Office 365 add-ons that boost productivity

Microsoft’s Office 365 has made everyday business operations more efficient with programs like Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote, and Outlook. As if that’s not enough, it also offers these add-ons that streamline users’ workflow. #1. Teams Teams is ideal for organizations that collaborate frequently. It’s an instant messaging and document-sharing platform which seamlessly integrates with Office […]

Here are 6 Firefox features you should be using

Firefox is one of the most versatile web browsers today and its potential uses only grow with each new version. Not only is it great for casual browsing, but it also has a selection of tools that are valuable in business. Here are some of the functions you should be using in Firefox: Firefox’s secret […]

Cloud hosting for business continuity

Unforeseen disasters can strike at any time, and when they do, your business could come to a grinding halt. Having a business continuity plan could prevent this from happening by securing your valuable business data at another location. But all too often, data backup can be too complicated for the average IT personnel to manage. […]

Toronto based LifeLabs paid ransom to recover hijacked files

Toronto based medical test provider LifeLabs says it paid a ransom to retrieve hijacked data, after personal information of approximately 15 million customers was breached in a cyberattack on the company’s computers.

The medical testing company said in a statement on Tuesday that cyber criminals may have accessed the personal information of over 15 million customers, mostly in B.C. and Ontario, including “name, address, email, login, passwords, date of birth, health card number and lab test results” sometime in late October.

This malware can easily slip through Windows 10 security

Sophos researchers are warning Windows 10 users about a new type of malware that can disable and bypass computers’ security software. Known as Snatch, this ransomware is comprised of a collection of tools, including a separate data stealer. Designed to target businesses, this ransomware forces your Windows PC to reboot in Safe Mode to prevent […]

Security audits: Data integrity’s last line of defense

Businesses should take every precaution when it comes to data and network protection. Leverage the capabilities of a competent IT partner by augmenting their round-the-clock oversight and regularly update protocols with timely security audits. Auditing and the security strategy Audits are necessary to maintain system integrity and uphold quality. These system checks help identify security […]

Things to consider when buying a Wi-Fi router

A strong network enables your business to surf the web and access cloud productivity apps. Behind these networks are Wi-Fi routers that keep your devices connected to the internet. While there are many more components involved in setting up a strong network, your choice of router can make a huge difference. Here are some tips […]

Denial-of-service attacks on VoIP systems

When most of us think of cyberthreats, we think of viruses, Trojans, and ransomware. Unfortunately, those aren’t the only ones to look out for. One of the biggest threats to Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) systems are denial-of-service (DoS) attacks, so if you have a VoIP system, you better read on. Denial-of-service attacks The end […]

Protect your business data in the cloud

Though touted for its increased security, the cloud isn’t 100% safe from data breaches. A small- and medium-sized business has to be proactive with data security, even in the cloud, or it risks costs tied to lost business, damaged reputation, and regulatory fines. Make sure you’re securing your business data in the cloud with the […]