Below is an exerpt from my book “Billionaire in Training.” This is a sample of the teachings that I gave at Prairie Meadows on Wednesday, October 24.
So often I meet people who think they’re in business for themselves, and yet by my definition, they’re not. Let me explain. read more
Information: At this first stage being information the entrepreneur needs education in his choice area or interest. “Education” is a broad term that can have many meanings, but it is generally defined as the process of learning and acquiring information.
Entrepreneurship is a system of being self-employ with no breakdown as being condition with the problem, situation or challenges of unemployment in a given system. An entrepreneur is an agent of change.
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What do Emulex, the White House website, and Microsoft have in common? All have been the victims of network security compromises. While these are some of the more high profile cases, there are daily examples of network security failures and the high costs imposed on companies as a result.
There was a time when only large companies worried about network security breaches. However, in this brave new world where everyone from the home user to the large corporation relies on technology for functions that range from email to the storage of sensitive data, it seems no one is immune to the havoc that viruses, worms, spyware and hackers can wreak.
So, what’s a small business to do? How do you keep your company’s network secure? Most small businesses do not have a specific IT budget set aside, much less a certain percentage allocated toward network security. Yet the failure to have a secure network can cost a company far more than it would have ever spent on security.
There are three things every small business should know to reduce its chances of becoming another network security statistic.
While this certainly does happen, most often it is the seemingly innocent daily actions of employees which may put you at risk. Consider the email with an attachment that is opened, launching a company-wide virus within minutes. Or, perhaps employees are web-surfing on sites that are not reputable. Maybe your sales manager brings a proposal home for the weekend on a CD or floppy disk, works on it using a home computer which has a virus, and brings it back to the office on Monday to add finishing touches. Or that sticky note with a user name and password on an employee’s computer screen.
It is necessary to create a company culture of vigilance. The first step is awareness. Educate employees about the risks. Instruct them not to open emails and/or attachments from unknown sources. Reduce non-business web surfing by implementing “acceptable use” policies, and reinforce them.
So what can you do? The important thing is to have a plan in place for dealing with them. See CorporateMail Security for a solution to blocking 99.7% of email-borne threats.
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While no one can guarantee complete protection from network security breaches, it is critical to be proactive and have contingency plans in place. One of the more popular approaches to putting the right network security functions in place is outsourcing this function to professionals. According to Jennifer Mears in an article that appeared in Network World, “the outsourced IT professionals help you save time, give you access to reports and audits, as well as expertise that may not be available in-house. Bringing in the experts may be just what you need to get a jumpstart on the security of your network.”