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Climate change and security go hand in hand. Here’s how

Millions of Canadians took to the streets this past week in a ‘strike’ to protest and raise awareness around climate change. Some retailers—in particular those espousing environmentally-conscious values and business models—even closed their stores for a day in support. It’s reasonable to assume that at least a handful of those placard-carrying, green-minded citizens are concerned […]

Security and technology: Balancing the need for privacy and protection

When news broke recently that the Swedish Data Protection Authority fined a local municipality more than USD $20,000 for privacy violations, it marked the emergence of a potential new front in the struggle to balance privacy rights and security requirements. Under the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)—sweeping legislation that governs everything from website […]

Ransomware demands are paralyzing municipalities. Will your business be next?

You know a situation is bad when even local governments are calling in the IT cavalry for help. But that’s the reality for municipalities struggling to combat increasingly frequent ransomware attacks that are targeting towns and cities across North America. The problem is so severe that the Association of Municipalities of Ontario—a body that represents […]

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Do your employees work remotely? Beware the security risks

With only specific industry exceptions, the days of your entire staff sitting in the same office—or in boardrooms taking meetings—at once, are largely gone. Nowadays, knowledge-economy workforces are becoming increasingly mobile, as employees continue to seek greater flexibility to work from home (or wherever they choose). The tacit agreement is that even though their hours […]

Why security firms play a greater role than ever in mitigating legal risk

For risk averse commercial property owners, managers and condominium managers—not to mention any company that has employees—unaware of the general duty clause contained in Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), now is the time to get educated. The principle behind the clause is simple. The Act states that employers must “take every precaution reasonable […]

Introducing Wincon Security’s Employee of the Year—Syed Johar

One of the most valuable lessons any entrepreneur can learn is the importance of people. Great companies aren’t just built on game-changing ideas and innovation, amazing products or industry-leading service. Without the right team in place, success is virtually impossible. On that note, it’s with great pride that I introduce the Wincon Security Employee of […]

Affirming our mission, vision & values. Setting the tone for future success

How, exactly, do you sum up all of the many characteristics that make a company unique? That’s the exact question we asked ourselves when we set about defining Wincon Security’s mission, vision and values. Needless to say, it’s a complex task. We spoke with our team—everyone from our supervisors to our security guards—and customers for […]