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Protecting Against Online Fraud - Cyber Liability
Protecting Against Online Fraud - Cyber Liability
Online fraud is becoming one of the most popular forms of fraud among cybercriminals. Learn how to protect yourself and your business from online fraud.
Common Types of Social Engineering Attacks
Common Types of Social Engineering Attacks
The ever-increasing threats of social engineering attacks require business owners to educate themselves and their employees on cyber threats. With COVID-19 leading to more and more people working from home, cybersecurity has gained even more importance.
Keep Employees Safe from Cyber Threats When Working from Home
Keep Employees Safe from Cyber Threats When Working from Home
Employees working from home opens up businesses of all sizes to more cybersecurity threats. Consider these cybersecurity measures to protect your business.
Social Media Security: 5 Risks to Your Business
Social Media Security: 5 Risks to Your Business
Social media can help organizations engage with customers and expand their reach, but using it comes with potential risks.
Mobile Security for Phones and Tablets [Tips for Employers]
Mobile Security for Phones and Tablets [Tips for Employers]
In order to protect your organization, consider these mobile device security tips for employers.
Cyber Security Attacks Increasing for Canadian Organizations
Cyber Security Attacks Increasing for Canadian Organizations
Cyber security attacks have targeted an alarming majority of Canadian companies, pointing out the importance of cyber liability insurance
8 Ways to Protect Your Identity Online [Password Rules]
8 Ways to Protect Your Identity Online [Password Rules]
Helpful strong, secure password tips for keeping your identity and data safe.
Federal Data Breach Regulations Take Effect Nov. 1, 2018
Federal Data Breach Regulations Take Effect Nov. 1, 2018
In order to avoid fines and penalties, organizations will need to understand PIPEDA and its basic requirements.
Of Every 10 Businesses in Canada, Only 4 Have Data Breach Policies in Place
Of Every 10 Businesses in Canada, Only 4 Have Data Breach Policies in Place
The goal of this survey was to learn how knowledgeable organizations are on privacy issues and requirements, understand the types of privacy policies and practices they have in place, and determine their privacy information needs.
Cryptocurrencies and What They Mean For Your Business
Cryptocurrencies and What They Mean For Your Business
Technology has added efficiency and modern conveniences to daily life. Among these conveniences, computer experts have managed to apply digital traits to new, online currencies in what is called cryptocurrencies.
Here are the highlights from Canada's 2018 Federal Budget
Here are the highlights from Canada's 2018 Federal Budget
Overall, the budget aims to narrow the deficit to $18.1 billion; however, there is no target date for a return to balance.
Top Legal Risks to Watch in 2018
Top Legal Risks to Watch in 2018
As the economy becomes increasingly complex and unpredictable, businesses continue to face serious legal risks. According to a report from Borden Ladner Gervais, this year is no exception.
Noteworthy Cyber Security News Items
Noteworthy Cyber Security News Items
Yahoo Says All Accounts Were Hacked in 2013, Equifax Cyber Security Incident, Canadian Government Hit by State-sponsored Cyber Attacks an Average of Once Per Week
Federal Government Publishes Data Breach Reporting Requirements Draft
Federal Government Publishes Data Breach Reporting Requirements Draft
The Canadian government published proposed regulations relating to the mandatory reporting of privacy breaches under Canada’s federal data protection law, the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act.
5 Tips for Applying for Cyber Insurance in Ontario
5 Tips for Applying for Cyber Insurance in Ontario
For cyber insurance in Ontario to be effective, it requires these 5 best practices when applying for cyber insurance.
3 Business Lessons from the HBO Hack
3 Business Lessons from the HBO Hack
On July 31, 2017, HBO revealed that a group of hackers had stolen 1.5 terabytes of data from the network. Following the breach, unaired episodes of “Game of Thrones,” one of HBO’s flagship shows were systematically leaking spoilers.
