including Service Advisories and Notices....
July 1, 2017:
Happy 150th Birthday Canada!
It's a teeny bit embarrassing that we haven't posted anything in a large number of months... But we've been pretty darn busy! Exciting things are happening at the Forest, including design of a new website (finally), major upgrades to our data centre offerings (also finally), and refreshes to our Forest Cloud offerings (yay!)
We'll have more updates coming soon... In the meantime, our heartfelt thanks to all our loyal customers, many of whom have been with us for almost two decades - and some for even longer! Remember, it's never too late to be part of the Forest family, and experience for yourself why our customers are so loyal.
December 18, 2016:
From all of us, to all of you - our sincere best wishes for the holiday season and the coming new year!
This past year has seen an unprecedented evolution in systemic attacks, hacks, viruses and other malware. Massive organizations including Yahoo, Amazon, and indeed the FBI have all been victims of large-scale breaches. Some might think - given the limitless resources of those organizations, why can't they protect themselves?
It is indeed a huge challenge, and it's not going away. All you can do is be agile and vigilant - we have found that the single most helpful thing is to EDUCATE USERS. Don't auto-preview e-mails. Don't open attachments without thinking long and hard about the possible content. Investigate suspicious links before clicking on them by hovering over them or right-clicking them first! Most people don't know this, but a visible link or what you see as an e-mail address may not necessarily be what is actually underlying in the code!
For a detailed security consultation, don't hesitate to contact us. Leverage our long experience as some of the best trusted advisors in the business to help keep you safe.
March 16, 2016:
This one is kind of important...
We've received alerts that new versions of the CryptoLocker class of viruses are now able to scavenge and encrypt non-mapped network shares. This was kind of inevitable unfortunately and will only continue to get worse. Most anti-virus software can't even stop it, and it's too easy to make the mistake of clicking on that bogus shipping PDF, or resume, or poisoned link in a Google search.
We cannot stress enough the need to have a good backup! Anything you don't want to lose, make sure you have two copies of it stored in different places that are not directly accessible! Our private on-line backup service is ideal for this; We've seen far too many good people lose their entires lives' worth of pictures, documents, videos, memories, and so on - it's a lesson nobody should have to learn!
Pop in and talk to us about backup. Or call us. Or e-mail us. Or run out to some random store and get yourself an external hard drive and copy your memories over!
Whatever you do, do SOMETHING.