Manufacturers, Your Story Is Your Best Competitive Advantage

Posted by IMEC on Sep 22, 2020 10:26:30 AM

This is an original article by Michelle Kelly of K+L Storytellers.

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How Do I Make Google Like Me?

Posted by IMEC on Sep 21, 2020 11:28:21 AM

This is an original article by Custom Direct, Inc.

“SEO” is frequently thrown around in marketing strategy conversations — but often misused, or misunderstood. SEO, or Search Engine Optimization, is the effort of enhancing your website to improve rankings on search engines like Google or Bing, and thereby increasing your website traffic. Be aware, while there is a lot of information available regarding SEO best practices, many of these resources can become quickly out-dated, incorrect, or worse, intentionally misleading in their promises.

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Is Your Website Content Out-of-Date?

Posted by IMEC on Sep 17, 2020 9:00:06 AM

This is an original article by Custom Direct, Inc.

Vintage is all the rage, but out-of-date details on your website are never in style. Your site is filled with important information about your business. In many ways, it becomes your round-the-clock salesman, accounting for much of the decision-making process conducted by potential customers. Ensuring website content is up-to-date and reliable is key in establishing legitimacy and trust - making the difference in gaining a new customer, or losing a sale. Here are the 5 areas of your site which might need updating. Some of these are “quick” fixes, while others may require a bit more effort. Regardless of time involved, each item on this checklist is valuable to your digital presence, and should be reviewed for accuracy:

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Identifying and Eliminating Waste Caused by COVID-19

Posted by Steve Sandercook on Sep 16, 2020 2:59:27 PM

Written by Steve Sandercock and Greg Thompson.

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DOL’s Latest Revisions Clarify Employer Responsibilities Under FFCRA

Posted by IMEC on Sep 15, 2020 2:20:00 PM

An original article byScott Cruz from Greensfelder.

On September 11, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued revised FFCRA regulations that clarify workers’ rights and employers’ responsibilities under the FFCRA’s paid leave provisions, specifically the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (EPSL) and Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (EFMLEA). 

The primary impetus for the revisions to the FFCRA regulations was to provide clarity following the August 3, 2020, decision of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, which invalidated four different portions of the FFCRA regulations.

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What is the Difference Between CMMC, DFARS, and NIST 800-171?

Posted by IMEC on Sep 15, 2020 11:47:13 AM

This is an original post by Roisin Coleman of Alpine Security.

Without Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certificate (CMMC) compliance, a contractor will be barred from all future Department of Defense (DoD) contracts. The CMMC officially launched in January 2020, building upon the DFARS and NIST 800-171 standards with additional requirements for vendors working with the DoD. Understanding CMMC and how it differs from DFARS and NIST 800-171 is crucial to the current and future success of government contractors.

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Get to Know IMEC’s Board of Directors: Ashley S. Moy

Posted by Jordyn Shawhan on Sep 15, 2020 9:04:34 AM

Ashley S. Moy is the CEO and co-founder of Cast21, a corporation that produces innovative orthopedic solutions. As one of IMEC’s newest board members, Moy sat down (virtually) to tell us a little more about herself.

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Cybersecurity Common Sense is Not Always Common Practice

Posted by IMEC on Sep 14, 2020 2:12:03 PM

This is an original post by Christian Espinosa, CEO/Founder of Alpine Security.

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Training within Industry - Job Instruction (TWI-JI) During a Pandemic

Posted by Ed Huey on Sep 11, 2020 2:50:23 PM

During step 1 (Preparing the Worker), you are responsible for putting the person at ease to start the training. This may be a good time to discuss any concerns the learner my have about the current situation with Covid 19. Perhaps introduce all the safety measures your company has taken to keep the participant safe during this pandemic. 

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Internal Penetration Test vs Vulnerability Assessment: Which is Right for You?

Posted by IMEC on Aug 31, 2020 1:40:04 PM

An original article from Alpine Security.

Introduction

Many organizations ask us to perform an internal penetration test against their internal environment (inside the firewall). They may have heard that this is a good thing to do or think it is required for compliance. The reality is that very few organizations are mature enough to need an internal penetration test. An internal vulnerability assessment usually provides a better ROI. This post explains the main differences between an internal network penetration test and an internal vulnerability assessment. The intent of the article is to help you make an informed decision on which is best for you.

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