Gareth McKee and his Trusted Saskatoon IT team at Burnt Orange Solutions promise to have a one-hour response time for all your IT support needs. Honesty and respect are important to them. They pride themselves on ensuring their clients understand IT concerns by providing a straightforward and reliable solution with exceptional service. Burnt Orange Solutions are your Trusted Saskatoon IT Experts. In their latest Saskatoon IT expert tip, Gareth shares the purpose of a cybersecurity audit.
If you were hit by a cyber attack tomorrow, is your business ready? Ensuring the appropriate cybersecurity measures are in place is vital in protecting your business. A cybersecurity audit is a helpful tool in assessing the cyber security strength of your business and ensuring important information remains secure.
What Is A Cybersecurity Audit?
A cybersecurity audit is a comprehensive review of your business’s IT infrastructure. Cybersecurity audits are helpful as they detect vulnerabilities, recognize threats, and reveal high-risk practices in relation to IT security. Cybersecurity audits are all about data security and protecting information to ensure cybercriminals are unsuccessful in their hacking attempts.
What Does It Cover?
A cybersecurity audit involves a full audit of your business’s cybersecurity measures in order to assess risk, detect vulnerabilities, and recognize threats across all areas. These areas include but are not limited to:
- Data Security – Involves a review of network access control, encryption use, data security at rest, and transmissions.
- Network Security – Involves a review of network and security controls, antivirus, and security monitoring capabilities.
- System Security – Involves a review of hardening processes, patching processes, privileged account management, and role-based access.
- Physical Security – Involves a review of disk encryption, role-based access controls, biometric data, and multifactor authentication.
If it has been a while since you revisited your business’s cybersecurity measures, they are likely out of date and may no longer be effective. A cybersecurity audit will help ensure your business is prepared in the event of a cyber attack.
If you have any questions regarding cyber security and how we can help secure your data, contact the IT experts at Burnt Orange IT Solutions.
We can help your business mitigate risk, and be prepared for any IT-related emergency.
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Being a Trusted Business on the Trusted Saskatoon Directory of Excellence comes with a lot of responsibility - no other directory, advertising company, or 'watchdog organization' puts businesses through the ongoing process we do before we promote and endorse them.
Why Choose a Business On the Trusted Saskatoon Directory?
All of the Trusted Saskatoon partners have to pass a unique verification process, they are then annually contracted to uphold our 5 Trusted Guarantees. The partners then become part of a local community of Saskatoon and area businesses that we promote with a strong local marketing campaign. We also have a Trusted MYSTERY SHOPPER PROGRAM. This is where we find and engage with normal everyday people, just like you, who are looking for products and services in Saskatoon and area. We approach individuals we can see are looking for a local business and we ask them to mystery shop Trusted Saskatoon Partners. Those that agree to be Trusted mystery shoppers go about their usual business, except at the end they fill out a report to tell us about the experience. We then share it with you!
Bateman Jewellers are Trusted Saskatoon jewellery experts! Did you know that they are the oldest independent jewellery store in Saskatoon? Bateman Jewellers maintain that the relationship with their clients is very important to them. In their latest Saskatoon jewellery tip, they share all the gemstone options for engagement rings BEYOND just a diamond.
MYSTERY SHOP CHECKLIST:
1. How was the greeting/ welcome/ call answered? Very pleasant and friendly.
2. Appearance of the store/staff and showroom? Nice and bright, organized and clean.
3. Product/industry knowledge of staff? Excellent! Cam knew exactly what he was looking for, he was very efficient and quick and even taught me a few things.
4. Overall experience 1-10. 10
5. Would you return as a customer/ recommend them to close friends? Absolutely and already have!!
6. Did anyone stand out as exceptional? If so who? Why? I only dealt with Cam and he was very knowledgeable, fast, very personable and friendly.
1. Provide the service and quality promised - 10
2. Complete the job on time - 10
3. Charge the price quoted with NO surprises - 10
4. Communicate honestly and be responsive to customer needs - 105. Resolve any issues with customer satisfaction in mind - 10
Please share any other comments relating to your experience with the company.
"I made an appointment with Cam because I was interested in selling some gold. My mom had a lot of jewellery and I really didn't know what was real and what was fake. I was a little apprehensive about going in because you just never know if they will tell you the truth and give you the money you really should be getting. Cam put all my fears to rest. It was such a great experience that I have already told friends and family to go through their jewellery and take it in.
I would have NO issues with going back again. In fact, as soon as I got home I was on the hunt for more jewellery kicking around that we don't want. He even taught me a few lessons on what to look for if you are unsure if an item is real or not. I had a lot of fun!"
WHAT A GREAT MYSTERY SHOP!!! Yet again showing you deserve the Thumbs Up from www.TrustedSaskatoon.com! Find Bateman Jewellers on 2nd Ave South or online at http://www.batemanjewellers.com, they are your Trusted SASKATOON JEWELLERS!
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5 Electrical Projects DIYers Should Not Attempt
We know people out there in Saskatoon love to DIY, but when it comes to electrical work there are some projects better left to the professionals at Anytime Electric.
1. Replacing Wiring
The main factor when deciding whether an electrical project can be tackled by a DIYer or whether it should be handled professionally is the complexity of the project. Replacing wire is one of the jobs that are simply too complicated for even experienced DIYers. There’s just too much that can go wrong to make DIY wire replacement worth the risk. Faulty wiring leads to electrical shorts that can single-handedly cause a disastrous house fire. According to statistics Canada in 2014, in Saskatchewan, 50% of house fires were caused by electrical appliances or electrical distribution equipment.
2. Repairing or Replacing a Circuit Breaker
Another sure-fire (no pun intended) way to cause serious electrical problems in a home is to mess with the circuit breaker. Circuit breakers might seem simple from the outside, but they’re basically the brains of your house’s entire electrical system and is there to keep you safe. Making a mistake when you’re working on a breaker can cause power surges and damaged wiring throughout the home. Familiarize yourself with your circuit breaker so that you know when it’s not functioning properly and needs repair, but when it comes time to do the actual electrical work, hire a pro.
3. Replacing Burnt Outlets
Replacing outlets on their own is actually fairly simple and should not present too much of a challenge for experienced DIYers. But if an outlet is blackened, burnt, or even hot to the touch, don’t work on it. The issue here is probably related to overheated wires or overloaded circuits. If you just replace the outlet without looking deeper, you’re basically just applying a bandaid to an electrical problem. A professional electrician will be able to accurately diagnose whatever more advanced problem is causing the issue and then repair it correctly.
4. Installing Dedicated Circuits
Some appliances, especially those on the more heavy-duty side, require their own dedicated circuit for power so that they don’t cause the wiring to overheat. If you’re trying to set up a high-wattage appliance in a room without a dedicated circuit to spare, you might be tempted to try and install another one on your own - don’t. Installing a dedicated circuit requires more advanced knowledge of wiring and outlet installation, and if you get any of it wrong you’re just going to end up wasting time and money and creating a potential fire hazard.
5. Installing New Light Switches
Replacing switches that have gone bad or upgrading to a different kind of switch is not all that complicated. Installing an entirely new switch is. Avoid installing a new switch as a DIY project. A professional electrician will be able to do the job much safer and much more efficiently.