25 November 2019

Meeting Room as a Service

  • By Loïc Calvez
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Meeting room systems have always been full of issues. In our experience, these are the main ones:

  1. Nobody knows how to use them (so no one uses them)
  2. They never work on the day you need them (so no one counts on them, so no one uses them)
  3. They come with a large upfront investment (so few actually buy them, so few can actually use them)

But times have changed! 

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24 November 2019

Creating a Cybersecurity Framework 3 of 5

  • By Loïc Calvez
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Continuing our goal of providing a high-level overview of the things you should be doing to be more Cybersecure, this is part 3 of 5. You now have started to take some decisions on how to protect your key assets, but in some ways, you are still blind. This is where the third function of NIST, “Detect” comes into play. You can find part 1 “Identify” here, and part 2 “Protect” here.

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21 October 2019

Creating a Cybersecurity Framework 2 of 5

  • By Loïc Calvez
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Continuing our goal of providing a high-level overview of the things you should be doing to be more Cybersecure, this is part 2 of 5. Now that you have identified your assets and their “value”, we will focus on “Protect”, for a recap of the Five Functions of NIST you can read here and you will find part 1, Identify, here.

What we aim to protect:

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2 October 2019

Philosophizing about passwords

  • By Loïc Calvez
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There as been a lot of discussions lately in the Cybersecurity community around passwords. How long should they be? How often should you change them? Are dictionary words that bad if I use a couple of them? We wanted to provide a bit of insight about where things stand and help you make some good decisions.

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27 September 2019

Cybersecurity in the Cannabis Industry

As you have probably seen in all the headlines, there is a cyber war going on and the cannabis industry is probably the next victim. Cyber criminals are constantly re-adjusting their target. At first, they aimed at large enterprises, because that’s where the money was. Once the enterprises improved their tools and processes (aka it’s started getting harder), the cyber criminals attacked Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs) because they were easier and had not adapted yet. Now there is a new target in their crosshair, the cannabis industry, because they are not [well] prepared.

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10 September 2019

Do you Cybersecure?

  • By Loïc Calvez
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Top 5 things you should be doing to keep out of trouble:

  1. Patch [everything]
  2. Layer [you defenses]
  3. Backup [all your data]
  4. Train [your people]
  5. Enable [your people to succeed by giving them the right tools]

 

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4 September 2019

Is free WiFi trouble-free?

No. (more details below )

Unfortunately, most “free” WiFi come with multiple issues, here are the common ones and options to mitigate them.

1: You may not be actually connected to the WiFi you think.

Cybercriminals are known to create fake hotspots to lure you (and your information) to their system

For example, which one of those are real and which ones are fake?

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4 September 2019

Attacking me? Really?!?

For those that are not aware, Cybersecurity now applies to all, and yes that means you too. There used to be a time where only larger enterprises were targeted and that SMBs could survive by doing the minimum (Anti-Virus and patching once in a while), but now data is the new oil and there is a rush to get more of it.

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4 September 2019

Sometimes, smaller is better

  • By Loïc Calvez
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2013 looks like it will be another exciting year. I was at EMC Forum in Toronto on Wednesday and heard some great news from VCE: the smaller Vblocks are coming!

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15 May 2017

Start. Patching. Now.

Hi everyone,

I am going to sound like a broken record [again]. Ransomware is still alive and well and unfortunately that is [in part] thanks to people that do not follow basic security practices.

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