Cybersecurity In Canada: The Basics

September 8th, 2021

Cybersecurity is a complex topic and we want to make it easier for you to understand. In light of that, we’re going to look at who the cybercriminals that threaten your business are, why they engage in cybercrime, and how you can stop them.

Who poses a threat to cybersecurity?

Cybersecurity is complicated, and the entities who work to threaten cybersecurity (called cyber threat actors) have a vested interest in remaining anonymous.

Sophisticated Cybercrime: A Brief Case Study

August 10th, 2021

There’s a tendency in some circles to think of cybercrime as, if not unsophisticated, disorganized. Maybe it’s because of the movie Hackers, or maybe it’s because of news coverage, but many of us think of hackers as individual actors, rather than as groups of organized criminals.

Managed Detection & Response

June 8th, 2021

Last year, one quarter of organizations experienced a breach of employee and/or customer data. A further 38% of organizations did not know whether or not they had experienced a breach.

Those are some pretty terrifying statistics. They help illustrate why so many cybersecurity experts are recommending Managed Detection & Response (MDR).

What exactly is MDR? How can your organization use it to keep your most valuable data secure? And what are some of the differences between MDR services? We’re going to answer these, and other questions, in this brief piece.

Email Security

April 28th, 2021

Here’s a terrifying statistic: Canadians are, by far, the top target for phishing attacks. According to the RSA Quarterly Fraud Report for Q3 2020, a staggering 56% of phishing attacks target Canadians. The second-most targeted countries only receive 8% of phishing attacks!

The most common medium for phishing attacks is email.

Why Two-Factor Authentication Is Important While Working From Home

April 4th, 2021

Keeping your network secure is essential - no matter what line of work you’re in, if hackers can gain access to your accounts, they’ll find some way to make money off of them. Selling passwords on the darknet, ransomware attacks - you name it.

Two-factor Authentication (2FA) is one way you can secure your networks against security breaches caused by malicious (or well-intentioned but ignorant) actors.