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Ransomware, ransomware, ransomware… but the numbers do not lie

We keep hearing ransomware, ransomware, ransomware….the numbers do not lie, and this is why the headlines have a new story of the latest breach.

Here are some interesting statistics on the effect of ransomware from a  cloud security platform organization and a research study based on a survey of more than 500 C-level executives including CEOs, CIOs, and CTOs.

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  • Over 43 percent of malware found is found in cloud apps
  • Over 55 percent of malware-infected files are found in cloud apps.
  • On average, an enterprise has an average of 977 cloud apps.
  • Approximately 46 percent of businesses have been victims of ransomware.
  • Over 73 percent of those organizations have paid a ransom.
  • Approximately 83 percent of organizations feel prepared for a ransomware attack.
  • Approximately 87 percent of businesses that deal with consumers feel prepared for a ransomware attack.
  • Approximately 17 percent of organizations responded they do not feel that their business is prepared.
  • Just over 32 percent of organizations said they are limited to research ransomware mitigation solutions.
  • Over 78 of organizations in the B2B category have paid a ransom.
  • Another 63 percent of organizations in the B2C category have paid a ransom.
  • Approximately 26 percent of organizations have never paid a ransom.
  • Approximately 60 percent responded they would pay ransom to get their files back quickly.
  • Over 53 percent would pay the ransom to protect their organizations public image.
  • Over 72 percent of organizations responded they have a plan in place to mitigate a ransomware attack.
  • Over 80 percent of B2Bs are better prepared for ransomware compared to 62 percent B2C organizations.
  • Approximately 76 percent of cloud storage apps dominate cloud DLP violations.
  • Over 28 percent of organizations do not have a plan to mitigate a ransomware attack.

What do these ransomware numbers mean to businesses?

When cyber security providers examined the presence of malware in organizations, they found there was malware found in cloud apps across the entire organization.   Many of the ransomware malware-infected files were shared with internal users, external users, and shared publicly.

The cyber security experts found that these ransomware attacks are delivered through phishing and email attacks using cloud services environments.  This allows infected and encrypted files to be quickly spread to other users through cloud app sync.

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What were some of the most popular cloud apps hit by ransomware?

This is a loaded as more popular cloud services have a greater risk of being listed due to it being adopted by a large number of users.  Among the topmost used cloud apps, it includes Microsoft 365 (Microsoft 365), Google Workspace, Facebook, and Slack.   This shows that cyber security teams need to prioritize this trend and pay close attention to sensitive information being shared within collaboration apps as well as get visibility and control over the apps that are integrated and sharing company data.

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Healthcare is the Biggest Cyberattack Target

The healthcare industry is at risk as healthcare is the biggest cyberattack target for cyber criminals and hackers worldwide.

The truth is that healthcare organizations are becoming increasingly susceptible to online cyberattacks.  This is essentially threatening their day-to-day work and compromising confidential patient data.

Healthcare is surrounded by long busy days which puts healthcare staff at a disadvantage as they do not have the time and resources to educate themselves about the ever changing online cyber security risks.

Healthcare is the biggest cybersecurity target but the good news if that healthcare leaders are ready to increase spending on cybersecurity to protect their organizations.  With new cybersecurity threats uncovered every day, it is difficult to know where an organization would be better off investing their IT budget.

There is an increasing demand for patient information and often-outdated systems are among the reasons healthcare is the biggest cyberattack target for online attacks.

  1.  Patient Information Is Worth A lot

Healthcare facilities including hospitals and clinics store an incredible amount of patient data.  This is extremely confidential data that is worth a lot of money to cyber criminals that they can sell it on easily on the dark web therefore making the healthcare industry the biggest cybersecurity target.   It is the duty of these organizations to protect patients personal records.  There have been many financial penalties for failing to follow The Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario as well as Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA).

It is important for IT departments, IT professionals, and managed IT services providers (MSP) to educate the healthcare client of the cost of securing data using multi-factor authentication (MFA) or two-factor authentication (2FA).  It is far less to pay for ransomware or similar cyberattack.  MFA or 2FA requires more than one piece of information to identify a user and then generates a one-time password on each login session. This makes it a lot harder for hackers to steal passwords and other information.

