Time to get Cyber Safe for October of 2022

There are several excellent resources available to help make sure you stay open for business and not open to a ransomware attack. With the average cost of a data breach reaching $7 million for Canadian firms according to an IBM study released in July 2022 it is becoming more important for SMOs to improve theirContinue reading “Time to get Cyber Safe for October of 2022”

How to Protect Your Business from Cyberattacks

From the Business Development Bank of Canada The BDC recommends a 4 step approach to strengthen your business cyber-defenses against attack. Especially relevant going into a long holiday weekend when attackers are specifically waiting to execute their attacks. Identify risks Create controls Establish a security culture Monitor and improve https://www.bdc.ca/en/articles-tools/blog/how-protect-your-business-from-cyberattacks

Blakes Releases Canadian Cybersecurity Trends Study for 2022

Blakes has launched its third annual Canadian Cybersecurity Trends Study. It analyzes key data points in the type and volume of cybersecurity incidents across Canada. The study also highlights some interesting observations the Blakes team made during the past year while handling numerous breaches. https://www.blakes.com/pages/2022-cybersecurity-trends-study

Introduction to Azure Database for PostgreSQL eBook

This highly useful 42 page eBook provides an overview of Azure Database for PostgreSQL and the value that it provides as a fully managed, open-source database service, including key use cases and an introduction to common application hosting environments.  It also covers the various deployment options for Azure Database for PostgreSQL and introduces the keyContinue reading “Introduction to Azure Database for PostgreSQL eBook”

Microsoft Has Released Its 2021 Digital Defense Report

Actionable insights from the Microsoft Digital Defense Report: Protect against 98% of attacks by utilizing antimalware, applying least privilege access, enabling multifactor authentication, keeping [software] versions up to date, and protecting data [with best practices using Data Loss Prevention Policies and Sensitivity Labels]. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/security/business/microsoft-digital-defense-report

October Is Cyber Security Awareness Month

Welcome to October 2021. Here we are in the last quarter of 2021 and fall is upon us. The month of October is also Cyber Security Awareness Month and there are some great resources available. The Canadian Centre for Cyber Security https://cyber.gc.ca/en/ Get Cyber Safe https://www.getcybersafe.gc.ca/en Microsoft Cyber Security Month Site https://www.microsoft.com/en-ca/sites/cyber-awareness-month/ All of theseContinue reading “October Is Cyber Security Awareness Month”


Discover All Technology Assets (D.A.T.A. – you can’t secure what you don’t know you have)             Hardware Inventory             Software Inventory             Data Inventory Compliance And Risk Evaluation (C.A.R.E. – you advise, business leadership decides) Align Security And Privacy (A.S.A.P. – part 1) Address Systems AND People (A.S.A.P. – part 2)