This week: Employers and Student Loan Debt, Wetware Security Threat, Disappearing IP Addresses
Some Small Businesses Could Be on the Hook for Employees’ Student Loan Debt
We’ve heard a lot about the mounting student loan debt that college graduates face. But did you know that you could be held liable for student loan debt as a business owner?
Many business owners don’t realize that their companies can become liable for their employees’ debt if they do not receive or comply with garnishment orders.
Under Federal and some state laws, employers who do not comply with garnishment orders can be sued for the amount owed. Employers may also have to pay interest, attorney fees, and be subject to other penalties.
Wetware: A Major Security Threat That’s Probably Not on Your Radar
Hackers use the word “wetware” to describe a non-firmware, hardware or software approach to getting information they want; in other words, people. You’ll understand that the term is appropriate if you remember that our bodies are made up of more than 60 percent water.
How do wetware infringements occur? We’re not talking about typical human error. Usually they occur when a hacker is able to exploit employee trust, predictable behavior or failure to follow security procedures. Find out how to protect your business from wetware intrusions.
Going, Going, Gone!
We’re running out of Internet Protocol addresses. The 4.3 billion IP addresses engineers created back in 1981 will likely be gone by summer, and major corporations like Microsoft and Amazon have been scooping them up in response. What’s next for the rest of us?