Compliance

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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Study Says Manufacturing Firms are Learning Cyber Security the Hard Way

When it comes to cyber attacks, we know that the healthcare sector and government agencies are some of the top targets. But what about the manufacturing sector, especially as more plants are using Smart/IOT technology? Trend Micro commissioned independent research specialist Vanson Bourne to conduct an on-line survey with 500 IT (Information Technology) and OT …

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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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Signs you Need to Upgrade Your Breach Readiness Plan

Everyone knows that in today’s connected world, businesses need to have a breach readiness plan.  But did you know that this plan needs to be updated on a regular basis?  While it is hard to determine how often you should update your plan, most cyber security experts agree it should be at a minimum updated …

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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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6 Things You Need to do After a Cyber Security Breach

The unthinkable has happened: your company has suffered a breach. If you are wondering how you are going to recover, here are 6 things that you need to do after a breach Report the incident to the authorities For a lot of organizations, this sounds like the last thing they want to do.  They believe …

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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.