Cyber insurance Security & The Law

Cyber Insurance, Security, and the Law

March 11, 2019

Windsor | Markham | Mississauga | Waterloo | London

Full speaker line-up of industry experts from Cyber Insurance, Data & Privacy Law, and Cybersecurity.

This valuable seminar gives you the unique opportunity to learn, right from the experts, how technology, insurance, and the law work together to protect various aspects of your business against cyber crime in today’s environment.


Which cyber crimes are being committed against mid-size commercial businesses?

How can I protect my business?

What will cyber insurance cover?

What are my legal rights and responsibilities?



Windsor: March 25, Ambassador Golf

Waterloo: March 27, Bingemans

Markham: April 1, The Brighton Convention Centre

Mississauga: April 2, Roma’s Hospitality Centre

London: April 4, Four Points Sheraton

What’s Included:

Complimentary coffee, tea, and pastry bar upon registration

Refreshments throughout the morning

Complimentary seated lunch during expert panel discussion

National Sponsor of Build a Dream

PIPEDA Legislation: Updates that Impact the Way We Do Business

January 8, 2019

Recently, Next Dimension pulled together Siskinds Law Firm, Cisco, and Veeam and we hit the road to discuss the latest updates to PIPEDA legislation. We looked at the legal and technical aspects of the regulations that matter most to your business; mandatory breach reporting, record keeping requirements, and data security and protection mandates.

Next Dimension hosted events in London, Waterloo, Mississauga, and Windsor.

Our mission was simple. Create a valuable and informative series of events that focused on the issues, solved the challenges, and made our clients stronger.

Due to the quality of information delivered by Siskinds, Cisco, and Veeam, we decided to publish this article to give a brief overview for those unable to attend. We have also included the presentations themselves.

Drew Johnson spoke on behalf of Siskinds. Drew is an Associate in Siskinds’ Technology, Privacy, and Franchise group. In his presentation, Drew discussed the Ten Principles of PIPEDA, Breach of Security & Safeguards, Records, Offences, and how to create an Incident Response Plan.

Duwayne Watson is a Cisco Security specialist with Ingram. In Duwayne’s presentation, he shared security best practices to remain compliant with the latest PIPEDA legislation updates. He also discussed how to remain secure in today’s ever-changing business landscape.

Duwayne’s Cisco presentation addressed how to secure your data from the inside, from the edge, and from the user perspective.

To conclude the seminar, the Veeam presentation was conducted by a System Engineer and Territory Account Manager. Together, Chris and Sean shared important industry facts as well as tips to remain compliant with PIPEDA.

DID YOU KNOW: if you pay Ransomware, you are 9x MORE LIKELY to get hit again!

In their presentation they also discussed the 3-2-1 rule with regards to backing up your data, the value of a disaster recovery plan, and the importance of maintaining data accuracy.

Next Dimension goes beyond IT solutions for our clients. We are a strategic partner that will work with you to optimize the positive impact IT has on your overall business.

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All slides can be found on our slideshare account.  Contact Us for a deeper discussion and no-cost review of your current IT environment with regards to PIPEDA.

Tango Awards Top 50 Managed Service Provider

October 22, 2018

Next Dimension is proud to announce that we’ve been named to the Tango Canada TOP TANGO CA MSP list for 2018.  According to their website:

The annual Tango Canada Awards are calculated through an exhaustive analysis to recognize the top performing Canadian MSPs and their services.

We were recognized for our cutting-edge approach to providing managed services to our customers.  Next Dimension topped thousands of other service providers, and TangoCA says we’re ‘recognized as one of the top-ranked MSPs in the industry‘.

Next Dimension has been operational since 1997.  We provide an array of managed services through our ITAdvantage service plan.  Whether you’re looking for patching, server monitoring, help desk support, backup and disaster recovery, on-site services, Next Dimension has an ITAdvantage service plan to suit your needs.

We are honoured to receive this recognition.  As we continue to grow our brand in Canada and the United States, it is critical that our service offering remain at the forefront of technology, and our commitment to operational excellence remain the focus of all we do. – Adam Davis, CEO, Next Dimension

Next Dimension also offers our Virtual Service Desk.  If your employees are experiencing computer issues or your server is quite simply “acting up”, our Virtual Service Desk team is ready to provide the support and assistance you would expect from an in-house technician.

