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Have you ever received an email out of the blue with an ambiguous link to be clicked? How about visiting a site and you instantly make a dash for the back button? Now take these instances and multiply them by however many employees are currently using your business’s network. All of the sudden a personal headache can become a dire situation for your business overnight. Your vital business information exposed to ransomware, malware, phishing attempts and every decision made by...

Operating a small to medium sized business in 2020 has been quite the trick. An  owner has to follow social, government, safety and community guidelines just to keep their business up and running in the “new normal.” This has led to an increase in the digital demand for vital operations to tackle the need for social distancing. Why should this be a concern for your cybersecurity infrastructure? It has created the perfect environment for Ransomware Groups to attack Canadian small...

Being a small to medium sized business in the Digital Age has its fair share of benefits. You have the ability to stay connected, automate vital business functions and continue with business as (the new) normal during a crisis. Whether you handle your digital network internally or through a managed service provider, your business is sure to reap the network rewards. However, have you stopped to consider the cyber threats your business is exposed to in 2020? Now we know what...

IT Security strategies need to evolve with the ever-changing online landscape. Cyber-attacks are increasing, new methods are surfacing each year and the frequency with which they are attacking is escalating. According to Verizons 2020 Data Breach Investigation Report, 70% of data breaches this year were caused by outsiders. This is contrary to what many business leaders today believe, that the majority of data breaches arise because of internal actors. It is critical that you implement a cybersecurity strategy that focuses on protecting...

Providing your employees, especially the development team, with fully privileged administration access to your network is the easiest way to ensure your staff can properly perform their jobs without involving the IT team. This may increase productivity, but it opens your company up to major cybersecurity threats. That is why we recommend authorizing privileged account management as one of your biggest IT security projects if you haven’t already done so. Business leaders need to take IT security seriously. Malicious cybersecurity threats are...

It’s a simple form of digital security you’ve been using for as long as you’ve had your bank account. Using your access card and a pin code, that is a perfect example of Multi-factor authentication. You are using both a possession factor (your physical card) and a knowledge factor (your pin code). Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is an added security feature that is simple to implement, assuring its increased popularity. MFA consists of two or more independent credentials to verify you are...

cyber security how to viruses spread banner

Viruses are becoming increasingly clever, desperate to access your sensitive data they will take every advantage in your IT security. In our previous article, we covered 6 common viruses you need to be aware of. Today we are here to inform you of different methods viruses use to spread to your network and devices. We know how tedious this information is to absorb, so we have created a fun infographic to help you learn through entertainment. We have included fun imagery and...

cybersecurity working from home tips

The COVID-19 Pandemic has forced many companies to quickly change how they do business. What it has proven is that entrepreneurs are quick to think on their feet and change their business strategy in the blink of an eye if necessary. From contactless deliveries, e-commerce site launches and developing work from home policies, technology has quickly become a saving grace. We have 8 IT security tips we want to share to help your home and business remain digitally safe during this...

Cybersecurity protecting your digital devices from cyber threats

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Whether you're using a computer at work, in your home or a mobile device, it is imperative that you take digital security seriously. According to A Clark School study at the University of Maryland, there is a hacker attack every 39 seconds. It's easy to assume that you will never be affected, but the reality is that everyone is at risk. According to the IBM Security Services 2014 Cyber Security Intelligence Index report, 95% of cyber security breaches are due to...

update to business operations with covid 19

As the global impacts of the Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) continue to evolve and affect the many communities we serve, so too does our response. Effective Monday, March 23rd, 2020, much of our staff will be working online and remotely from home to practice social distancing and do our part to flatten the curve. Our team is set up to deliver continued full-service to our clients until we are advised by our local health officials. We will continue to engage...