Cybersecurity in the evolving cyber threat landscape: Five of the latest trends and predictions

It’s a fact that organizations are increasingly relying on the Internet for daily activities. This combined with the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the shift to remote work following public health physical distancing guidelines. As we’re gearing up for the second quarter of 2021, still not out of the woods with the COVID-19 pandemic, we take … Read more

Remote Work Challenges: Failure to implement, regulate or adhere to security policies

Remote work presents unique information security challenges since remote work environments don’t usually have the same or comparable safeguards to the office. When employees are at the office, they are working behind layers of preventive security controls. While not perfect, it is harder to make a security mistake while at the office. However, when devices … Read more

UNDER PRESSURE: Rethinking cybersecurity for the new normal

Whether you consider COVID-19 as a forced shift in the way organizations operate or merely an event that has accelerated a trend that was already underway, it’s clear that remote work will be with us for the foreseeable future. As a result, businesses are rapidly embracing cloud and automation technologies to facilitate increased levels of … Read more

Remote Work Challenges: IT and cybersecurity risks

According to SHRM’s COVID-19 Business Index, almost three-quarters of US employees are currently working from home and globally, 25 to 30% of the workforce are estimated to continue working from home by the end of 2021 and post-COVID-19 according to Global Workplace Analytics. In fact, according to Gallup Research, more than half of the office … Read more

3 Best practices for remote workers to counter cybersecurity challenges

The COVID-19 pandemic rapidly turned remote work from a novel concept to a necessity to ensure business continuity. Big business including tech companies such as Twitter, Google, Apple and Amazon either encourage or made it mandatory for employees to work from home. However, it’s not only tech companies that took the plunge, almost 46% of … Read more

Five Types of Phishing Attacks that Reel in Victims

Phishing attacks are becoming progressively clever and easy to launch. The convenience of phishing kits available to purchase on the dark web renders it easy for cybercriminals, even with minimal technical skills, to launch phishing campaigns. The emails used to execute the phishing attacks are also carefully crafted to avoid suspicion to ensure victims open … Read more

Cybercrime in Canada – Worst Threats Faced by Canadian Business Owners

According to Scalar Decisions Inc.’s 2019 study on Canadian organizations’ cyber resilience, independently conducted by IDC Canada, “[o]ne hundred per cent of Canadian organizations experienced a cyber-attack last year, suffering an average of 12.5 breaches per year”.  The study further indicates that the average cost “per organization of responding to, and recovering from, cyber security … Read more