Ransomware is the greatest security threat to Canadian small businesses in the current IT landscape. According to the Canadian Cyber Incident Response Centre (CCIRC), consequences of ransomware include: Temporary or permanent loss of sensitive or proprietary information; Disruption to regular operations; Financial losses incurred to restore systems and files; and Potential harm to an organization’s reputation The current […]
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Four Common Business-Destroying IT Security Mistakes
When there is talk about IT security and data breaches, people imagine shady criminals in a darkened room, in some far away land, working to infiltrate governments or large corporations. There is also a common misconception that the only targets for hackers and thieves are large businesses. Why would anyone bother with the local landscaper […]
Recovering deleted photos from a Mac or PC: is there hope?
Imagine the following scenario: you’re a photographer editing some pictures for a client. You’re working off of an external hard drive, and because of a memory lapse, you overwrote the memory card that had the originals. Now, the only copy you have is the one on the external hard drive. No big deal, the hard […]