Canadian businesses in ecommerce are struggling to deal with cybercrime, just like other online businesses around the world. Our situation is unique because of our relatively recent entry into the world of digital commerce. Many businesses were slow to embrace online sales in this country, in spite of the high demand for it from Canadian […]
What would we do if we lost our internet connection for a long period of time? It’s practically unfathomable in today’s connected world. However, events over the past few years have taught us the unthinkable DOES happen and the devastation it can cause for unprepared Canadian small businesses. The most critical lesson we learned is […]
There are many legitimate ways to make money online in Canada. Sadly, you’ll also find many shady online business opportunities that can land you in legal trouble. Under the category of ‘if it sounds too good to be true…,” you may be approached by someone promoting MLM schemes to avoid paying taxes. These schemes violate […]
Most home businesses are run on personal devices, such as a computer, laptop, tablet and smartphone. They don’t have an IT department or private network. That means it’s up to you to protect your home business from online threats. Luckily, it isn’t difficult or expensive to do and the peace of mind is priceless.
Not everyone who owns an online business is a techie, let alone a cyber security expert. In fact, most of us know two basic things; our website must be online and it must be secure. We understand we have an ethical responsibility to protect consumers, just as we expect to be protected when we shop […]
There are so many legit ways to make money online and it’s true that virtually anyone can start a business on the internet. It’s much easier than it was even 10 years ago, but that doesn’t mean you won’t have to put consistent effort into building and growing your business.
Fraudulent online transactions are the dark side of ecommerce. The Internet is the “wild West” of fraud, in a world that has otherwise become more secure at the offline payment level. It has become a point of easier access, without signatures, PIN numbers and chips. While security measures are beginning to catch up, the dynamic […]
With the widespread Ransom.WanaCrypt0r. (WanaCry) attacks in the news, the world has become painfully aware of the havoc encrypted ransomware can cause. It has infected the PC’s, Macs, mobile devices, networks and servers of both individuals and businesses of all sizes. There are many versions of ransomware, including Jaff, Locky, Sage, Cerber, Spora, Cryptoblock, SamSam, […]
By Ryan Tyson Security is incredibly important for any business that uses cloud services. Unfortunately, with the cloud being so easy to work with for any size company, small-business owners sometimes don’t consider security risks when they start using the internet for their operations. Watch for these cloud security vulnerabilities that are easy to address, but […]
Google recently announced that the new release of their Chrome browser in July, 2018, will mark all HTTP sites as “not secure”. It’s also suspected that websites deemed “not secure” by Google will see a steady drop in rank.