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The 21st Century’s most devastating threat to worker productivity

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Building the pyramids. Assembling Model T Fords. Manufacturing all the American Military hardware it took to win WWII. Three historic examples of processes that prove an age old axiom of industry:

The best way to run a business is by maximizing individual worker productivity.

Yet in our own era, a time in which we’ve witnessed worker productivity steadily rise, there exists an insidious threat to that productivity that is as deceptive as it is devastating.

Spam.

At first, it sounds too trivial to be possible. But just consider this. In a world where the vast majority of workers spend some portion of their day on computer (and many spend nearly ALL day on computer), recent studies reveal that six out of ten emails each worker receives are a form of Spam! Intrusive offers, announcements and inquiries that take valuable time for every employee to scan and delete. And they’re dealing with it nearly every moment of every day. Because Spam is relentless! Even worse, many Spam emails are wolves in sheep’s clothing, releasing destructive viruses as soon as they’re opened.

So it is undeniable fact. Today, Spam is the most insidious — and pervasive —  threat to a company’s productivity.

Just look at all the costs business is saddled with thanks to Spam.

  • Lost Productivity Employees that have to sift through a mountain of junk mail every day are wasting very valuable time! If it takes an employee 4 seconds to open, identify and delete a spam mail, even a company with 300 employees that only receives 10 spam messages per employee per day will lose 102 days of work a year from those employees!
  • Lost Bandwidth – Spam slows legitimate network traffic to a crawl. By appropriating part of your bandwidth, spammers blunt your competitive edge. You could invest in a faster connection, but why pay for spammers to get even quicker access to your employees?
  • Legal Consequences – Employers have a legal responsibility to protect employees from obscene Spam. If it reaches a worker’s desktop, your business is susceptible to litigation.
  • Pressure on the IT Team – Your IT Team must handle every employee’s spam-related complaint. This decreases their productivity and depresses morale.
  • Security – Spam is the perfect host for privacy and security threats. Phishing scams, spyware, adware, Trojans and viruses can all be unleashed onto your internal network by just one employee who clicks on a link or attachment that contains a threat cloaked in a spam message.

But if Spam is a Productivity Killer, what can a business do to stop it from murdering its employee’s best efforts? Answer: Devise a tool that shuts out the killer.

Comodo has.

Comodo R&D has developed a unique and extremely effective tool that prevents Junk Mail from ever entering employee inboxes. We call it the AntiSpam Gateway. Comodo has developed technology that allows our AntiSpam Gateway to authenticate every email sender in a way automated Spam bots can’t defeat. No other Spam filter does a better job of restoring worker productivity because no better Spam filter exists.

How do you use Comodo AntiSpam Gateway (CASG)? CASG is an advanced mail filtering solution designed to free employee inboxes of Junk Mail Glut. It is ideally suited for small to mid-size businesses. It has a centralized, web based management console, so it’s easy for administrators to set up; to add users and domains; to configure mail blacklists and whitelists; and to manage quarantined emails. CASG even provides each employee with a login that allows them to view their quarantined emails and, if required, release them.

But the very best thing about CASG is this. Right now, you can take advantage of Comodo’s offer to supply you with this outstanding AntiSpam tool absolutely FREE, to try during a three month trial. A Free, productivity boosting opportunity we hope you’ll seize NOW.

Because, well…. we won’t be sending it to you via email!

Comodo. Science Not Hype.

–          Glenn Scheuer

To learn more, simply visit Comodo.com/business-security/email-security/antispam-gateway.php.

TEST YOUR EMAIL SECURITY GET YOUR INSTANT SECURITY SCORECARD FOR FREE Source: https://blog.comodo.com/pc-security/the-21st-centurys-most-devastating-threat-to-worker-productivity-and-what-to-do-about-it/

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Airgain unveils extended portfolio of 5G OMNIMAX Dipole series antennas for M2M and IoT apps

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Airgain announced the release of its OMNIMAX Next Dipole antennas, the latest addition to Airgain’s 5G product portfolio designed to deliver ultra-wideband connectivity for 5G NR sub-6GHz IoT and M2M applications.

The OMNIMAX Next Dipole series includes 5G NR sub-6GHz products for low profile and shock resistant outdoor applications, including “salt shaker” style antennas, indoor dipole “paddle” antennas, and outdoor “candlestick” dipole antennas.

