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Employees Working Remotely? Here’s 4 Steps to Protect Your Business From Cyber Threats
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Employees Working Remotely? Here’s 4 Steps to Protect Your Business From Cyber Threats

Cybercriminals always seize upon opportunities, especially as more employees are working remotely. While employees rely on their laptops, tablets, and smartphones to work from home, they are also susceptible to cybercriminals who exploit to gain access to your business website, network, and data. Because your employee isn't within easy reach of someone in information technology when working from home, help them protect themselves and your business from cyber threats. Prevent employees from going to a malicious site In 2019, 90% of all successful cyber attacks started with a phishing campaign. Cybercriminals will send an e-mail containing a malicious attachment or a hyperlink to a website that looks legitimate. Phishing emails try to trick the recipient into downloading the mal...
3 Ways to Kill a Startup
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3 Ways to Kill a Startup

Bringing something to life is hard. Ending it is easy. It's almost surprising how easy it can be to kill a startup. Each year, ambitious entrepreneurs start new businesses. Yet, small business statistics often show that half will go under by the end of their first four years in operation. In Newchip’s accelerator, I get to work with entrepreneurs in many verticals and with different business models. Some are cash flow positive. Some are funded. Some we have helped get funding. While the successful startups with whom we have worked have a multitude of reasons for being successful, all the failed startups committed the same mistakes. In the startup life, it doesn’t take a continuous calamity of errors to end your dream and business, it only takes you doing these three things. Yo...