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Case Study: Cryptolocker Outbreak

The Client

Our client is a electrical utility in Ontario.

The Challenge

Using her corporate laptop, an employee visited a website that had been infected with the Cryptolocker Virus. Cryptolocker is a virus that is used to extort a ransom from victims, infecting the host computer and encrypting all of it’s files, rendering them unusable and unreadable.

Cybercriminals Are Plotting To Hack Your Network RIGHT NOW…. What Can You Do To Prevent It?

Did you know that small businesses are more likely to be targeted by cybercriminals than any other business or organization? It’s true! While we hear about major breaches on the news, we don’t get to hear the stories of the businesses that struggle with hacking attempts and cyber-attacks successfully, or are barely hanging on by a thread.

FREE Report: The 7 Most Critical IT Security Protections Every Business Must Have In Place Now To Protect Themselves From Cybercrime, Data Breaches and Hacker Attacks

Eighty-two thousand NEW malware threats are being released every day, and businesses (and their bank accounts) are the #1 target.

To make matters worse, a data breach exposing client or patient information can quickly escalate into serious damage to reputation, fines, civil lawsuits and costly litigation.

The End of Windows 7

If you’re one of the estimated 40% of businesses still on the outdated Windows 7 platform, consider this your wake-up call: time is nearly up for your favourite operating system.

The clock’s been ticking on Windows 7 ever since Microsoft ended mainstream support back in 2015, and its time will soon be up.

Top Ways To Protect Your Business From The #1 Security Threat You Face

Today, cybercrime is more than a potential threat facing your business. It’s an unavoidable force of nature.

“It’s just like preparing for hurricanes, earthquakes or any type of natural or man-made disaster that could create business continuity issues,” says Theresa Payton, the Fortalice Solutions CEO and former White House CIO, in an interview with Cybercrime Magazine.

How to take advantage of your VoIP data

May 17th, 2019 VoIP

You hear a lot about big data nowadays, but not in connection with small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). To compete with the big guys, SMBs need Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) to get better access to customer data. Read on for the best ways to leverage your VoIP data to serve clients. Time/Date data The […]

The perfect Office 365 plan for your business

With its state-of-the-art tools and features, Office 365 helps businesses manage data, share files, and improve team collaboration. You might be thinking of using this tool to improve your operations, but with the different Office 365 plans available on the market, how can you make sure that you’ll get your money’s worth? This article will […]

4 ways to boost staff efficiency

Technology enables businesses to work remotely, collaborate more efficiently, and manage their time more effectively. But to achieve these benefits, you need to implement technologies that align with your business’s needs. Here are some things to consider. Change office communication To increase efficiency, set up instant messaging software such as Slack or Microsoft Teams. This […]

What are 2-step and 2-factor authentication?

In the digital age, cybersecurity should be one of the top priorities for anyone who goes online. One way is to vet those who are trying to access your systems. But when it comes to verifying users’ identity, many are unaware of the two kinds of authentication measures available. Read on to know the differences […]