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Don’t Be Fooled by Email Phishing Scams This School Year

Imagine losing close to $12 million. Okay, maybe you don’t have that kind of money to lose, but this is what happened to Alberta’s MacEwen University through an email phishing scam — and we’re not talking about catching dinner. Three employees made separate money transfers to what they thought was one of the school’s trusted […]

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5 Signs it’s Time to Change Your Managed Services Provider

Happy with your current managed services provider? That’s great. But if you’re not, you could be wasting time and money, not to mention setting your business up for a potential IT disaster. But how can you separate the quality MSPs from the, shall we say, less capable ones? Here are some tell-tale signs it’s to […]

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What to Know Before Moving to the Cloud

Get acquainted before you make the jump to cloud computing At first, using the cloud can be intimidating and confusing, but once you break it down, it can make your life so much easier. Here’s an example: Remember that time you left that piece of paper you needed right on your desk? You knew exactly […]

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How Managed IT Services Can Save You Money

Budget-conscious business owners are always on the lookout to keep operating costs under control. But with the growing reliance on technology, increasing complexity of IT, and aging company hardware and software, it can be a real challenge to find the funds to spare. So, how can business owners save money without losing out on the […]

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Petya Cyber Attack: Could Your Company Be Next?

That didn’t take long. Even before companies had a chance to deal with the aftermath of “WannaCry”—ransomware that affected 230,000 organisations in 150 countries—the world is faced with yet another global ransomware attack known as “Petya.” What is Petya? Wreaking havoc on computers and servers worldwide, Petya is the second major ransomware attack to rear […]

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How Cloud Computing Can Benefit Your Small Business

As a small business owner, you know the value a dollar. For you, it’s all about saving time and money, whenever and wherever you can. So, if you’ve been sitting on the fence about upgrading your current infrastructure, what are you waiting for? Cloud computing can generate some big benefits for your small business. Still […]

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WannaCry: Don’t Get Locked Out By Ransomware

  By now, you (along with everyone else on the planet) have undoubtedly heard of WannaCry—a massive cyberattack that hit 200,000 victims in 150 countries, on May 12, 2017. If you were one of the unfortunate victims that were targeted by this latest ransomware onslaught, there’s a good chance your files, drives, or even your […]

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Are Printers Becoming Malware Magnets?

Malware attacks have increasingly become an all too common part of the internet landscape, with hackers exploiting any and all internet-connected devices, leaving many businesses to wonder what online security threat is around the corner. Like filthy rodents infesting your home, cyber-criminals will squirm their way into any possible points of entry, unleashing their latest […]

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W2 Phishing Scams—A New Twist on CEO Fraud

If you’ve kept up on phishing scams, then you’ve undoubtedly heard of CEO fraud—an email scheme where cyber-criminals impersonate the boss, requesting a wire transfer or personal information about employees. Attackers love CEO spoofing emails for one simple reason—it’s easy. There’s no malware to write, no malicious links to imbed, and no major risk of […]

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Tips to Keep Your Data Secure During Tax Season

Tax season is here.  While you are preparing to file your returns this year, keep in mind that cyber-criminals will be out in full force, trolling the internet for business and personal data alike. Phishing scams, malware attacks, and identity theft—2016 saw a huge jump in cyber-attacks. And as for 2017, expect more of the […]

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