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#LoveYourJob - Crew Interview
#LoveYourJob –Crew Interview

We’re back with another crew interview with our Office Manager, Kerry!  First things first, coffee or tea?  Of course, has to be Tea. Tell me about your role at Secure Sense:  I am the office Manager and started at Secure Sense in February 2014. I love what I do, as it is a bit of everything, each day is different.  From Reception, ordering Office supplies, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, helping with company...

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Data Privacy in 2021

As we recently recognized Data Privacy Day, it is an annual reminder to raise security awareness and promote data protection best practices, especially during times like COVID-19 when remote work creates more cybersecurity concerns and attackers have become more active than ever. As we continue working from home, shopping online, and generally increasing our online activity, the more sensitive information we put out there. Some organizations in Canada (such as banks...

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Industry Event: IoMT Security in Healthcare – The Next Threat Vector

Currently, there are 7.1 million patients using connected medical devices and remote monitoring solutions. As healthcare organizations connect more devices, the more unprepared they become to address the security risks these devices introduce. Attacks on healthcare organizations and IoMT devices are becoming more sophisticated and protected health information is at risk. While firewalls are part of the standard arsenal of security tools, they are not enough to protect connected medical devices...

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IoMT Security in Healthcare

Happy New Year and welcome back to the first work week of the year! As we move into 2021, we can look back into 2020 and see that it was a tough year for many industries as the pandemic brought on a new level of cybercrime that ultimately took advantage of those unprepared for a surge in attacks. The healthcare industry was no exception and has been hit even harder over...

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Top Cybersecurity Trends to Watch for 2021

What new cybersecurity trends, threats, and events can we expect to emerge in 2021 and beyond? Before we go there, let’s consider what we have learned now that 2020 is winding down. BeyondTrust’s annual cybersecurity predictions are projections of possibilities we see emerging based on shifts in technology, threat actor habits, and culture. However, sometimes the most impactful trends materialize completely out of left field. We have all been reminded and humbled...

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CrowdStrike’s 2020 Global Security Attitude Survey: How Organizations Fear Cyberattacks Will Impact Their Digital Transformation and Future Growth

Senior IT and security decision-makers around the world are concerned that the global pandemic and rapid adoption of a work-from-anywhere business model could negatively impact future growth, according to our study released today. Results of CrowdStrike’s third annual Global Security Attitude Survey, produced by independent research firm Vanson Bourne, reveal trepidation in how leaders view the current threat landscape and their organization’s cybersecurity readiness. The study surveyed 2,200 senior IT decision-makers and security...

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Tips To Stay Safe During Black Friday & Cyber Monday

This year, Black Friday might look a bit different than recent years. As we work through the second wave of the pandemic, many people will be looking to take advantage of Black Friday deals online, turning Black Friday into an extended Cyber Monday. E-commerce holiday spending is expected to increase by 25-35% this year compared to 14.9% last year and many consumers look to Black Friday sales as a time to...

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#LoveYourJob - Crew Interview
#LoveYourJob – Crew Interview with Lucy

We’re back with another crew interview with one of our Customer Success Managers, Lucy!  First things first, coffee or tea? I am a coffee person especially when Kevin makes it. In the afternoon, I usually opt for a boiling hot cup of tea (inside joke). Tell us about your role at Secure Sense: As a Customer Success Manager, I work directly with customers to make sure they are getting the best from their managed...

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Week 4: Pop Quiz Answers

Happy Monday and thank you to all that participated throughout October's Cyber Security Awareness Month! We hope you had fun and learned a thing or two about the importance of cybersecurity. As always, continue reading for the pop quiz answers below! We have entered all participants (with correct answers!) in the draw and your name has been entered each time you answered a question correctly. Below are the pop quiz answers to each question: 1.Which of the following is not...

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Cyber Security Training: Why Everyone Needs It
Cyber Security Training: Why Everyone Needs It

Welcome to the final blog of cyber security awareness month! We’d like to finish off this week of Human Disadvantage and Security to discuss the importance of cyber security training and why it’s important for all organizations to implement training for their employees. Throughout the month, we’ve discussed many different areas of cyber security for which we feel it’s important to raise awareness including what cybersecurity looks like today, the...

