Data Security

25
Nov

Do You Need Dark Web Monitoring And Identity Theft Services For Your Business?

Businesses today hold a lot of electronic data. Whether your business is an online store, B2B, B2C, manufacturing business, or anything in between, it is likely that you hold a lot of sensitive and confidential information about your staff, contractors, and customers (such as social insurance numbers, addresses, dates of birth, banking information, usernames, passwords, etc). Hacks and data breaches

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1
Apr

Cybersecurity: A Serious Concern for Businesses Both Big and Small

Many businesses believe that online security breaches are only a real problem for big businesses. You only ever hear about cybercrime on the news when it happens to a business as big as Target or Home Depot. This way of thinking seems logical on the surface: When international corporations like Target are apparently vulnerable to…

10
Mar

Know the Security Flaws in Smartwatches

Smartwatches promise to usher in a new era of wearable technology that integrates into the day-to-day lives of people around the world. Similar to the rise of the smartphone, smartwatch manufacturers and software developers plan to make the devices an indispensable part of your routine. The smartwatch isn’t really a watch at all – it’s a tiny computer. Just like a

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27
Jan

Beware of Fake Remote Desktop Support Scams

You’re used to scams from people pretending to be rich relatives. But you may not have seen one from people pretending to be remote desktop support from Toronto, Markham and the rest of the GTA should beware. Wired.co.uk reported, “scammers have made an estimated tens of millions of dollars by tricking computer users into thinking their PCs are infected.” “The

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14
Nov

Microsoft Phone Scams In Canada – They’re Back!

Last May, Microsoft Canada IT Professional Chris Di Lullo posted a great blog post regarding a phone scam that was hitting Canadians. It looks like they are back in full swing now that school is back and everyone is back to work from the summer vacation. Pierre Roman mentioned in a Microsoft IT Pro blog post that he received…

18
Mar

Your Employees’ iPhones Are NOT Hack-Proof

Do your employees love their iPhones so much that you’d have to pry them out of their cold, dead hands? Apple devotees boast about the numerous advantages their devices have over competitors. One of the things they say is that iPhones are hack-proof. Unfortunately for them, that isn’t the case. Read on to learn the security risks of using an

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30
Oct

6 Questions to Ask When Creating a Disaster Recovery Plan

Disasters – when they strike – can cause a significant amount of loss to a business. They can give business leaders sleepless nights. However, you can mitigate a disaster’s impact on business by putting an IT disaster recovery strategy in place.

13
Mar

What is Ransomware and What is its Financial Impact?

Ransomware attacks can be extremely costly as it can impact a business’s productivity, reputation, and continuity.  It is never advised to pay a ransom, but many business’s do. Ransomware is a malicious software that is designed to block its victim’s access to a computer system until a sum of money has been paid. It has some key characteristics that differentiate

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13
Feb

Why Every Business Needs Backup and Disaster Recovery

In the digitally dependent year of 2017, businesses can’t afford to lose their data. Whether this occurs from cyber-attack, human error, or natural disaster, data loss is quite the risk to put on your company. This is why an effective backup and disaster recovery (BDR) solution is essential to virtually every business. But first, what is BDR (Backup and Disaster

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3
Jan

The importance of a flawless business continuity plan at times of disaster

  Most companies would agree that they have regularly been affected by some security flaws or breaches. On careful inspection, it has also been revealed in many cases the employees have been directly or indirectly responsible for the breach. Most firms continue to spend more money on breach detection software and will continue to do so since they are extremely

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