Compliance Management

Why Your SMB Needs a SOC and NOC

A Security Operations Centre (SOC) and Network Operations Centre (NOC) are an important part of your business’s technology and cyber security strategy. According to Gartner, a security operations center (SOC) can be defined both as a team, often operating in shifts around the clock, and a facility dedicated to and organized to prevent, detect, assess …

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How to Ensure Cyber Security Compliance Doesn’t Drive Away Sales

How often has this happened to you. You run a SMB and are about to close a really big busines deal.  There is just one thing, before your customer will sign off, you have to address your company’s cyber security. They want you to fill out their questionnaire before you can move forward. For many …

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Why Law Firms Need A Managed Security Services Partner

You don’t need to be a cyber security expert to know that there is an increase in cyber attacks against law firms.  Last year’s high profile ransomware attack against  Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks showed that law firms are a prime target for attack.  In fact, in a study by Cyber Security firm, Bluevoyant, they …

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Could The Principle of Least Privilege Have Prevented Surveillance Camera Hack?

The principle of least privilege (POLP) “is the practice of limiting access rights for users to the bare minimum permissions they need to perform their work.” Unfortunately, this wasn’t the case at Verkada where their “super admin” account was shared with more than 100 internal users.  Those super admin credentials were also found on the …

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6 Steps Every SMB Should Follow to Improve Their Cyber Security Posture

If you own a SMB, you may think that a cyber criminal would not be interested in stealing your assets. The reality is, SMBs are being targeted specifically by cyber criminals because they are trying to find the easiest, most vulnerable targets to attack. Maybe your business doesn’t hold the same type of sensitive information …

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5 Tips to Reduce The Risk of a Cyber Attack Against Your Business

Many organizations simply don’t realize the cyber risk that is out there for their businesses. In some cases, they think they are too small to be at risk, in others, they simply do not understand what methods are available to cyber criminals to attack your business.  You understand that cyber criminals are interested in pure …

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How You Can Obtain Reasonable Security

What is a reasonable amount of security?  Is it good enough?  These are the questions businesses have to ask themselves. There is so much news about organizations being breached that most SMBs and Enterprises know that they need cyber security.  But knowing what to secure and how can be difficult to answer. Government and industry …

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GDPR Fines Are Increasing: How do you Make Sure you Stay Compliant?

Navigating government regulations can always be a challenge. One thing is certain, you do not want to be caught out of compliance and have to pay hefty fines. For anyone doing business in the European Union (EU), GDPR is an important regulation to comply with. A recent ZDNet article shows that fines have been increasing since GDPR …

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What Canada’s New Digital Privacy Act Could Mean For Businesses

Yesterday, Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains introduced the Digital Charter Implementation Act. The new act, officially called an “Act to enact the Consumer Privacy Protection Act and the Personal Information and Data Protection Tribunal Act and to make consequential and related amendments to other Acts,” represents one of the biggest shakeups in Canada’s privacy law in …

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6 Reasons You Need to Invest in Compliance Managment

1. Your organization must comply to multiple standardsDepending on your product/service offering, your organization may have to comply with multiple standards. For example, a healthcare centre, who offers extra services (i.e. private rooms, special meals) at additional costs and stores their own data on an internal cloud system.