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Ottawa-Based IT Firm Grade A Merges with Convergence Networks of Portland, Oregon

The integrated company will combine personalized local IT support with an expanded solution offering. Dec. 2, 2020 – OTTAWA, ON – Grade A, an Ottawa-based managed services provider (MSP), today announced that it will join forces with Portland, OR-based MSP and cybersecurity firm Convergence Networks. The merger will be done in partnership with private equity …

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Common Legal Cyber Attacks – and How to Stop Them

People might think lawyer’s files are a bunch of boring documents, but hackers know the truth – you have access to information that hackers can use for their own gain. That’s why lawyers are becoming popular targets within the hacker community. Unfortunately, if you experience a data breach, your firm now risks potential malpractice allegations. …

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Why Your Business Needs Two-Factor Authentication

Your Business Really, Really, Really Needs Two-Factor Authentication.  When is the last time you saw a jewelry shop protect their diamonds with a simple lock and key? Even before extra layers of security like alarms, motion detectors, and biometrics were invented, jewelers hid their diamonds and even put out fakes to deter criminals. In your …

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Corporate Data Breach Response Checklist

The thought of experiencing a corporate data breach will make any business leader and IT professional shiver. The consequences of losing valuable data, such as your employees’ personally identifiable information, can upend your business entirely if you aren’t prepared to mitigate the breach quickly and effectively. And, unfortunately, these events are happening more frequently than …

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Solving the Outsourced versus In-House IT Debate

These days, every business uses IT on some level. Subsequently, there are two ways that small-to-medium businesses (SMBs) handle the management of their IT resources⁠—either through in-house support, which involves hiring a single IT specialist or a small team to work internally, or through outsourcing to a Managed Services Provider (MSP). MSPs work externally to …

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Does Your Business Have Data Security Locked Down?

As any business leader knows, digital transformation has been a predominantly positive force in the global economy over the last decade. We’ve seen entire industries born online and widespread change across traditional industries. Despite this, the digital age poses several massive security risks for businesses—data breaches, malware and identity theft being among the top issues …

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