MALWAREBYTES AS A VISIONARY

"Malware infections mean lost revenue and devastating implications for businesses. Businesses need a solution that goes beyond the limitations of traditional antivirus products. Gartner’s positioning of Malwarebytes, we believe, validates our leadership and vision to continue as the enterprise’s best choice for advanced malware prevention and remediation.” – Marcin Kleczynski, CEO … [Read more...]

3 Ways to Improve Your Decision Making

To make a good decision, you need to have a sense of two things: how different choices change the likelihood of different outcomes and how desirable each of those outcomes is. In other words, as Ajay Agrawal, Joshua Gans, and Avi Goldfarb have written, decision making requires both prediction and judgment. But how do you get better at either? We’ve published volumes on this subject … [Read more...]

7 cybersecurity trends to watch out for in 2018

I think it's fair to say, 2017 wasn't a great year for cyber-security. We saw a large number of high-profile cyberattacks; including Uber, Deloitte, Equifax and the now infamous WannaCry ransomware attack. Despite the constant flow of security updates and patches, the number of attacks continue to rise. This raises the question…will 2018 be better or worse than 2017? Let’s take a look at some … [Read more...]

A Closer Look at Insider Threats in the Financial Sector

According to the IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence Index 2017, the financial services industry experienced the highest number of cyber-attacks in 2016. 58% of these attacks were caused by insiders. 53% of insider attacks were inadvertent, and only 5% were malicious. Insider attacks are not necessarily initiated by current employees, but also former employees and third parties. The report suggests … [Read more...]

How Customer Service Can Turn Angry Customers into Loyal Ones

Good customer service seems like common sense for businesses. But how valuable is it really? Until now, this has not been rigorously quantified across different companies. Businesses are understandably reluctant to share their CRM and sales data, and most research in this field has been based on surveys. But as more Americans seek customer service online, social media offers a better platform … [Read more...]