Safe Harbour Information Technology Blog
Make Your Company Hard to Hack with These Helpful Tips
Protecting your company and its data has been a growing concern in recent years as cybercrime rates continue to climb. With recent reports showing that 19 million Canadians had their data breached in an 8-month period, starting in November 2018. Most of those breaches (59%) resulted from hacking or phishing scams. With the threats to […]Read More >>
What We’ve Learned from The Biggest Cyber Attacks of 2019
Cyberattacks are certainly not a new phenomenon, but in 2019 there was a large upswing in attacks, representing an increase of 300%. This has come about due to a variety of factors, chief among them the advancing age of IT structures and firmware, as well as the increasing prevalence of IoT. The increase in the […]Read More >>
Why Cloud Scalability Matters
How much digital data have we created? It’s hard to determine exactly, but when asked, most of us understand that it is a large amount. But just how large? Current estimates are in the range of 40 ZB (that’s zettabytes). If that still seems a bit unclear, that would be 40,000,000,000,000 GB. That would give […]Read More >>
Identifying Cybersecurity Risks on the Dark Web
The Dark Web. The name alone conjures up certain images, almost always invoking a sense of danger and illegal activity. It is a place for criminals to ply their trade, so why would you want anything to do with it? In truth you probably don’t, but it’s also true that several organizations are now […]Read More >>
The 5 Most Common Cyber Attacks
Hackers are out there, on the prowl for targets, and armed with the tools and knowledge to hold systems hostage, steal their data, and cause great harm to their business. Unfortunately, many businesses make this easier for them than it needs to be, by not having the security they need to defend themselves. In 2018 […]Read More >>
Does Your Network Have Security Gaps?
One question that managed IT services providers continually ask is whether your network has any IT security gaps. The answer is virtually always a “yes.” There has been a disturbing trend in the realm of IT security, as revealed by a recent research study from Ponemon. It revealed that organizations are lacking confidence in their IT […]Read More >>
What Can You Do After a Data Breach?
Protection against a data breach is becoming increasingly complex for organizations and everyone should be aware of what can you do after a data breach. Here are some alarming statistics from various sources: Verizon’s Data Breach Investigations Report(DBIR) reports 75% of cyber-attacks are financially motivated World Economic Forum reportidentified cyberattacks to be “higher than average” […]Read More >>
5 Affordable IT Strategies Every Small Business Needs
If your small business is like 80% of others, then you are not taking proper advantage of the digital tools available to you. This may be because you view those tools as being something used by larger enterprises, and beyond your ability to use or afford. Unfortunately, that perception is costing you; the companies that […]Read More >>
How Effective Managed IT Services Make All the Difference
While some companies choose to handle their IT needs by maintaining an in-house IT department, many others are seeing the advantage of hiring a managed IT service. A managed service is a third party that handles everything related to managing your IT. Unlike many traditional third-party services, managed IT services are provided at a set […]Read More >>
What Are the Most Common Reasons for Outsourcing IT?
Every business wants to become more efficient while also cutting costs. But what happens when corners are cut on something that is vital to your success? IT is a critical part of your business, so it stands to reason that out-of-date software and security would lead to any number of problems such as outages or […]Read More >>