  1. Medical Devices Are Not Secure

Medical devices are there to help save lives but with all the innovations in healthcare technology these days, these devices are becoming increasingly hard to manage. Medical devices like technically advanced insulin pumps, x-ray, and defibrillators play a critical role in healthcare these days.   Now for cyber security experts, these devices are part of a new wide selection of cyber security entry points for hackers.    Medical devices are made to save lives and not with cyber security in mind.  The devices may not store patient data, but they can be used to launch a cyberattack on a server that does hold valuable patient information.  It can also be taken over by hackers, preventing healthcare organizations from providing vital life-saving treatment to patients.  Cyber criminals are aware the medical devices do not carry patient data, but they can easy target other network devices like laptops and computers.

  1.  Control Remote Staff and Work from Home (WFH)

Remote workers are nothing new but with the addition of work from home (wfh), now organizations have challenges. Collaboration is key in the healthcare industry as many units work together to provide the best solution for every patient.  As healthcare is spread out and people need access to information they are often working remotely from different devices.  Remote connectivity to a network is risky if the device is not secure. It is imperative that compromised systems do not get access to the network as it only takes one hacked device to leave the whole organization wide open.

  1. Resistance to New Technology

The healthcare industry is busy and employ some of the busiest staff in the most demanding industry. They tend to work long hours and shifts with tight deadlines and high pressure.  Most do not have the time or resources to add online security policies and security processes to their workload. It is important to understand that any managed IT services provider will suggest cybersecurity measures for healthcare organizations that must be considered.  This can impact current work practices.  It is important to align security measures with existing software and business processes.  There are many different authentication solutions available that work with software like Microsoft 365, Gsuite, Google Business so healthcare staff can perform their daily tasks without distraction.

  1. Educate Healthcare Staff

Healthcare and medical staff are trained to deal with a lot of high-pressure situations which usually does not leave much time for education in cyber security.  There is always budget, resources, and time constraints that does not make it simple for healthcare professionals to be well versed in the best cybersecurity practices. Cybersecurity solutions tend to be complex and require a secure network.  This gives peace of mind of knowing patient data is protected and that healthcare professionals can focus on their jobs.   There are cyber security solutions like (2FA) two-factor authentication and Single sign-on (SSO) therefore adding extra layers of cyber security.

Healthcare and medical organizations have a responsibility to react to the latest cyber security threats to keep their patient data secure.  It is very important to allocate a budget and invest in the right solution for your organization.

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Simple Tips for Better Computer Security

As everyone gets challenged with cyber security protection, here are some simple tips for better computer security to help organizations stay safe.

Protecting your privacy and securing your organizations computers is easier than most organization might think.  Good network security is not only for large organizations.

Here are some simple tips for better computer security so you can secure your data and computer device.

Here are four simple tips for better computer security to keep you and your information safe.

  1. Use Unique Passwords

Do you reuse a password or the same password everywhere?   It is easy to reuse the same password across various websites, applications, and platforms but not the best cyber security practice.  This makes it easier for a hacker to break into all of your accounts including work, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  If a hacker manages to get your password through breaching one site, they get the keys to your entire digital life.  This is why you should use a unique password on each and every one of the websites you log in to or better yet, use a password manager.

A password manager can easily generate unique passwords for the websites you use and store those passwords for you so you do not have to remember them.  There are many password managers available that will integrate with your browser, so you do not have to look up passwords.

  1. Update Software

What is one of the easiest and fastest ways to protect your organization? Simple, ensure updates are done so you can stop hackers from taking advantage and gaining access.  Software that has not been updated allows hackers to gain control over your computer and network.  Software companies know that hackers take advantage of these flaws so they release updates, patches, and fixes to patch these security flaws.  It is very important to have your IT department or managed IT services provider update software and apps as it gives you the best most updated defense against hackers who might want to break into your network or computer.

