Ransomware is a major threat to every Calgary organization and knowing how you can combat it can help prevent and thwart attacks.
Calgary may seem like a world away from Ukraine and all that is happening there. However, the largest Ukrainian population outside Ukraine lives in Canada, with roughly 345,000 Ukrainians residing in Alberta (CTV News). They are our friends and neighbours. But the threat from Russia extends beyond Ukraine, as there is credible evidence that cyberattacks are likely – on infrastructure, financial systems, and communications. We urge our clients and all Canadian organizations to take the following measures in anticipation of potential increased threats:
Update Your Disaster Recovery Plan
Review your disaster recovery plan and ensure that you have isolated, offsite backups of your critical information. DRaaS is a fundamental way to protect your organization and mitigate any damage that may result from a successful cyberattack.
Communicate with your employees. Remind them about the risks of clicking on links or open attachments in emails without first verifying the sender. They must never trust an email, even if it seems to come from a reliable source. Make sure employees on your network (including remote employees) have the most sophisticated firewall, malware, and antivirus software possible installed and running on their systems.
Work Closely with Your MSP
If you are concerned about threats to your business, contact your MSP to discuss your current services and to examine your vulnerabilities. If you do not yet work with an MSP, contact The ITeam for an assessment.
This is also an important time to analyze your supply chain and make sure that you are prepared for any potential disruptions. Ensure that your vendors are taking cybersecurity as seriously as you are.
Finally, if you’re not using multifactor authentication and password management for network access, implement them both immediately.
At The ITeam, we’re remaining vigilant. Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you’re concerned about the security of your IT infrastructure.
Personally, we’d like to extend our thoughts to the people of Ukraine, both there and here in Canada. We stand with you.
Calgary, AB – February 22, 2022 – TechnoPlanet Productions has once again recognized The ITeam as one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed IT Companies
“This award is recognition of our entire team and their dedication and commitment to serving our clients,” said James Wagner, president of The ITeam. “It is a huge honour to be recognized for our operational excellence.”
The 50 Best Managed IT Companies is an award recognizing 50 value-added resellers (VARs), managed service providers (MSPs), and internet telephony service providers (ITSPs) that demonstrate excellence in all areas of business practices. Each answer is scored and benchmarked, with the top 50 highest-scoring companies receiving the award. Over 1,800 nominees from 4 countries worldwide were evaluated.
Awards were announced in early February at a virtual awards gala. To qualify for the award, a company must prove distinction in every area of business operations. These areas include vision, strategy, leadership, management, sales process, marketing, finance, operations, help desk support, and services. Also measured are supplier and customer satisfaction.
About TechnoPlanet Productions and the 50 Best Managed IT Companies Award
TechnoPlanet is an international channel marketing and communications company that specializes in the technology industry. Since 1993, they have been developing best-practice channel solutions that help technology manufacturers develop and manage their channel partners.
Award winners are amongst the best of the best in the IT Channel in their countries when it comes to running their businesses. They have the best business leaders in the IT industry, are poised to have sustainable success in the future, offer superior customer service, and attract and retain the top talent in the IT industry.
About The ITeam
Providing your company’s IT Services, The ITeam, utilizing IT standards, provides Managed IT Services customized to your business. Committed to demonstrating superior service, our team of employees have an extensive background of successful technology implementations and on-going support. You will work with the highest qualified people to keep your company running smoothly.
See the full list here.
Whether you are a healthcare firm, an oil and gas company, a legal firm, or a part of the many other industries The ITeam supports, such as construction and accounting, the ITeam is committed to helping Calgary- and Alberta-based businesses develop proactive, cost-effective IT strategies that minimize risk and maximize efficiency. Contact us to learn more.
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These cybersecurity trends should be driving your strategy for 2022 and beyond. The ITeam is here to help.
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