Phases of a ransomware campaign

There’s a general perception among Canadian business owners and managers that ransomware attacks are get-rich-quick schemes — and this appears to be pretty accurate. For instance, in December 2019, hackers ran off with over a million dollars in one ransom payment by an unnamed Canadian insurance company.

Nasty malware can bypass Windows 10 security

Researchers have discovered a type of malware that can easily bypass the security protocols of Windows 10. This malware is a new variation of ransomware called Snatch, and it comes with an added data stealer component. Designed to target corporate networks rather than consumers, Snatch has been modified to reboot your PC in Safe Mode […]

9 Cybersecurity terms you need to know

Cybersecurity is everyone’s responsibility. But you don’t need to be an IT expert to know how to protect yourself from a cyberattack. To help you get started, here are helpful terms you need to know so you’re not left in the dark, whether you’re teaching yourself how to update your anti-malware, updating your systems, or […]

How Windows 10 features keep ransomware at bay

The ransomware threat isn’t going away anytime soon, which is bad news for computer users everywhere. Fortunately, Windows 10 has built-in security features to keep you from falling victim to ransomware. Controlled Folder Access This feature allows you to list certain documents and folders as “protected.” Only whitelisted programs can access and edit these folders, […]

Are Macs vulnerable to viruses?

It is common knowledge that Windows computers tend to deal with an assortment of viruses and malware, but many people fail to realize that even Macs face similar threats. Virus creators have become adept at finding back doors and other vulnerabilities, that even Macs can be targeted. Viruses that affect Macs There are four general […]

Every business needs an MSP for cybersecurity

Businesses can no longer afford to relegate cybersecurity to the bottom of the budget, not with cyberattacks targeting any business regardless of size, strict security, and privacy regulations surrounding data. Businesses with a small or limited budget have the advantage of partnering with a managed IT services provider (MSP) for their cybersecurity needs. Why is […]

Protecting your Android mobile devices

When personal and professional information live on one mobile device, a small breach can have huge impacts. As the adoption of bring your own device (BYOD) policies increase, employee awareness of cyberthreats becomes critical. Here are five tips for avoiding common Android-based security risks.