MNP named to CRN MSP 500 list in Managed Security 100 Category

MNP Recognized for Excellence in Managed IT Services Mississauga, ON February 14, 2017 – MNP announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named MNP to its 2017 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Managed Security 100 category. This annual list recognizes North American solution providers with cutting-edge approaches to delivering managed services. Their offerings help companies navigate the complex and ever-changing landscape of IT, improve operational efficiencies, and maximize their return on IT investments. In today’s fast-paced business environments, MSPs play an important role in helping companies leverage new technologies without straining their budgets…

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NCI Merges with MNP LLP

  NCI is pleased to announce we have merged with MNP, one of the largest National accounting and business consulting firms in Canada, effective April 1, 2016 Cybersecurity is more than a technology issue, it’s a critical business risk and one of the leading and growing business threats in the world. While MNP wanted to enhance their services in cybersecurity for their clients, NCI was looking to expand our service capability across the country, while offering other specialty consulting and risk services to our valued clients.  It’s truly a win-win situation for both our firms and the clients we serve.…

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MNP Expands Cybersecurity Services by Merging in NCI, a Leading Cybersecurity Firm

(article en français à suivre) Enhanced Cybersecurity Solutions to Benefit Marketplace TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2016, CALGARY, AB – MNP LLP, one of Canada’s largest national accounting and business consulting firms, announced today that NCI, a cybersecurity services and solutions firm, will join MNP effective April 1, 2016. “Cybersecurity is more than a technology issue, it’s a critical business risk and one of the leading and growing business threats in the world,” said Jason Tuffs, CEO, MNP. “As a firm, we wanted to enhance our services in cybersecurity for our clients and merging in a full-service cybersecurity firm of leading experts…

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Exciting News!! NCI is Merging with MNP

  We are very excited to share the news that we will merge with MNP LLP, one of the largest national accounting and business consulting firms across Canada, April 1, 2016. MNP has over 80 offices across the country, with several in Ontario, including Mississauga, Ottawa, Thunder Bay, Toronto, as well as in Montreal. MNP has a growing Technology Risk Services practice and was looking for a like-minded firm to build on their strategic plans for growth in offering Cybersecurity Services and solutions. At the same time, we were looking to expand our service capability across the country, while offering…

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What DO executives care about in cybersecurity?

  Sometimes I spend time on the Twitterverse watching what is bouncing around in the echo chamber. Occasionally something builds up some feedback and catches my ear. Recently I saw some posts from a particular tweep (who shall remain nameless) and he was on about “when was the last time you spoke to your executives about security?” and “do your executives understand the business aspects of security?” He was posing questions but were light on answers, I suppose because he wanted you to contact his company and get some of those answers. That’s his prerogative, but myself, I prefer to…

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Do Consumers Really Bail On Breached Merchants

  There was a recent blog post on the PCI Guru blog, but it was a bit off the beaten path since it had seemingly nothing to do with PCI compliance; at least not directly. Dr. Brandon Williams decided to investigate if customers leave after a retailer suffers a breach. Did you stop shopping at Winners after their breach? For how long? There are a number of interesting tidbits in the final report. But in general most customers come back after about six months. Breaches do not seem to create an incentive to leave a retailer permanently. This research may…

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CATA Cyber Security Benchmark Survey

  CATA Alliance has released a Cyber Security Benchmark Survey. CATA is a strong supporter of improving Cyber Security across Canada, and with the results  from this survey will work towards helping organizations achieve a better grasp on Cyber Security The Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATAAlliance) is Canada’s One Voice for Innovation Lobby Group, crowd sourcing ideas and guidance from thousands of opt in members in moderated social networks in Canada and key global markets. CATA is the foundation for commercialization, market research, networking, events, access to other associations, and professional development, across the nation. Learn more about CATA Please take…

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November Update

  November was a busy month here at NCI. Along with daily business, we also had a few initiatives we were supporting. Here’s a quick update: On November 19th our CEO Danny Timmins spent a cold and damp night sleeping on the streets of Toronto in support of the Covenant House. Every year Covenant House hosts a Sleep Out for Executives in Support of the Homeless Youth in Toronto. This year they raised over $1 million. To learn more about the Sleep Out or Covenant House please visit http://www.covenanthousetoronto.ca/homeless-youth/Sleep-Out-Executive-Edition Throughout the entire month of November, NCI hosted a Holiday Wishes…

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Cyber Attack of VTech Exposes Millions of Parents and Children

  Ranking as one of the largest data breaches of the year and one of the first to target children, VTech has confirmed (via an FAQ about their data breach(3)) that on November 14, an unauthorized party accessed data on their Learning Lodge app store customer database and Kid Connect servers. In total over 4.8 million customer (parent) and 6.3 million child profiles have been compromised. The database stores information such as names, email addresses, passwords, password reset questions and answers, IP addresses, mailing addresses, child profiles (names, age, genders, and birthdates) and the download history for an account(2). Credit…

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NCI hosting 2015 Holiday Wishes Drive

  We are excited to be hosting our second  Holiday Wishes Donations Drive for the Peel Children’s Aid Foundation.  NCI hosted one last year and it was a great success. Even some of the little ones at home wanted to participate and gather toys! Peel Children’s Aid Foundation is a non-profit organization to help children that are living in poverty, and in neglected or abusive situations. Peel Kids offers a variety of services for children of all ages, including food donations, clothing and several programs to educate and provide counselling/support. For more information please click here http://peelkidsfoundation.ca/index.aspx Our Holiday Wishes Drive has…

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