What Is a Cyber Security Consultant?

Cyber Security Consultant

A cyber security consultant is responsible for identifying problems, assessing and evaluating risks and implementing solutions to address risks related to a company’s computer networks and computer systems. Typically, cyber security consulting service addresses a specific need within the company or provides a fresh pair of eyes for evaluating a company’s security posture. Some common […]

Ransomware Recovery Process

Ransomware Recovery Process

In the first half of 2021, 50% of enterprises globally were attacked by ransomware cybercriminals. One reason for this uptick was the COVID-19 pandemic, which increased the number of people working remotely as workers were mandated to work from home. Despite robust security systems, attackers still bypassed some of these controls and held company data and IT […]

Ransomware Protection

Ransomware Protection

Ransomware attacks have grown dramatically, with 2020 recording a 69% upsurge in ransomware attacks from 2019. This percentage represents 791,790 ransomware complaints received, with losses of more than $4.1 billion. These numbers are alarming, and a large number of these ransomware attacks are targeted at small and medium-sized businesses. Unless you implement strong ransomware protection, your […]

Ransomware Attack

Ransomware Attack

Ransomware attack cases are on a steady rise across the globe. According to a 2021 study, 68.5% of businesseswere victims of ransomware. This marked an alarming increase from previous years, with 2021 recording the highest ransomware attacks. Ransom attacks are not going away; therefore, it’s paramount for companies to rethink their strategies around ransomware attacks. If not […]

Phishing – How to Identify it and Prevent it

Phishing Attack Concept

Since the mid-1990s, phishing techniques have been enabling cybercriminals and fraudsters to wreak havoc on and reap profits from the internet. Hit and miss or mass-market distribution and more targeted selection of victims may be employed in a phishing attack. As a result, both private individuals and corporate bodies can be vulnerable to phishing scams. […]

How a Network Security Assessment can Protect you From Cyber Attacks

User Entering Password

Every single day a business in Toronto will be the victim of a cyber attack which:  Stops the business operating for days or even weeks Steals confidential information  Deletes valuable business data Has a high cost of recovery Can put them out of business Cybercrime is now the greatest threat to the future of every […]

Phishing Email Attack and Awareness

Phishing Email

Phishing is a form of cybercrime that applies deception to steal personal or business information from unsuspecting users. Email phishing scams are the most popular tactics that attackers use to steal confidential data for harmful purposes. Furthermore, phishing emails are the leading tools that attackers use to carry out scam activities.  A recent FBI report from their […]

Vulnerability Management

Vulnerability Management

The increase in ransomware attacks and hacks have targeted small and medium-sized businesses. Bad actors are continuously looking for vulnerabilities to exploit in workstations, servers, networks and cloud infrastructures. Companies need to be vigilant to identify any potential weaknesses requiring a proactive course of action to protect your organization from attacks to keep one step […]

The Importance of Endpoint Security

endpoint security

As more companies migrate to cloud computing and employees switch to remote work, the volume of cybersecurity threats has consistently grown. This steady growth in security breaches has evolved from simple malware to sophisticated threats capable of penetrating even the most secure organizations. The result is significant financial losses. As of 2020, the average cost […]

Firewall Audit: Checklist

Firewall Security Concept

Your firewall is the first line of defence between your computer systems and public networks, so it makes sense to conduct rigorous firewall audits regularly. Furthermore, if you have an environment with firewall solutions from multiple vendors with different rules, you need a standardized checklist to fulfil your firewall configuration audit according to government regulations […]