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Change your Apple password. Now.

Posted by Gilles Trottier on Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Criminals have reportedly threatened to take over 250 million Apple accounts if Apple does not pay a ransom by April 7, 2017. Beyond the implications for Apple and its customers, this evolving situation highlights the need for good password hygiene, multi-factor authentication, and a plan to respond to extortion attempts.

According to Motherboard, who broke the story, hackers contacted them and and provided details of their scheme and screen shots of alleged emails between the group and members of Apple's security team. ZDNet also reported communicating with the hackers, who allegedly provided them with a set of 54 credentials. ZDNet was able to contact some of the account owners and verify that the passwords were valid.

Last modified on Tuesday, 28 March 2017

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Traveling with Tech

Posted by Gilles Trottier on Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Whether for business or pleasure, people travel every day with laptops, tablets, mobile phones, and other electronic devices. There are several strategies to reduce the risk to personal and corporate information.

All travellers should begin by carefully considering whether they actually need to take a device with them. For example, those packing for vacation should leave their employer's devices at home unless on call, or another legitimate business requirement exists.

Last modified on Wednesday, 15 March 2017

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Public WiFi Threats and How to Avoid Them

Posted by Gilles Trottier on Tuesday, 7 March 2017

When you're out and about, you may not think twice about connecting to public Wi-Fi networks. Sometimes it's a necessity, like when you need to work on your laptop while away from home or work. Sometimes it helps save money, like when you have a mobile data allowance and want to stay connected but avoid extra fees. And sometimes you may not even know you're connecting, like when you leave your Wi-Fi signal on and your phone connects to the closest network.

While public Wi-Fi has its benefits - it's convenient and in most cases free - it also comes with drawbacks, including its security risks. Take a look at these public Wi-Fi threats so you can take the necessary precautions to avoid them.

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University of New Brunswick creates cybersecurity hub with new institute

Posted by Gilles Trottier on Friday, 23 January 2017

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"Our society has gone digital" MP Matt DeCourcey said at the announcement.

The centre is backed by more than $4.5 million in funding - $2.27 million from the federal government, $2 million from the province and $330,000 from UNB.

Premier Brian Gallant called the opening of the centre the beginning of something "crucial to the New Brunswick economy".

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Norton Core, A Digital Safety Solution for Connected Homes

Posted by Gilles Trottier on Friday, 20 January 2017

Norton Introduces Elegantly Designed Norton Core, A Digital Safety Solution for Connected Homes

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Norton Core is a uniquely-designed, high-performance Wi-Fi router that is available and will change the way people secure their connected homes.

Today's home networks, bursting with connected devices, thermostats, smart televisions and refrigerators, need exceptional security to protect against malware, viruses, and suspicious activity. Yet, many consumers don't understand these devices can be an easy on-ramp for hackers to access their home networks. The Norton Byber Security Insights Report found 65 percent of U.S. consumers believe connected devices are made with security in mind, even though Symantec uncovered vulnerabilities in more than 50 different categories of IoT devices.

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Understanding Business Continuity

Posted by Gilles Trottier on Sunday, 21 February 2016

A Well-Structured Continuity Plan Can Save Your Business

When the sky is falling on your business, can you make it through the storm?

For the average business owner, business continuity is looked upon as a secondary system that is put in place to protect the investments the business has made. Since the platform doesn't have much to do with a business' day-to-day operations, often times some aspects of a business' continuity strategy is overlooked; a major mistake that the business owner will realize when it is suddenly too late.

Understanding the elements of a comprehensive business continuity strategy is advantageous for any business owner or executive that is tasked to ensure the business' operations are sustained. To design a solution that is right for your organization, you will first have to pinpoint the elements that make up a successful continuity strategy, and thoroughly implement them.

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Hewlett Packard Solutions

Posted by Gilles Trottier on Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Quality Technology Solutions from Bercell Integrated Technologies Ltd.

The technology experts of Bercell Integrated Technologies Ltd. know good technology when we see it. We specialize in spreading efficiency throughout our clients' businesses.

Hewlett Packard is one of the world leaders in hardware and software manufacturing, and we have the honor of being an official Hewlett Packard dealer. Our IT ingenuity combined with Hewlett Packard's quality technology delivers proven technology solutions to our clients time and again.

As a business technology provider, we understand that we need to provide only the best solutions and products for our clients, which will in turn offer the best chance of success. With over two decades of experience delivering quality technology to its users, the employees at Hewlett Packard are, without a doubt, technology experts in their own right. Hewlett Packard manufactures a diverse array of products geared toward boosting your business's productivity, and Bercell Integrated Technologies Ltd. is the top official Hewlett Packard dealer in the Ontario Area community. With our top-tier consultants and Hewlett Packard's powerful technology solutions, your business is sure to impress its clients and outpace your Ontario Area competitors.

Last modified on Friday, 16 January 2015

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Microsoft Partner Network

Posted by Gilles Trottier on Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Receive Quality Services and Software Solutions from Bercell Integrated Technologies Ltd.

As a leader in the software industry, Microsoft is well-known for providing quality products and solutions for small businesses. Bercell Integrated Technologies Ltd. can proudly say we are Microsoft-certified resellers, providing tried and true products and services for our clients.

