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Cybersecurity: The basics

Posted on Thursday November 05, 2020

Cybersecurity: The basics

We take nothing lightly when it comes to cybersecurity. Count on us to provide you with all the information and support you need to guide you in protecting your personal data.

Securing my business: Prevent rather than cure

For business owners and managers, providing a technological work environment that is both efficient and safe is a big challenge. Whether it’s sensitive data belonging to customers, employees or suppliers, strategic information or confidential documents, the slightest leak or slip-up can have serious consequences! Add to this the challenges of teleworking, and stress instantly goes up a notch.

Fortunately, there are solutions to help you work with peace of mind. In our post on computer protection in the workplace, we share three golden rules that will help you secure your data. With the right resources and the support of your team, you’ll be able to prevent external threats and lock your virtual door!

Digital protection software: Adopting the best tools

It’s not easy to sort through the many tools and software programs for protecting personal data. Working on the web (or even just browsing the web) requires a great deal of vigilance—and between firewalls and antivirus, anti-spyware and anti-spam software, it can make your head spin.

Our article on protection software will help you make an informed choice among all these defensive weapons that are essential to cybersecurity. Take this opportunity to review the software you already use and update it to optimize its performance!

COVID-19: Fertile ground for computer hackers

The effects of the pandemic go far beyond our physical health. Indeed, the pandemic also has consequences for our technological security. The health crisis has led to an explosion in teleworking that has overloaded private and public IT systems, creating ideal conditions for web hackers. Along with fear, confusion and psychological distress, the situation is conducive to phishing, as this article on the CBC website reports.

In these troubled times, some people unfortunately take advantage of the climate of uncertainty, stress and urgency to deceive people. To better understand the concept of phishing, learn how to recognize the signs of this type of fraud and thus avoid opportunistic and malicious traps, read our post on cybersecurity during the COVID-19 crisis.

Protecting your mobile devices

We take them with us everywhere! We use them as a camera and a notepad and for receiving emails... Did you know that our tablets and smartphones contain as much personal information as our computers? That makes these devices prime targets for fraud, identity theft and malicious surveillance.

Adopting sound protection practices is therefore essential in these times when unsecured access in public places is much more common than ever before. Read our post on this topic to get started!

Cybersecurity: A thriving local industry

Thanks to the availability of graduates of the University of New Brunswick’s computer science program, the province’s cybersecurity industry is booming. Successful companies and the local talent pool are attracting world-class organizations, fostering the emergence of a complete ecosystem in this high-potential sector. Want to know more? Check out the CyberNB website for the latest industry news.

Cybersecurity is a major societal issue that concerns us all. By taking steps to protect yourself and your loved ones, you'll help create a safer environment for everyone. When you take the proper preventive measures, you can enjoy priceless peace of mind!

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