Canada’s new Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) – What you need to know!

Canada’s new Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) – What you need to know!

Bill C-28, labelled as Canada’s Anti-Spam legislation, was passed in 2010 and it goes into effect July 1, 2014. You need to be ready as it WILL affect the way most people do business in Canada. Here is what you need to know:

What does it regulate?

This bill regulates a broad range of activities that relate to sending Commercial Electronic Messages (or CEMs). A CEM is any electronic message which includes but is not limited to email, texts, instant messages, social media direct messages or any other similar means of communication.

Adobe Creative Suite 6 policy change as of June 1, 2014

Adobe’s corporate strategy is to deliver innovation more quickly to customers through our cloud offerings — Adobe Creative Cloud and Adobe Marketing Cloud. Their vision for Creative Cloud is to provide the creative community with a seamless, connected and productive environment where users can access apps, services, and support—wherever and whenever they want.

The Internet Of Things

In January, Google purchased home automation company Nest Labs, the maker of the Nest Thermostat, for $3.2 billion. This purchase was a huge sign that big companies (like Google) very strongly believe that we will soon live in a world where everything is connected online.

There Are 3 Critical Elements You Must Have In Place To Guarantee A Fast, Pain-Free Recovery Of Your Critical IT Systems In The Event Of A Data-Erasing Disaster, Yet Most Businesses Don’t Have Even One

When it comes to backing up and protecting your company’s critical data, you need to know for certain – without any lingering doubts – that you could recover your files and be back up and running again fast after a natural disaster, server crash, hacker attack or other data-erasing event.

Password Tip!

Want an easy-to-remember password that’s super-secure? Try mixed-entry passwords. While JohnSmith12345 could fairly easily be broken, J1o2h3n4S5mith (inserting the same numbers between each letter in the password) would take about 1,800 years to crack, and is almost as easy to remember!

Another Reminder Of Why You Can’t Use Home Routers In Your Business

This past Christmas, a hacker reportedly stumbled upon a back door to Linksys and Netgear DSL modems that allow an attacker to reset the router’s configuration and gain Admin access. Not good!

Some routers have this “back door” open to the local computer network while others are open to the Internet side of things, opening up users of these devices to remote Internet attacks.