When it comes to staying productive at work, quality software and hardware can go a long way. With nearly 40 years of experience, Microsoft has been providing solutions for business owners around the world. Particularly in the Ontario Area community, Bercell Integrated Technologies Ltd. has been providing these same fixes since 1986 . Just like Microsoft, we want to see your business reach its full potential, and we can provide you with the tools to make that happen.

Last modified on Saturday, 17 January 2015

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Avaya

Posted by Gilles Trottier on Thursday, 07 August 2014

What is VoIP?

Customizable communications solutions with your company in mind.

If you are like other companies, you rely heavily on your phone system. Voice over Internet Protocol, or VoIP, is a scalable phone solution that comes equipped with options that can save your organization a lot of time and money. Many small businesses are switching their traditional phone systems over to VoIP solutions and experiencing dramatic benefits. VoIP is a revolutionary tool that streamlines all communication solutions through an Internet connection, providing businesses with premium features at a fraction of the cost of traditional telephone plans.

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Digital Signage Solutions

Posted by Gilles Trottier on Thursday, 07 August 2014

Digital Advertising Solutions from Bercell Integrated Technologies Ltd.

Provide additional visibility for your organization using the newest technology.

If you're running a small business, you need to be diligent about getting your name out there. You've established your brand, started building visibility on the Internet, even pressed palms with potential clients; and you've seen some success from that. Would you like to extend your reach by taking your company's marketing initiatives to the next level? Bercell Integrated Technologies Ltd., your one-stop shop for all business-related technology solutions, offers a full range of digital sign and billboard services that can extend the local and regional visibility of your business.

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Understanding the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996

Posted by Gilles Trottier on Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Laws for the secure and private transfer of individual's medical information.

The nearly instantaneous flow of information is a defining variable of the information age. Many leading companies have established a benchmark of implementing flexible and effective new technologies into their business plan, and just now many small businesses have been able to get out ahead of this trend and implement their own solutions. While it's true some companies can use this technology better than others, in regards to healthcare information, the seamless flow of information can literally be the difference between life and death.

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Digital Security Camera Systems

Posted by Gilles Trottier on Tuesday, 02 July 2013

Surveillance Systems Installed by the Pros

Sure, you could just buy cheap security cameras, point it at your front door and hook it up to your laptop, but do you really want to leave the security of your entire organization up to one low resolution camera that you found on sale? You run a professional company; you deserve a professional security system. We can design and install a surveillance system for your business that will meet your security needs and put eyes on every corner of your property.

Last modified on Friday, 16 January 2015

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Your Dedicated Computer Repair Company

Posted by Gilles Trottier on Monday, 01 July 2013

Computer Hardware Will Always Fail

There are many ways that your organization's vital computing hardware can break. In fact, many times it seems like all computer components are built to fail. Bercell Integrated Technologies Ltd.'s comprehensive computer and IT repair services can fix about any PC-related issue your company has.

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Disaster Recovery and Why it Matters

Posted by Gilles Trottier on Thursday, 07 March 2013

When you mention the term 'disaster recovery', most people think about the big ground-shattering events like earthquakes, fires, floods, tropical storms, etc. While these natural events are certainly disasters and devastating in their own right, smaller things can constitute as a disaster for your business, and they aren't seasonal.

Last modified on Friday, 16 January 2015

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What is your Identity Worth to You?

Posted by Gilles Trottier on Wednesday, 06 March 2013

Your identity has quite a lot of value, especially in the wrong hands. Security firm ZoneAlarm put together some numbers in 2011 concerning identity fraud, and it even shocked us. Let's talk about a few of these statistics and what it means.

First of all, what shocked us the most is that according to the FTC, in the United States, 9 million individuals have their identities stolen each year. Identity theft is a little different than identity fraud, however. Theft is when personal information is exposed and taken without permission. This is happening all the time by malicious software like spyware, but it can also happen when legitimate websites and services get infiltrated by cybercriminals. If a reputable online store (or even a database for a brick and mortar store) gets hacked into, your personal information can be stolen. That's identity theft.

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How Safe is Your Email?

Posted by Gilles Trottier on Monday, 04 March 2013

Email is (and has been) a prime method of communication for businesses of all sizes. With email comes a whole slew of issues that are essentially synonymous with the technology; spam, information overload, phishing, and information privacy. Even Ontario Area small businesses that only do business locally are at risk of these issues. Personal email accounts are equally at risk. Employing proper precautions and practices whenever communicating via email is very important to prevent the risk of security compromises, monetary loss, and even legality issues.

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5 Tips for Saving Money on your IT

Posted by Gilles Trottier on Monday, 04 March 2013

Saving a little on your technology can go a long ways, but cutting too many corners can lead to additional problems and expensive downtime. Here are a few ways you can cut costs without creating long term issues.

Don't be Afraid to Replace

Got an older PC that's causing you a lot of issues? Older technology is typically more expensive to run, and after a while, it's cheaper to simply buy a new desktop than it is to continue pouring money into something that always seems broken. It's a great time to buy workstations, and if things are tight you can even buy refurbished desktops to keep costs low.

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