Like many worldwide, we've watched in horror at the Russian Federation's, and ultimately President Putin's, ongoing invasion of Ukraine. Launched on February 24, 2022, and ongoing at the time of writing, the war of aggression has left widespread devastation and has...
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World Economic Forum: Global Cybersecurity Outlook 2022 — what you need to know
Here's a mind-blowing thought; according to the World Bank, in 2022, global internet traffic is expected to jump 50% over the levels seen in 2020. That's a whopping 4.8 zettabytes of data. To put that into perspective, if that amount of data were to be stored on DVDs,...
One of the largest vulnerabilities in Internet history discovered — what can you do?
A critical flaw in the open-source Apache logging library Log4j leaves some of the world's most popular services and applications vulnerable to attack. As a result, many of the most prominent tech organizations on the planet, including IBM, Google Cloud, Cisco, Amazon...
Getting a new device? Here’s what you need to know about your old one
Here at SeekingFire Consulting Inc., we love a gadget or new device as much as, if not more than, the next person. However, we're also passionate about making the digital world a safer, more secure place and helping to protect data. If you're getting a new device,...
“Worst cyber attack in Canadian history” is a wake-up call for all Canadians
On October 30, 2021, what some have dubbed "the worst cyber attack in Canadian history" began. The night before Halloween was a very appropriate time for this nightmarish tale to start. A scary image for a scary tale... The attack targeted the Newfoundland and...
61 % of BC businesses have experienced a cybersecurity incident
We have a cybersecurity problem in British Columbia, and ignoring it isn't going to make it go away. On the contrary, it's going to make it worse. Running a business is challenging at the best of times, but that's especially true during a global pandemic that has...
Cyber insurance claims are putting firms under increasing pressure
"...Only two types of companies exist: those that have been hacked and those that will be hacked..." What category does your organization fall into? That opening quote is an alarming line from a 2021 report from Howden, a leading international insurance group. Indeed,...
Cyber Security Awareness Month – stay vigilant beyond October 31
As we enter the last week of October, and with it, the final few days of Cyber Security Awareness Month (CSAM), we want to remind local businesses and organizations that online vigilance is vital 365 days a year. CSAM is a great initiative, but as a Kelowna-based...
Your digital secrets are not as secret as you think!
The internet is a marvellous place. From watching cat videos on social media to doing online business banking, there's an awful lot we do on the web. So it's probably not an exaggeration to say that much of our lives are online. And there's a lot out there that you...
Is your Wi-Fi network as safe as it could be?
87% of consumers put their information at risk while using public Wi-Fi. Source: 2017 Norton Wi-Fi Risk Report, Norton by Symantec, 2018
Protect your customers and your reputation
85% of organizations are the target of social engineering attacks, like phishing. Source: The Cost of Cybercrime, Accenture Security, 2019
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Malware attacks can be very costly. Are you protected?
Malware attacks cost organizations an average of $3.4 million each year. Source: The Cost of Cybercrime, Accenture Security, 2019
The Internet is basically our best friend (or at least connects us to our BFFs)!
91% of Canadians aged 15+ use the Internet. Source: Canadian Internet Use Survey, Statistics Canada, 2019
Canadians spend over 40 billion hours a year online
73% of Canadians spend at least 3-4 hours online per day. Source: Canada’s Internet Factbook, Canadian Internet Registration Authority, 2019.