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Data breaches are a common occurrence in today’s business environment. While many businesses have turned to cloud applications for better productivity, scalability, and savings, some business owners worry that the cloud is more vulnerable to data breaches than an on-premises data center. The truth is that any computing environment is vulnerable if you don’t take steps to prevent a data security breach. Here are simple steps to protect your data in the cloud. Know your cloud apps: Get a comprehensive view of the specific threats that business apps pose. Ask questions like: Which ones render you more or less prone…
Overview Many privacy laws require that organizations implement “reasonable security”.  There have been many definitions of reasonable security.  The Sedona Conference issued a final commentary on reasonable security for personal information on February 17, 2021.  This definition is likely to be accepted by courts and other adjudicators across the US.  It is based on a cost-benefit analysis of safeguards implemented by an organization at the time of a data breach. The intended audience for this document includes security and privacy attorneys, board members and organization executives, data privacy officers and chief information security officers. The Reasonable Security Puzzle “Reasonable security”…
  In this episode, Alay Yajnik and Terry M. Isner, CEO of Jaffe, discuss how public relations marketing helps small law firms grow rapidly. Tweetable Moments: “PR brings a new light to these these firms who have woken up to the fact that they need to support social issues, cultural issues, be a part of change.” – Terry M. Isner “It was their story. We recognized what they were doing, got on board with them, and then shared that with the world.” – Terry M. Isner “Without PR, business development is like running uphill. With PR that works, business…
Enneagram Type 9 has an innate understanding of others’ perspectives, and their intuition informs this understanding. Stepping into others’ viewpoints forms the basis for Type 9 creativity. But I know, somehow, that only when it is dark enough can you see the stars. – Martin Luther King Jr. Inspiration—Action Situated at the very top of the Enneagram diagram, this position symbolizes the 9’s ability to understand the perspectives of all other types.  Whenever in doubt, their mind turns to imagining the many possible forces influencing a person—their likes and dislikes, what is going on in their personal and professional lives,…
In this episode, Steve Fretzin and Mark Carter discuss: The power in mentoring and collaboration.  Sharing ideas without an NDA. The relationship between mentoring, marketing, and big ideas. The key to finding a mentor that is a good fit for you.   Key Takeaways: Collaborate – never try to go alone.  Always be marketing your ideas. Share them, don’t be afraid people are going to steal them.  The checklist for mentoring is getting advice, support, and/or connections. The content created from conversations is worthwhile. It can be used to continue further conversations, to drive business, and to share wisdom and…
It’s been a year since the pandemic forced major change in how we work together, upsetting traditional rituals, and giving rise to new ways to collaborate. While Zoom fatigue grows and many teams are eager to reunite, some have found unexpected bright spots and been able to maintain, or even elevate, creativity through remote collaboration.  Jay Aquilanti works as Group Creative Catalyst Director at Yellow Shoes Creative, an in-house innovation services arm of Disney Parks Marketing. When work as we knew it ground to a halt last March, Aquilanti and his team quickly scrambled to service their collaborators’ creativity remotely, and…
Downsizing homeowners are often overwhelmed by the stresses of moving as well as everything involved in packing up their belongings and getting the house ready for their buyer. We know how difficult it can be to manage everything at once, which is why we’ve put together this handy article to make things easier for you! Consider home organizing services There is so much to do when moving house, and sometimes we all need a helping hand to get things going. If you’re struggling to get your house packed up or aren’t able to move furniture as easily as you’d hoped,…
Announcing a Secure The Village Webinar on Cybersecurity (without boiling the ocean) Date and Time: March 11, 2021 (10-11am PT) Description: Organizations struggle with many cybersecurity issues demanding attention, time and money. These issues include managing information security risk, the ever-changing landscape of threats and the cost of safeguards. An effective solution is to approach cybersecurity as a step-by-step journey rather than a destination. Barry Weber, vCISO and Privacy Practice Leader for Assured SPC, will present and discuss a continuous improvement approach to cybersecurity. Some key takeaways will include: What to consider in a cybersecurity strategy How to build a cybersecurity…