Not only did BYOD allow employees to further customize their work experience, it also saved employers a great deal of money and hassle when it came to device procurement and upkeep. It seemed like a win-win for both parties.
The world well knows that President Trump touts an infamous social media presence, namely through his predilection for impassioned and, at times, controversial tweets. With the simple press of a touch screen, our Commander in Chief has been known to significantly affect the Stock Market, degrade foreign currencies, spark nation-wide protests, and complicate global relations. Now let’s talk security.
Think about kids. No one needs to teach them to be afraid of the dark, they just are. It all goes back to fear of the unknown, and we tend to carry that fear into our adult lives in some subconscious or conscious capacity. In the IT world, Shadow IT might as well be the metaphorical “dark”.
It’s official: 2016 is HISTORY. Although not all bad, we’re willing to bet a lot of you reading this would agree with the statement that it was a strange year. Between an unusually volatile—and divisive—presidential election, continued tragic loss of life on account of terrorism, dividing economic unions (here’s looking at you, Brexit), and more, the topic of security nabbed the spotlight.
Let’s talk security. We think about it on a daily basis, consciously and subconsciously. Whether it be locking our cars as we leave them in a parking lot or trusting our gut when it tells us to avoid that dark alley and use the lit sidewalk instead, we’re constantly making decisions to protect ourselves.
When you hear “autonomous agents and things”, what do you think of? Perhaps you paint a mental picture of international espionage: stealth, undercover agents clad in leather jumpsuits, jetsetting around the world to execute covert operations as constructed by international spy agencies. Or, maybe it’s the thought of robots that you turn to... reality is so, so close.
When creating the infrastructure of a building, architects use the strongest materials available. The stronger the building’s skeleton, the more capable a structure will be to withstand earthquakes, endure harrowing weather, and simply stay standing. The same applies to the online world.
Leaves falling, jack-o-lanterns still aglow, and a seemingly endless flow of candy all point to one thing: Halloween’s still fresh in our minds. For some, it’s all fun, games, and super-hero costumes. For others though, it’s not about the innocent charm of changing seasons, glowing lights, and sweets galore; some people thrive on seeking and dishing out doses of fright. Whether that means lurking around neighborhoods in twisted clown costumes or indulging a love for zombies, it’s a day where some people expect to be scared. But, what about finding fear in unexpected places?