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Four reasons your compliance training is missing the mark

Compliance training is rarely a team favorite. In fact, many employees might look upon it as a burden, something to sit through out of obligation. This is likely due to dull, off-the-shelf online learning solutions or poorly designed learning programs that fail to consider easy-to-avoid common practices. While the least-effective cybersecurity training programs can have…

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Replaying security: From manual test requests to test scripts

Kalles Group Pen Tester Stan Steenhuis, describes how the investment in constructing custom test requests can be turned into repeatable scripted tests. By adding this process into your pen testing methodology, you can easily develop your existing custom test collection and empower other pen testers on your team to perform these tests. Discovering a significant…

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Your future success depends on your TQ

Safely integrating technology into your life Technology is speeding everything up, improving our ability to get around (typically). The other day, on my way to a conference, I used my phone to unlock a Lime bike* so I could bicycle to Starbucks to pick up my mobile order. As I walked past the long line…

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3 ways to build team comaraderie

I read an article about employee turmoil being one of the greatest pitfalls in business. When an organization creates a culture of competition, instead of teamwork, the results are disastrous. When employees spend more time looking out for themselves than they do for their team’s and the company’s goals, productivity and the organization as a…

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The summer is heating up: Connected devices, corporate internet and VR to the mainstream

As the spring wears into summer, we are taking a pulse on the tech trends unfolding this year.  Last year we saw some pretty amazing breakthroughs in AR, uses in connected devices and more. As this year continues to unfold and we head into summer, we’re predicting more exciting developments and changes to the corporate…

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Pink Elephant Unicorn 4.5 cyber capture the flag

January 19th-20th @ 5pm | Free What does a Pink Elephant Unicorn have to do with cyber security? Join Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Northeastern University Seattle for a free “capture-the-flag” competition to find out! How does it work? Working clue to clue to solve cyber puzzles, participants learn what makes a computer security system vulnerable,…

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Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA) Member Happy Hour

January 18th @ 4:00pm Join us for our monthly Members-Only Happy Hour and get to know fellow WTIA members! Hang out, talk shop, connect with others in the field, and be a part of our local tech community. Appetizers and your first two drinks are on us!  Learn More and Sign Up >>

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The 4th NEXTCon: AI NEXTCon Seattle 2018

  January 17th-19th @ 8:00am | $125 Join us at the 4th AI NEXTCon, the leading technology conference for AI hosted around the world. AI NEXTCon Conference Seattle brings together top technical engineers, practitioners, influential technologists and data scientists to share solutions and practical experiences in machine/deep learning, computer vision, speech recognition and NLP. The…

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Six industries being changed by drones

Drones, also known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), are on the scene! What once seemed like something straight out of the Jetson’s (remember that cartoon?) is now a total reality. Perhaps you’ve seen one fly over your house or while taking your dog for a walk. When my husband purchased his drone, he attached a…

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Top 5 presents for the techie in your life

‘Twas the week before Christmas and all through the tech world, all the geeks were stirring eagerly for the hottest gear of the year. Looking for a prime present for the techie in your life? This year, the hot gifts are connected and on the go, so we’ve got you covered on the five must-have…

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New ways to retain your employees

It’s no secret that employee turnover is expensive. According to an article posted earlier this year by the Huffington Post “a company will need to spend the equivalent of six to nine months of an employee’s salary in order to find and train their replacement. That means that an employee salaried at $60,000 will cost…

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The wisdom of changing for the better

Eastern philosophy has given us many things to strive for in our lives and workplace like minimalism, self-awareness and meditation. But there’s one practice that’s been around for some time, but starting to grow traction in offices, and it has the power to improve so many little things. Kaizen, translated as, “continuous improvement,” or, “change…

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New identity. Same focus.

Welcome to our new brand! You will see that our look has changed, but our commitment, level of service, and offerings have not. We took ...
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Cybersecurity tips for WFH connectivity

Since we are in the new normal, it is a good idea to adopt your own security practices. Here are a couple of tips to ...

Have you updated your cyber policies for remote work?

We received a notice from one of our clients today detailing their expectations for vendors visiting their locations in this time of pandemic. It made ...
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Can virtual customer onboarding beat the onsite experience?

For most companies in the throes of the 2020 COVID pandemic, there’s no question of whether to onboard customers virtually. You may be thinking of virtual customer onboarding as a short-term fix, a band ...
5 signs your project may be in trouble

5 signs your project may be in trouble

You've got a project underway, but something just seems…off. You've got all the elements – project plan, roadmap, resources – but it's not progressing the ...
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Cyber security training for work at home employees, can it make a difference?

Last year I was going to write an article about being squeezed up next to somebody else on an airplane and how easy it was ...
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Upgrading to MS Teams? Avoid this common misconception

Like many organizations, you may have found that business trends or the current environment are driving you to adopt collaboration software. If you’ve chosen Teams, ...

[Webinar] Working from home – Securely

Google has detected a 350% increase in phishing websites since January. That's just one of a flurry of threats your employees are facing at home. ...
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Security tips for a remote workforce during COVID19

With the increased need to work from home and a heightened sense of urgency during this pandemic, more and more organizations are being affected by ...
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A moment to pause: A personal encouragement from our CEO

You have undoubtably been consuming many messages over the last few weeks with tips on managing through COVID. This is not one of those messages, ...
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Could Microsoft Teams help your team during COVID-19?

1. Why you need a tech platform when everyone is remote Having meetings is a vital way to continue staying connected with your team. Without ...
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Product Owner – The forgotten Scrum role

Sure, everyone wants to be a Scrum Master. It's easily the most recognizable Agile role. Even people unfamiliar with Agile have heard of it. I ...