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Insurance Canada Technology Awards – Darling Insurance Nomination

Congratulations to our friends at Darling Insurance for their nomination in the Insurance Canada Technology Awards!   Using a combination of solutions from tier 1 technology vendors and supported by […]

Wireless Working

The good folks over at Canadian Underwriter have written up a fantastic three part digest entitled Wireless Working; outlining wireless technologies and the various threats and defenses staff and owners […]

Cyber Monday Safety Tips

If you’ve paying attention to any of the weekly daily security news you know that things are getting worse, not better. With that in mind, we want to point you […]

Ransomware & Business Continituty

One of our favorite partners, Datto, just completed a fantastic webinar reviewing the state of Ransomware & Business Continuity. If you’ve been hearing about hackers, ransomware and cyber security on […]

Receive any suspicious emails or texts lately?

I just received the following alert from the bank requesting that we look into fraudulent activity 0n an account via text message. A quick search of RBC’s webpage brings up […]

Ransomware knows you have backups

The fantastic Knowbe4 blog posted a great article this morning listing 4 ways that ransomware can compromise your backups. You can read the full post here. My personal favorite is […]

Hurricane Harvey Charity Fund Scams

The good folks over at gave us the heads up that scammers are using the current Hurricane Harvey disaster as a money making opportunity. Be aware that there are […]

Massive Payday for Ransomware

IT World Canada is reporting that a major Canadian company was forced to pay $425,000 in Bitcoin over the weekend to restore its computer systems… The report goes on to state that […]

Planning to get hacked

Canadian-Underwriter posted a fantastic article back in June covering a symposium hosted by Travelers Insurance and Economic Club of Canada. We would all do well to take note of the […]

Yet another mass ransomware attack

At Fortify, we are always looking to improve our service and part of that includes keeping you up-to-date on current events in the IT industry and how such events may impact your […]

Microsoft Teams: Office 365 is the tool for Modern Businesses

Microsoft announced Teams for Office 365 subscribers waaaay back in November 2016. A #Slack competitor at heart, but bundled into the Office 365 ecosystem. At first, I didn’t really understand […]

Sharegate explains how to use Office 365 Groups

One of the most exciting (but often ignored) features that Microsoft has been showing off in the last year has been Groups for Office365. Unfortunately, the topic is often conflated […]

More Bad Cyber Security News

More bad news in the world of cyber security! Canadian Underwriter brought to my attention a report published by Kaspersky Labs that shows that almost 40% of industrial computers suffered […]

Strong solutions from strong partners

Fortify continues to recommend strong solutions for customers by leveraging with best-in-class technology partners. This is demonstrated by the recent announcement from Microsoft that Office 365 has grown to over […]

Taking amazon offline

Reuters reported in November a large scale DDoS attack against Dyn which took large sites such as Salesforce, Reddit and Amazon offline. This is important to pay attention to because […]

What users should know about viruses, malware and other risks

Viruses, malware and other risks are a fact of life with respect to the Internet. It has, and will continue to be the proverbial “cat and mouse” game between those […]

Ransom encryption malware and what you should know

Stories of victims being infected with malware which encrypts important files and holds the keys for unlocking those files for ransom are being told almost daily now. This is due […]

Business continuity and disaster recovery

Business Continuity (BC) refers to the ability of an organization to maintain products and/or services and continue operations following some type of disruptive event. A Business Continuity or Disaster Recovery […]


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