National Sponsor of Build a Dream

October 9, 2018

Ahead of International Day of the Girl, Next Dimension partners with Build a Dream to encourage young women to explore career paths in STEM at events across Southern Ontario.

Next Dimension, a Managed Services Provider headquartered in Windsor signs on as a National Sponsor of Build a Dream.  Since its inception, Build a Dream has encouraged young women and their parents alike to explore career paths in STEM industries.

“We are thrilled to welcome Next Dimension as one of our valued National Sponsors as we work together to help diversify the workforce across the province.  Our industry partners support our movement by opening their doors and educating our future workforce about the career opportunities in many different sectors including tech.” Said Nour Hachem-Fawaz, President of Build a Dream.

Next Dimension is fully committed to this partnership; bringing world class vendors to all three events, as well as participating in panel discussions in each market.

Nour added, “Next Dimension is a phenomenal employer with offices in each of our event markets, and we can’t wait for the young women to learn about the many career pathways they provide.  We look forward to profiling their female staff on our panel as they share their journey in the tech sector with thousands of young women across the province.”

This partnership is a natural next step in Next Dimension’s commitment to the communities they serve.  “As our company continues to grow in each market, it is important that we promote, develop, and cultivate local talent.  Build a Dream encourages young women to explore our industry, and it’s important that we connect them with our team, including many females within our Executive and Management staff.” said Adam Davis, CEO of Next Dimension.

Build a Dream events will take place November 8th at the Ciociaro Club in Windsor and November 20th at the Hellenic Community Centre.  More information on the events can be found at

Are Your IT and Business Processes Out of Alignment?

May 1, 2018

If your IT department and business executives only communicate when computers or applications aren’t running, you can be certain your operational efficiency, customer service and industry compliance are suffering.

It used to be normal for business executives and IT management to butt heads over IT buying decisions. A common scenario was the business team viewed IT as a cost center and wanted to eke out every last bit of life from computers and servers before buying a replacement. And IT departments wanted to keep hardware and software current to avoid the stresses that result from inevitable crashes and downtime of using outdated stuff.

Fast forward to the present and (fortunately) many executives are seeing the wisdom of taking a strategic approach to IT and IT departments are becoming more business focused—and some companies have even achieved a convergence between the two groups.

If your business is looking to move up the IT vs. business continuum toward convergence, here are a few tips to move the needle in the right direction:

  1. Find common ground. A common reason for business and IT disparity is that one group is myopically focused on technology and the other group is myopically focused on sales, expenses, profits and losses. Both entities can start seeing eye to eye when they focus on mutually beneficial topics, such as employee productivity and the customer experience. With this mind shift, IT can see the bigger picture of how technology is used and managers can understand why investing in technology extends beyond the accounting ledger.
  2. Be an educator. CEOs recognize new technologies are changing the business landscape, but they likely have a lot of misperceptions about what’s real and what’s hype—especially as it pertains to popular buzzwords like cloud, digitization, mobility, collaboration and the Internet of Things, just to name a few. An IT department that can understand the business and educate the management team (in plain English) about how technology software, hardware and/or services can benefit employees and/or customers is an invaluable resource to any organization.

The first area where IT should be educating business managers is security. Malware, ransomware, phishing scams are just a few examples of the security threats businesses are facing and the stakes can get very high. Business executives understand the consequences of stolen intellectual property and downtime. IT can help connect the dots by showing how multiple security layers can help minimize these threats.

Increased regulations are another area where IT and business managers can find common ground and create better alignment. Like security, business managers understand the negative impact to their company’s reputation—in addition to receiving fines—if they fail an audit. IT can play a key role in mitigating this outcome by educating management about data protection and security and working together to create policies and procedures to improve compliance.

As you consider the ways that your company’s IT and business objectives could be better aligned, one final point to keep in mind is that this isn’t a one-time thing. It’s a process.

Adam Davis, CEO, Next Dimension Inc