2017 has been a whirlwind of a year here at Happy Faces Records Management.
We’ve seen some amazing things happen in the world, and we have invested fully in our clients and their ongoing business success. We know it’s a challenging time to grow your business in this era of digital transformation and encroaching vulnerabilities. To help you navigate and prepare for the year to come, here is a look back at the top blog posts of 2017.
This blog from early last year brings to light some troubling information about the Shamoon Malware virus. From ransomware to corporate hacking to common malware, cybercrime is now just another risk to doing business in the modern world. Cyber security remains a topic that is front of mind, so this blog is well worth a second look. This article provides a brief overview of the disk wiping malware Shamoon, and look at the most important actions you can do to protect your data.
This was another top performing blog of ours because businesses need to know how regulations like GDPR and others are going to change how they do business. From state regulatory changes like the New York cybersecurity rule to the wide-reaching impact of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), companies need to be ready to change the way they handle cyber security and customer data to be more accountable to the public and to protect their sensitive information. Failure to comply could result in significant financial penalties and barriers to future business success.
The third most visited blog post from 2017 was one about a more physical security issue, the banning of laptops at some airports. This is obviously a big concern for business owners who travel for work because it is such an intrinsic part of how we stay productive on the go. However, in the face of ever-evolving security threat that U.S. airports manage, the banning of laptops on certain flights could reduce the risk of laptop bombs that are sophisticated enough to bypass airport security. This was only an issue for flights to the U.S. from ten specific airports, all located in Muslim-majority countries, and it only effected those passengers who wanted to take laptops in their carryon luggage.
The airports effected included Queen Alia International Airport in Jordan, Cairo International Airport in Egypt, Ataturk International Airport in Turkey, King Abdul-Aziz International Airport in Saudi Arabia, King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh, Kuwait International Airport, Mohammed V Airport in Morocco, Hamad International Airport in Qatar, Dubai International Airport and Abu Dhabi International Airport. If you frequent any of these airports, there are several things you can do to stay productive at 30,000 feet. Read our recommendations on the blog here.
For more expert advice on how to stay safe and productive in a fast-changing world, connect with the team at Happy Faces Records Management today.