The Vault

 If you want to learn how to set the strategy and implement the procedures to keep your business productive, efficient and secure, The Vault is the right place to come. It's our not-so-secret stash of advice for busy COOs, CFOs, EDs, managing partners and controllers who are accountable for technology in their organizations.

How to create a strong password that’s easy to remember: Tips from an undercover gangster

Back in August 2018, I saw a presentation by bestselling author Chris Mathers at the Cybersecurity Summit in Toronto. Chris speaks from his real-world experience posing undercover as a gangster, money launderer and drug trafficker for the RCMP, DEA and US Customs—roles that taught him a lot about human character, organizational culture and the ways weaknesses in…

How to develop a cybersecurity policy people will actually follow: 7 steps

Every organization needs a cybersecurity policy. It’s the only way people know what’s expected of them, whether we’re talking the COO, the receptionist, a vendor or a volunteer. Unfortunately, until you’re a target (which, according to Ipsos, was 18% of small and medium-sized businesses in Canada of 2016), most people associated with your organization will…