Tuesday, August 16, 2022

How to cope with Australia’s coming cybersecurity talent shortage

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Australia’s recent budget ushers in the nation’s ‘biggest ever’ cybersecurity spend, with $10bn pledged to see electronic spy agency Australian Signals Directory (ASD) double in size and ramp up its ability to launch offensive cyber operations. That’s great news for the IT industry, but the expansion is also likely to usher in a huge demand for cybersecurity jobs.

How to offer support to employees in the everywhere workplace

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The past few years have been tough on businesses, having to navigate through an ever-changing landscape of imposed rules and restrictions and adapt to stay competitive in an ambiguous market. Every business had to manage an abrupt shift to remote working and evolve to meet employee expectations, all while experiencing extreme labour shortages (especially in IT and security), and an alarming uptick in cybercriminal activity.

Planning a road trip? Here are ten tips for planning the perfect road trip

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The time-honored road trip is making a comeback. More Americans are traveling by car to visit family and for vacations. A survey conducted in May 2020 by the GasBuddy app revealed that almost one in three Americans intended to take a summer road vacation. Experiencing new things is made possible by road trips. You can do a few things to improve your holiday and make it memorable for the right reasons, whether you are traveling locally for day trips or hitting the road for a lengthy bucket-list journey across the country.

Five reasons why you should get an instant office instead of a fixed lease

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Australia is on the cusp of a very volatile economic period. As the world tries to pick up the pieces after two years of global lockdowns and constant setbacks, we continue to face the aftermath of COVID on many levels. In the current economic climate, businesses should be weary of being caught up in a long-term lease for an expensive office that’s hard to break.

Performance management tips to help the HR build high-performing teams

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Traditionally, performance management has sucked. Its value was more akin to a corporate compliance process or box to tick rather than a tool for firms to build high-performing teams. Its purpose has been twisted for so long that the concept of performance management has become misaligned, leaving HR managers with a perception battle of what it means today.

Online meeting behavior worsens as workers develop ZOOM fatigue

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Pet peeves. We all have them. But mention the phrase and add in ‘ZOOM meeting’, and you’re sure to launch into a rant about online conferencing frustrations that you have had to endure over the past two years thanks to ZOOM calls becoming a norm of every work day. ZOOM fatigue is relatable. Many of us had to work from home during the first two years of the pandemic and many are still doing so, even as we move into the third year of COVID life.

How businesses can effectively manage fluctuating exchange rates

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Businesses that trade in goods rarely escape from the complexity of global transactions and exchange rates. Selling to overseas markets is a goal many businesses aspire to succeed in, and hundreds of local businesses are already open to selling to overseas buyers, including through marketplace platforms such as eBay and Amazon to extend their market reach.

How you can be cybersmart in this 18th Cybersecurity Awareness Month

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ISO27002 provides recommendations on security controls to maintain an information security management system (ISMS). It started life as a British Standard in the 90s and migrated to ISO/IEC in 2000. It has been revised several times over the years with the latest iteration, ISO27002:2022. The new version contains many structural changes and controls rationalisation. Arguably, the addition of threat intelligence stands out because many of the other changes relate closely to existing controls.

Improving respiratory health is vital in the fight against the COVID pandemic

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Smoking is a lifestyle choice that many are now choosing to reduce or quit, meaning that smokers can regain better lung health. Steam therapy, for example through using WellO2 is also a recommended pathway to improving and regenerating lung health.

Common mistakes in the equipment rental industry and how to avoid them

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The equipment rental industry is a service industry providing machinery, equipment and tools of all kinds and sizes for a limited period of time to final users; mainly to construction contractors but also to industry and individual consumers. Whether you are a construction company owner, manager, fleet operator or holding one of the several positions in the equipment rental industry, what is for sure is that you know the value of renting equipment.