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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Internal Data Security – 5 Areas To Improve Small Business Cyber Security

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Usually when people discuss network security and potential threats, they are talking about external threats. A hooded figure behind a keyboard may not be the most likely culprit out there. Perpetrators can be on your own payroll. While news of large companies being breached pop up regularly, the importance of internal data security for small…

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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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Your Cloud Storage Is Not Cloud Backup – Why You May Need Both

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As small business IT Consultants in Toronto, we take a lot of calls from small business owners looking for the right IT solutions to meet their needs. One common misconception is around cloud storage versus cloud backup. If your business is using OneDrive, Google Drive or Dropbox storage, you may have a false sense of…

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Cloud Based vs In House Servers For Small Business

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There are two primary options for hosting data for businesses: in-house servers and cloud-based servers. Which option is right for your company? The answer to this question will be different for everyone and should be dependent on several factors. For example, do you have one office or several? What size is your business? Do you…

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How To Identify Phishing Emails – Tips For Small Business Teams

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The internet is a bit like the wild west, except instead of train and bank robbers we now have hackers who attempt to steal your information. The most popular way for these attackers to get control of your systems and companies’ information is through a method called “phishing”. These emails are designed to trick the…

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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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Ransomware Statistics In Canada – 2017 to 2018 Update

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Canadian Ransomware Statistics Update Cybercrime is still going strong, and small business owners are suffering. Ransomware, created in 2013, is a new favourite among cybercriminals. This malicious software is designed to block access to a computer system, denying access to data until a sum of money is paid. For small business owners, it is not…

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Encrypted Email in Office 365 – How It Works and Who Needs It

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Sending an email is like sending a letter through Canada Post, without an envelope. It can be easily intercepted and read. For this reason, sensitive information should never be sent via regular email.  If you work with sensitive client info information, consider the encrypted email in Office 365 feature. Email encryption is concealing information in…

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