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Don’t Let A Simple Mistake Take Your Business Hostage

Does Your Business Have A Plan For Ransomware? Could You Afford A $250,000 Mistake? 2018 was the year of ransomware. According to the 2018 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, while malware and hacking breaches have been on a slight decline, the use of ransomware has skyrocketed. Criminals attracted to ease of use and minimal risks…

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Avenir IT Wins Canada’s Top 50 Best Managed IT Companies

Avenir IT has won a Canada’s 50 Best Managed IT Companies…for the second straight year in a row!  For the second consecutive year, Avenir IT has won a top spot among Canada’s 50 Best Managed IT Companies. President Mathieu Manaigre travelled to Toronto where the IT Channel giant, TechnoPlanet hosted the black tie gala at…

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Avenir IT Customer Appreciation Day

Over 10 years in beautiful St. Boniface Avenir IT celebrates over 10 years in business with a Customer Appreciation Day and Open House in their new office   Avenir IT invites the public, press and clients to celebrate over 10 years in business in the wonderful community of St.Boniface. February 28th from 4-6 pm in our new…

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Your #1 MUST-DO Resolution For 2019

With every New Year comes the chance to reset priorities. Unfortunately, when the topic of implementing a data recovery plan comes up, the comment we most often hear is “I know I should, but I haven’t gotten around to it yet…” So…what if the pilot on the next flight you’re on announces right after takeoff,…

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Top 5 Cybercriminal Confessions

The contemporary world is rife with digital thieves. They’re penetrating the complicated data structures of huge credit-monitoring companies like Equifax, scooping up the personal information of millions of people. They’re releasing sensitive customer data to the public from discreet businesses like Ashley Madison. They’re watching webcam feeds of our celebrities without them knowing; they’re locking…

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What Will You Do When This Disaster Hits Your Business?

In today’s world of rampant cybercrime, every savvy business owner knows the necessity of locking down their data. However, we find that the cybersecurity technologies used by the vast majority of businesses are woefully out of date. Sure, your current solution may have worked great, but digital threats to the safety of your company are…

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How To Keep Your Employees From Leaking Confidential Information

Back in 2014, Code Spaces was murdered. The company offered tools for source code management, but they didn’t have solid control over sensitive information — including their backups. One cyberattack later, and Code Spaces was out of business. Their killer had used some standard techniques, but the most effective was getting an unwitting Code Space…

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What’s Your Why?

Yes, I know – my newsletter made it to your desk a little late this month. But I promise, I have a good reason, a great one even… You see, I’m part of this mastermind group where I get to hang out with 300+ other IT CEOs from all over the world every quarter and…

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9 Steps To Ensure Your Data Is Safe, Secure And Recoverable

Summer is upon us… Time for a stroll in the park…softball…fishing…a few rounds of golf… Yet how could you possibly relax if some random bit of malware, software glitch or cyber-attack catches you off guard just as you’re walking out the door? A well-designed secure computer network gives you the confidence that “all systems are…

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How to Change A Water Jug

A couple weeks ago, while sweeping the kitchen floor, my youngest begged me to give him the broom so that he could do the sweeping. While I’m no fan of doing house chores, my first instinct was to simply tell him no so that I could get it done quickly and get it over with.…

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