What Can You Do To Protect Yourself From Spyware, Malware And Ransomware?

Companies and consumers continue to be under threat when operating online. While the vast majority of websites are designed for safe and practical use, some online users have found that their computers can be quickly infected with spyware, malware and ransomware. These infections can not only slow down an operating system, but also leave the user’s data vulnerable to hacking attempts from around the globe. It’s important to take steps to protect yourself in this type of challenging online environment, so within this post we’ll look at what you can do to protect yourself against malware, ransomware, and spyware. Harness…

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What You Need To Know About DDOS Attacks

The latest data shows that DDOS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks grew in numbers by over 132% in the last year. It’s a style of attack that involves bombarding an organization’s web presence or filling their connection to the Internet with large amounts of traffic, causing the site to become unavailable. These attacks are difficult to block, but companies that understand DDOS attacks and the potential protective measures to prevent them have a better chance of securing their websites over the long-term. In this article, we’ll highlight everything you need to know about these attacks. Large Bandwidth Levels Offer Security…

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Preventing Key Management Challenges In Cloud Security

Cloud computing now allows growing companies to consolidate the data infrastructure and use online systems of storage that can be monitored and protected at a lower cost than tangible storage areas. However in this era of cloud computing, a number of challenges are preventing companies from achieving optimal data security. Within this article, we’ll focus on how to prevent key management challenges in cloud security. The Leading Key Management Issues Companies operating within the cloud often find they experience a number of issues managing their encryption keys and determining who has access to their cloud data at any one particular…

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How Do You Recognize And Prevent Identity Theft?

Each year, thousands of Canadians fall victim to online identity theft. This common issue can have lasting consequences on the financial and personal lives of those involved and so it’s imperative to learn the techniques and tools that can help prevent a potential identity theft event from taking place. Within this article, we’ll outline how to recognize and prevent identity theft. Learn to Recognize the Signs Identity theft can occur in numerous ways, but one of the first steps to preventing significant damage is to recognize when identity theft has taken place. The following are all signs that a person’s…

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3 Tips To Protect Your Payments During Online Purchases

Whether on your desktop, laptop, smartphone, tablet or phablet, you can easily make online purchases for products and services via the Web. More and more people are feeling comfortable about paying for things online. One reason for this is that many popular brick-and-mortar stores have online storefronts that are available 24 hours a day and seven days a week, which is appealing to shoppers in search of convenient shopping on their terms. Even so, you still need to be careful when it comes to online shopping since cyber criminals are ever on the prowl for unsuspecting shoppers to victimize. But…

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NCI Platinum Sponsor at the National Policing Cybercrime Summit

  We are very excited to announce that NCI is participating at National Policing Cybercrime Summit on October 19 and 20th, 2015 Agenda Over two dozen Canadian and International cybercrime experts will lead the discussion for the National Policing Cybercrime Summit (NPCS), and over 100 law enforcement specialists are anticipated to attend! This is a must attend conference that represents the single-largest representation of cybercrime authorities of its kind in Canada and is projected to be a foundational event for sharing tools, best practices, and future collaboration for addressing the pervasive impacts of cybercrime in its various forms. Leading up to…

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NCI 9th Annual Security Summit and Golf Tournament Highlights

  Thursday, September 10th 2015 was the day of our Annual Security Summit and Golf Tournament. The day started off sunny and warm – thank goodness because crossed fingers hoping for no rain were starting to get sore- and continued on that way. Those of you who have known NCI for a while, will most likely know what the Annual Security Summit and Golf Tournament is all about. Each year we host this event, with the support of our partners, to bring you the latest CyberSecurity updates/trends/best practices.  The morning session is filled with presentations by NCI and its partners,…

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NCI Ranks No. 488 on the 2015 PROFIT 500

                                    NCI Ranks No. 488 on the 2015 PROFIT 500   –PROFIT magazine unveils 27th annual list of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies–   Mississauga, ON (September 17, 2015) Canadian Business and PROFIT today ranked NCI No. 488 on the 27th annual PROFIT 500, the definitive ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies. Published in the October issue of Canadian Business and at PROFITguide.com, the PROFIT 500 ranks Canadian businesses by their five-year revenue growth.   “The PROFIT 500 represent the highest tier of entrepreneurialism in Canada,” says…

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3 Reasons You Need To Teach Your Employees About Information Security

When it comes to information security awareness, the truth of the matter is that employees tend to be the weakest link in the proverbial chain – but they can also become your biggest strength and advocate for improving overall security. When we talk about educating employees It’s not only end-users that need training, but also information technology and information security personnel to perform skills assessment and identify gaps in their knowledge. Whether it involves using work-issued mobile devices to access unsecured wireless hot spots or clicking on malware-infecting links, workers don’t always do the right thing, and it’s up to…

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10 Safest Methods to Shop Online

Shopping online has become safer than ever. With a provided level of convenience that you can’t get anywhere else, it’s not only a popular way to shop, but it has quickly become the method of choice for a majority of North American consumers over the last decade. However, even with ever-improving safety features being offered to digital shoppers, it’s still important that you remain cautious when making transactions online! Offering the wrong types of information could become detrimental to your privacy, your safety, and your bank account. Protecting your credit card and personal information is surprisingly quite easy, and with…

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