There are a number of very good reasons why every business needs to have a strategy in place not only to prevent cyber attacks if possible, but also to deal with them in an efficient way when they happen. The fact is that it’s highly unlikely that your business will never be hit by hackers. What will make all the difference when it does happen is how quickly you can respond to mitigate the damage.
It’s easy to become overwhelmed when learning about hackers, malware and all the threats that await your business in the online world. We’d like to tell you not to be overwhelmed, but there is a lot to know when it comes to cyber attacks, and the specific scams that hackers use are evolving every day, so be overwhelmed if you must.
We live in a brave new world, where almost half of all employees in Canada work away from the office at least half the time. Where appropriate, flexible work arrangements are helping businesses manage office costs, and helping workers to recalibrate their work-life balance for the better.
If you’re not familiar with the dark web, it’s a pretty scary place. You would probably just as soon never know what’s there, but then, the only way to protect yourself from bad people doing bad things is to understand who those people are, what they want, and how much damage they can really do.
When you’re learning about the world of malware, hacking and cyber-security, you’ll hear a number of terms being thrown around that you might not understand. One of those is multi-factor authentication, also known as two-factor authentication or 2FA. Read more
With high-profile hacks and data breaches making the news every week, a lot of us are rethinking our own security, at work and at home. How difficult would it be for a hacker to guess your password?
Cryptojacking is what we call it when cyber-criminals use your computer to mine Bitcoin or other cybercurrencies. If you understand how Bitcoin and cryptomining works, that’s all you need to know. For everyone else, please read on…
Phishing is something that most of us see every day, and most of us completely ignore it. An email from what seems like a travel agency, telling you that you’ve won a free trip, and asking you to click on a link to redeem your prize. Or a message from a bank or other service provider, asking you to confirm your login details. Hard to even call it an attack. It’s an email. Read more
In the world of cyber security, there are a lot of different words that are used to describe the different types of threat. Ransomware, worms, cryptojacking? Does anybody know what these terms mean? Just in case you don’t, here’s a primer on malware.
It seems that every day, we hear about another major cyber attack or other digital security incident that exposes the personal and financial information of thousands of people to hackers and other cyber-criminals.