Each product is designed to blend into the environment, with flexible mounting options while providing ultra-wideband connectivity for virtually any indoor or outdoor cellular module, modem, or gateway. The 5G ready OMNIMAX Next Dipole series provides future-proof performance, with backward compatibility from 5G to 4G and 3G global frequency bands.

“Supporting sub-6GHz 5G, particularly the lower bands approaching 600MHz, is challenging for the form factors of these products,” said Kevin Thill, Airgain’s Senior Vice President of Engineering.

“These antennas achieve excellent broadband performance without compromising the form factor, while outperforming competing solutions that we have seen in the market today. These antennas feature a unique and patent pending Coplanar Waveguide feed, which is key to enabling the ultra-wideband performance in the given form factors.

“We are excited to offer the expansion of our product portfolio of 5G ready antennas designed to accommodate wider bandwidth requirements demanded by 5G. The OMNIMAX Next Dipole series provides a cost-effective solution while delivering dependable quality.”

Building on Airgain’s antenna design expertise of CENTURION Next, the industry’s first 9-in-1 5G and Wi-Fi 6 fleet antenna, the OMNIMAX Next Dipole series includes 617 MHz to 6 GHz wideband cellular 5G support. OMNIMAX Indoor Dipole Next, OMNIMAX Outdoor Dipole Next, and M2M SN Next are available through our trusted channel partners or direct at 1-855-AIRGAIN.

Source: https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2020/07/09/airgain-omnimax-next-dipole-antennas/

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You Are The Weakest Link

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Tom Finan on human imperfection and cyber security culture




A craftsman never blames their tools. It is not the systems  that ultimately fail cyber security professionals- it’s the people. Insider threats do abound but more often than malfeasance, misfeasance is the key to a breach. It wasn’t the firewall that failed Capitol One, it was a misconfiguration. Tom Finan dives in on culure vs. strategy quoting both Peter Drucker and…Barbara Streisand.  

Episode Overview

Covid 19 has changed 2020 in unprecedented ways in how we work, live our lives, and measure Cyber Risk. Listen to Episode #141 of Task Force 7 Radio as the Cyber Growth Leader from Willis Towers Watson, Tom Finan and Co-Host Andy Bonillo dive into how the “Cyber Security Superheroes” are working together to manage the human element during the pandemic. As claims data shows, effective Cyber Risk prevention and mitigation is largely a people problem. In response, companies need to assess and analyze the elements of their cultures that shape both positive and negative cyber attitudes and behaviors that makes the human element one of the largest risks to a company.

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Source: https://www.cshub.com/executive-decisions/articles/you-are-the-weakest-link

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Axio360 platform to provide holistic view and identify financial impact of risk for Archer’s clients

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Axio announced a strategic partnership with cybersecurity consulting firm Archer. This partnership will merge Archer’s expertise in critical infrastructure protection with the Axio360 platform and allow clients to measure cyber risk exposure in financial terms and manage their cybersecurity program from a holistic point of view.

The Axio360 platform will assist Archer’s clients in identifying cyber risks across business units and threat vectors that may not have previously been considered. The platform estimates all-in costs of exposure and evaluates how specific controls and mitigations will reduce risk.

“The Axio platform was built to fundamentally redefine how organizations solve cybersecurity problems. Our intention is to enable business-centric decision-making by putting the risk in financial terms,” said Brendan T. Fitzpatrick, Senior Vice President of Channels & Partnerships for Axio.

“Our operating system aligns all key constituents and delivers clarity in real-time. This partnership with Archer allows our software to make critical infrastructure safer and more secure.”

“This partnership allows our asset owners to receive tailored recommendations from Axio and our dedicated team. For the first time, our clients will be able to measure their cybersecurity program and benchmark it across their industry peers,” stated Patrick C. Miller, Managing Partner for Archer.

“This collaboration will help the overall assessment and understanding of cybersecurity risk for critical infrastructure.”

Axio360’s methodology and software empowers organizations to continuously answer the four most critical questions for cyber risk:

  • What’s my exposure in financial terms?
  • How should I manage my cyber program?
  • Do I have the financial ability to recover?
  • Where should I invest?

Source: https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2020/07/09/axio-archer/

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