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Many companies reach a point of inflection: to have an in-house IT department, or to engage an IT managed service provider? This can be a difficult decision to grapple with as companies want to ensure a high level of personalized service, as well as technical innovation and efficiency, without breaking the bank. Here are 10 reasons why you should think about hiring an IT managed service...

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Everything to know about ransomware to keep your company afloat. It can be simple for malware to attack a computer network and take data hostage with a fee required for its release. The University of Calgary experienced a ransomware cybersecurity attack on its computer systems which resulted in $20,000 paid to the hackers. In another case, a cyberattack left the Alberta Energy Regulator offline for two...

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That firewall won’t be helpful if employees are tricked into clicking on a malicious link that arrived in their inbox from a seemingly legitimate source. Here’s what you need to know to protect your organization from social engineering. Social engineering takes advantage of human behaviour in order to pull off a scam. This could be by gaining access to a building by pretending to have left...

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Take this cybersecurity quiz to find out if you’re a cybersecurity hazard, rookie or master. With human actions and error being the main cause of cybersecurity breaches in organizations, it’s important to ensure you and your coworkers know what to do to guarantee cyber attacks don’t happen in the first place. Staying current on the most common cyber threats is crucial. This ensures knowledge and...

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Ransomware is an epidemic. And with the average cost per attack to businesses being $133,000 last year, it’s a significant risk to not prepare for it. This cost includes ransom demands, downtime, manpower, device and networks costs, and lost opportunities and productivity. Our backup and business continuity partner, Datto, surveyed 1700+ IT professionals who deal with ransomware attacks every day. Here’s what they learned. 1.An estimated 5%...

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