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Cyber Security Trends to Keep an Eye Out for in 2018

Criminal activity evolves as quickly as modern technology. Keeping that in mind, it is important to stay aware of what cyber security threats are present today, the ones that will continue to evolve in the near future, and the means available to combat them. Threats from Without DDOS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks continue to […]

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Tips to Creating an Effective Disaster Recovery Plan

It is an unfortunate reality that as technology continues its steady march forward, there are those who use those advances to find new ways to commit illicit deeds. As a result, cyber security threats are an ever-growing concern, with 14 million businesses expected to be targeted by hackers in the United States alone. Making matters […]

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The Best Ways to Avoid a Phishing Scam

Gone are the days when fishing was a pleasant pastime for a sunny afternoon. Today, fishing has become phishing, and just like the fish who ends up in someone’s frying pan, biting the wrong hook can put you in a position you don’t want to be in. It’s important, therefore, to know the best ways […]

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Are You a Victim of Identity Theft?

  There is a moment of fear when you look at your bank account and see transactions that you don’t remember, or you notice that your credit card balance is higher than it should be. There is every possibility that you did actually forget something that you purchased, but there is also the much more […]

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Why Virtual Workspaces Are On The Rise

As the number of telecommuters and those who work at least part-time from home continues to grow, technology is having to change and adapt to the needs of workers and companies. With over 1.7 million Canadians working from home, businesses are looking for the most efficient, cost-effective methods to allow their employees to get their […]

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What You Need to Know About Two Factor Authentication

Passwords are annoying, right? There’s your email password, then your Facebook password and your Twitter password. Passwords for Netflix, your online banking, your Amazon account, and a dozen more sites that you need an account to access. We are always told to make new and unique passwords, ones that are easy to remember. But after […]

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5 Characteristics of a Qualified Managed Service Provider

Over the past two decades, Managed Service Providers (MSP) have started to be in high demand for certain industries, such as financial, banking, legal and health care, but what precisely is a MSP, and what are the services provided? An MSP, in essence, provides management of IT (Information Technology) assets. Some might provide general services, […]

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Why Hackers Target Small and Medium Size Businesses

For most of us, there is never any thought given as to whether or not to lock our doors at night. We take this simple step to protect ourselves and our property every day, no matter how slight the risk that someone would walk into our homes to do us harm or steal from us. […]

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Don’t Lose Your Data: Top Reasons to Back Up Your Files Now

It can be painful to lose your hard work, especially when you know it could have been prevented. Photos can mean a lot. They help people reflect on trips and time they’ve spent with family and friends, but if you don’t store them properly you could lose them forever. That’s exactly what happened to me. […]

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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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