Security

A Brief Review of Various Cybercrime Statistics

A Brief Review of Various Cybercrime Statistics

Each and every business should be prioritizing their cybersecurity, as hacking is as popular and ever and some of the worst malware in history is currently spreading. To really drive this point home, we’ve put together some telling cybercrime statistics that clearly demonstrate the damage that cybercrime can wreak. (more…)

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Be Mindful of Your Internal IT Security

Be Mindful of Your Internal IT Security

  • By Rafiq Masri
  • February 22, 2021
  • Business

With all the threats covered in mass media nowadays, it can be too simple to get the mistaken impression that the biggest threats to your business are all external. We’re telling you right now that plenty of vulnerabilities first come from inside your business, both creating significant dangers independently and simplifying the job for external threats as well. Let’s go...

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How Can the Zoombombing Issue be Solved?

How Can the Zoombombing Issue be Solved?

  • By Rafiq Masri
  • February 19, 2021
  • Security

Conferencing has played a crucial role for businesses, and never more than in the past year. Unfortunately, this has presented the opportunity for trolls to join in these remote collaboration efforts, interrupting them with inflammatory and vulgar content. Labelled “Zoombombing”, these attacks have led to the implementation of numerous privacy protections and countermeasures… but the question remains: how effectively do...

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Are Apple Computers Really More Secure?

Are Apple Computers Really More Secure?

For the better part of four decades, Apple has bragged that not only are their devices more secure than PCs, hackers don’t bother building threats specifically for their operating systems because their security is so superior. For this reason, Apple has routinely refused advances from law enforcement to share workarounds so that police can get into phones. Apple’s rationale for...

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How to Resolve the Most Prevalent Security Threat to Your Business

How to Resolve the Most Prevalent Security Threat to Your Business

  • By Rafiq Masri
  • January 1, 2021
  • Security

If I were to ask you what you believed was the biggest potential threat to your business’ future, what would your answer be? The correct answer for most is the risk that an employee might let in a threat—intentionally or not. Let’s investigate how this might happen, and what you need to do to stop it. (more…)

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We All Just Saw the Largest Cyberattack Ever - Here’s What You Should Know

We All Just Saw the Largest Cyberattack Ever – Here’s What You Should Know

  • By Rafiq Masri
  • December 30, 2020
  • Alerts

Based on how the rest of the year has gone, it should come as no surprise that 2020 has come to an end with the news that the United States was targeted in the largest cyberespionage attack ever. Let’s go into what this attack signifies, and what we should all take away from it. (more…)

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Five Steps to Better Basic Cybersecurity

Five Steps to Better Basic Cybersecurity

  • By Rafiq Masri
  • December 27, 2020
  • Alerts

Cybersecurity needs to be one of any business’ primary considerations. More than it ever has been before, cybersecurity is one of the biggest day-to-day issues that a business needs to deal with; and, this need is only exacerbated by the shortage of cybersecurity talent and loyalty to outdated security strategies have put many businesses in an unenviable, and vulnerable, position....

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IT Hard: A Reimagined Christmas Story

IT Hard: A Reimagined Christmas Story

During this time of year, many people like to sit back and reminisce upon favorite stories from the past. We figured we’d join in the fun by reimagining what many argue to be a holiday classic: Die Hard. Let’s take a few moments to consider how the story might play out if the action were to take place today… (more…)

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Understanding VPN and How One Helps Your Business

Understanding VPN and How One Helps Your Business

With remote work remaining a popular option embraced by many businesses nowadays, it is more important than ever that security is prioritized amongst the employees now operating outside of the office. One facet of doing so is to implement a virtual private network, or a VPN. Let’s go over what a VPN is, and how it works to protect your...

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Cybersecurity Lessons to be Learned From a Spotify Hack

Cybersecurity Lessons to be Learned From a Spotify Hack

  • By Rafiq Masri
  • December 11, 2020
  • Security

We will often keep an eye on current events to find practical examples to use as evidence in support of our recommended best practices, but a relatively recent Spotify hack has given us a special opportunity. We now have the opportunity to use this one story to reinforce not one, but two such practices. Let’s dive in, shall we? (more…)

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