Historically, the field of cybersecurity has been largely unregulated, with little to no requirements needed to be met by corporations. Recently, health centers, municipalities, universities, and other Canadian businesses and organizations have been targeted by electronic espionage and ransomware. In many instances, the attacks go unreported because the corporations fear their reputation may be damaged if word spreads that their existing security was incompetent. Often corporations decide it is in their best interest to pay the ransom fee in order to dismiss the problem, rather than to reach out for external assistance. Recently, the Government of Canada has introduced a new Canadian cybersecurity bill forcing corporations to prioritize mandatory reporting of cyber attacks and the meeting of new security standards.
And What Separates A Cloud Provider From The Rest
Given new technological advancements in recent years, businesses, and in particular certified public accountants (CPAs), have displayed trends which suggest a strong push towards modernizing their infrastructure. Thus, we will be going over why CPAs are migrating to the cloud in the first place, and what makes certain cloud providers desirable. For many businesses and organizations the lack of modern features exhibited by their existing on-premise servers has warranted the transition to remote, cloud hosted, infrastructure. Migrating to the cloud, although difficult, likely proves to be a worthwhile investment. In recent years, for businesses and organizations who made the switch to the cloud, the experience in this field of technology has equipped them with the understanding of what services are appropriate for their needs, and what is unnecessary. In particular, infrastructure as a service (IaaS) providers who specialize in support and security have seen a surge in popularity. Furthermore, the prevalence of privacy laws has motivated businesses and organizations to maintain compliance and operate entirely with Canadian built and owned infrastructure.
Major changes to Canada’s Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) are coming into law this fall. Now is the time for organizations to pay careful attention to their role in protecting the privacy of customers.
Canada’s Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) will soon be experiencing an overhaul. Any private-sector organization throughout Canada could be affected and must learn their new accountabilities before November 1st 2018 – the date of enforcement. Non-compliance could result in weighty fines up to $100,000. Read more
Published: Wed, Jul 18, 2018
Most people have now heard of PIPEDA, but aren’t quite sure what it is, and what it means when choosing a cloud provider, and are especially unaware of what it means for a backup & DR solution. Mix this in with numerous Provincial privacy laws and it can be tough to navigate. Join Server Cloud Canada and as they present a webinar focused on informing you on the importance choosing a 100% Canadian backup & DR solution.
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