  1. Data Backups Are Key

Every business and industry revolve around technology and data.  Data has become crucial and it would be devastating if we lost our data or could not access them as they were completely lost.  The solution is simple, ensure you have backups of your files.  You should have a physical copy as well as a cloud services option.  The key to data backups is to have backups somewhere off the device where those files normally live.  This ensures that if  you were to lose the device, break a device, or suffer ransomware, you would have files safe offsite.  Proper data backups will give you the peace of mind in case disaster strikes.

  1. Use Security Software

There are a lot of cyber security threats out there and it is hard to keep up with everything.  Even legitimate websites sometimes get hijacked by malicious advertisements.  There are also times that legitimate online services are hacked by cyber criminals and their customers are affected.  Vigilance is great but a little extra cyber security defense assistance can help.  You should look at a next-generation anti-virus with built in artificial intelligence.   If a malicious program tries to install ransomware or spyware on your machine, it will stop it dead in its tracks.  This can save you from a lot of possible security issues, downtime, and loss or money.

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Four Industries That Benefit from Managed IT Services and Cloud Services

Not all industries are the same and many have unique needs including these four industries that benefit from managed IT services and cloud services.

365 iT SOLUTIONS is a leading managed IT services provider (MSP) specializing in helping organizations in all industries make the most of their technology investments while removing the high cost and complexity in the Greater Toronto Area.

Since we work with so many different industries regarding their IT needs and cloud computing needs, we have put together how managed IT services will help organizations in the Hospitality, Medical & Dental, Advertising, and Legal industries.

This article is to allow management and organizations to make informed decisions when choosing whether to partner with a managed IT and cloud services partner for a long-term strategic partnership.

Many organizations are starting to see the advantages of working with a managed IT services provider for their IT solutions and cloud services.  This gives them the opportunity to adopt more advanced technology to stay competitive.

The truth behind it is that an MSP offers the complete package including unique offerings such as off-site data backup and recovery as well as compliance standards like HIPAA and PCI.

Here are four industries that benefit from managed IT services and cloud services including an explanation to why it is important.

  1. Hospitality (Restaurants, Cafés, Hotels, Bars, and Nightclubs)

Here is an industry that is adopting technology at an increased rate.  This includes point-of-sale (POS) computers, credit card machines, guest Wi-Fi, inventory control, security cameras, and the remaining items that are IP-based.  This leaves these organizations in a tough position to handle very complex system that requires security, maintenance, and PCI compliance.  A managed IT services provider can easily handle these tasks at a fraction of the cost of a full-time IT person.

  1. Medical Practices and Dental Practices

Patient information is revealing of many people’s personal life. Medical practices and dental practices handle people’s personal and private data.  They also handle insurance billing and credit card processing.   Dues to all these procedures and policies, medical practices and dental practices have a legal and moral responsibility to keep data safe, secure, and compliant under PIPDEA and HIPAA regulations if applicable.  This means they need to IT infrastructure monitored, maintained, and updated.  By partnering with a managed IT services provider (MSP), medical practices and dental practices can focus on treating patients and not worrying about technology issues.

  1. Advertising Agencies and Marketing Agencies

Advertising agencies and marketing agencies handle a lot of important client information and intellectual property.  This includes extremely large files, multiple websites, multiple servers, and many different teams from many organizations.  Due to these advertising agencies and marketing agencies having their clients trust with their branding and public image, having network downtime and server issues can be catastrophic.  A managed IT services provider (MSP) can help ensure uptime with cloud-based services like server virtualization, server colocation, and online data storage.  They can help agencies be mobile and responsive by deploying and managing cloud services including applications like Azure, Microsoft 365 (Microsoft 365), Google Workspace, and Adobe Creative Cloud.

  1. Legal Firms & Law Firms

Toronto-based law offices and law firms have security and regulatory needs as many other regulated industries.  It is important to maintain server uptime and mobility.  Managing all of this legal firm and law firm’s technology is a responsibility in many different areas.  Working with a managed IT services provider (MSP) is a smart business move as they can deploy and manage the technology that can help your team facilitate communication, collaboration, security, and reliability.

