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Five tools for design survival (especially in a tech startup)

Five tools for design survival (especially in a tech startup)

Despite the fact that Piriform is now ten years old, and can’t technically be seen as a startup – it has certainly retained that culture. At just over 30 staff (and growing), the office doesn’t feel big enough to introduce formal procedures just yet; anything too rigid would feel excessive considering you can be at someone’s desk in a few seconds or Skype them for a quick catch up in five minutes. This is just one example of a number of differences I’ve noticed as a designer working in a startup style environment vs a large corporate office...

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How best to correct common access control mistakes in the modern business environment

How best to correct common access control mistakes in the modern business environment

Our new VP of Products, Paul, shared with Computer Weekly his knowledge on how to best correct common access control mistakes.

As more and more business interactions continue to move outside the corporate firewall, access control to corporate resources on premise and in the cloud continues to be an increasing challenge for businesses. In the modern business environment, what are the most common access control mistakes and how best are these corrected?

The recent increase in large-scale company data breaches, such as VTech (5 million records exposed), Ashley Madison (37 million records exposed) and Experian/T-Mobile (15 million exposed), means data security is now a hot topic for all businesses across the globe. Although many of these breaches were a direct result of malevolent hackers finding technical weaknesses in company IT infrastructures, risks to data security have become apparent because company IT departments are simply failing to provide adequate access controls to employees using its internal and cloud-based systems…

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Four ways to improve security and productivity across a small business IT network

Four ways to improve security and productivity across a small business IT network

Paul, our VP of Products, shared his security and productivity expertise with IT Pro Portal and provided some tips to help small businesses ensure they are protected.

With business networks increasingly vulnerable to security breaches and constant pressure to increase office productivity, IT managers have a responsibility to ensure employees’ PCs and laptops are not a hindrance in these areas.  While specific requirements differ depending on the size and type of business, all managers need to consider potential vulnerability, existing security requirements and available software…

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