COVID-19 Resources

Access current COVID-19 business resources including helpful links, guides, IT advice and more.

Updated 05-07-2020

We've put together some things we think might help your business during this unprecedented time.

The content of this page will be updated as new information and updates become available.

Get Microsoft Teams for Free

In response to the increased need for employees to work from home, Microsoft has released a 6-month free trial of its Office 365 E1 license, including Teams! Contact us to get set up now.

Security Links

Canadian Government’s Cyber Hygiene for COVID-19
The Canadian Centre for Cyber Security has seen an increase in reports of malicious actors using the CoronaVirus (COVID-19) in phishing campaigns and malware scams. Learn about them here.

Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre
As COVID-19 continues to spread globally, watch out for associated scams. Fraudsters want to profit from consumers’ fears, uncertainties and misinformation. Fraudsters are exploiting the crisis to facilitate fraud and cyber crime.

Emerging Scams Training Video
Watch the video to learn about recent and common scams surrounding COVID-19.

Cybersecurity Tips for your Home Office
Follow these tips from the Toronto Sun to learn how to protect your home from cybersecurity attacks. 

Working From Home Securely
Review our tips to see how you can connect to your organization remotely and safely.

Detecting Scammers Checklist
Use this guide to learn how to identify scammers from Spoofed Emails.

Funding Tools

If you’re not sure what funding you need in order to ensure you have the right technology, contact us and we’ll help you determine your needs.

Small Business Loan
$100k, apply online, low interest, Paid within days, no principal payments for 6 months

COVID-19 Working Capital
Up to $2 million dollars, low interest, Apply over the phone and pay out in 30 days, no principal payments for 6 months

Government Funding
Emergency Loan
$40k, with up to $10k forgivable, apply through your chartered bank

Arrow Capital 
Financing firm with flexible payment options. Can apply over the phone and receive payments in days. Contact Grade A to learn more.

How Secure Is Your Managed Service Provider

How Secure Is Your Managed Service Provider?

When it comes to security, not all Managed Service Providers (MSPs) are created alike. Why you should care and what you should know. In the shady world of cybercrime, highprofile corporate breaches often make headlines, but what about attacks on Managed Service Providers (MSPs)? As the gateway to large vaults of data, MSPs are targets.

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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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