What’s the Difference Between Multi-Factor Authentication Options? (SMS, App, Security Key)

Cloud adoption is nearly complete in Canada, with 92% of all businesses here using public cloud services. Cloud-based tools have become indispensable during the pandemic because they make business processes and data available from anywhere. But with the flexibility of the cloud services also comes new security challenges. One of the biggest dangers with online environments is password breaches. All too often business SaaS tools (Microsoft 365, Google Workspace, Salesforce, etc.) are only protected by user passwords, and unfortunately, people often adopt poor password habits. Some of these bad habits that put company cloud accounts at risk are: Reusing passwords … Read more

Why Has Ransomware Become So Prevalent? (How to Protect Your Business)

Of all the different types of malware, ransomware has become one of the most damaging. Companies often find their operations at a standstill when ransomware infects their network, and too many of them end up paying the ransom to get their data back. While spyware, viruses, and adware are all bad and can disrupt your business, ransomware is the threat that can immediately stop all operations, costing companies hundreds of thousands of dollars. Ransomware is also one of the business threats that has been exploding in growth. Attack numbers are up, ransom demands have increased, and remediation costs also keep … Read more

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Does Your Business Do Enough To Mitigate Risk?

Every business should have a strategy and best practices in place to mitigate risks of online hacks, unauthorized access and breaches of security. Businesses hold a large amount of data and personal information about their business practices, staff, contractors and customers. With the privilege of data collection comes the responsibility to protect it from harm. Don’t wait until it’s too late and your brand ends up headlining the news because there was a hack and data leak. This type of damage is difficult to overcome, and many businesses have had to close their doors after a data breach. Step #1 … Read more