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Canadian Cyber Crime Statistics 2021 to Inform Your 2022 Security Upgrades

Canadian Cyber Crime Statistics 2021 to Inform Your 2022 Security Upgrades

2021 was another big year for cybercriminals. In addition to the attack on global meat producer JBS, which shut down facilities in Canada, the U.S., and Australia and resulted in a ransom of about $11 million being paid, an unauthorized party gained access to the Canada Revenue Agency user credentials. This resulted in 800,000 taxpayers being locked out of their accounts. And those are just two of the attacks for the year. There are many others, that we’ll touch on in this article. Cyber security companies have been scrambling to keep up with ever more sophisticated attacks and the rise … Read more

IaaS vs. PaaS vs. SaaS: What's the Difference?

IaaS vs. PaaS vs. SaaS: What’s the Difference?

The adoption of cloud services and solutions is nearly at 100%. Over the last two years, organizations have fully experienced the importance of being able to work from anywhere and keep remote teams connected to each other and customers.  This is a workflow that cloud technologies enable in a way that on-premises systems cannot. In a survey of Canadian organizations by IDC in March of 2020, 90% had adopted at least one SaaS product, 50% had adopted a PaaS cloud service, and one-third had adopted IaaS. All of these are different types of cloud services. Benefits of working in the … Read more

What Are the Different Types of Disaster Recovery Plans?

What Are the Different Types of Disaster Recovery Plans?

Whether there’s a flood, ransomware attack, or global pandemic, organizations face disasters every day that can take down their operations. The difference between staying resilient or suffering a business closure is preparedness. Disaster recovery planning is vital to ensuring your business stays operational and mitigates costs in the case of the unexpected, and there are several ways you can do this. We’ll review the most common disaster recovery plans below and tell you how to decide which is best for you. Data Center Disaster Recovery Plans A disaster recovery plan for a data center has to take into consideration the … Read more

CyberSecure Canada

Dynamix Solutions Achieves CyberSecure Canada Certification

We are very honoured to announce that Dynamix Solutions has achieved the Canadian Federal government’s  CyberSecure Canada Certification. CyberSecure Canada Certification program was established by the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security with the consulting help of Cyber Security industry leaders. The mandate of the CyberSecure Canada certification program is to help Canadian SMB (small and medium-sized business) defend against the most common online cyber security threats as well as grow in today’s competitive digital economy.  When an organization becomes certified, it is showing its customers, clients and partners, that their sensitive data is safe within the organization’s network. The certification … Read more

The Basics of the Zero Trust Security Model

The Basics of the Zero Trust Security Model

Cyber programs have evolved as the threat landscape has become more dangerous. New advances in AI and machine learning have also improved capabilities when it comes to protecting against malicious threats. Unfortunately, things like AI are also being deployed by large criminal groups to make ransomware, phishing, credential compromise, and other attacks more effective. Between January 1 and June 30, 2020, small and mid-sized companies accounted for two-thirds of the Canadian organizations that became victims of cyberattacks.  Another disturbing figure is the increase in ransomware remediation costs for businesses. Over the last year, they’ve more than doubled from C$970,722 to … Read more