Tag: Coronavirus

25
Nov

Our WorkSafeBC COVID-19 Protection Plan

Written by: Jay H. At Design2Web IT, ensuring the health of our clients and staff is our top priority. As such, we want to detail the ways we are taking precautions to ensure everyone stays safe and healthy. We are following the WorkSafeBC four-level protection plan to reduce the risk of exposure. All staff must follow these safety protocols. First Level Protection

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19
Nov

Report: Organizations Facing Increased Cyber Threats

Written by: Jay H. Organizations are facing increased cyber threats, according to a new report released by the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security. “Over the past two years, targeting of industrial processes and ransomware attacks have become regular occurrences resulting in major impacts, including reputational damage, productivity loss, legal repercussions, recovery expenses, and damage to infrastructure and operations,” said authors

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12
Nov

Coronavirus Cyberthreats in 2021

Written by: Jay H. The coronavirus has impacted all aspects of our lives, including cyberspace. Businesses were forced to quickly transition their workforces to remote environments, creating opportunities for cybercriminals to strike. As the pandemic continues into 2021, expectations are that these attacks will increase. In a report released by cyber threat intelligence provider Check Point Research, there are three

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10
Nov

Connecting 98% of Canadians To High-Speed Internet By 2026

Written by: Jay H. Months after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Canadians are relying on the Internet for work, school, and communication. However, many communities still don’t have access to the proper infrastructure needed for this new digital reality. So, the Government of Canada is working to connect all Canadians to high-speed Internet. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced an

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19
Jun

How To Properly Clean Your Electronics

Written by: Jay H. Given much how we rely on our phones, it should come as no surprise that they get dirty quickly. However, did you know that your phone could be carrying 10 times more bacteria than a toilet seat? Keeping our electronics clean is essential in preventing the spread of germs and viruses, but before you dunk everything

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21
Apr

5 Best Video Conferencing Apps Compared

Organizations and individuals alike have been flocking to video conferencing tools to keep in contact while working remotely. With so many video conferencing apps available, which one is most appropriate for which situation? We’ve evaluated five popular video conferencing apps: FaceTime Automatically integrated into Apple devices, FaceTime is a good application for Apple enthusiasts. With one tap, a voice call

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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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13
Apr

Report: Latest Cybersecurity Threats And How To Protect Yourself

  Written by: Jay H. Cybercriminals have been taking advantage of the coronavirus pandemic to target individuals and organizations. A report released by cybersecurity vendor Nuspire details the latest cybersecurity threats and how to protect yourself against them. Nuspire analyzed more than 90 billion traffic logs from the first quarter of 2020 and found malware, botnets, and exploits as the most

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10
Apr

Zoom: Privacy and Security Issues

Written by: Jay H. The increase of remote workers and students due to the coronavirus pandemic has let the Zoom video conferencing app see a surge of users. Its simple interface has made it the default video chat platform for millions. Going from 10 million users in December to 200 million in March, Zoom is the No. 1 most downloaded

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6
Apr

Coronavirus: Internet Traffic Straining Canada’s Networks

  Written by: Jay H. COVID-19 has led to the closure of most non-essential businesses within Canada. With people at home and practicing social distancing, many are using their devices to keep in touch with loved ones. All of this coronavirus-led Internet traffic is putting a strain on Canada’s network providers. Telus reported that home Internet usage has increased by

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