8 Cyber Security Trends

According to IBM, the average cost of a data breach has risen to $6.75 million in Canada in 2021 – the highest it’s ever been. That makes it vital to stay abreast of the latest cyber security trends. Understanding emerging IT security trends can help organizations mitigate cyber attacks and reduce (or nullify) impact on […]

The Different Types of Firewalls & Which One To Use For Network Security

Over the decades, many different types of firewalls have played an essential role in maintaining network security. By filtering out malicious traffic before it’s permitted to enter network perimeters, firewalls strengthen network security, reduce malware risks, and provide a critical barrier against cyber attacks. Learning about the different types of firewalls, their functionality, and delivery […]

How to Reduce Technology Costs with IT Cost Reduction

A survey found 41% of CIOs have been tasked with delivering significant IT cost reduction as part of their annual agenda. As the demand for IT services continues to rise, so do their costs. While every organization’s technology matrix varies in complexity, performing an IT cost reduction analysis can shed light on ways for reducing […]

How to Do a Network Vulnerability Assessment (Step by Step Guide)

When’s the last time your firm had a network vulnerability assessment done? If it’s been more than a couple of quarters ago, you’re due for another. According to the Ponemon Institute, 62% of organizations that experienced a data breach were unaware that they were vulnerable prior to the breach. These days, having “fairly up-to-date” software […]

Helpdesk vs IT Support: What’s the Difference?

What’s the Difference Between Helpdesk vs IT Support We might use the terms ‘service desks’ and ‘help desks’ interchangeably, but there are several key differences between the two. A help desk is technically a service meant for supporting a business’ IT teams with fixing or troubleshooting IT problems. A Toronto IT support company doesn’t typically […]

Business Network Security Best Practices

Despite what one might read or see in the news, business network security incidents are not just a threat faced exclusively by large, multinational corporations. In 2019, 43% of all cyber-crimes were targeted at small businesses, costing an average of $200,000. So significant is the impact of a breach that losses can even cause many […]

How to Replace Your Firewall (Firewall Migration Plan)

Businesses migrate their firewalls for a number of reasons. Maybe your business needs have changed or perhaps you need a hardware upgrade to improve your IT security. Regardless, firewalls are a key line of defense for any business to keep its data safe and secure. When you decide to go ahead with firewall migration, you […]

Data Security and Compliance – What’s the Difference?

Understanding the nuances behind data security and compliance can be challenging.  In healthcare, where procedural changes are constant, it’s critical to stay ahead of security and data regulatory compliance. Healthcare providers that fail to meet regulatory standards, like HIPAA, risk having to pay fines between $100 to $50,000 per violation. A little past halfway through […]

Remote Work Cyber Security Concerns

While the pandemic has brought on a lot of changes, one change that may not be obvious is the exponential increase in cyber-crime. Canadian Security reports that cyber attacks have increased for 99% of Canadian organizations over the past 12 months. Forcing every business to make cyber security for work from home setups a top […]

The Best Remote IT Support Software for Small Business

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to an increased surge of employees working from home, and while this would have brought businesses to a standstill only a few years ago, many have adapted to operate remotely. Although more than 57% of small business owners are planning to shift permanently to remote work, working from home brings […]