Tag: Canada

3
Nov

Payment Card Industry has updated the Security Standards for P2PE Systems

Recently, the council that controls the data security standard for the payment card industry (PCI DSS) published an approved list of point-to-point encryption (P2PE) systems. With point-to-point encryption technology, organizations are able to reduce the scope of their cardholder data environment, as well as annual PCI DSS assessments. When organizations implement point-to-point technology, it’s important…

31
Oct

The Benefits of BYOD and Mobile Strategies for Canadian Organizations

According to a new Citrix Mobility in Business Report, Canadian businesses are beginning to embrace mobility in order to gain a competitive advantage. In the report, we discover that companies that fail to adopt a mobile strategy can lose the competitive edge and face a variety of security threats. The report found that 71% of…

30
Oct

Improved Features Now Available for Google Maps

Google recently announced new capabilities for its Maps software that will integrate personalized search results such as flight, hotel, and restaurant reservations, as well as upcoming events. In addition, you can search for upcoming events at various venues, even if you don’t have a reservation. If some of these new features sound familiar, it’s because…

29
Oct

How to Prevent and Mitigate Cryptolocker Ransomware

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL COMPUTER/INTERNET USERS! A huge threat is spreading throughout the Internet; a ransomware that can encrypt your hard drive plus personal or business files such as images, documents, and spreadsheets stored in your computer. When these files are encrypted you can’t open them. It’s important to know that there are ways to…

28
Oct

Noteworthy Highlights from Apple’s October Event

On October 22nd, Apple held a huge event in San Francisco, covering plenty of announcements regarding OS X Mavericks, two new MacBook Pros, updated apps, the Mac Pro, and new iPads. For those individuals who weren’t able to attend the event, here’s a few of the most important highlights: OS X Mavericks Apple showcased the…

28
Oct

Web-Hacking Attacks Are More Difficult to Stop Than Ever Before.

Computer and web attacks are on the increase, targeting both open and secure web applications and websites. Hackers today are using more sophisticated, innovative techniques to harass users, steal information, and defraud corporations. Plus, according to experts, these attacks are getting harder to stop.  The following are a few of the most common hacking techniques…

24
Oct

Microsoft Updates Its Windows Azure Public Cloud To Include Backup and Recovery Capabilities.

Windows Azure Public Cloud is a flexible cloud platform that allows you to create, deploy, and manage applications across a global network of datacenters managed by Microsoft. Microsoft continually releases updates and enhancements to its cloud. On Tuesday, October 22nd they released a series of updates including new data backup and disaster recovery services, in…

23
Oct

Social Media Mistakes Can Harm Your Business.

For many businesses, the decision to use social media for marketing, results in significant benefits. However, when social media is used improperly, it can actually harm your business. The following are the top 10 ways to avoid social media mistakes: Implement a Social Media Policy It’s important to provide guidelines for your employees regarding how…

23
Oct

BBM Released for Android and iPhone on October 21st

In September, an unreleased version of BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) for Android was posted online, leading to technical conflicts with the official version BlackBerry was preparing to release. Because of this BlackBerry was forced to delay the BBM app release while its programmers resolved the issue. BBM is finally ready for iPhone and Android operating systems…

22
Oct

Consumer IT Choices Are Driving Business Decisions Today

Consumers and businesses alike are passionate about technology. Employees use mobile, social, cloud, and software tools, with positive results in productivity, security, and responsiveness. Surprisingly, consumer IT programs today are viewed as options for businesses today. They may even surpass some of the tools used by businesses. It’s important to recognize that your employees may…

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