The data stored on your computer is valuable, and that’s a fact. Unfortunately, this means that there are unscrupulous characters out there who will want to get at this data, so you will need to have the right solutions in place to protect it. Part of this will require you to have a firewall included in your protections. Read More
- Published: 17 Jan 2020
Cybercrime has been on the rise over the last few years, and it doesn’t look like it will be slowing down anytime soon. As it turns out, bad actors can turn a profit by targeting businesses, and their tools and tactics are only getting trickier.
- Published: 18 Dec 2019
LifeLabs, one of the largest private providers of health diagnostic testing, said in an open letter to its customers that the firm had become aware of a recent hack to its computer systems that contained customer information, names and logins. It didn’t specify exactly who had hacked the system but LifeLabs alerted the Ontario and B.C. privacy
- Published: 02 Dec 2019
A lot has been made recently about cybersecurity, and for many people it has caused them to alter the way they go about doing things. With more people more cognizant of their individual data privacy, and how to combat phishing and other social engineering attempts, you’d think major data breaches would be snuffed out regularly.
- Published: 04 Oct 2019
Hackers have crippled the computer systems of three Ontario hospitals in recent weeks, prompting concern about the type of malicious software used and whether more facilities may be at risk. The malware, known as “Ryuk,” attacks computer networks but remains invisible to average users for weeks or months. During that time, it collects information about
- Published: 08 Feb 2019
Social engineering attacks are happening every day, and it is often the first technique hackers turn to, because “calling somebody on the phone is so much easier than doing the technical magic you need to break into a computer.” Is your name and your phone number all it takes for a hacker to take
- Published: 08 Feb 2019
We all know data is valuable, but too often we act as if it isn’t. Valuables are often secured – kept in safes, insured, treated with care. With valuable business and personal data moving around the internet all the time, criminals are always looking for new ways to steal, copy and subvert this precious new
- Published: 02 Nov 2018
New privacy rules designed to better safeguard the personal data of Canadians and let them know when it has been breached take effect November 1, 2018, but even security experts say they are far from perfect. The legislation, known as the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (or PIPEDA) do a lot of things, but