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“It’s not a question of ‘if’ your organization will be breached, but ‘when’ - and how you’ll rest, assured that First-World is protecting your critical data assets.”

— ROSS MORLEY, PRESIDENT

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Everything Old is New Again: Big Data vs Privacy

In the 1980s, Canadian IT press brought to light a brewing controversy around use and potential misuse of our Social Insurance Number (the 'SIN' - Canadian equivalent of USA's Social Security Number) by organizations of all types seeking an easy-to-use unique identifier of individuals. Everyone agreed that the SIN was indeed the best identifier that satisfied the need for easy data processing applications. The controversy was of course centred around the potential for misuse of the SIN. One recalls the arguments advanced back then.

Data Protection Security via Your Swiss Army Knife

Everybody loves a Swiss Army Knife. I certainly do, cherish mine, keep it clean and sharp and in my pocket every day. It's trusty, reliable, does exactly what I ask it to do and it's the quick, easy, ideal solution for so many things. There are lots of other solutions out there - niche, one-trick pony tools I could use - but why would I wear a jingling tool belt full of them as I go about my white-collar business every day? Nope, the Swiss Army Knife is exactly what I need.

The Importance of a 'Connected' Data Center

The best advice ever given in real estate is to focus on ‘Location, Location, Location’. The same sentiment holds true when evaluating your options for a Colocation Data Center in a densely-populated, international business hub like Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Be at the epicentre, where everything happens.

But what comes next? The next critical differentiator regarding Colocation is how ‘connected’ your Data Center is to your End Users, Partners, and the wider world of major Internet and Cloud Exchanges.

 Let’s take a look at what that means:

Cybersecurity

Founded by Dr. Mansur Hasib, the only cybersecurity and healthcare leader in the world with 12 years experience as Chief Information Officer, a Doctor of Science in Cybersecurity, the prestigious CISSP, PMP, and CPHIMS certifications, three published books and hundreds of articles and speeches, Dr. Hasib has a unique perspective on a wide range of issues - from literature to leadership and from cybersecurity to the future of healthcare.

Telehop

Telehop is a Canadian based telecommunications company, providing the most comprehensive and innovative suite of communication services to residential and business customers across North America. Registered with the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission ("CRTC") as a licensed Class "A" Telecom Carrier and American Federal Communications Commission ("FCC"), Telehop has been publicly traded on the TSX Venture Exchange (TSX:HOP) since 1997.

Security Current

Securitycurrent.com Founded by veteran journalist and IT network security marketing executive Aimee Rhodes, Security Current examines IT security from all angles. It has security executives with a business perspective, practitioners who work daily in the trenches, research analysts who uncover trends and emerging technologies, and journalists who will deliver daily news.

OPSWAT

OPSWAT is a San Francisco based software company that provides solutions to secure and manage IT infrastructure. Founded in 2002, OPSWAT delivers solutions and technologies that protect organizations from threats and help secure digital data flow. OPSWAT’s intuitive applications and comprehensive development kits are deployed by SMB, enterprise and OEM customers to more than 100 million endpoints worldwide.

Lexifone

In a world of accessible travel, global business and international commerce, overcoming language barriers is more important than ever. Lexifone is an international Telephony Service Provider with a clear vision that aims to connect those who do not speak the same language. Lexifone has set up a fully automatic phone interpreter service, Namely, we have built both a voice to voice translation engine and a worldwide telephony platform to facilitate the calls.

Accelerated Connections, Inc.

Accelerated Connections deploys private WAN services worldwide, supported by its world-class colocation data centres at the centre of Canada’s communications thoroughfare in Toronto, ON. Since 1991 ACI’s private WAN services have given organizations the confidence that comes with elimination of attack vectors associated with endpoints on Internet.

KI Design LLC

Ki Design partners with its Clients to protect the personal information of the people they serve and address their fears of it being misused or stolen. Buzzwords like Big Data, Open Data, electronic records, and the Internet of Things point to a new reality for organizations that hold an increasing volume and variety of data and metadata about the people who use their services.