The One Mistake to Avoid When Building Training for SaaS Applications

This post was originally published on February 26, 2018 and updated September 18, 2019. SaaS applications are prized for their convenience and efficiency. However, one of their key benefits – the immediate availability of new features without needing to wait for each customer’s IT to install an upgrade – increases the challenge of making sure…
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Labor Daze: History and How Training Can Help Handle Modern Talent Shortages

September 2nd, 2019, marks the 125th anniversary of Labor Day in the U.S. The holiday was a creation of the labor movement, dedicated to the social and economic achievements of workers; acknowledgement of the contributions they made to the strength, prosperity and well-being of the country. Today, it’s thought of as marking the end of…
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Cloud Cybersecurity Training for Employees The Right Way

Modern businesses are operating in an entirely new setting than ones from even a few decades ago. Our massively interconnected business world has enabled us to communicate, collaborate, and organize more quickly and effectively than ever before. The internet has also increased awareness around the issue of cybercrime and highlighted the dangers of data breaches….
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The Best Ways to Do Cyber Resilience Training

Modern businesses have a lot to juggle when it comes to cybersecurity. There are threats everywhere you look today. But it isn’t enough to implement lackluster cybersecurity systems. A successful business must stay on top of digital security and often spend large amounts of resources improving protection and security for their digital infrastructures. Companies in…
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Vacation Salvation: Training a Cybersecurity Team So Your Holiday Isn’t Hacked

Whether you call it a holiday or vacation, one thing is clear – few professionals deserve a break as much as chief information security officers (CISOs). In “Life Inside the Perimeter: Understanding the Modern CISO,” a report by Nominet based on a global survey of CISOs, all respondents said they were stressed. However, what’s more…
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3-2-1 Action! Win the Cybersecurity PoC Game with Movie-Making Innovation

Who doesn’t love a good movie? Almost nobody. And while we love to see the final product on the big screen, it’s easy to forget the hundreds of people and months of labor required to bring us two hours of entertainment. Ultimately, good movies sell us on the cinematic universe, the main protagonist and supporting…
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Make an (April) Fool of Cyber Attackers with Virtual IT Labs

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – if you’re a prankster at heart. That’s right, it’s April Fool’s Day. What devious plans do you have for friends, family and coworkers? While you may have just the right trick that will make you laugh (along with the victim, hopefully), there are malicious cybercriminals out…
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RSA Conference 2019: A Call for Diversity, Trust & Frenemies

As those in cybersecurity and related industries know, the 2019 RSA Conference just concluded. It billed itself as the largest event of its kind, “where the world talks security,” and the 42,000+ attendees would no doubt agree. This was my 11th consecutive RSA show, and as I entered, I was taken aback by the contrast…
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The Balancing Act: A look at the gender parity within technology

Every March 8 is International Women’s Day (IWD). I was reminded of this earlier in the week and wondered if we even need such a day anymore? Perhaps others ask themselves the same question? I considered what takes place in my typical day. Kid duties on either end and a full-time job in between, and…
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Don’t Let Poor IT Training Freeze Your Productivity

If you’ve turned on the news lately (or stepped outside if you live in the northern United  States), you know that large portions of North America blanketed in freezing arctic air. This has had a severe effect on a significant portion of the country and created dangerous conditions for millions of people.    While the…
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4 Ways Your Virtual Training Can Mirror Bandersnatch

If you watched the recent Netflix release of Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, you were treated to a new kind of entertainment experience. If you aren’t familiar with the movie, it’s about a young programmer in the 1980s named Stefan who is creating a video game that lets you choose your own path. Keeping in with that theme,…
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3 considerations for training millennials on emerging technologies

The rise of artificial intelligence (AI) and an emerging millennial workforce is challenging the training practices of enterprises worldwide. While most headlines are focused on robots taking over the world and becoming our new shadowy overlords, the more practical approach is that AI and advanced technologies are already gaining traction within companies. From automating HR tasks…
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