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365 iT SOLUTIONS is proud to be a Tech Data Cloud Advisory Board Member

Happy to announce 365 iT SOLUTIONS has been recognized as a North American cloud services leader and selected to be part of the Tech Data Cloud Advisory Board.

As a Cloud Advisory Board member, 365 iT SOLUTIONS will work with Tech Data and other north American leading cloud services providers.  Our mandate will be to bring valuable expertise, and real-world knowledge to cloud services in the business landscape.

 

Who is 365 iT SOLUTIONS?

365 iT SOLUTIONS  is Toronto’s leading IT consulting boutique firm offering industry-leading IT solutions including Managed IT ServicesManaged Security ServicesIT Support ServicesIT Outsourcing ServicesTech Support ServicesCloud ServicesBusiness continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR), and Cyber Security Training and Dark Web Monitoring.

 

Who is Tech Data?

Tech Data is a leading technology distributor as well as one of the largest.  They help organizations like Lenovo, HP, Apple, Cisco, Microsoft, and many other manufacturers bring their products and services to the market.  They also have a wide range of technical and business support services.

 

What is Tech Data Cloud Advisory?

The Tech Data Cloud Advisory has the mandate to bring real-world valuable expertise and cloud services to the business landscape.

 

What are the responsibilities of Tech Data Cloud Advisory?

 

  • Knowledge & Expertise – The cloud advisory board will use real-world knowledge and expertise to influence of cloud services.
  • Enhance Visibility – The cloud advisory board will use leadership knowledge to increase cloud services visibility to key executives and leaders.
  • Process Management – The cloud advisory board will leverage industry and business knowledge to guide key decisions that will affect the cloud services partner ecosystem.
  • Networking – The cloud advisory board will connect cloud services industry leaders to share real-world knowledge along with industry providers and management leadership.
  • Positive Impact – The cloud advisory board provides professional advice that will have a positive impact on the Cloud partner community.
  • Industry Advice – The cloud advisory board will give industry advice such as strategy, market offerings, and direction of key Cloud initiatives in the region represented.
  • Engagement – The cloud advisory board will support and participate in Tech Data Cloud local and global activities including engagement with Tech Data between council meetings.

 

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Questions You MUST Ask your Managed IT Services Provider

As a business owner, you know technology is critical to your success and here are questions you must ask your managed IT services provider.

This will ensure you have a clear understanding of your organization’s IT network, computers, and security.

Below are seven questions that are essential to ensure everything is updated and running smoothly.

1: How Are My Network Passwords Stored?

Your managed IT services provider has the keys to your network.  Managed IT providers have become prime targets for hackers and cybercriminals.  What secure systems do they use to secure and control access to your critical passwords and network information?  What safeguards prevent former employee or cybercriminals from stealing your passwords and data?

2: Who Validates Your managed IT services provider security?

Successful managed IT services providers work hard to stay on top of rapidly evolving cybersecurity measures. Your IT provider likely has many suggestions to improve your security but how is their security? Who is validating their cyber security measures?  Is your managed IT services provider externally audited (SOC2), satisfy Canada’s minimum standards (Cybersecure Certification), and whether they employ third-party security services, penetration testing, and vulnerability scanning.

3: Where does your cloud Infrastructure exist?

You should know if your managed IT services provider partner uses their own cloud or where it is located. This is a vital piece of information, so you are aware of their security standards. If they do host on their own cloud, you can ask what control over security they have as well as what standards they follow.

4: What kind of Remote Monitoring and Management do they use?

Not having Remote Monitoring and Management software has pitfalls such as disastrous security threats. Even thou your managed IT services provider has a Remote Monitoring and Management software, you need to ensure it is not freeware or use consumer grade software.  This will give your organization a layer of protection with network proactive monitoring services. These services must be secure and managed also to avoid something like the SolarWinds Monitoring and Management software hack.

5: What is Your Business Disaster Protection Plan?

A managed IT services provider should have confidence that they will have your organization protected from cybersecurity threats.  They will have a policy and procedure.  This well-developed plan should be available and able to break down for you upon request.  It should also be uniquely tailored to your organizations needs and specific industry cyber threats.

