Top 2 Ways to Protect Your Data

Does having antivirus software on your computer protect you and your data from cyberthreats? What else should you be doing? Backups, software updates, firewalls, there are lots of options to consider. Let’s start with a few basic definitions: Virus…
World's most expensive resource

What’s the world’s new, most valuable resource?

The title of an article in The Economist says it all – “The world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data”. Let’s start by defining data. Simply put, data is a collection of facts and statistics for reference or analysis.…
Data Deposit Box announces Founder and CEO Tim Jewell has passed away

Data Deposit Box announces Founder and CEO Tim Jewell has passed away

It's with great sadness that we announce that Tim Jewell, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Data Deposit Box, passed away Sunday August 18th in Toronto, Ontario.  The entire Data Deposit Box family mourns this loss.  On behalf of…
What’s the #1 cause of data loss?

What’s the #1 cause of data loss?

The answer will surprise you. Data loss is a battle organizations big and small are constantly fighting. According to a recent Gartner report, global spend on Information Security and Data Protection will reach USD $124 billion in 2019.  This…
8 Malware & Ransomware Threats You Need to Know

8 Malware & Ransomware Threats You Need to Know

To understand malware and ransomware we need to first define what each is. Let’s start with the basic definitions: Malware is a broad term describing any malicious code or program, including viruses, worms, and trojans, that provide an…
Is your data secure?

Is your data secure?

The news headlines suggest it isn’t. This infographic provides an easy to read overview of the warnings in 2019 relating to computer vulnerabilities and data security. If you have a Dell PC, iPad, iPhone or use Microsoft Excel, Microsoft…
Sync versus Backup

Sync versus Backup

The difference between sync and back up Many people think that syncing and backing up files are the same thing - but they are not.  There are many major differences, that are both unknown and misunderstood. Let’s start with some basic…
Top 5 folders you should backup on Microsoft Windows

Top 5 folders you should backup on Microsoft Windows

Your PC’s hard drive could fail at any time or a software bug could erase your files, so backups are critical. However, you don’t need to back up all the files on your PC. That would waste space and make your backups take longer to complete. Below…
What is the real cost of data loss

What is the real cost of data loss?

Virtually every individual and business will be impacted in some way by cyber crime, ransomware and hardware failures. The stories are all different but the end result is the same - data loss. Putting a cost on data loss is difficult. For an…
NSA warns Microsoft Windows Users to Update Now

NSA warns Microsoft Windows Users to Update Now!

On June 4th the National Security Agency (NSA) published an advisory warning Microsoft Windows administrators and users to “ensure they are using a patched and updated system in the face of growing threats.” Dubbed “BlueKeep”, the threat…
What is Ransomware and How Does it Work

What is Ransomware and How Does it Work?

You may have heard of ransomware or even experienced its devastating effects, but what exactly is it and how does it work? At its core, ransomware is a type of software that is designed to steal your digitally stored data and hold it hostage…
How to Take Your IT Career to the Next Level — Part II

How to Take Your IT Career to the Next Level — Part II

In Part I, we discussed on how to improve one's IT career by getting certified and creating something new and practical project, which can help you take your career to the next level. Continuing in Part II, we will further consider other career…