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  • Welcome, KRIM Biopharma!

    KRIM BiopharmaWe would like to take a moment to thank our newest client, KRIM Biopharma for coming on board with BIT Incorporated. They will be enjoying the benefits of the enterprise-level functionality that our Hosted Microsoft Exchange provides.

    KRIM Biopharma’s mission is to deliver high quality innovative medicines for unmet medical needs to prolong patients’ lives. Their deep-rooted passion for enhancing patients’ lives and extensive pharmaceutical marketing and sales experience enables a flexible, high impact business model to ensure innovative therapies reach their patients. KRIM Biopharma is a commercialization company in-licensing innovative medicines to advance health and well-being for patients everywhere.

    They are located in Toronto’s biopharma area with prospective operations on a global level.

    To learn more about KRIM Biopharma, click here!

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  • CryptoWall

    CryptoWall – Ugly Cousin to CryptoLocker

    Some of you will remember the recent outbreak in the wild of CryptoLocker; a particularly virulent ransomware program that would take over and encrypt files on servers which essentially held them hostage until payment was made or backups could be restored. The cost of this was monumental in regards to how much time was lost in data recovery and general productivity; not to mention those that caved and payed the criminals for decryption. The network that supported CryptoLocker, the Gameover Zeus Botnet, was taken down thanks to a collaborative effort from international authorities and CryptoLocker faded away fairly quickly.

    Unfortunately, a replacement wasn’t far behind. (more…)

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    The Canadian Anti Spam Legislation or CASL for Short

    Four Things You Need To Know about CASL

    Effective Dates

    The Anti –Spam Legislation Takes effect July 1st 2014 followed by January 15, 2015 – Unsolicited Installation of Programs and finally, July, 2017 – Private Action (Fines from 1 (Individual) to 10MLN Business)

    ONE – Under CASL, businesses must:

    • Obtain opt-in / express consent before sending an electronic message or rely on limited implied consent exceptions
    • Identify the sender and include an unsubscribe mechanism
    • Enable opt out from some or all commercial electronic messages within 10 business days

    More Details:
    http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/E-1.6/page-2.html#h-6

    TWO – The EXPRESS CONSENT

    • State the Purpose for which the consent is being sought
    • Identify the person or the person on whose behalf the consent is being sought

    THREE – The IMPLIED CONSENT

    • EXISTING BUSINESS – a person’s consent is implied, until the person gives notification that they no longer consent to receiving electronic messages
    • A message is sent to a published address, not accompanied by a statement prohibiting sending electronic messages and is relevant to the person’s role or business, i.e. reply to a contact on one’s Business Card.

    More Details:
    http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/E-1.6/page-3.html#docCont

    FOUR – IT DOES NOT APPLY TO

    • When providing a quote or electronic confirmation of a transaction when the transaction was requested
    • Provides warranty information, safety recalls, provides information to employment, benefits, etc.
    More Details of the Law

    Source: Government of Canada
    When the new law is in force, it will generally prohibit the:

    • sending of commercial electronic messages without the recipient’s consent (permission), including messages to email addresses and social networking accounts, and text messages sent to a cell phone;
    • alteration of transmission data in an electronic message which results in the message being delivered to a different destination without express consent;
    • installation of computer programs without the express consent of the owner of the computer system or its agent, such as an authorized employee;
    • use of false or misleading representations online in the promotion of products or services;
    • collection of personal information through accessing a computer system in violation of federal law (e.g. the Criminal Code of Canada);
    • collection of electronic addresses by the use of computer programs or the use of such addresses, without permission (address harvesting).

    The CASL LAW – Full Text
    http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/E-1.6/FullText.html

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