IT Security Services for Small Business

Chances are, the technology you launched your business with is lacking in some way. You may need to make changes to your cyber security.

TUCU is an IT Security Services Provider in Toronto, offering IT and data security solutions for small business.

Schedule your free Discovery Call and we will help you understand what you need to protect data, control access, meet compliance, pass security screenings & grow your business.

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Small Business IT Consultants since 2003

Certification - Microsoft Cloud Partner in Toronto
TUCU is a Google Cloud Partner in Toronto
TUCU is a Certified Microsoft Small Business IT Specialist in Toronto
A plus Certified Professional Computer Technicians For IT Support in Toronto
Certified Professional Network IT Consultant in Toronto

Working With Data Security Conscious Companies

Data security conscious companies are on the rise.

More and more, we are seeing companies require their potential partners and vendors to pass Information Security Questionnaires before doing business together. Lucrative contracts are going to SME's who can demonstrate IT security systems that meet or exceed best practices outlined in these security screenings.

We will help you respond to vendor screenings and put in place the controls needed to win top tier, security conscious clients.

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Securely Managing Employees, Devices & Data

The cloud and remote work are being adopted by small and mid-sized enterprises (SME) worldwide, at an unprecedented rate. In 2020, it is estimated that 70% of SMEs will move the majority of their systems to the cloud.

These changes require secure cloud solutions for small business. You need secure methods to setup and manage remote employees, setup computers, grant or revoke access to data, and provide tech support to your team so they can work with ease & security every day. Our comprehensive cloud & IT management plans allow you to do all of that, for a flat monthly fee that fits your small business budget.

Protecting Your Business With Zero Trust Security

Today's IT Security best practices begin by assuming breach, and being prepared for that scenario. This is known as Zero Trust Security.

The Zero Trust Security framework is best practice for controlling access to company data and reducing risk of breach and data loss.  If your technology is compromised, your business goes in to a tailspin trying to recover and do damage control. That's why it's important to assess your IT security, and implement good practices to protect your company.

We will help you follow the three tenets of zero trust security which are to:

1) authenticate and authorize users connecting to company data (and reject all others)
2) only grant least privilege access to most users, and higher access to a select few
3) assume a breach and pre-emptively minimize damage and loss by having the right controls and recovery processes in place

Identity Access Management & Mobile Device Management

The first step of zero trust security is to authenticate and authorize users connecting to your company data. This includes email accounts, user accounts and devices. Azure Active Directory, Microsoft Conditional Access, and Microsoft Mobile Device Management tools are leaders in IAM and MDM for small business.  We will apply them to your business.

User Groups & Privilege

The second tenet of Zero Trust Security is to apply least privilege access.  As your IT providers, we will use Azure Active Directory and other tools, rules and permissions to help you establish User Groups that make sense for your business. Each employee will have access to folders and files you determine to be suitable, and nothing more than is needed for them to perform their job roles. Best practices protect your business.

Minimizing Risk & Loss

The final tenet of Zero Trust Security is to assume a breach and minimize damage radius and loss. When you hire our IT professionals, administrative controls are reserved only for your experienced help desk team and, for emergency purposes, the business owner or executive manager.

This limits accidental installations of malware from bad clicks, accidental deletion of system software, and common user created problems that can bring your business to a standstill.

In addition, best in class antivirus, antimalware, content filtering and threat detection tools will be put to work for your fleet of computers, servers and accounts to identify and stop threats before they reach your systems.

Controlling Sensitive Information

Every business requires data loss prevention policies and tools in varying degrees. Using Microsoft 365, we will help you set up your policies and templates so that your team doesn’t accidentally send out sensitive information such as credit card numbers or social insurance numbers. These data will be identified, stripped from the email body, and the email will be stopped from going out.

Information Protection functions within Microsoft tools allow you to control who has access to company information. You can restrict forwarding, copying or printing.

Compliance and retention tools can also be necessary for meeting compliance in your industry, and helpful in maintaining data integrity.

Ensuring Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery

Having data backup in place is a good start and sufficient for many small business.

Depending on the type and severity of the breach, one or many computers may be involved. Before you can recover data to your computers, you must first eliminate all trace of the threat, and this often means a full operating system wipe and reload, followed be re-installation of your software, then finally, data recovery to the computer. Depending on your business, this may take a few hours per computer.

If you have also have servers, they may take longer.

If your data loss is a result of fire or flood, new hardware needs to be ordered and setup, and this also takes time.

If you absolutely must have systems running within hours or a day or two, be sure to request robust Disaster Recovery Plans during your consultation call, so that your systems are built with this in mind.

Ongoing IT Management

Comprehensive IT security systems require ongoing monitoring and management. This is why we offer affordable Managed IT Services for small business. Once we have helped you remediate your IT systems to be in line with best practices, we will take over the day to day management of everything for you, and also provide unlimited help desk support to your staff, so everyone can work with ease and security, everyday.

The first step forward is to schedule your personal consultation to learn what you need to put in place for your business to improve your IT security, and to manage your technology moving forward. Call to schedule your free Discovery Call and we will gladly go over your needs with you.

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Client Testimonials

Excellent technical expertise...

"In the past, We’ve been ‘held hostage’ by techie people who talk over our heads. We clicked with TUCU from the start because they are so down to earth and more than willing to do a great job for their clients. TUCU is a professional company with a real commitment to provide excellent technical expertise and incredibly good customer service. We haven’t found this from many other providers. TUCU has been a great experience. Zoe, Adam and everyone we have dealt with had been friendly, genuine, caring, approachable and efficient."

- Jeffrey C, Lawyer, Founder

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Easy to recommend...

"We hired TUCU for an independent Network Security Audit to help us gain insight into some concerns we had. We received a thorough written recommendations report from them that helped us undertake immediate upgrades and has us thinking about our future needs. TUCU worked well with our existing IT and software providers to get the job done. Working with them was painless, and as a result, it makes it easy to recommend them to anyone looking for network security support."

-Ethan K., Director, Toronto

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Wonderful...

"We are a small business with specific needs. Adam was wonderful with offering solutions to the specific issues we had, while also making great suggestions for issues we did not foresee. The team at TUCU is friendly, and the installation of the products was flawless. We will definitely use their services again and recommend them to any small business requiring IT Services."

- Masa, Small Business Owner

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The right solution...

"After a difficult first foray into the world of cloud computing, Adam and his team got us back on track with the right solution and we've been working in perfect harmony ever since. Even though we are a small business with simple needs, tucu is quick to respond to our queries and makes feel confident that we are in good hands."

- Leanne, Marketing Director

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Very pleased...

"Adam & the TUCU team have worked with me for over 10 years. No problem is too big or too small - all work is done perfectly in a timely manner. Adam most recently did some major security upgrades for me. He then took time to ensure I understood the changes and could work to ensure the safety of my home and work systems. I am VERY pleased with the work that TUCU does and highly recommend them as a solid and reliable company for your computer needs. Fees are reasonable and worth every penny!"

- Joan F., Small Business Owner

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Highly recommend...

"Totally professional and knowledgeable. Intend to make them the “go-to” suppliers for our IT problems. Highly recommend this group."

- Craig S., Business Owner in Toronto

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