When it comes to cybersecurity in Vancouver, it is easy for a Business or Non-Profit to say “we're too small”, “we don't have anything worth stealing”, or “they are only after the big guys.” The reality is that attacks on all networks have been increasing year after year as hackers have become more sophisticated, and sadly, Businesses and Non-Profits are being affected every day by hackers using automated tools, that don't care how big you are.

In Canada, 78% of Canadian companies experienced at least one cybersecurity attack in 2020, including Businesses and Non-Profits. In 2021, the number rose to 85.7%. With the ever-increasing technological advances such as AI, the risks continue to accelerate for a potential breach, lost or stolen data, or other types of malicious threat.

There are a number of ways The Human IT Company in Greater Vancouver helps to ensure that your risk is minimized. Cybersecurity is not a product you buy, or a checkbox you tick. It's a series of layers of protection. We have a lot of them, including:

  • Updates– Keeping computers and network equipment updated is one of the most effective steps to preventing a possible network security issue.
  • Firewall – A common mistake in business and non-profit networks is the lack of a business grade firewall solution. Often leadership teams are unaware of the difference between having a router from the office supply store versus having a proper business-class firewall in place.
  • Password Managers – Password and password protection are proving to be an area that needs attention when discussing network security. Using sophisticated software and tools, hackers are easily gaining access to networks through simple or default passwords
  • Cybersecurity Training – Knowledge is power, and we help your team become as strong as possible by providing cybersecurity training so your team are better able to recognize threats, without letting them into your network.

No matter the size of your Business or Non-Profit, a good cybersecurity company in Vancouver is a definite requirement for every organization. If you are worried or unsure of where to start with an internal security audit, our team can help get you on track.