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Securing your Organization’s Network amid COVID-19

COVID-19 has shaken up the way that we work. In a study conducted by Statistics Canada, it was found that in the 2nd week of April 2020, 5 million employed Canadians worked mostly from home. This is significantly more compared to the 1.7 million that was recorded previously in 2008. The shift to remote work…
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Covid 19 Has Increased Exploitation Of These Vulnerabilities

Insecure Remote Desktop Connections Remote Desktop Connections, or Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) is a Microsoft proprietary feature that allows for one computer to remotely control another computer over the internet. It is a useful feature for IT administrators who need to diagnose and troubleshoot issues remotely. However, a unsecured or misconfigured RDP connection can be…
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Remote Connections Can Become Security Vulnerabilities. How Can You Protect Your Network?

What are the dangers of remote connections? Remote work, which relies on establishing a secure connection between an employee’s home computer and the company network, can become a security vulnerability if left without any security measures. The security risks associated with remote work are not limited to cyberattackers that are trying to access your network…
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Unnamed Canadian Insurance Company Suffers $1M USD Ransomware Attack

On October 8th 2019, an unnamed Canadian insurance company paid a total of 950 000 USD to a ransomware cyberattacker. The attacker was able to infect 20 servers and around 1000 employee computers in the attack, encrypting data on the systems behind a ransomwall, demanding payment of 109.25 bitcoins for the safe release of the…
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Newly Discovered Vulnerabilities Raise Concern over Security of VPN

VPNs, or Virtual Private Networks, is a secure connection between computers over the internet. It allows for data to be transferred among computers in a more secure environment than over a public network. Alex Seymour, a cybersecurity researcher at Immersive Labs, recently discovered two new VPN vulnerabilities in Aviatrix VPN: a VPN service used by…
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VPN Devices Need Patching: New Vulnerabilities Have Been Discovered

The Canadian Centre for Cybersecurity recently stressed the importance of keeping VPN devices up-to-date. Because VPN devices act as points of contact between a network and the internet, they are particularly vulnerable to cyberattack. The Centre for Cybersecurity identified four types of VPN that are particularly vulnerable: Fortinet Forigate, Palo Alto GlobalProtect, Pulse Connect Secure,…
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Improving your Network’s Security against Online Malware

Improving your Network’s Security against Online Malware Contrary to popular belief, online malware does not exclusively focus on breaching large corporations. Instead, The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) stresses that most malware attacks are indiscriminate in their target selection, and are just as likely to affect home or small business networks as large…
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E-mail and Remote Connection Key Terms

    BACK   Cloud Based Email Systems Service-based email network which alleviates the need for hosting the server from local company hardware   File Transfer Protocol (FTP) The standard method of transferring files from one computer to another through the internet   Remote Connection The ability to access a computer’s files and programs from…
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What are E-mail and Remote Connections?

    BACK   In today’s world, E-mail has become a standardized medium of communication. Within a company, it is used as a major bridge between employees, and to customers. As such, the platform on which a company’s e-mail systems runs is essential to its maximum efficiency. If a company is hosting its own e-mail…
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E-Mail and Remote Connection

  Effectiveness  in communication in an organization is essential to a seamless workflow, and is often reliant on its e-mail systems. Inefficiencies within these infrastructural networks would inevitably result in the inhibition of a company’s overall productivity. GigE provides a variety of services to both optimize and maintain the integrity of your company’s network infrastructure.…
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