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Cyber Crime Prevention For Small Business Budgets

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When hackers breach the security of corporations it makes headlines. When they hit small to medium sized businesses (SMB’s), you rarely hear about it. Very few people are aware that SMB’s are targeted by cyber criminals. Here we cover the current threat landscape, and cyber crime prevention for small business budgets. According to Verizon’s 2013…

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BYOD For Small Business – Balancing Risk and Mobility

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Most employees no longer believe an office presence is necessary for a productive day’s work. Some reports support the idea that greater focus and productivity can come from employees working from home. Other reports support the idea that teams function best when physically present together. Most certainly, since broadband access became widespread, and as mobile…

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The Limitations Of Antivirus – A Small Business Owner’s Guide

It’s easy to assume it won’t happen to you, until it does. Cyber criminals are targeting small businesses in a big way – and the consequences can be shocking. To protect your sensitive data and prevent security issues, our team at TUCU present this free guide to malware and viruses so that you can understand…

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Password Policy Guidelines For Small Business

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A password is a personal identifier and a key. A single password can unlock access to your network and your company data. Every password should be created and managed with that in mind. This article offers up to date password research and password policy guidelines for small business owners to action to improve data security.…

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Guide To Internet Speed and Business WiFi Solutions in Toronto

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In this day and age, internet access, WiFi and connectivity are critical to business.  If you want to succeed, your business needs reliable technology, and your team needs reliable access to it.  For the small business owner, it can be challenging to know and understand relevant tech terminology, internet speeds, the various components of a…

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Building A Zero Trust Network For Small Business with Microsoft 365

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In the era of total connectivity, companies who follow the old ways of doing network security are running great risks. It’s important to understand the Zero Trust Network for small business, why this is the new networking standard for IT security, and how to get started with Microsoft 365. A networked world offers cyber attackers…

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Are Managed IT Services Right For You? A Few Things to Consider

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How do you get a small business to recognize the value of managed IT services? In the start-up environment, we encounter many personality types. There is a reason people become entrepreneurs or C-level execs. When we meet the owners or decision makers at smaller companies and organizations, we can tell right away why they’re where…

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How Data Losses Happen – How To Prevent Them

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We recently worked with a small business owner who doesn’t have any data back up in place. Their files are stored on an external hard drive which they back up to every so often. Even if they had a central file storage device like a NAS, with mirrored drives, each housing the full data backup…

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The Impact Of Network Downtime In A Small Business

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Many SMB owners think IT downtime only costs them a few productive hours, but there’s a lot more at stake when your systems go down. Avoid these headaches with a strong network setup, and ongoing network management services from a local IT support company. Here’s what’s really at stake: client trust and confidence in you…

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Can You Afford To Skip Disaster Planning For Your SMB?

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Small business data backup is an absolute must. And yet, according to Symantec SMB, 50% of SMBs report they have no data backup and no disaster recovery plan in place. 41% of those surveyed confessed that they had not spent any time thinking about or putting in place any disaster planning or business continuity plan.…

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Data Leaks, Digital Privacy Act & Your Small Business

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There have been significant changes to Canada’s Digital Privacy Act, which are being enforced as of Nov 1, 2018, yet many small business owners are not informed on their responsibility in managing customer information. PIPEDA broadly defines “personal information” as “information about an identifiable individual.” It can be a clients age, financial information or a…

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