I’ve Said It Before and I’ll Say It Again, Education Is The Best Defense!

In the very electronic world we live in, email has become how we communicate more than any other in business as well as our personal life. With that being said how often do we get an email from someone we believe we know, but in reality it’s not?! Just one minor variation in the email address, such as (John vs J0hn) that we don’t notice, or better yet a ‘spoofed’ …

Phishing Season Is Open!

I can’t say I’m too surprised that in the last quarter phishing emails will be on the rise. As the article attached clearly states cyber criminals know when your guard is down! Holidays bring out the best and worst in people, Black Friday shoppers will trample each other for a big screen TV, but cyber criminals will just send you a “Coupon” for a discount on it, and when you …

Why Update Your OS?

Many things in our life work even though they may be old , cars, appliances, etc. But they don’t run off software. They are typically, if old enough just dumb devices. But you still change the oil in your old car to keep it running, I hope!? Even computers keep working for a long time after they are considered old, but you did all the updates over the years to …

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 …

The Better the Lock…

When I bought my home I asked my locksmith for the “best lock available”, his answer, “the better the lock the better the lockpick”! See the article below. It seems that is true in the world of Cybercrime. The more we try to combat hackers the smarter they get. That’s not to say leave yourself open, it means armour up and protect yourself and prepare for possible recovery. We put …

What If??!!

As I have been blogging mostly about Ransomware attacks on companies, I think we should all ask ourselves ‘What If”? What if and more likely when is the question, hackers attack for example, municipal water supplies, traffic systems, etc. Hacking into a city’s water system and playing around with the chemicals that make our water safe to drink! That is a big WHAT IF! Imagine the traffic lights all turning …

Did I Lock The Back Door?

We all leave our home and instinctively lock the front door behind us, but did I leave the back door open??? Sounds simple and silly but this is how hackers get in most of the time. The front door may be locked up tight but the back door is wide opened!! What is a back door for a hacker, it could be your supplier who has weak security, could be …

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 …

Can You Avoid Paying the Ransom?!

While no company including Nuvollo can guarantee you 100%, you won’t have to pay a ransom to attackers, Nuvollo can certainly and confidently say we can give you a fighting chance. With our highly skilled team of Cybersecurity pros and secure back up routines, we can give you a better chance of avoiding the large financial drain of Ransomware! The best way to do so is contact us before so …

How Much Are You Willing To Lose?

It’s not just the cost of the ransom or other financial costs, which will be exorbitant! Its the downtime of your business, the lost confidence of your clients, that’s where you suffer the biggest loss! Nuvollo can help with the industry Best in Practice security, back ups, and a complete host of IT services. Our goal is keeping you up and running! (click the image to read a great article)

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TECHTIP#3: How to protect you from spear phishing?

91% OF CYBERATTACKS START WITH A SPEAR-PHISHING EMAIL   Spear phishing is an email sent to you that appears to be from a person or company that you know. But it’s not. It’s from a criminal hacker who wants your credit card and bank account numbers, passwords, personal and financial information. Learn how to protect yourself and your company: Verify email addresses to be sure that it’s the real sender …

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TECHTIP#2 : How to find good passwords?

Passwords are essential. Indeed, it’s important to protect your network, all its data and your business and/or family. It should meet complex rules to avoid cyberattacks.  DOs and DON’Ts to keep your data and accounts safe: DO NOT use a set of same characters/numbers or adjacent on your keyboard: hhhh, 4444, qwerty, 5678. DON’T get inspired by the top 10 passwords of all time (according to Symantec) are: 1. 123456 2. …

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TECHTIP#1: Stay safe from cyberattacks

8 behaviors to avoid to stay safe from cyberattacks: Clicking a phishy email Clicking a “cute cats” link on social media that introduce malware Not updating your software and never get the latest security patches Uploading list of social security numbers to Dropbox Using an unmanaged personal device to access company cloud applications Keeping important data on your computer and not on server (servers are usually backed up daily and …

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Computing threat in 2017: ransomwares

In the beginning of 2016, a ransomware attack locked computers’ data of the Ottawa’s hospital. To recover the data, the hospital was forced to pay $17.000 US in bitcoins. Not only big organizations are attacked by ransomwares. Indeed, for several years, beginner hackers can easily download virus packs like Trojan Horses, and target individuals, and small & medium sized organizations to infect. In the first quarter of 2016, victims paid more …

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Why disaster recovery is important?

Since a long time, Disaster recovery was neglected but the situation today has changed. Everyone till date has experienced the data loss at least once. It is important to learn the importance of Disaster recovery in order to avoid losses that could have a negative impact on your business. 40% of businesses don’t reopen after a major disaster, such as a fire or a flood. But with a good disaster …

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Security and data protection

It is a well-known fact that the security of the cloud infrastructure is perceived as both an advantage and a challenge today. According to IT professionals marketing, in a survey of 300 companies which employee more than 100 employees – 64% of the companies consider cloud to be a more secure alternative to legacy systems.  The level of enterprise who trust cloud security is encouraging but it is not that simple. The myth that the Cloud is less secure is rooted in …