BRAMPTON, Ontario, May 16, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- IT Weapons, the award-winning IT-Services division of Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada) Ltd., has announced the launch of an innovative information security solution, Security Essentials. Designed to provide Canadian organizations with a clear picture of their security posture while identifying areas for improvement, Security Essentials touches every aspect of a business’s fundamental security defences, providing ongoing peace of mind and actionable insight aimed at keeping your information safe and secure.

Announced at ITW’s biannual Executive Technology Exchange held at the Rec Room in downtown Toronto, Security Essentials is a comprehensive security awareness solution that benefits companies by tackling major security weak spots such as security awareness training, employees with poor password habits, regular vulnerability scanning, email-based attacks, or security systems that have not been properly configured. Combined with guidance from our robust and experienced security team, Security Essentials provides an invaluable outlook of your entire security program, while also helping you make immediate adjustments that will keep your sensitive data away from cyber criminals.   

“Security is always a major concern for pretty much every business,” said Jason MacBean, Vice President, Services & Support at IT Weapons. “What we put together is a plan for organizations that are looking to improve security but might not know where to start.”

Due to the evolving nature of cyber threats and an ever-changing security landscape, information security is very difficult to tackle. With the rising risk that ransomware creates for businesses, the cost of a data leak or security incident can be catastrophic for many organizations.  According to Wombat, this past year, 76% of surveyed businesses reported that they had been a victim of a phishing attack. Since phishing is the primary delivery vehicle for ransomware and other forms of malware, this stat emphasises how much damage can be caused by an undeveloped security program.

“Our goal as a company has always been to help businesses feel safe,” MacBean commented. “And with Security Essentials, our clients know exactly what’s going on with the security of their data and how they can get better.”

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CONTACT INFORMATION 
 
Matthew Agnew, Solutions and Product Manager
(905) 494-3067
Matthew.Agnew@itweapons.com

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