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FROM THE DESK OF Dan Anderson
THE DESIRE TO KEEP GOING
If you’re looking for inspiration that will keep you working on your fitness goals this year, remember the name Jeannie Rice.
She’s an avid runner at age 70.
She started running several years ago to lose weight. She soon discovered that she enjoyed running, so she started training seriously. She runs each morning at 5:30 a.m. with a group of younger runners. She says training with them makes her a stronger, faster runner. She also runs shorter races such as 5Ks and 10Ks to work on her speed. Her love of running and commitment to training has paid off. In October 2018, Rice ran the Chicago marathon. When she reached the finish line, she’d set a new world record for her age group. Jeannie Rice knows she may not be running at her current speeds when she’s 80, but she’ll keep going for as long as she can.
Cybersecurity is a notorious boogeyman for small-business owners. The problem is that many entrepreneurs either believe that cyberattacks are not a direct threat to their livelihood, or they cannot afford to put robust network security in place. In a time when digital threats exist in unprecedented abundance, this kind of thinking couldn’t be more dangerous — or irresponsible. After all, underinvesting in IT doesn’t just put you at a disadvantage to your tech-savvy competitors; it also calls the very future of your organization into question. When a Fortune 500 company gets hacked, they shell out millions of dollars and make headlines. But when an unprotected small business comes under serious fire by cybercriminals, it often collapses quickly —without fanfare or much of a fight. This is why poor cybersecurity “represents an especially pernicious threat to smaller businesses,” SEC Commissioner Luis A. Aguilar said in 2015. “The reason is simple:” he wrote, “small and midsize businesses are not just targets of cybercrime; they are its principal target.” With that in mind, it’s essential that you do everything you can to protect yourself and your employees from cyberattacks. Here are three things you can do today to strengthen your network security and prevent a crisis. 2WAYSTO IMPROVEYOUR CYBERSECURITYNOW, NOT LATER B atten D own the H atches — or F ace the C onsequences
The lesson is clear:
There are no excuses regarding fitness goals. Just a burning desire that always leads to success.
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