Bring your own device (BYOD) arrangements have become increasingly popular in today’s workplace, enabling employees to use their personal devices to access work-related applications and data. However, BYOD also presents a security risk, as personal devices may not be as thoroughly protected as corporate devices. Hence, it is crucial to increase BYOD security to ensure […]
5 Crucial steps to increasing BYOD security
Shadow IT: Why it’s dangerous and how you can protect your business against it
Shadow IT, or the use of technology within a company without the approval or knowledge of the IT department, is increasingly becoming a problem for businesses. The proliferation of cloud services, coupled with the rise of remote work, has made it easier than ever for employees to use outside applications without their employer’s knowledge or consent.
6 Essential steps to keep your business email secure
Email is one of the most important tools for running a successful business, but it can also put your company at risk if you don’t take its security seriously. If your email system is compromised, not only can your confidential information be misused, but your entire IT infrastructure can be taken over by malicious actors.
Does password autofill make hacking easier?
Password autofill is undeniably convenient, but do you know the dangers of using this common browser feature? Here’s what you should be aware of when using it and how to secure yourself from potential cyberattacks through this feature. The risks of password autofill Password autofill is a convenient feature found in most browsers and password […]
Top mistakes small businesses make that leave them vulnerable to cyberattacks
Cybercriminals often target small businesses because these organizations are usually unaware or don't pay enough attention to cybersecurity best practices. This could lead them to make mistakes that could have costly consequences.
Here are some mistakes that you should avoid at all costs because they could lead to stolen data, financial losses, or even a damaged reputation.
The five types of hackers targeting SMBs
Small- or medium-sized business (SMB) owners may think they’re unimportant enough to be targeted by hackers. But the truth is that SMBs are prime targets for hackers since they see these organizations — which have less security and fewer resources compared to enterprises — as easy marks. Fortunately, knowing who these attackers are and what […]
Cybersecurity in Canada: The top laws and regulations every business owner needs to know
Canada has some of the most stringent cybersecurity regulations in the world. So, as the owner of a Canada-based business, you should know the different cybersecurity laws your organization must follow. It’s also essential to understand how these laws can affect your company.
Factors to consider when buying antivirus software
Cyberattacks can come for any business, regardless of size or scope. Small- and mid-sized businesses, in particular, are facing an increasing risk from cybercriminals who know that these organizations often lack sufficient protective measures. With a variety of threats becoming more dangerous, it’s essential to ensure your cybersecurity solutions are up to par. So, make […]
What makes Canadian businesses attractive cybercrime targets, and what can you do about it?
Canada's cybercrime landscape is teeming with ransomware attacks, phishing schemes, data breaches, and a plethora of fraudulent activities, which means that, unfortunately, individuals and businesses are constantly at risk of being attacked.
This begs the question: what makes Canada-based businesses an attractive target to malicious actors? Here are some factors.
Top password mistakes you shouldn’t be making in 2023
Passwords are one of your business's main lines of defense against cyberthreats, blocking any unauthorized access to sensitive data and keeping confidential information safe. With cybercrime rates expected to rise further in 2023, it’s more important than ever to make sure that your passwords are secure.