Since the start of the global coronavirus outbreak, there has been a spike in cyber-attacks and therefore we must be extra vigilant. IT security professionals have been working to diligently reduce the exposure of corporate assets to cybercriminals. These methods range from the simplicity of locking workstations while an employee is away from their desk to utilizing artificial intelligence that interprets Internet traffic anomalies. Following a commonsense approach to information security can significantly reduce the potential for loss due to cybercrime. Just like following the guidance of health professionals to help protect yourself and others against COVID-19, these three tips can help you stay protected against the cybercriminals during this time.
“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent. It is the one that is most adaptable to change.” This is a quote that I have been taught since I was a young girl. Often, we do not take the time to pause and to analyze the true meaning behind messages such as these. Adaptability is defined as the ability to recalibrate and adjust to the ever-changing circumstances; to be better, faster, and stronger in a new situation. It is the difference between changing to endure and barely getting by versus adapting to win and enjoying the journey. The need for adaptability has never been greater than right now. Often, the ability to adapt to changes is a defining characteristic between success and failure. In the fast-paced, ever-changing workplace of today, adaptability is a crucial skill for anyone looking to pioneer a successful career path.
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With all the uncertainty in the supply chain world right now, there is always one constant we can rely on: service is key. At Pegasus Logistics Group, we seek to identify and measure service in new and deeper ways than traditional on-time metrics. Of course, we still measure on-time percentage, but more as a vindication that our efforts are paying off than an indicator of performance. In 2020, we have achieved our strongest service metrics yet and we are committed to continuing our pursuit of the perfect customer experience.
With the rise of COVID-19 impacting all our lives, the first half of 2020 has been six months like none other in history. Ultimately, the coronavirus has caused many of us to completely rethink our lives and how we interact with our loved ones. For those fortunate enough to still be employed, it has challenged us to communicate with our customers, suppliers, and co-workers in different ways than ever before.
There is absolutely no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the landscape of our economy, especially the logistics industry. Before the pandemic began, our logistics network in the United States was strong and growing at a fast rate. Trucking, especially LTL, has been robust while truckload began to slow down.
There’s not a single business owner or CEO that doesn’t spend at least a portion of their time considering risks to their company. Those risks can include financial crises, natural disasters, cyber threats, civil unrest, trade agreements/restrictions, and even war. For many organizations, 2020 has shined a spotlight on just how critical planning for the unknown can be.