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How Microsoft’s Response to Canadian Election Concerns Speak to Their Value for Your Business

Posted 31 Jul 2019 in IT Security & Advisories

Canadian Minister of Justice David Lametti recently admitted that he is losing sleep over data privacy and 2019 federal election interference in Canada. Days later, Democratic Institutions Minister Karina Gould announced the Canada Declaration on Electoral Integrity Online before an international committee of politicians in Ottawa. The declaration is as it sounds, and takes aim at figuring out how best to protect citizens’ data privacy and democratic fairness in light of all that befell elections across the border on a fateful tail end of 2016. Governing bodies are calling upon tech giants (Facebook, Google, Twitter, Microsoft, Amazon, Mozilla, etc.) operating in Canada to sign onto the declaration on electoral integrity, and yet to date not all have followed suit. Microsoft, however, has shown leadership by signing on.

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Top 5 Phishing Targets Your Organization Needs to Protect

Posted 27 Jun 2019 in IT Security & Advisories

Phishing surpassed ransomware attacks for the first time last year, and now shares the throne as a top cyber security threat to businesses to watch out for in 2019. While it’s an organization-wide concern, evidence shows that there are certain individuals and departments that have bigger bullseyes painted on them. And as you might suspect, Phishers are going after them in droves in order to access sensitive data and/or inject malware. Today, we are identifying these top targets so that you can recognize human resource vulnerabilities and take preventative action.

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3 Recent Cyber Attacks on Canadian Soil ~ A Wake Up Call for Your Business

Posted 13 Jun 2019 in IT Security & Advisories

In April of 2019, IT World Canada reported that despite the awareness of IT security risks, most Canadian organizations remain unprepared for a cyber incident, with 74% stating that they do not have a response plan that is applied consistently across their entire company. Among the organizations that do have a plan, 59% admit to not testing them regularly, or at all. It seems that press releases and statistical reports have little to no impact on corporate decision makers, which is why it’s important to look at current and tangible examples of attacks that have occurred on our own soil. From these attacks, we hope that you draw the clear conclusion that now is the time to take action to prevent the same from happening to your company.

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Why Your Business Needs Cyber-Security Insurance Too

Posted 24 May 2019 in IT Security & Advisories

Cyber crime prevention has headlined many articles in our blog, and for good reason given that the threat level is higher than ever. While a Managed Services Provider can protect you with enterprise level security solutions, another important layer of risk mitigation to consider is cyber-security insurance. Here's why.

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Why Use Bitlocker Drive Encryption

Posted 13 May 2019 in IT Security & Advisories

BitLocker Drive Encryption is a Microsoft data protection feature that integrates with your Windows 10 operating system and addresses the threats of data theft or exposure from lost, stolen, or inappropriately decommissioned computers. Simply put, should your desktop or laptop fall in the wrong hands for whatever reason, you will have some peace of mind when you’ve enabled this security feature. Below is a practical accounting of what you need to know.

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Why You Need a Cloud to Cloud Backup Plan

Posted 13 Apr 2019 in IT Security & Advisories

By now you know that your business should increase migration to the cloud in order to leverage the numerous productivity benefits, one of which includes data backup. But now here we are telling you that you need a cloud to cloud backup plan too? Redundant? You bet. Today we have detailed why cloud to cloud backup should be an essential mandate for your ongoing business operations.

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2019 Guide to Better Email Security for Any Business

Posted 28 Jan 2019 in IT Security & Advisories

Email security remains a top IT concern for businesses in Edmonton (and across Canada for that matter) entering 2019. The exponential increase of phishing attacks over the past year alone can be credited for this, especially after news broke that additional Yahoo and Gmail users were compromised in December. Here are 5 things your business needs to do for better email security in 2019.

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4 Cyber-Security Measures to Adopt in 2019

Posted 10 Jan 2019 in IT Security & Advisories

Approximately 350,000 new malware strains and other harmful programs are released every day. Here are four changes your business needs to make to reduce the risk of cyber crime in 2019.

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Holiday Season Cyber Attacks to Watch in 2018

Posted 13 Dec 2018 in IT Security & Advisories, New Technology & Toys

With another record breaking holiday season of spending on the way, hackers are coming out of the woodwork in greater numbers too.

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Technology in the Office Environment - Is Your New Space IT Friendly?

Posted 23 Nov 2018 in IT Security & Advisories, Pro-Tips & How-To

Modern businesses moving into a new office tend to forget about technology infrastructure. Here are 4 things you need to make your new office space IT ready.

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