Tag: Abbotsford Managed IT Services

19
May

Report: Password Recklessness Puts Millennials At Risk

Written by: Jay H. Three-quarters of millennials are using the same password for more than ten different accounts, apps, and devices, according to a report conducted by Clario and OnePoll. Alarmingly, some even admitted they were using the same password for over fifty different accounts! These acts of password recklessness are putting millennials at risk. The concerning survey sheds light

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13
May

Study: The Greatest Cybersecurity Threats to Canadian Organizations

Written By: Jay H. Ransomware and business email compromise are the leading cybersecurity threats to Canadian organizations, according to a new report. In its annual Canadian Cybersecurity Trends Study, law firm Blakes notes tactics that rely on human error are on the rise. “We have observed that more sophisticated ransomware variants are emerging at an accelerated rate,” said the report’s

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17
Apr

Coronavirus: Email Phishing On The Rise

Written by: Jay H. Amongst the chaos created by the coronavirus, scammers are scheming ways to capitalize on peoples’ fears. According to security firm Barracuda Networks, the amount of coronavirus-related email phishing attacks has steadily increased since January. Also, there has been an unprecedented spike since the end of February, with a 667 percent increase in coronavirus email phishing. From

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30
Mar

60% Of Data Breaches: Missing Patches

Written by: Jay H. Most organizations are aware of the threat of phishing attacks and the effects they can have on businesses. However, just as significant are missing operation system patches and application patches, which accounted for nearly 60% of data breaches in the past two years. Larger businesses are hit the hardest with high downtime costs and disruption, and

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19
Mar

How To Spot An Email Scam (Phishing)

Written by: Jay H. Email scams (phishing) are a common tactic used by scammers to install malware on a victim’s computer or access sensitive information such as passwords, usernames, and credit cards and banking information. Although some email scams are quite obvious to spot, others can be well-disguised by scammers to look legitimate. Here are some easy ways to spot

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2
Mar

4 Cybersecurity Threats Of 2020

Written by: Jay H. Cybercriminals use several tactics to threaten an organization’s cybersecurity, and the costs can be catastrophic. In 2019, $2 trillion in losses was attributed to cybercrimes, and by 2021, that number is expected to rise to $6 trillion. Alarmingly, around 60% of companies face cyber-attacks, including DDoS, phishing, and social engineering attacks. In 2020, organizations face various

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18
Feb

7 Tips: Finding a Managed IT Services Provider

Written by: Evelyn K. Edited by: Avinesh B. A managed service provider (MSP) is an information technology (IT) professional that assumes responsibility for providing a specific collection of services, either proactively, remotely, on-site or as otherwise required. With an experienced MSP, a company is assured significant cost savings and revenue improvement, increased worker quality, workforce insight, and greater regulatory compliance. Thus, many organizations

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