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October 23, 2017

Why prevention through design (PtD) matters

By Norman Ford

Why prevention through design (PtD) matters

Over my many years working in the area of compliance I have come across many stories, tragedies are more apt, involving workers fatally injured because the equipment, product or environment they were working with or around had risks and hazards which were not fully identified or controlled. Which is why I fully supported the Nationa ...

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October 20, 2017

Why training your IT department is the first step in protecting your company from a cyberattack

By Jim Zimmermann

Why training your IT department is the first step in protecting your company from a cyberattack

One of the “Big Four” accountancy firms made the news headlines in September 2017 following the announcement that they suffered a major hack of their systems and data. This demonstrated two things: #1 Cyberattacks are not stopping any time soon. #2 No one is immune – not even a Big Four firm that as part of its ser ...

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October 18, 2017

You cannot open a book without learning something. Confucius

By Mark Onisk

You cannot open a book without learning something

The words of Confucius still ring true today, and despite how often we hear that people don’t read anymore or that books are relics of the past, the truth is books are as relevant today as they were over two thousand years ago. Audiobooks, for example, are one of the fastest growing media formats in the retail space; while loo ...

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October 16, 2017

Skillsoft CodeX: The ultimate coding experience

By Kyle Gingrich

Skillsoft CodeX: The ultimate coding experience

Fall must be the time for releasing cool new products with “X” in their name. Apple launched the iPhoneX with innovative new features like facial recognition for logging in and A11 Bionic augmented reality capability taking the apps experience to the next level, while here at Skillsoft we recently launched CodeX, our gro ...

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October 13, 2017

October is European Cyber Security Month

By Agata Nowakowska

October is European Cyber Security Month

How safe are you? October is traditionally associated with the celebration of witch’s brew and breweries, of ghosts and ghouls, kegs and beer tents. So whether it is the treat or the “liquid gold” that whets your appetite, October has something to offer everyone. In more recent years as European Cyber Security Mont ...

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October 09, 2017

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) and it couldn’t be happening at a better time

By Kyle Gingrich

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) and it couldn’t be happening at a better time

“We believe that data is the phenomenon of our time. It is the world’s new natural resource. It is the new basis of competitive advantage, and it is transforming every profession and industry. If all of this is true – even inevitable – then cybercrime, by definition, is the greatest threat to every profession ...

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October 06, 2017

Why we ought to celebrate Manufacturing Day

By Chris Phelan

Why we ought to celebrate Manufacturing Day

Today we celebrate Manufacturing DaySM. As someone who, up until recently, has spent an entire career in manufacturing, I cannot think of a better way to raise awareness and appreciation of the manufacturing industry than with this annual national event. Manufacturing has afforded me the opportunity to design and produce innovative ...

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October 05, 2017

If you are not part of the solution, are you part of the problem?

By Tony Glass

If you are not part of the solution, are you part of the problem?

Yes. Find out why with our Are people the weakest link in cyber security webinar on Wednesday, October 11th. One of the most recent and largest corporate data breaches demonstrated a number of things, not the least of which is just how much human error can contribute to an organisation falling victim to a cyberattack. Without getti ...

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October 02, 2017

Why technical competency isn’t (and was never) enough

By John Sonmez

Why technical competency isn’t (and was never) enough

“Listen to the menu options, before making a selection.” “Push 1 if you’d like to know our business hours.” “Push 2 if you have a problem with one of products starting with the letter A.” “Push 3 if you have a problem with billing on your account.” “Push 4 if you would rath ...

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September 26, 2017

That’s a match, if it strikes

By Cath Delsignore

That’s a match, if it strikes

“If you build it, they will come” is perhaps now the most infamous whisper ever to reverberate around an Iowan cornfield. Words that have become so ingrained in our collective consciousness that we believe them to be true and that the mere act of building something will guarantee its success. However for the legions of p ...

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