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High-profile cyber attacks and data breaches at Sony, Honda Canada and Target have raised awareness of the growing threat of cyber crime—yet surveys conducted by Symantec suggest that many small business owners are still operating under a false sense of cyber security. Don’t Equate Small with...

Beware of These COVID-19-related Cyber Scams There are always opportunists who will act quickly to exploit a major event for their own gain while threatening the safety of others. The COVID-19 pandemic is no different, with cyber criminals aiming to take advantage of the confusion, distraction...

“Phishing,” a type of cyber attack in which a hacker disguises him- or herself as a trusted source online in order to acquire sensitive information, is a common and technologically simple scam that can put your employees and business at risk. However, more resourceful criminals...

Why Remote Work Should Be Part of the New “Normal” The benefits of a remote work policy are well-documented and include reducing commuting costs, promoting work-life balance and increasing the pool of qualified job candidates. Despite this, a pre-COVID-19 pandemic survey by Epson Canada Ltd. showed...

No company, big or small, is immune to a data breach. Many small employers falsely believe they can elude the attention of a hacker, yet studies have shown the opposite is true. According to the Symantec SMB Threat Awareness Poll Global Results, 40 per cent...

The recent significant increase in employees working from home as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic brings with it an increased risk of cyber security threats. Cyber criminals are well aware that IT departments and cyber security groups are stretched thin during the pandemic, making...

The Concept of Cyber Hygiene - There must be a basic set of practices for Cyber in order to protect the health of your business. The Cyber CIC Program Series, by Olivier Bue, Vice President, The Hull Group This past July I attended the first residential session...