5 Data protection practices every small business should follow

Data protection involves having a set of processes and systems designed to safeguard digital data such as customer payment details, protected health records, intellectual property, or any information specified by compliance regulations.

But while data protection is important for businesses of all sizes, small businesses like yours often have fewer resources and staff to dedicate to data security.

Cybersecurity roundup: The most notorious cybercrimes in the first half of 2022

The internet is a vast and ever-changing place, and as technology advances, so do the ways in which cybercriminals exploit it. In recent years, we have seen cybercrime grow consistently and exponentially, with experts predicting that it will become a 13.8 trillion CAD (10.5 trillion USD) industry by 2025.

That forecast is fast gaining ground as cybercrooks continue to be relentless in their pursuit to trick users, breach security, and steal or compromise data.

Essential macOS High Sierra updates

The macOS 10.13.1 High Sierra update “improves the security, stability, and reliability of your Mac and is recommended for all users.” This is a standard message in most operating system updates, but users seldom pay heed. This time, however, Apple’s latest Mac OS includes a security update that’s essential to keeping your devices safe from […]

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month

As more of who we are and what we do becomes bits and bytes in the cloud, we are becoming more susceptible to cyber crime.  It is no longer the Nigerian princes who are trying to share their millions with us - it is the Ransomware attacks encrypting our personal lives and the corporate data breaches exposing our personal info what we need to worry about.

How to Protect Your VoIP System from Phishing

Your business may be well-armed against email-based phishing scams, but you shouldn’t neglect your VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) systems. Through ‘vishing scams,’ hackers can disguise themselves as a bank representative and convince your employees to provide confidential financial details via a seemingly harmless VoIP call.

Firmware: the threat most users overlook

For decades, one of the most foundational principles of cyber security has remained the same: Always update and patch your software. But for most people, hardware is exempt from this process. They think of hardware as nothing more than a vessel for software to occupy — and that’s totally incorrect. Read on to learn more […]