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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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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Time to go secure

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Have you been working on your SEO and hoping to get your website to the top of the search engine? Google is pushing for HTTPS On August 6th, 2014, Google tested out using HTTPS as a Ranking Signal. They reported that their test showed positive results when they used encrypted connections as a signal in their ranking algorithm. HTTPS has since become a permanent search ranking signal on Google. Google stated that the HTTPS is a very lightweight signal that only affects less than 1% of global queries and there has been no reports of ranking changes. So if two sites were the exact same, ...
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Canada’s unique privacy laws provides protection for personal information

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The European Union (EU) and Canada supervises the private sector’s use of personal data while the US has minimal regulation of their private sector. Canada’s privacy laws focuses on “individual autonomy through personal control of information” (Techvibes).The US focuses more on protection from the government while Europe tends to protect their dignity and public image (Identity Bureau Trulioo). In addition to two federal laws in Canada that protect personal information, there are also provincial laws in Alberta, British Columbia and Quebec that are similar to PIPEDA (Personal Information Pr...
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