Cyber Attacks on the Rise

Updated on in Business Continuity Security Technology

BC Housing is seeing an increase in cyber-attacks on our Housing Provider partners, particularly related to ransomware.  Ransomware is a serious cyber-attack on an organization where systems can be locked, files can be encrypted and even worse, sensitive data can be stolen.  As your organization can hold very sensitive personal and financial data, the worst […]

Microsoft x Secure 2020 Cybersecurity Event Series

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Come join us and learn about Zero Trust Principles from Microsoft senior security leadership!! The Microsoft x Secure event series kicks off on October 20, 09:00 AM, PST with keynotes by Ann Johnson, Alex Weinert and Mark Simos. All times listed are in PST TUESDAY, Oct 20: 9:00-10:00 AM – Keynote 1 | Ann Johnson – […]

Cyber Security Awareness Month

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Our devices do a lot for us. They keep us connected, fill us in on the latest news and give us something to laugh at. And, if this year has proved anything, it’s that when times are tough, our devices are always there to help us get through them. That’s why we’re dedicating this month […]

Managing Remote Access for Partners and Contractors

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At the end of September, it was reported an  IT service provider, Tyler Technology (a Texas-based company that bills itself as the largest provider of software and technology services to the United States public sector), was hit with ransomware and now assumed to have had Tyler credentials that manage their customers exfiltrated. In response to […]

Comparison of Microsoft 365 and Office 365 Offers

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Qualified nonprofits can receive the offers listed below as a donation or upgrade to advanced features at a significant discount. To qualify for nonprofit donations and discounts, you must hold recognized charitable status in your country and sign Microsoft’s non-discrimination policy. Microsoft reserves the right to verify eligibility at any time and to suspend the service for […]

Storing Data Outside of Canada – What You Need to Know

Updated on in Privacy Records Management Security Technology

“Is it safe to store data outside of Canada?” is a question being asked more and more as many organizations move to the cloud. As a nonprofit or private organization in British Columbia, you are subject to the Personal Information Privacy Act (PIPA). PIPA does not prohibit personal information storage outside of Canada; however, you […]

Effective Remote Meetings with MS Teams

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A majority of workers say they have more meetings today than they did 10 years ago, and more than half of those (56%) are either virtual or a combination of virtual and in-person. But are meetings getting better? We surveyed more than 3,000 people across geographies and generations to understand the biggest problems with everyday […]

Tech for Social Impact – MS Webinar Series

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Technology can be a powerful tool to help address the world’s most challenging issues. It can enable nonprofit organizations to be more productive, more innovative, and ultimately, to drive greater societal impact. Microsoft is committed to delivering technology solutions that are accessible, affordable, and relevant for nonprofits everywhere. Donations and discounts are available for cloud […]

Windows Desktops and Apps using Azure

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Windows Virtual Desktop is a comprehensive desktop and app virtualization service running in the cloud. It’s the only virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) that delivers simplified management, multi-session Windows 10, optimizations for Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise, and support for Remote Desktop Services (RDS) environments. Deploy and scale your Windows desktops and apps on Azure in […]

FREE MS Teams Training for Nonprofits

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In recent months, the shift to remote and hybrid work has catalyzed organizations of all sizes to rethink how their people and teams communicate and collaborate. Many organizations are now navigating a new COVID-19 response phase, moving on from “remote everything” to a more sustainable, hybrid workplace, blending remote work and physical offices. They are […]