6: What type of tech support help desk support do they offer?

When your team has tech support issue, how and who will your team have access to?  Is it a single tech support person or an entire team based on the level of tech support issue?  The managed IT services support team should offer live help desk support for any technical problem.  This would lower downtime or lost productivity since they would handle the situation quickly.  For example, if you have a cyberattack incident, you should not have to wait on hold while your data is stolen, or your network is compromised.

7: What proactive security measures are they providing you?

The only way to increase your odds for safety from cyber criminals is to ensure your network is being proactively managed.  A proactive approach from your managed IT services provider means they will continually be looking for optimized solutions against cyber threats.  They will provide you with the best outcome that saves you money in the long run versus waiting for a disaster to happen.

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Managed IT Services vs Internal IT Department

As many organizations adapt the ever-changing world, the internal IT department has been challenged with new technology resulting in organizations asking what is the difference with managed IT services vs internal IT department?

Roll back the clock to years ago, and most organizations had an internal network administrator.  Most of them would hire a junior network administrator to ensure the organization had redundancy in case the network administrator was “hit by a bus.”

As with any other position or department, there is strength in numbers and the majority of these positions are seen as a cost-effective investment to protect the organization.  At this time there really was no managed IT services as it was still a new concept, so it was hard to make a case of managed IT services vs internal IT department.

The internal IT department network administrator perspective.

When organizations lose their network administrator or rely on a junior network administrator, there is a large gap in knowledge and experience.  This when organizations learn of the information they have compared to the information in the head of the former network administrator. This can be a thousand questions about access permissions  and infrastructure configurations. There will be a lot of reverse engineering trying to figure many things.  This can result in lost time, loss productivity, and worse loss of data.

 

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Fast forward to now and how managed IT services covers the gap.

The article title is managed IT services vs internal IT department however this is not about replacing an IT department, this article is about filling the gap and supporting an internal IT department.

Let us use the situation above where an organization lost their senior network administrator and now only have the resources of a junior network administrator missing information.  An organization can hire another senior network administrator that will be expensive, highly skilled, but the organization will still be reliant on one person.

Another option would be to hire a managed IT services provider to support the junior network administrator for less than the cost of one senior network administrator.   Managed IT services providers provide business proactive IT management and support for organizations.  They provide more in-depth IT investments without the burden of managing a large IT department.

Many organizations also use managed IT services providers to leverage advanced new cloud technology solutions since investing in and maintaining their own data centre infrastructure is too costly.  A strong IT strategy is key to the growth of most businesses; ensuring IT supports growth and reduces, rather than adds to, risk.

It is not about managed IT services vs internal IT department, it is how they work together to form a win-win solution for organizations.

Managed IT services has now been around for many years.  Organizations should look beyond just a managed services provider and find a technology partner that aligns business goals with technology and budgets.

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What is CyberSecure Canada

Many organizations are receiving calls about this service so you may be asking what is CyberSecure Canada?

The Canadian government launched CyberSecure Canada.  It is a national cybersecurity certification program for small and medium-sized organizations.

Their mandate is to enhance organizations competitive advantage by letting their partners, client, and supply chain know they are a certified trusted business partner.

What is CyberSecure Canada Certification?

The Cybersecure Canada certification program helps organizations implement certification requirements so they can protect themselves against cyberattacks.  This will ensure they protect their business, their clients, and partners.

This program is a proactive step toward securing Canadian organizations from cyber threats.  The program is designed for organizations with less than 500 employees.

Why get CyberSecure Canada certified?

  • It will improve your competitive edge within your industry.
  • It will reassure your clients, partners, investors, and suppliers.
  • It will show that valuable data is secure to a standard.
  • It will limit impacts to your organization from cyberattacks.
  • It will reduce financial loss, reputation damage and protect critical infrastructure.
  • It will ensure your organization is eligible to compete in opportunities that require cybersecurity certification.
  • It will show that your security is adequate.
  • It will show that you are not risky organization.
  • It will Lower your cyber insurance premiums with certain carriers.

