11
May

Canada Is At Risk Of Ransomware Attacks On Critical Infrastructure

Written by: Jay H. According to a Canadian security expert, the ransomware attack on a major U.S. gas pipeline should be a wake-up call for complacent Canadians. “My sense is we are seriously vulnerable, and this [attack] is a major canary in the coal mine,” Christian Leuprecht, a security and defence expert and Queen’s University professor, said in an interview days

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8
May

How Scammers Are Bypassing Your Email Security Measures

Written by: Jay H. Phishing campaigns are regular occurrences; in fact, 1 in every 99 emails sent is a phishing attack. Although there are security measures to block these scam attempts, scammers employ methods to bypass these defences. Security defence organization Armorblox found several examples of emails that made it into users’ inboxes and provided tips to defend against these attacks.

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4
May

iOS 14.5.1: Apple Issues Important Security Update

Written by: Jay H. Just one week after Apple released iOS 14.5, the tech giant is urging users to upgrade to iOS 14.5.1. This back-to-back update is for a good reason since it fixes several critical security vulnerabilities cybercriminals are actively exploiting. According to a post from Apple regarding the security content of iOS 14.5.1, two WebKit bugs may be

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3
May

Apple iOS 14.5: New Features Focused On Privacy

Written by: Jay H. Apple released iOS and iPadOS 14.5.1 to the public on April 26. This update is particularly exciting for Apple users due to several new features focused on user privacy and experience. New Privacy Features The most significant feature in the new update is App Tracking Transparency (ATT), which shows which apps are tracking you as you

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28
Apr

MSPs: Overcoming The IT Skills Shortage

Written by: Jay H. In 2021, the demand for IT professionals has never been higher. More and more businesses recognize the need for IT budgeting and are looking for talented individuals to recruit. In fact, 35 percent of organizations say that seeking cybersecurity professionals is their top priority, making this the most demanded skill globally. Unfortunately, there is a massive

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20
Apr

Zero Trust: Never Trust, Always Verify

Written by: Jay H. Zero Trust is a security concept first coined in 2010 by John Kindervag of Forrester Research Inc. This concept centres around the idea that organizations should not trust anything inside or outside their network perimeter. Instead, they should require strict identity verification for every person and device attempting to access resources on the network. But why be

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11
Apr

Have Your Passwords Been Stolen By Hackers?

Written by: Jay H. A user recently posted an astonishing 3.2 billion usernames and passwords on an online public forum. This breach is a compilation of other data breaches from sites such as Netflix, Linkedin, Bitcoin, and more. The good news is that this data is not new – in fact, some of the information dates back ten years. However,

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7
Apr

Facebook Data Breach: Were You Exposed?

Written by: Jay H. Over the weekend, a user leaked the personal information of approximately one-fifth of all Facebook users on the darknet. This data contains the personal information of 533 million Facebook users, including 3.49 million Canadian accounts. The leaked information includes full names, phone numbers, locations, birthdays, email addresses, and biographies. While a Facebook spokesperson said that the

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3
Apr

5 Network Attacks Threatening Your Organization

Written by: Jay H. Network attacks are growing threats businesses face. Although your network is necessary for your organization’s operations, when a bad guy gets in, they can wreak havoc. Luckily, you can learn about the different types of network attacks and defend your business against them. Types Of Network Attacks There are many types of network attacks, and the

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30
Mar

Back Up Your Data This World Backup Day

Written by: Jay H. Once put on the backburner of business operations, a data backup strategy is now a non-negotiable part of any modern organization. Without a proper strategy in place, companies can lose everything. Here’s what you need to know ahead of World Backup Day on March 31. What Is A Backup? A data backup is a copy of

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