10 Data Security Facts for Small Business Owners

When you understand the threats you’re facing, it becomes much easier to adapt your practices in a way that better enables you to keep your data safe. With that in mind, here are ten facts you need to know about data security

10 Data Security Facts for Small Business OwnersWhen we think about cybersecurity, viruses and hackers in the shadows tend to be considered as the most important threats faced today. It’s important to note, however, that it is entirely possible to compromise entire servers of data without a single virus or individual hacker being the cause. This is one of the reasons why…

Most Canadian organizations hit by cyber-attacks in past year

Cybersecurity awareness training is effective but only 22% conduct training at least monthly

Most Canadian organizations hit by cyber-attacks in past yearA new survey finds that 71 per cent of Canadian organizations reported experiencing at least one cyber-attack last year that impacted them in some way, including time and resources, out-of-pocket expenses and paying ransom. The Canadian Internet Registration Authority’s  2019 Cybersecurity Survey Report also found that 96 per cent of respondents said that cybersecurity awareness…

Cloud apps most vulnerable to cyber attacks: report

Explosion of cloud entities has led to decisions to make security as much of a priority as speed

Cloud apps most vulnerable to cyber attacks: reportIn August 2019, an unsecured database belonging to Choice Hotels provided too big a temptation to resist for hackers. Some 700,000 records were stolen, with hackers demanding ‘ransom money’ for their return. The Choice Hotel Group - which has properties in the U.S., Canada, and worldwide - was able to avoid a wipe of this vital…

Creating an unnecessary barrier between doctors and patients

A convoluted – and doomed – communication portal in Nova Scotia has failed the health care system and its users on both sides

Creating an unnecessary barrier between doctors and patientsMost businesses encourage clients to electronically access their own information because consumers value the efficiency and convenience of electronic access. Unfortunately, the Nova Scotia Department of Health (DOH) has a different idea. It has been a successful barrier preventing most Nova Scotians from retrieving and using their own health information. Few Nova Scotians have access…

Cyber risk ramps up during elections

Parties should publish their cyber security policies and subject themselves to audits that they publish. And they need to tighten up their practices

Cyber risk ramps up during electionsBy Brennen Schmidt and Allan Bonner Contributors It’s almost federal election time. That means many Canadian voters will be trying to guess if political parties will do what they say they will if elected. That’s a difficult guess. But what about judging a political party’s credibility on a policy issue by seeing if it practises…

We must manage the Internet of things with care

Who will ensure devices have been tested thoroughly and are secure? Who will ensure our privacy is protected?

We must manage the Internet of things with careBack in the early 1990s, I came across a story about a Coke machine that you could query from anywhere on the Internet and it would tell you the temperature of the drinks, the last time it was stocked and how full it was. The machine was in the computer science department of Carnegie Mellon…

3 Devices You Must Protect From Cybercrime

3 Devices You Must Protect From CybercrimeWe use the internet for almost everything, from shopping to connecting with friends to finding out more about the world in general. We also use it for business in many instances, and although the internet has opened up a vast new world in which to sell, it has also brought with it a number of…

How To Feel Free Online

How To Feel Free OnlineNowadays, it’s really important to take care of online safety due to a great number of hacker attacks. Tor, VPN, other services allow you securing a trade secret and getting access to sites and services not available in one or another region. Recently, the popularity of anonymous web surfing has increased significantly. If you are…

Too few businesses concerned about data breaches: survey

Consumers feel less confident than businesses that data security is taken seriously

Too few businesses concerned about data breaches: surveyCanadian businesses are failing to prioritize data protection and remain in denial of the consequences of a data breach, according to a report released Monday by Shred-It. The company’s Data Protection Report said Canadian businesses are overconfident in their approach to information security, yet consumers are more concerned than ever. “The findings of this year’s…

Why You Should Take Data Privacy Seriously

Taking data privacy seriously is no longer an option.

Why You Should Take Data Privacy SeriouslyIt’s important to note that data privacy isn’t so “private” anymore. Digital privacy used to be when you could use your device and the internet without worrying about who would infringe or steal your information. It used to be okay to share your name and other sensitive information for social media and other areas. Now,…
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