Is it hard to get CyberSecure Canada certified?

It is not an easy fast process however it is not as in-depth as a SOC2 Type II audit.  It will take work from management, human resources, IT department, managed IT services provider, and many more departments or professionals. You will need to pass thirteen controls published by the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security.  You can then apply for certification at www.canada.ca/cybersecure.  You will then work with an accredited certification body that audits your organization.   This must be repeated every two years to maintain certification.

What are the 13 Security Controls for CyberSecure Canada?

  1. What is the plan to recover from a cyber attack (Incident response plan)
  2. How do you handle patch management (Automatic patching)
  3. How do you securely configure your devices (Device configuration)
  4. What do you use to install and monitor systems (Security software)
  5. Do you use multi-factor authentication controls (Authentication)
  6. How do you handle ongoing team education on cybersecurity (Training)
  7. How do you backup and perform data encryption (Data Protection)
  8. What controls do you use to secure mobile devices (Mobility)
  9. Do you use a firewall in your network (Perimeter)
  10. What is the security posture of your IT partners (Outsourced IT services)
  11. What security do you use on your website (Websites)
  12. What limitations do you place on access to data and services (Access controls)
  13. What security, encryption, and disposal do you use for storage media (Portable storage)

How much does CyberSecure Canada certification cost?

The cost to get CyberSecure Canada certified will depend on your unique organization needs.  You will need to pay for registration as well as the audit. There are many certification bodies listed at www.canada.ca/cybersecure so find the one that works best for your organization.

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365 iT SOLUTIONS Certified as Datto Global Partner

Great companies are developed from great partnerships as 365 iT SOLUTIONS certified Datto Global Partner to offer industry leading disaster recovery services to organizations.

365 iT SOLUTIONS has announced the company has been certified as a Datto Platinum Global Partner program organization.  This industry leading certification recognizes a Datto partner that is actively engaged with the Managed IT  Service Provider (MSP) community by providing expertise, mentoring, and industry advice on a wide range of business-related technology challenges when it comes to the Datto suite of services.

What is Datto?

Datto is an innovative industry leader in offering organizations comprehensive backups, recovery, and business continuity solutions.  It is used by many managed IT services providers (MSP) and managed security services providers (MSSP) worldwide to offer their clients one of the best award-winning services.

Datto was founded on technical innovation and thinking outside the box.  They have created innovative technology that enables organizations to protect against cyber security threats and minimize business downtime in an increasingly complex IT environment.

Dattos ensures managed IT services providers have the ability to offer maximum uptime of organizations critical data and applications no matter where they are located including local servers, end-user computers, or in SaaS applications.

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Datto’s full suite includes the following Unified Continuity solution:

  • Proactive Cloud Continuity for PCs that give the ability to protect and restore PCs with a reliable image-based all-in-one cloud backup and disaster recovery using a quick response.
  • Proactive SaaS protection including cloud-to-cloud backups and fast recovery for critical data in Microsoft 365 and Google Workspace cloud environments.
  • Proactive file protection that is fast and easy. This includes file and folder backup including restore with technical support for Windows and Mac.
  • Proactive workplace safe file sync that gives the ability to share in a centrally managed secure collaboration platform in the cloud.
  • Proactive disaster recovery appliances including SIRIS devices that are able to protect and quickly restore servers with reliable image-based all-in-one business continuity and disaster recovery services.
  • Proactive industry leading ALTO protect devices that can quickly restore small business servers with reliable image-based all-in-one business continuity and disaster recovery cloud services.

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Today is Bell Let’s Talk Day

365 iT SOLUTIONS is a proud supporter as today is Bell Let’s Talk Day dedicated towards mental health initiatives in Canada.

Bell Canada will donate towards mental health initiatives in Canada.  It will donate 5¢ for every applicable call, text, tweet and TikTok video using the hash tag #BellLetsTalk.

In other social media channels, you can post a video with the use of Facebook frame or Snapchat filter. It will state “Let’s work together to help create positive change!”

Bell Canada has given people many ways to show support and help create positive change towards mental health.

