Vulnerability management

How to Keep Data Safe While Working from Home

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we view office work. Roles that we once thought could only be done in the office are now being carried out from home.  COVID-19 has accelerated plans for adopting a work-from-home model out of the necessity of social distancing. One thing to remember about remote workers is that …

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Cyber Crime Loses Exceed $4.2 Billion: FBI

The FBI has just released its Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) 2020 Internet Crime Report.  Some of the statistics from this report may shock you.  For starters, did you know that the IC3 received 791,790 complaints of suspected internet crime—an increase of more than 300,000 complaints from 2019—and reported losses exceeding $4.2 billion. While these …

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Things you Need to Know About the Microsoft Exchange Attack

By now you may have heard that Microsoft has suffered a major breach to it Exchange Software. According to KrebsOnSecurity, At least 30,000 organizations across the United States have been affected by the breach.  It involves an espionage group exploiting holes in Microsoft’s Exchange to steal email and also be able to have control over …

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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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Why the Oldsmar Water Facility breach is a Wake Up Call to Update Cyber Security Measures

It sounds like something from a spy movie. Someone tries to poison a small city’s water supply by remotely accessing the computer for the water treatment system and briefly increased the amount of sodium hydroxide, also known as lye, by a factor of more than 100. It sounds like a sinister plot where James Bond appears at …

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Did you know 25% of Canadian Small Businesses Have Suffered a Cyber Attack Since The Start of COVID-19?

A new study by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) found that 25% of their members have suffered a cyber attack since March 2020. In that time, many businesses shifted to remote working, made changes to their online presence, or added an e-commerce site. Many of these businesses would have made the move swiftly …

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And Another Cyber Security Firm Suffers a Breach. Is this a Trend?

Stormshield, a French cyber security firm, is the latest cyber security firm to suffer a breach.  While not the first cyber security firm to be hacked, and certainly not the last, the Stormshield breach is important as they are a major cyber security provider to the French government.  You may recall in December 2020, SolarWinds …

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Why Data Privacy is Good for Business

Tomorrow is International Data Privacy Day! If you didn’t know, International Data Privacy Day is held annually on January 28 to raise awareness and promote data privacy and data protection best practices. Sponsored by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), the website Stay Safe Online offers tips for consumers to stay safe online and to …

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Top 4 Cyber Security Predictions for 2021

Without the use of a crystal ball, no one can really tell you what 2021 will bring. Afterall, no one would have thought that a global pandemic would bring about so much change to the workforce in 2020 with many office workers now working-from-home. The pandemic has certainly influenced the rapid adoption of remote workforce …

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More Trouble for SolarWinds, as Allegations of Poor Security Practices, Insider Trading Mount

SolarWinds Orion software has been in the news since Sunday. And it has been nothing but bad news since then. First off, the FireEye breach led to the discovery of the SolarWinds breach. The scary part is, had FireEye not discovered their own breach, SolarWinds may not have realized that they had been breached. The …

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Is the SolarWinds Hack to Blame for the US Government Breach?

On Sunday, it was reported that the US Treasury and Commerce departments may have been breached. According to Reuters, the cyber spies were able to break into systems “by surreptitiously tampering with updates released by IT company SolarWinds, which serves government customers across the executive branch, the military, and the intelligence services, according to two …

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