Considering growing cyber security threats – increased by recent global events, there is now a bigger need for proactive cyber security measures to match these threats in all spheres. Not only have we seen in uptick in cyber crime on the world stage, but we have also seen a concerning increase in reported attacks to Manitoba businesses. In 2020, Manitoba saw 1,973 reports of cyber crime, which is up from just 565 in 2016. From seeing these numbers double and continue to grow from there in the past few years, our mission to protect Manitobans from hard-hitting cyber blows has been solidified. This is exactly why we have recently teamed up with leading partners in cyber security to help secure 1,000 Manitoba businesses of all sizes at no cost throughout 2022 and 2023.
As of this month, we are starting a new initiative by offering a complimentary cyber security scan with a 30-minute session to review our findings and action plan so that organizations can clean up the issues discovered during our analysis, with the goal of educating Manitoba organizations to ensure they don’t become victim to, or receive a devastating financial blow caused by cybercrime.
Our proposed security scan is extremely easy to complete, requires very little time, and is non-disruptive to your team. In fact, it’s as simple as sending a link to your staff and asking them to download and run a small application. The reasoning behind this process is to educate you and your staff on what type of information or access would be available to a cyber criminal when your staff clicks on a malicious link within a website, email, or attachment.
Once the scans are completed, we require a couple of days for the analysis of the information and preparing the presentation of findings as well as an action plan.
Once the reports are ready - we will schedule a follow-up meeting to review these findings and action plan to resolve any cyber security issues found and what is required to resolve them.
Our vision to help secure fellow businesses was inspired by our own roots as a proud, successful local business. Now more than ever, we are in a great place to do what we aspire to do most of all: to give back to our wonderful, perseverant community. If you are a client of Avenir IT - then rest assured that you have either already been contacted or will soon be contacted with more information and a scheduled scan. If you are not a client of Avenir IT, then please head over to https://avenirit.com/protect-manitoba to secure your complimentary security scan with an actionable plan.
No matter the size of your business, the state of your IT, or whether you have internal IT, outsourced IT, or no IT, we hope to garner your support in our upcoming endeavour, and to work together toward our common goal of helping Manitoban businesses thrive.
So please, to secure your complimentary scan and action plan, please sign up at https://avenirit.com/protect-manitoba. You can also reach out to our team at (204) 289-4384.