For every view of their official Bell Let’s Talk Day video, Bell Canada will donate 5¢ more towards mental health initiatives and help spread the word!

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What else can you do to share the word about Bell Let’s Talk Day?

  • Twitter – Tweet and retweet using #BellLetsTalk or watch their official video.
  • Facebook – Use the Bell Let’s Talk Facebook frame or watch their official video.
  • Instagram – Watch their official video on Instagram.
  • Snapchat – Use the Bell Let’s Talk Snapchat filter or watch their official video.
  • YouTube – Watch their official video on YouTube.
  • TikTok – Upload a video using #BellLetsTalk or watch their official video.
  • Pinterest – Watch their official video on Pinterest.
  • Text messages – Send a text message sent by a Bell wireless customer.
  • Calls – All calls made by a Bell wireless and home phone customers.

Support a mental health in Canada and join the conversation about mental health. #BellLetsTalk

 

Looking for resource and documentation on The Bell Let’s Talk Toolkit?

A lot of people and organizations want to help but they down know how to help create positive change.  Here is a great tool kit to help you spread the word about Bell Let’s Talk Day and mental health in Canada.

Bell Canada created a toolkit that includes a conversation guide and helpful templates for use in schools, communities, and workplaces.

Here is a link to the Bell Let’s Talk toolkit.

 

Is Bell Let’s Talk Day  only for Bell customers?

No, Bell Canada has made sure that everyone has access or can contribute.  Every time someone uses of the hashtag #BellLetsTalk in the methods mentioned above or watch their official video, Bell Canada will donate 5¢ towards mental health initiatives and help spread the word!

 

How does Bell Let’s Talk Day work?

Bell Canada made the program simple, so it is accessible by all Canadians. On Bell Let’s Talk Day, Bell Canada will donate 5¢ towards mental health initiatives and help spread the word.  This will can be a text, call, tweet or TikTok video using #BellLetsTalk.  You can also use social media video views or Facebook frame or Snapchat filter.

 

How much did Bell Let’s Talk Day raise in 2020?

Bell Canada listed in July 2020 that their Bell Let’s Talk Day raised $5 million in a Diversity Fund to support the mental health and well-being of Canadian members of Black, Indigenous and People of Colour communities.

 

How do I donate to Bell Let’s Talk Day?

If you or your organization would like to apply for funds to help with mental health initiatives in Canada, you have to fill out an application for Community Fund grants.  All funds are disbursed before December of the calendar year.  You can apply for funding by clicking on the following link.

 

Why is Bell Let’s Talk Day talk important?

Mental health is major issue in society especially when things like COVID change society.  The Bell Let’s Talk Day campaign has made important contributions to destigmatizing and raising awareness about mental illness in Canada.

This allows society to focus on individual-level interventions and the Bell Let’s Talk Day campaign detracts from systemic and social factors that shape experiences of mental illness and mental health in Canada.

 

What is the purpose of Let’s Talk Day Foundation?

Bell Canada created the foundation with the mandate to create awareness and reduce the stigma associated with mental health in Canada. They go to kids clubs and schools to highlight issues related to mental health and encourage people to openly discuss their concerns with family, friends, and other resources to support mental health in Canada.

 

What is the hashtag #BellLetsTalk?

Bell Canada will donate towards mental health initiatives in Canada by contributing 5¢ for every applicable text, call, tweet.  This will also include TikTok videos using #BellLetsTalk hashtag as well as viewing their official video on social media video or the use of Facebook frame or Snapchat filter.

 

What do you know about mental health in Canada?

Bell Canada is committed to raising awareness towards mental health.  This includes emotional, psychological, and social well-being of all Canadians.  Mental health affects how people think, feel, and act.  It also helps determine how people handle stress and make healthy choices to support their well-being.  Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.

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365 iT SOLUTIONS  is Toronto’s leading IT consulting boutique firm offering industry leading IT solutions including Managed IT ServicesManaged Security ServicesIT Support ServicesIT Outsourcing ServicesTech Support ServicesCloud ServicesBusiness continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR), and Cyber Security Training and Dark Web Monitoring.

 

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