What makes a great CIO

Is your small- to medium-sized business (SMB) looking to hire a Chief Information Officer (CIO)? If so, do you know what to look out for? Before you even post your job opening, you should be familiar with the key aspects that make a great CIO. To make things less stressful for you, here are some of the top qualities you need to consider when looking for a CIO.

Fits in
Before anything else, you need to be sure that the person you’ll hire will be a perfect fit for your company's culture.

Why multifactor authentication is important for cybersecurity

Passwords play a critical role in preventing unauthorized account access. Unfortunately, the Google-Harris Poll 2019 password survey showed that many Americans have poor password practices. The survey’s highlights included:

24% of respondents use common passwords such as “abc123,” “Iloveyou,” and “Qwerty”

59% of respondents integrate easy-to-guess personal information (e.g., birthdays) in their passwords

22% of respondents use their own name as part of their password for at least one account

43% of respondents share their passwords with other people

66% of respondents used the same passwords across multiple accounts (e.g., online banking, email, and social media networks)

55% of respondents did not change their password after a breach

Given that the average American has about 200 accounts that require passwords, it’s no wonder people resort to using weak passwords that are easy to remember or reusing passwords for several accounts.

Improve employee morale with IT

Having high morale in the workplace is key to business success. When employees feel happy and appreciated, there is better productivity, improved work attendance and timeliness, less staff turnover, and increased customer loyalty.

To boost employee morale, some companies go so far as to leverage IT. Here’s why.

5 Ways to create a productive digital workspace

Any conversation on business development ultimately mentions digital transformation, but it's easier said than done. A digital workspace isn’t something that happens overnight. Rather than being a single-phased project, it’s a long-term process that helps your business adapt to the constant pace of technological and market change.

Our top cybersecurity predictions for 2020

Legitimate organizations aren’t the only ones investing in technological innovation. Cybercrime also continues to evolve as new vulnerabilities are uncovered and data becomes evermore valuable.

Fortunately, exploring the trends of the last couple of years allows us to make educated predictions about the threats of tomorrow.

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