Quanta blog posts by Marcus White-Bower in December 2019

Promote Learning, Embrace Training

The world is constantly evolving. Businesses are growing and declining at a more rapid pace than ever. So, if you’re standing still amongst this world then you are, in effect, moving backwards. Businesses with learning and development (L&D) at the core of their priorities and strategies are always going to outperform those who simply do not bother. It might be easy to excuse yourself from buying into training under the pretence of it being a concern for industry giants. The reality couldn’t be further from this. Success stories emanate from teams of all sizes!

Security Vs. Resilience – which promotes business value best?

The issue of cyber security is an important one, because once your system is compromised it can be hard to even recognise a breach – with the average SMB in the UK not finding breaches for 101 days in 2019. An adept intruder only needs hours network access to compromise large swathes of information should they bypass security measures, so consider what can be achieved in over one hundred days. This is why every business needs a management  that can identify and implement ideal cyber resilience frameworks.

Hacking Like Aristotle - Getting Ethical

Loopholes are great. They allow people to squirm out of certain situations on technicalities, but sadly the converse is also true - they allow people to get into things that they shouldn’t. Loopholes in IT networks are weaknesses that can be exploited by hackers. Just because you don’t know the weak point exists, doesn’t mean an attacker can’t find it. Read on to learn more about the heroes in shining white hats that protect our systems through ethical hacking!

Don’t let your business sleep with the “phishes” – Improve your cyber security

Online security is an imperative for any business. You only have to look at the range of terrible outcomes for those targeted. From ethical hacking, to ransomware, to good ol’ fashioned IP theft – the digital landscape is too unpredictable to make any assumptions about your cyber wellbeing. There are precautions that you can take to recognise and avert potential cyber crises, but no one is without flaw and no system is impenetrable. Being aware of cyber weaknesses and the damage that these weaknesses leave you susceptible to will open your eyes to the value of cyber security improvements. Beware – there are some horror stories ahead.