Blog / What is a hackers worst nightmare? Attack Failed Answer: businesses that actually update their applications. There’s plenty of advice that gets thrown around for securing your organization; have good passwords, manage your mobile devices, keep an eye on your antimalware logs, etc. How do you tell what is actually good advice? Well, in my opinion, the best advice is what has proven to […] May 24, 2022
Blog / Mandatory Breach Reporting Mandatory Breach Reporting You have to be looking for breaches to report them. PIPA, PIPEDA and HIPAA are all sets of regulations that involve some form of mandatory breach reporting. There are rules surrounding how much time you have to report a breach to the government as well as to those affected by it. Of course, there are […] May 17, 2022
Blog / Meta’s Data Privacy Problems: A Cautionary Tale Data privacy Even Facebook doesn’t know where user data goes. A recently leaked internal report from Facebook, Meta’s flagship service, shows the social media giant’s own data engineers can’t say with any real certainty where their users’ data is stored. If you’ll stand for a bit of editorializing, it’s ironic that the company known for data privacy […] May 16, 2022
Blog / IT Standards at Home and Abroad IT standards and legal compliance SMBs have global reach these days, making compliance even more complicated. In an age where cyber warfare and other digital threats abound, it’s in businesses best interests to keep their cyber security standards high. As the friendly neighbourhood cyber-man who pens our weekly cyber security newsletter and leads our security operations will tell you, all […] May 12, 2022
Blog / The Importance of Staying Up To Date Update What does that mean for IT security? One of the most common mantras in IT security is “Stay up to date.” You’ll find it in every set of tips because it’s pretty much a standard recommendation that gets made in every facet of IT in general. Generally speaking, this is intended to mean that you […] May 10, 2022
Blog / The Physical Dangers of Malware and Viruses Malware and viruses concept Did you know not all malware and viruses are contained to the internet? Now, to be clear, I’m not suggesting computer viruses can evolve into biological ones. However, there’s a pervasive belief among the general public that malware might screw up computers and destroy valuable digital assets but are otherwise harmless to real world devices. […] May 03, 2022
Blog / The Basics of Industrial Digitalization Industrial digitalization concept There can be a lot of confusion when it comes to industrial digitalization. For example, the World Economic Forum estimates that digital transformation in the Oil and Gas sector could create up to $640 billion USD worth of benefits by 2025, including $10 billion worth of improvements to productivity, $30 billion worth of water savings, […] May 02, 2022
Blog / Municipal Virtualization and the Future of Smart Cities Municipal Virtualization Concept Municipal government budgets are almost always tight. Rarely do we hear about cities that are flush with cash, and for good reason. After all, most citizens would prefer their tax dollars actually be put to work and provide some value. However, most municipalities are expected to deliver a broad variety of services with those limited […] April 28, 2022
Blog / The Legal Realities of Cyber Security Non-Compliance Cyber Security Legal Compliance concept When it comes to cyber security practices and why customers “can’t” do the things they should be doing, I’ve pretty much heard it all. “Isn’t there a cheaper alternative?” “We’ve been doing it this way since forever.” “Nothing’s gone wrong before.” “That seems too complicated.” I’ve heard plenty of other “reasons” for avoiding cyber security […] April 26, 2022
Blog / Basic Cyber Security Tips basic cyber security It’s funny how long weekends are meant to be relaxing and give us a chance to recharge, and yet it seems no matter how much fun R&R we get, the first day back can seem extra-hard. Maybe you got used to sleeping in, or maybe you had family over for an egg-hunt and it was […] April 19, 2022

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