The world of cyber security can seem mysterious and intimidating to the uninitiated, not least when it comes to all the jargon. In this episode, Vicky Sayers is joined by Cyber Security Expert at UNISYS, JP Cavanna, to talk about the dangers of one particular cyber security buzzword: ransomware. They discuss the background and growth of this form of malware, and some of the ways we can mitigate against the threat. JP also talks about a certain “white hat vigilante” who has become known for hacking the hackers – more information about which can be found here: https://bit.ly/3dE5X37
The pandemic has forced a lot of us to work from home exclusively for almost a year; something that many would have considered impossible before Coronavirus made it necessary. According to research, 9 out of 10 office workers have been enjoying the challenges and unexpected freedoms of multitasking between work and home life while working remotely – and they don’t want that to stop once lockdown is over. Vicky Sayers is joined by TV presenter from Channel 5’s The Gadget Show, Harry Wallop, to discuss the pros and cons of working from home – and whether it’s time for all employers to embrace working flexibility even after lockdown.
The Coronavirus pandemic has resulted in unemployment, unrest and the majority of people unable to see most of their friends and family. Even with the different support networks in place in the UK, reports of loneliness and mental health issues are on the rise as we find ourselves navigating a third national lockdown. Vicky Sayers is joined by Andy Lopata, Professional Relationships Strategist and author of “Just Ask: Why Seeking Support Is Your Greatest Strength”, to talk about the importance of asking for help when you need it.
Would you be prepared to pay for the privilege of keeping your money in a bank? National concern arose recently following an announcement by the Bank of England of a potential move to negative interest rates to cope with the ramifications of COVID-19. Even though we narrowly missed that fate, it begs the question: could negative interest rates be on the horizon further down the line, and what would that mean for you? Vicky Sayers is joined by Sarah Waring, Client Director at wealth management company, Quilter.
New research shows that, while mums and female carers tend to be the parent most likely to help their children with their maths homework, two thirds of them lack confidence in the subject. As a result, maths tuition website Numerise has launched The Confidence Lab, to assist parents in helping their children build the skills – and numeracy confidence – they need to reach their potential at Key Stage 3 and GCSE. Vicky Sayers is joined by TV presenter and mum of two, Angellica Bell, to talk about her own experiences with maths and home-schooling during the pandemic.
Almost half of us admit we limit ourselves to only three types of wine – because we lack knowledge and prefer to play it safe. Vicky Sayers is joined by award-winning TV host and wine expert, Aidy Smith, who shares tips on how we can challenge our own wine preconceptions – and how best to do it in moderation.
The Coronavirus pandemic has brought about a huge shift in the way we all live our daily lives – not least the fact that since March of this year, whoever has been able to has been working remotely. But what does this mean for the role of the physical office as we know it? Recorded just before the government’s latest announcement of a second lockdown in England (but still extremely pertinent), Vicky Sayers is joined by Brandon Hollihan: co-founder of property management company, Castleforge Partners. He shares his experience of working from home and advocates for the importance of the office within business culture.
In this episode, Vicky Sayers is joined again by Esther Mukoro, founder of the career and personal finance blog for women: Money Nuggets. They talk about why, when it comes to taking action to ensure their financial security, women tend to fall behind compared to men – and Esther offers her advice on how to change that.
The global economy has been blindsided by the Coronavirus pandemic, and unemployment is on the rise worldwide; even the most prolific and globally successful businesses are suffering.
So where does that leave small businesses and startups trying to navigate the economic downturn?
Vicky Sayers speaks to Anita Tiessen, CEO of Youth Business International, to find out about their Rapid Response and Recovery Programme established specifically to support micro, small and medium business owners in navigating the current COVID-19 economic fallout.