Canada is the Second Most Expensive Country for Data Breaches
Canada is the Second Most Expensive Country for Data Breaches
A report found that the average total cost of a data breach is approximately $5.78 million.
Why is Cyber Security Important for Businesses of All Sizes?
Why is Cyber Security Important for Businesses of All Sizes?
Cyber security importance is growing in all industries. Organizations are adopting new, more efficient technology more quickly, opening themselves up to be targets of cyber criminals.
Snapchat "SNAP MAP" Safety
Snapchat "SNAP MAP" Safety
While Snapchat is designed to be a fun photo, video, and text messaging app, a number of features - particularly the Snap Map function - pose serious safety concerns.
Cyber Insurance Explained: 6 Considerations When Buying Cyber Insurance
Cyber Insurance Explained: 6 Considerations When Buying Cyber Insurance
Get cyber insurance explained in a way that you can understand and apply to your business. The level of coverage your business needs can vary depending on your range of exposure, and it’s important to work with an experienced cyber insurance broker.
Ransomware Attack Sweeping the Globe
Ransomware Attack Sweeping the Globe
Another global cyber attack was activated Tuesday, June 27, leaving companies across Europe, Australia, and the United Stated struggling to respond.
Types of Cyber Attacks That Threaten Small Businesses
Types of Cyber Attacks That Threaten Small Businesses
Small businesses face many types of cyber attacks and could have to front $46,000 or more per event. Learn more about the common cyber attacks that threaten small businesses.
1 in 4 Internet Users Don't Know How to Respond to a Ransomware Attack
1 in 4 Internet Users Don't Know How to Respond to a Ransomware Attack
The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) recently found that 1 in 4 internet users would have no idea how to respond to a ransomware attack.
Devastating Reputational Risks for Your Business
Devastating Reputational Risks for Your Business
A strong reputation has the potential to be your largest asset, but just one crisis could irrevocably tarnish your image and ruin your business.
Employee Management to Reduce Occupational Fraud and Abuse
Employee Management to Reduce Occupational Fraud and Abuse
Learn about reducing occupational fraud within your business to help protect it from the most damaging cyber attacks.
Report Predicts Escalation of Cyber Attacks in 2017
Report Predicts Escalation of Cyber Attacks in 2017
According to a recent report, businesses can expect to see an increase in the number and severity of cyber attacks in 2017 and a large number of politically motivated cyber attacks near the end of 2016 will escalate into larger cyber attack conflicts.
88 Percent of Employees Lack Knowledge to Prevent Cyber Attacks
88 Percent of Employees Lack Knowledge to Prevent Cyber Attacks
You can prevent cyber attacks by educating your employees on the risks and common vulnerabilities of your business.
Average cost of data breach: $6.2 million - Defending your business with insurance
Average cost of data breach: $6.2 million - Defending your business with insurance
Email is an essential business communications tool, but its use can cause complications for your company. Employees often misuse company email accounts for personal matters, potentially landing them and their employers in hot water.
Global Spending on the Internet of Things May Reach $1.29 Trillion by 2020
Global Spending on the Internet of Things May Reach $1.29 Trillion by 2020
Today, there are more digitally connected devices than there are people on the planet. These immense networks are capable of supporting an array of applications - from the mundane to the sophisticated - and can help propel economic opportunities. This vast interconnected system of devices, vehicles, and even buildings are all part of the Internet of Things (IoT) - and more and more businesses are investing in it.
The Biggest Cyber Security Disasters of 2017
The Biggest Cyber Security Disasters of 2017
2017 was not without its share of cyber security incidents—incidents that impacted companies of all sizes and affected multiple industries. The following are some of the biggest cyber security disasters of 2017.
Criminals Hijacked 100,000 Devices in DYN Cyber Attack
Criminals Hijacked 100,000 Devices in DYN Cyber Attack
Recently, Dynamic Network Services Inc. (Dyn) - a cloud-based internet performance management (IPM) company in the United States - had its server infrastructure compromised following distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. How the attacked worked and key takeaways.