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Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Akamai finds fraudsters targeting tax filings

Consumers have another reason to be wary of the upcoming tax deadline in the US: fraudsters. According to new data out from Akamai, there has been a significant increase in the number of phishers and other fraudsters targeting consumers and using tax season to do it. >>

Monday, April 05, 2021

Expert: Steps to take on World Backup Day

Over the past year ransomware, phishing and malware attacks, and other fraudulent practices have skyrocketed as the world's businesses moved to remote working conditions. But even as workers return to offices, there are ways to better protect company data, and even more reason to do so. >>

Monday, March 22, 2021

Study: Marketers relying on data platforms for connection

As more platforms allow consumers to opt out of data collection or simply stop collecting certain types of data, more marketers are in the date when it comes to audience analytics. It's why, according to a new Tealium report, a growing number of marketers and execs say they are 'leaning on' data platforms to connect. >>

Monday, March 15, 2021

Akamai: More time online means more security threats to businesses

New data out from Akamai underscores the threat to businesses as more business, whether work or personal, is pushed into the digital space. According to the new State of the Internet/Security: Adapting to the Unpredictable report when lockdowns forced people to begin working remotely and buying more online there was also a surge in malicious attempts at hacking into business infrastructures. >>

Tuesday, March 02, 2021

Experts predict life in 2025 will be more tech driven

As the world begins to recover from the coronavirus pandemic, some changes instituted to protect citizens from the virus may not go away. That is a key finding from a new Pew Research survey of nearly 1,000 industry, tech, and communications experts. >>

Friday, February 26, 2021

Studies ID risks, impact of remote work

A return to the office is likely in the near future for a number of Americans as the vaccine roll-out continues throughout the States, but that doesn't mean all workers will or want to return to an office full-time. While the current remote or hybrid working environment continues, three new reports highlight the ways remote working situations may be hurting businesses. >>

Tuesday, February 02, 2021

Study: Cybercriminals targeting finance

Digital criminals are skipping the middle man and going straight to financial institutions in their latest escapades. According to new data out from Keeper Security between 2019 and 2020 attacks on financial institutions increased by 20%. >>

Monday, January 25, 2021

Forecast: Look for media usage to slow post-pandemic

While most advertisers and content creators saw a sharp uptick in growth from the consumer side throughout the initial months of the Coronavirus pandemic, one new forecast warns that a deceleration is likely on the horizon as more people are vaccinated and businesses begin to reopen. >>

Tuesday, January 05, 2021

Expert: How digital transformation is keeping business going

For years, organizations have been told that digital transformation is key to survival as we go further into the tech-filled world of automation, cloud and AI. Those who listened were well equipped to handle the curveballs that came their way. Those who didn't, are still struggling to catch up as IT budgets shifted to support a remote workforce and keep struggling businesses afloat. But, what about those companies in the "in-between," whose projects got neglected while the pandemic took center stage? >>

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

How to continue - and improve - remote work options

In 2020 a good number of employees began working remotely, as freelancers have done for years, but some businesses weren't prepared for how remote work could work for them. Heading into 2021, some employees want to continue with a remote or hybrid remote schedule, and that has businesses scrambling to create an on-going remote work option. Here are a few tips to create a remote work strategy for your business. >>

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Expert: Security, comfort top of mind for 2021

If 2020 was the year of the unexpected, many are hoping that 2021 will be the year of a return to the expected. From a return to more traditional ways to get news and information to more in-person gatherings, this is what one expert believes we can expect from 2021. >>

Monday, December 14, 2020

Reports: Covid-19 prompting more fraud

The COVID-19 pandemic may have slowed in-person commerce, sent more people into remote work, and generally thrown the global economy into a panic. But for hackers and other fraudsters, the pandemic hasn't slowed anything, it has accelerated. That is a key takeaway from several new report which underline the ways fraudsters are using the pandemic to harm both the public and businesses. >>

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Expert: How to improve branded cybersecurity for 2021

There has perhaps never been as much pressure on businesses to protect their assets than in 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed fraudsters into overdrive, trying to tap into brands' data and information via less-secure employee devices, and employees who continue to work remotely. We asked a digital expert how brands can begin prepping now for a cybersecurity upgrade in the new year. >>

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Experts: What government filing against Google means for digital space

This week word came that the United States Justice Department was filing suit against Google in an antitrust case, perhaps with the goal of breaking up the digital giant. The filing has many in the digital space what this could mean not only for Google but for other digital giants like Amazon and even social networking brands like Facebook. >>

Monday, October 19, 2020

Study: Brands unprepared for end of third party cookies

Many experts believe the end of third party cookies is upon us, and while many do admit that first part data is generally a better source of consumer information, most brands aren't ready to lose access to third party data. That is a key takeaway from new LiveIntent data. According to researchers more than than half (64%) of executives are concerned about how they can engage shoppers without third party cookie data. >>

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