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What Should You Expect From an IT Security Audit? Everything You Need to Know

The word ‘audit’ has several connotations, and not all of them are good. From tax audits to performance evaluations, the term can make us scared or anxious. However, an IT security audit isn’t something to be afraid of—it’s a valuable tool that has the power to protect your organization from potential cyber threats. What is […]

Beginner Best Practices for Backup and Data Recovery

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When running a business, you must always be prepared for the worst-case scenario. Many business owners view data loss from a distanced perspective–it happens to other businesses, but surely it won’t happen to yours. Unfortunately, you can never be sure that data loss won’t affect your business. In reality, data loss is more common than […]

The Most Common Causes of Data Breaches & What to Do

The Most Common Causes of Data Breaches & What to Do

Since the pandemic began, the number of people working remotely from their homes has increased drastically. We’ve discussed in previous blog posts how remote workers have become increased targets of phishing and other email scams. An FBI report states that in 2020 alone, Americans lost $1.8 billion dollars in business email scams. Meanwhile, the Canadian […]

Our Top 5 Data Loss Prevention Strategies

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As Yogi Berra once said, “you don’t know what you don’t know,” and when it comes to protecting valuable data for your business and your clients, what you don’t know can seriously damage your reputation and your finances. Canadians value the privacy of their personal information and data security. In 2020, a poll conducted by […]

How to Perform a Network Security Vulnerability Assessment

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Since the start of the pandemic, companies have seen more and more devices added to their networks as employees switched to working remotely where possible. This increased demand for remote access has also led to companies investing in new applications and software to facilitate the change. With more devices and more applications, cybersecurity risks also […]

The Four Main Types of Backup and Data Recovery Services

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Backup and Data Recovery Services & Why Having Options Matters Data and backup recovery services for businesses are not one-size-fits-all. Factors such as industry, business size, technology infrastructure, and level of security measures can all impact the type of services your business needs access to. Alt-Tech offers four main types of backup and recovery services […]

Protecting Your Business from Fraud

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All industries and businesses are susceptible to fraud. In fact, fraud is one of the most common ways that businesses and individuals can lose money. According to CPA Canada, “In 2019, nearly 45,000 Canadians fell victim to fraud, losing more than $96 million, according to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.” Despite this, many Canadians haven’t taken […]