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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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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 You Need to Know About the European Medicines Agency Hack

It was announced on December 9 that the European Medicines Agency had suffered a cyber incident. The agency, based in Amsterdam, first disclosed the breach. In a statement, the agency said only that the EMA had been subject to a cyberattack and that it had begun a joint investigation along with law enforcement. There was …

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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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5 Reasons You Should Partner With an MSSP

An MSSP is a Managed Security Services Partner. MSSPs are responsible for Identifying and remediating threats, and for protecting your environment 24/7.  MSSPs can also provide your organization with the following services: Log Management, Vulnerability and Remediation Management, Data Protection Services, and Firewall Management. If you are unsure whether your organization could utilize the services of …

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Should Your Law Firm be Worried About Compliance?

The short answer is yes! Law firms deal with sensitive and valuable information daily.  As a result of this, law firms have an obligation under many legal and regulatory bodies to keep that data safe.  It also makes law firms a prime target for cyber criminals. Imagine being the law firm to A-list stars, and …

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How Not to Lose Business Due to Compliance

Here’s a situation you may not have thought about.  You are a partner in a professional services firm.  One of your biggest clients asks you if you are PCI compliant?  They tell you that all their third-party vendors must be PCI compliant to continue doing business with them.  How would you answer that question?