Canadian Web Hosting offers Intrusion Detection and Protection through their TippingPoint Intrusion System

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As a hosting company, one of our biggest and most serious threats is an unauthorized access into our networks. These threats are caused by intruders and viruses – the two most serious issues in our industry. Intruders who do not have authorized access to a system will probably need to penetrate a system and gather information on a user to access data, programs, and resources. Intruders may also attempt to launch an attack after compromising a system. Intrusions can vary in severity. Some examples of intrusions include: gaining email access of former employees, guessing/cracking passwords...
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Let’s Encrypt provides free security certificates for any domain

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Logo Source: Let's Encrypt Beginning this coming summer, a new certificate authority will allow any domain to obtain basic security certificates for free. Let’s Encrypt is sponsored by Mozilla Corporation, Cisco Systems, Akamai Technologies, Electronic Frontier Foundation, and IdenTrust Inc. Let’s Encrypt is built on the idea of cooperation and openness. It is a simple one-click process developed with the help of researchers from the University of Michigan and through the Internet Security Research Group (ISRG) to deliver an open Internet security infrastructure in 2015. With so much ...
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Simplifying cloud storage services

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Cloud/CanadianWeb Hosting With so many cloud storage options on the market, the services we use often overlap. It’s not uncommon to have an account on Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive and Amazon Cloud Drive, and then be registered for some backup services like Backblaze or Mozy. Others rotate between storing their photos on Flickr or SmugMug. But how do we choose the right service to store our data? Or a better question – what services do we actually need? Some of the services mentioned above are free to use, but often with limited data. Some are inexpensive for a lot of storage, bu...
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New PCI data security standard in effect Jan. 1, 2015

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Many organizations have been preparing for January 1st, 2015, when version 3.0 of Payment Card Industry’s data security standard (PCI DSS) will come into effect.  PCI guidelines are very important for small and medium businesses and organizations that process credit and debit cards (whether directly or indirectly). However, meeting the data security standard doesn't necessarily mean an organization meets and maintains compliance. Businesses should stay on top by preventing intrusions with the following PCI best practices: 1. Maintain compliance for security: Businesses want to look ...
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CWH attends Startup Week Vancouver!

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Startup Week is back in Vancouver, with featured events including Devlops Day, Insights on Innovation, Techvibes Tech Fest Jobfair, Fireside Chat with Dan Martell (founder of Clarity), Vancouver Impact, and much more. (View the full schedule here.) Startup Week Vancouver  We’re excited to be attending these events that feature workshops to help startups and tech businesses. Canadian Web Hosting is a big supporter of new businesses and host for many small to big ones, many of which have been with us from the beginning of their ventures. With Canadian Web Hosting, startups can rely on exp...
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