Fall 2020


Welcome to the Fall edition of PSCI's client newsletter, the IT Industry Rundown!
Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, remote work dominates the business landscape. While this certainly has its advantages, it is not without its drawbacks. As companies extend commitments to remote workforces, cybersecurity teams have been put to the task. So much so that cybersecurity is now the most in-demand technology skill in the world.
With that said, and with October serving as National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, this edition stresses the importance of investing in cybersecurity. The articles shared below, from leading national outlets, industry insiders and our own blog, discuss the risks to be aware of and how best to keep your organization safe.

Please also note that the 11th annual Secure Delaware 2020 Cybersecurity Workshop will be taking place later this month (October 27), and at which PSCI will be a sponsor. This event, which will be held virtually, is designed to provide cybersecurity training to Delaware's citizens, business employees, students, and government employees.

We hope you find these articles helpful as you continue to place cybersecurity at the forefront of your organization's needs. As always, please remember to connect with us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter for even more IT industry information. 

Chris O’Neill
President & CEO 

Cybersecurity Best Practices for Businesses
The average cost of a malware attack on a company is $2.4 million. What's more, 60% of small businesses that fall victim to a cyberattack go out of business within six months. Don't fall victim! To protect against cyber threats, there are relatively simple steps an organization can take. This blog post addresses a handful of them. Read More >>

Assessing a Candidate's Cultural Fit
Studies show that employees who are able to identify with their company are happier, experience greater job satisfaction, perform better at their job duties, and are more likely to stay with the organization. In other words, employers should be treating cultural fit as a key job requirement. This blog post provides tips to help you assess a candidate's potential fit with your company. Read More >>

A Guide to Hiring Remote Workers
In today's world, remote work isn't just a perk, it's a necessity. Not all, however, are cut out for working from home. In this blog post, we address the different traits employers should be seeking when hiring remote workers and list questions employers can ask to better evaluate a candidate's potential. Read More >>
Why IT Leaders Need to be Aware of Deepfake Security Risks
Defined, deepfakes are synthetic media in which a person in an existing image or video is replaced with someone else's likeness. As this article states, while IT security leaders are not yet the target of deepfake attacks, it is important they consider how it can be of harm to the enterprise. Read More >>

Boost Your Resistance to Phishing Attacks
Phishing is the fraudulent attempt to obtain sensitive information or data by disguising oneself as a trustworthy entity in an email, and it accounts for 90% of all data breaches. Drawing on their own first-hand research, two ethical hackers have identified several ways organizations can bolster the effectiveness of security training in order to limit employees falling victim to phishing attacks. Read More >>

Pen Testers Who Got Arrested Doing Their Jobs Tell All
Penetration testers help businesses and organizations identify and resolve security vulnerabilities and weaknesses affecting their digital assets and computer networks. This is the story of when a physical penetration-testing engagement went wrong, complete with advice and recommendations for future, and hopefully more successful, engagements. Read More >>
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