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Password Hygiene and Security

Many of our daily activities have moved to the internet such as reading our mail, banking, watching movies, and shopping. But what do all of these activities have in common?  If you guessed passwords, than you are absolutely correct! All these accounts we set up require passwords and too often we take shortcuts like re-using passwords or using weak passwords to avoid having to remember multiple, complex passwords. On average, users create 150 password-protected accounts and many users reuse the same...

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Are You Cyber Strong?

Welcome to the last week of Cyber Security Awareness Month! As we wrap up this month, we will be discussing the Human Disadvantage and Security. Today we’re breaking down what it means to be cyber strong and staying secure. If you’ve been following along on the blog this month, you should be well versed in many basic security measures you can take (even if you’re not a security expert!) to ensure...

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Week 3: Pop Quiz Answers

Happy Monday and welcome to the fourth and final week of Cyber Security Awareness Month! As always, thank you to those who participated in our LinkedIn Pop Quiz on Friday. Continue reading for the pop quiz answers below! We have entered all participants (with correct answers!) in the draw and your name has been entered each time you answered a question correctly. Below are the pop quiz answers to each question: Which of the following is not a benefit of...

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The Importance of Professional Services in Cyber Security

Continuing on the broader theme of Security Awareness and Security Services, we turn our attention to the important role that Professional Services play in the security industry. A wise person once said that knowing what one does not know is the first step to finding answers. Of course, there are many reasons to seek out a Professional Service Provider, including concerns of operational efficiency, staffing, compliance best practices and so forth,...

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The Secure Sense Approach to Customer Success

A founding principle at Secure Sense is our dedication to customer success and care – an approach that spans across all areas of business. Each practice is fuelled by creating the best customer service outcome, so the natural next step was to integrate a Customer Success Management Team (or CSM for short!) into our Managed Services offerings. Our CSM team is now an integral part of all our Managed Service...

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The Real Value of a Managed Service

We’ve entered week three of Cyber Security Awareness Month and we’re excited to turn our focus to the importance of a managed security service and how working with a service provider can keep your organization safe and out of the headlines! Security awareness is about relationships of guidance and partnerships between those that can help and those that have the opportunity to benefit from advice. While services have many benefits in...

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Week 2: Pop Quiz Answers and Winner!

Happy Monday and welcome to the third week of Cyber Security Awareness Month! Thank you to those who participated in our Pop Quiz on Friday. Continue reading for the pop quiz answers below! We have entered all participants (with correct answers!) in the draw and your name has been entered each time you answered a question correctly. Below are the pop quiz answers to each question: Which of the following features are NOT associated with “Next-Gen” security technologies?Answer: C, Static...

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Security Technology: Private WAN & SD-WAN
Security Technology: Private WAN & SD-WAN

Written By: Matthew Watkinson As discussed in our previous blog (you can check it out here), being technology aware is important in today’s landscape as threats and security are advancing at a rapid rate.  Sometimes we face challenges in finding the right technology for our organization, one being long-term, cost effective solutions.  As we near the end of the second week of Cyber Security Awareness Month, we move our focus to a second security technology with key implications for today’s landscape and a discussion of how you can simplify networking and reduce your costs: private WAN technologies and SD-WAN.   Within the...

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Security Technology: Next-Gen Endpoint Protection

Week two of Cyber Security Awareness Month is among us and this week our focus is on Security Technologies and knowing what it takes to keep our organizations safe. Today we will discuss Next-Generation Endpoint Protection and what “Next-Gen” means for security in todays landscape. Why Is Technology Awareness Important? Knowing what technology is out there, what controls are needed to address the current and emerging threat landscape, and how they work...

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Pop Quiz Winner!

Happy Tuesday! Thank you to those who participated in our Pop Quiz last Friday. We have entered all participants (with correct answers!) in the draw. Below are the answers to each question: Cyber Security Awareness consists of which of the following?Answer: d, all of the above The spike in which 2020 IT trend was responsible for increased attack surface, decreased visibility, & overall increased risk for companiesAnswer: b, remote work If you are uncertain...

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