Category Archives: Cyber Security

3 Simple Ways to Help Protect Your Business from Online Scams

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Cyberattacks can happen anytime and on any device. At the Digital Risk Summit 2022, leading cybersecurity researchers at Group-IB found that in 2021 over half of all cybercrime were scams. As a business owner, you cannot control how your employees use their personal computers and mobile devices when they’re not at work.  What you can […]

5 Essential Cybersecurity Measures All Insurance Companies Should Have 

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Companies with physical locations require secure locks and alarm systems in place to protect their physical property from damage or theft. The same goes for digital spaces. All businesses need a cybersecurity strategy. No two businesses are the same, which is why you need solutions tailored to the size, capacity, and nature of your data.  […]

3 Reasons Why Insurance Agencies Need Round-the-Clock Infrastructure Monitoring

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Insurance gives customers peace of mind and confidence to go about their daily lives. Whether commuting to work in their vehicle, running their business, or sleeping soundly at home, we feel safer and less stressed knowing that insurance has our back in the event of surprises or disasters. It’s crucial for insurance agencies to instill […]

Practical Tips to Avoid Phone and Chat Scams

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When we mention online scams, most people automatically picture themselves sitting at their computer or laptop, falling for a fraudulent email or phishing scheme. Maybe they imagine opening an infected attachment or accidentally downloading malware from the internet. While it’s true that these types of cyber incidents are common, there are other methods hackers exploit […]

Top Cybersecurity Threats Facing Canada’s Small Businesses

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When we think of cybercrime, we might just picture the huge government shutdowns or ransomware attacks that cost millions of dollars, but they’re really much more common than that. Shockingly, the 2020 Cyberthreat Defense Report (CDR) by CyberEdge Group found that 78% of Canadian organizations experienced at least one cyber attack within a 12-month period. […]

9 Terrible Passwords to Avoid in 2022 and Always

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A lot has changed since 2018. We’ve seen innovation and unprecedented milestones in nearly every industry. Civilians are travelling to space, more employees are working remotely, virtual reality experiences are more accessible than ever, and the Smart Home is expanding its reach. We can only imagine what we’ll see hit the markets by 2023.  In […]

How to Prepare for Cybersecurity Threats in 2022

We hear of new data breaches and cybersecurity attacks on companies and industries across Canada and the United States each month. It’s only April, and the health sector and tourism industry have already reported breaches. Even the major corporations are not immune to vulnerabilities. Recently, Google’s internet browser Chrome issued an urgent software update to […]

5 Cybersecurity Tips for Financial Service Providers

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No industry is immune to cyber threats. Economists at Goldman Sachs have warned that some of the top targets for cyberattacks in 2022 will likely include financial service firms, the transport sector, and companies responsible for generating and distributing energy. Amid tax season, we understand that financial service providers are busier than ever, serving their […]

4 Reasons Why It’s Essential to Update Your Software

How often have you seen a notification pop-up on your phone or computer indicating you are due for a software update? Usually, a message will display that reads something like this: This application has an update. Would you like to install it now or later? How many times do you click on the “later” option? […]