Author Archives: Mike Knapp

About Mike Knapp

Mike is a problem solver, technology guru and project superhero.  As a partner at Incrementa Consulting, his focus is on leveraging technology and great processes to grow your business.  You can connect with Mike on Twitter or read more of his thoughts on the Incrementa website or MikeKnapp.ca.
  • World Password Day



    You probably know there’s a national cheeseburger day (Sept 18), talk like pirate day (ARRRR! Sept 19) and national donut day (June 1) – but did you know about World Password Day? The first Thursday in May is World Password Day. Passwords are one of the biggest cybersecurity vulnerabilities today – both personally and in businesses – [...]

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  • Increase Your Productivity with Focus Time



    There are several universal rules for people: death, taxes, and that “busyness” will fill every available minute. Email, Slacks, social media, unproductive meetings all contribute to that busyness.  With all the distraction, how do you ever find time to work on projects that create value? For many people, they don’t. That’s been painfully evident with a couple recent [...]

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  • Free Security Awareness Training for Non-Profits



    This article was originally published on Simple Security’s website.  Read the original article here. Incrementa’s sister-company, Simple Security, is ecstatic to announce our support for non-profits and charities – we’re making our online Security Awareness Training free to qualifying non-profits and charities forever. Why? Simple: we want to make an impact and help other make their impact. The Threat What would happen to your [...]

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  • Breaches Are The New Norm



    I was having a great chat with the CEO of a financial firm shortly after the Equifax data breach. He asked me if I was surprised by breaches like this one. My answer was, “sadly no.” Why? We’re in an incredibly awkward and painful time where breaches are the norm. It’s like being a teenager, with zits [...]

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  • Achieve Business Success with Focused Fridays



    We all have a massive to-do list inside us that never gets done. Important things. Strategies, processes and methodologies, new products, templates. Projects that could change our business success. When we’re fully engaged in the day-to-day with our business, we don’t get the chance to make them happen. The busyness of our business always seems to [...]

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  • Wannacry Post-Mortem: Lessons for MSPs



    This article was originally published on Simple Security’s website.  Read the original article here. Now that the dust has settled, it’s time to do a post-mortem and see what lessons can be learned from the Wannacry outbreak. Do we really understand the risk? If you categorize Wannacry as simple ransomware, the impact wasn’t as bad as other outbreaks. [...]

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  • Strengthening the Weakest Link: Everyone Should be Security-Aware



    Over the last several years, security technologies, such as anti-virus products and firewalls have improved dramatically, providing businesses with good protection. Yet, the number of businesses who are not security-aware, and therefore the victims of cyber attacks, increases annually. The bad guys have learned. There’s only a limited number of weaknesses when companies invest in the [...]

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  • Supercharge your Business with These Tech Tools



    Over the last several years, a huge number of great technologies and applications with the potential to transform a business have reached the market. Some of these tech tools have been a great success, others not so much. To help navigate this maze of products, we reached out to several tech leaders and asked them for [...]

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  • The IT Unicorn and the BOX



    I recently had the privilege of speaking at a TEC Group on a topic that I’m rather passionate about: Supercharging a Business Using IT.  It was a great experience – I love helping executives see beyond IT being a bunch of computers or applications and understanding ways to harness them to create value for their [...]

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  • How to Stop Ransomware



    This article was originally published on Simple Security’s website.  Read the original article here. Ransomware is one of the biggest cyber threats to businesses.  It’s one that can’t be ignored unless you want to live with its potentially devastating effects.  Thankfully, there are steps you can take to reduce the risk of infection and be ready [...]

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