Collaboration Tools and Data Compliance in 2020

With the volume of electronic communication being higher today than in the past, compliance costs will continue to grow. The majority of IT leaders (94%) stated their company’s digital footprint has grown due to remote work, and 89% believe this increasing digital footprint is increasing their compliance risk. As many as 97% of these IT leaders expect remote work will cause an increase in e-discovery and compliance costs.

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The CIO Show Episode 1: Thinking Forward About IT w/ Zix

Ever wonder what’s going to come after everything is migrated to the cloud? Or what’s next on the horizon for the IT role? So do we. That’s why we’ve launched the #ThnkFwd series of The CIO Show. On it, you’ll hear from IT experts, partners of Zix, and even Microsoft execs. We’ll talk about everything from the future of the IT work environment to evangelizing security to small businesses. Check out this episode to hear more about what you can expect from #ThnkFwd! The #ThnkFwd series is hosted by Geoff Bibby and Chris Sheridan of Zix, an email security service provider. To hear this episode and more like it, subscribe to The CIO Show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you listen to podcasts.

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The CIO Show Episode 2: Enabling a Remote Workforce w/ Sheila Carpenter

Maybe you were already making it a priority to keep remote workers secure before the global pandemic hit. While you’ve probably had to speed up that process, it’s important to remain calm and level-headed. In this #ThnkFwd episode of The CIO Show, Geoff catches up with Zix CIO, Sheila Carpenter, to discuss keeping employees secure and productive while remote. Plus, they cover: What IT pros can do if they haven’t migrated to the cloud yet Advice to give employees on keeping up good information security hygiene while working from home Tips on enabling a remote workforce while maintaining security and productivity Resources mentioned in this episode include Microsoft Office 365 promotion, complimentary Zix security audit. The #ThnkFwd series of The CIO Show is co-hosted by Geoff Bibby and Chris Sheridan of Zix. To hear this episode and more like it, subscribe to The CIO Show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you listen to podcasts.

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The CIO Show Episode 3: Welcome to Secure Cloud w/ Dave Wagner

The world is changing, and it is changing fast.  Specifically, technology is evolving at a breakneck speed.  People are being forced to stay home, and work from home - which brings its own set of challenges such as finding ways to stay productive, secure and, in some cases, compliant with regulations.   Fortunately, we started evolving toward this outcome several years ago.  On this episode of The CIO Show, we sit down with our CEO, Dave Wagner for a discussion all about:  The journey toward the cloud Why Zix has invested almost 20M in Secure Cloud Where we’re going next The #ThnkFwd series of The CIO Show is co-hosted by Geoff Bibby and Chris Sheridan of Zix. To hear this episode and more like it, subscribe to The CIO Show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you listen to podcasts.

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The CIO Show Episode 4: Balancing Data Privacy & COVID-19 w/ Tanya Forsheit

Has COVID-19 stopped data privacy acts like the CCPA in its tracks?  How can businesses find a balance between COVID-19 relief and keeping their data secure? These questions and more are answered today by Tanya Forsheit, Partner and Chair of the Privacy & Data Security Group at Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz, and Noah Webster, Chief Compliance Officer at Zix. Plus, the group talks about: How past disasters have affected our preparedness for a pandemic with respect to data privacy The pros and cons of social media in regards to the public and private sectors How businesses can protect themselves from becoming an edge case The #ThnkFwd series is co-hosted by Geoff Bibby and Chris Sheridan of Zix. To hear this episode and more like it, subscribe to The CIO Show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you listen to podcasts.

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The CIO Show Episode 5: The Role of IT in Business Today w/ Tim Campos

In the old days, engineers would build software and pass it off to someone else who would run it. Basically, they’d be able to wash their hands of that product. Now, it’s much more involved than that. In this episode of The CIO Show, co-host Chris Sheridan of Zix speaks with Tim Campos (CEO of Woven) about the role of the modern IT professional. Plus, they cover: The transformative opportunity engineers have to see their products in action How Tim shifted from engineer to a more involved IT position How technology has permeated every part of business The impact of developing technology to achieve desired business outcomes To hear this episode and more like it, subscribe to The CIO Show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you listen to podcasts.

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The CIO Show Episode 6: How Partners can Engage with CIOs in the COVID Era w/ Dana Sell

We’re burnt out…  Burnt out of crappy webinars that don’t bring any real value or networking opportunities. How do we cultivate the relationships we once made at live events? Joining Justin Gilbert of Zix to talk about all the top-rate virtual networking events by The Channel Company is Dana Sell, The Channel Company’s Sr. Director of Sales. Justin and Dana also discuss: Why it’s important to foster connectivity during a pandemic How The Channel Company brings users and experts together to find solutions Why it’s critical to focus on the security of data as well as its origin today Resources mentioned in this episode: crn.com CRN Magazine The Channel Company events The Channel Company partner demand services

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2020 Mid-Year Global Threat Report

The Zix | AppRiver Global Security Report for 2020 shares the threats and trends our cybersecurity analysts saw throughout the first half of the year. Perhaps unsurprisingly, attackers were quick to take advantage of the global pandemic, launching scams that played on peoples’ anxieties as well as attacks targeting remote workforces. Analysts saw a continued surge of “living off the land” (LotL) attacks— attacks which hijack legitimate services—for phishing and distributing malware. Our analysts also observed a resurgence of banking trojans used by large-scale malware distributors.

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IT Security Scan Guide

When the COVID-19 pandemic struck, technology came to the rescue. IT service and software providers found themselves in the thick of it—supporting their customers’ sudden digital transformations while adjusting to their own new reality. They performed the transition admirably. But little do they know the precarious position they’re in now.

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IT Security Scan Playbook

As we covered in the companion piece to this playbook, The Security Scan Guide for IT Service and Software Providers, there’s a critical flaw in many IT service and software providers’ security architecture. While they’ve been quick to adopt advanced security solutions like CASBs, cloud-native endpoint protection solutions, and highend VPNs, many are overlooking a critical vulnerability: their email.

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Secure Cloud for Technology

IT service and software providers are the digital first responders helping struggling businesses during these precedented times. But how do you rise to the challenge and free up IT resources to work on higher-order projects?  

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