Best Practice For Update Installation

We all see the pop up, Update Available, Update Needed, etc. But what we do about it is where the issue starts. Most users have their computer or mobile device set to update automatically. They feel that the software provider, Microsoft, Apple, Google, etc. know best and are sending out a fully baked update. Sadly that’s not always the case. Software companies with the best of intentions are pushing out …

The Fastest Predators Find Their Prey!

When you think of ransomware attacks and data breaches you don’t think of how fast your files can be gone! Knowing the facts can help you think about how to be smarter if you can’t be faster. In the article attached you’ll see how fast hackers can steal you data. How much of your valuable data can be in 100,000 files? Now ask yourself the same question but increase that …

Losing A War In More Ways Than One!

This week the Canadian Foreign Affairs Ministry was hacked. Which means, even though they have the money and access to technology, the cybercriminals are still winning the war. This leads to a big question of how are governments fighting this war, and are they really using all the possible assets available to them? With the political situation globally getting more tense, what will happen if the well funded hackers attack …

Wow Labour Day Already!

Well it’s bitter sweet Labour Day is here, the end of summer, the beginning of school, and the time Cybercriminals LOVE!!! (see article below). While most of us will be enjoying a long weekend with family and friends, some people will be hard at work, HACKERS! They love these long weekends when most IT teams are off they make their attack. While they’ve been mining information about companies on the …

Ransomware Attacks At All Time High!

Ransomware has overtaken as the worst act of cybercrime. The days of ‘simple’ hacking are still around, but compared to having your systems locked and inaccessible it’s nothing. There is a cost to all this that has gone mostly undiscussed. The cost of downtime, loss of business and the worst is loss of credibility with customers / clients. You’ve spent years building this trust and in one key stroke it’s …

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Backup, what is it?

Before talking about backup, it is important to define what data is. The ‘what is backup?’ question seems to be simple, but the answer isn’t so easy as it can take many forms (simple text files, programs, complex information or advanced software). All the files in the company do not have the same importance. But, it needs to be protected as you never know what those files can tell about your …