How To Protect Your Winnipeg Business From Cyber Threats

Michael Anderson Cybersecurity, Tech Articles

Don’t make the mistake of assuming you’re “too small to be a target”. Cybercriminals are happy to cast a wide net and make smaller amounts off of smaller organizations. Cybercrime is a big part of the news these days. You hear about data breaches, identity theft and more on a seemingly daily basis. The reality is that none of it…

MSPs – the next, great cyberattack?

Michael Anderson Cybersecurity, IT Security, Tech Articles

The cyber war may be coming to your IT-managed service provider. Is your MSP ready? Look no further than the recent cyberattack on SolarWinds, an IT-infrastructure management software company that works with technology and IT-managed service providers. It appears that hackers are breaking into MSPs in order to attack as many company networks as possible in one swoop. As mentioned…

Phishing Scam - Beware

As the holiday season approaches, beware of phishing scams

Michael Anderson Cybersecurity, IT Security

In the past week, I’ve received more phishing scams in my email than I care to count. Today alone, I received four. It’s troublesome to see so many, particularly because people are vulnerable to “special offers” during this time of year, are at home on lockdown, and may be novices at online media. Below are two phishing scam samples (just…

Remote Worker Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity tips for remote workers

Michael Anderson Cybersecurity, IT Best Practices, IT Managed Services, IT Security, Remote Working

Moving to a home office can be overwhelming and create cybersecurity issues for you, your team and organization – particularly on short notice! Here are some tips to make your home office and organization more secure: Virtual Private Network (VPN): Provide a VPN for staff to connect securely to your organization’s network. Remote-work plan: If you have a remote-work plan,…

Seven Cybersecurity Threats

7 under-the-radar cybersecurity threats

Michael Anderson Cybersecurity, IT Best Practices, IT Managed Services, IT Security

Some cyberthreats get all the publicity. So, it’s great that Wired recently published an article about seven lesser-known cybersecurity threats that everyone should know about; true, they may not be as “newsworthy” as ransomware attacks and data breaches, but they can do serious damage to your data and privacy nonetheless. Read the full article here. Here is a summary of…

12 Network Tests

12 Tests to Boost your Network Security

Michael Anderson Cybersecurity, IT Managed Services, IT Security

Network security not only protects your business’ data and systems, but makes it more efficient, organized, and profitable. Here are 12 tests you can perform to make sure your network security is as strong as it needs to be: 1. Network Layer Vulnerability Scanning: Uses a network layer Vulnerability Assessment (VA) scanner. Why use it? Vulnerability scanners identify security risks on every…

Ransomware Security

Five ways to protect your business from ransomware

Michael Anderson Cybersecurity, Disaster Recovery, IT Managed Services, IT Security

When it comes to cyberthreats, there is a lot to think about – from Trojan horses to worms. In 2017, ransomware attacks rose an astounding 250 per cent, according to AO Kaspersky Lab (2017): IT Threat Evolution Q1 2017. Ransomware is a type of malicious software that encrypts critical data on computers or mobile devices and blocks the owner from…

Ransomware

Webinar: How to protect you and your organization from ransomware

Michael Anderson Cybersecurity, Microsoft 365

How to protect you and your organization from ransomware Hosted by: Paul Shea, Business Development Manager Ransomware attacks are causing untold damage to individuals and organizations of all sizes – and they show no sign of slowing down. If you’re interested in having greater insight into ransomware and understanding how to protect you and your organization, submit the form to…

4 Ways to Protect Yourself from Ransomware

Michael Anderson Cybersecurity, IT Security

Ransomware like Cryptolocker is a growing threat in the world of IT. Most recently, a ransomware attack known as “WannaCry” infected over 200,000 victims, using a hidden backdoor in systems that were running outdated versions of Windows. These ransomware attacks encrypt your company’s valuable files and hold them hostage until a ransom is paid – usually through the form of…