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Ransomware emails: How to identify

  Ransomware emails: How to identify and steer clear of them Ransomware attacks have suddenly become more prevalent. Each year sees more of them. Hospitals, NPOs, shipping giants, etc., have all been victims of ransomware attacks. Your business could be too! Did you know that emails are one of the most common gateways for ransomware to get [...]

By | 2018-11-14T09:42:55+00:00 November 14th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How good is your password

  How good is your password? Did you know that having a weak password is one of the biggest security risks you face? This blog focuses on the best practices related to passwords that you can follow to ensure passwords are not your weakest link.  Avoid sequences and repetitions: How many times have you used passwords like [...]

By | 2018-11-07T09:29:30+00:00 November 7th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Think you are too small

  Think you are too small to be targeted by a cybercriminal? Think again. When I meet with clients, especially SMBs, I often hear them say that they feel their business is too insignificant to be a target of cyber-criminals. Why would someone go after my business when there are bigger ones out there, making more money? [...]

By | 2018-10-31T10:27:36+00:00 October 31st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Keeping your data safe: Access Control

  Keeping your data safe: Access Control Cyberattacks are a commonplace today. Malwares such as viruses, worms and more recently ransomwares not only corrupt your data or hold it hostage, but also inflict irreversible damage on your brand and business. As a norm, most businesses these days do invest in anti-virus/cybersecurity systems. But, is that really enough? [...]

By | 2018-10-24T10:23:54+00:00 October 24th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Denial is not a solution: Something you owe your customers and your employees

  Denial is not a solution: Something you owe your customers and your employees Why do so many people procrastinate about making a will? Why is it so hard to get young people to buy health insurance? Because it is one of those “probably won’t happen--at least in the foreseeable future, and I‘ve got more interesting things [...]

By | 2018-09-06T18:23:13+00:00 September 6th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Limited investment capital and planning for trouble

  Limited investment capital and planning for trouble Small businesses often fail to take the time to make business continuity plans. One aspect of a business continuity plan involves developing plans to handle the loss of physical infrastructure and hardware. Unfortunately, smaller and younger firms often fail to address these issues because they lack the necessary capital [...]

By | 2018-08-30T18:19:47+00:00 August 30th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Data Protection Laws and PIIs

  Data Protection Laws and PIIs Last week we discussed the overall concept of “Data Protection Laws,” which govern the handling and securing of specific data. While these laws are wide ranging, most of these laws reference Personally Identifiable Information (PII) This “refers to information that can be used to distinguish or trace an individual’s identity, either [...]

By | 2018-08-23T18:10:53+00:00 August 23rd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Are you subject to Data Protection laws?

  Are you subject to Data Protection laws? This blog introduces a new topic that many may be unaware of: Data Protection laws. These are laws that define fully, or in part, what type of data is covered by government regulations, proscribe general standards for the securing of covered data, and may also require notification of victims [...]

By | 2018-08-16T18:09:10+00:00 August 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments