Rise in Data Threats Adds to Coronavirus Crisis
Rise in Data Threats Adds to Coronavirus Crisis

22 April 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to challenge countries all over the world, data is playing an important role in the fight but is also under heightened risk from threats to cybersecurity and data safety.

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How the Grinch Stole Your Data: Holiday Shopping Do's & Don'ts
How the Grinch Stole Your Data: Holiday Shopping Do's & Don'ts

5 December 2019

The popular Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping season trends are online but with all the deals come cybersecurity threats. Read about the current shopping landscape in Canada and the U.S. and our tips to protect your data during the holidays.

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Art Exhibit Focuses on E-Waste Data Dangers
Art Exhibit Focuses on E-Waste Data Dangers

6 June 2018

A duo of artists known as KairUs curious about private data breaches and e-waste created an exhibition of artworks entitled “Forensic Fantasies”. Highlighting some key issues and effects related to e-waste dumps in places like Ghana, a topic we’ve covered before, they look at some interesting intersections of technology, the environment, and society.

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International Data Privacy Day: Strong, Sensitive, Secure
International Data Privacy Day: Strong, Sensitive, Secure

25 January 2018

While the majority of North Americans were asking Santa for new tech, we were busy building a contingency plan to protect our existing devices. In December, we were all wishing for things. In January, it’s time to take action to protect our technology and sensitive data from prying eyes, ears, and keyboards.

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6 Practical and Essential Data Safety Items to Put on Your Wishlist (And Check Twice)
6 Practical and Essential Data Safety Items to Put on Your Wishlist (And Check Twice)

20 December 2017

Our tech support and data recovery specialists have assembled a practical wish list for your cyber safety, so you can have the most wonderful time all year, every year (approved by The Big Guy, himself).

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The Gift That Keeps on Giving: 5 Critical Changes to Cybersecurity Policy
The Gift That Keeps on Giving: 5 Critical Changes to Cybersecurity Policy

29 November 2017

2017 has been a particularly bad year for data debacles and cybersecurity breaches. Fortunately, federal and state governments, and companies—large and small—recognize that lasting, legislative change is required to prevent future cyber attacks and protect everyone’s data.

As we enter the season of giving, here’s what governments and businesses are offering to remedy past mistakes. The gift that keeps on giving? Progress in the form of policy change.

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October: National Cybersecurity Awareness Month
October: National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

24 October 2017

Self-driving cars. Artificial intelligence. Smart home technology. Voice-activated home assistants. Virtual reality. The stuff of popular science fiction is no longer fiction. The future isn’t ahead; it’s already here.

Once again, it’s National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM).

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Equifax: Zero Credit for Poor Handling of Massive Data Breach
Equifax: Zero Credit for Poor Handling of Massive Data Breach

26 September 2017

“Based on the information provided, we believe that your personal information may have been impacted by this incident.”

Sound familiar? You and 143 million other people in the United States, the UK, and Canada.That’s right – Americans weren’t the only ones affected by the massive Equifax data breach.

It’s been quite a year for data breaches (many a result of escalating and evolving ransomware), but this situation was largely precipitated by Equifax’s negligence. Companies who feel they are taking extensive preventative measures can always do more. Being on the defense is not the same as mounting an offense.

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Amazon Goes Grocery Shopping, Buys Whole Foods
Amazon Goes Grocery Shopping, Buys Whole Foods

23 June 2017

More and more, businesses are looking for ways to blend brick-and-mortar stores with online services. The company that rules the online marketplace? Amazon. But Bezos is branching out.

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Loves Me, Loves Me Not: 4 Sweetheart Scams to Avoid This Valentine’s Day
Loves Me, Loves Me Not: 4 Sweetheart Scams to Avoid This Valentine’s Day

13 February 2017

With Data Privacy Day and Safer Internet Day behind us and Valentine’s Day just ahead, it’s time to take what we learned and apply it.

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How the Grinch Stole Your Data

19 December 2016

How the Grinch Stole Your Data

E very human in Townsville stored data a lot…

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October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month
October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

19 October 2016

“In 2016, there have been 454 data breaches with nearly 12.7 million records exposed.”

If this statistic doesn’t scare you, it should.

October is dominated by Halloween: pumpkin carving, cider drinking, costume searching, candy eating, and Trick-or-Treating. Most people don’t realize that October is shared by another important event: National Cybersecurity Awareness Month.

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