IT Compliance and Auditing in Canada

The following post is intended to explain some of the IT audit standards, control process and associated laws and regulations currently used in Canada. Even though, the 2012 research showed that only 16% of Canadian Businesses were not aware of privacy or security-related standards and we could say, that Canadian IT companies have moderate to high awareness of the compliance standards.

Note: This article is a work in progress. [Read more…]

How to fix Windows 7 RDP resolution limit of 3840×2048 on 4K (3840×2160) monitors? (also applicable for Win Server 2008 R2)

One of the issues of Windows 7 (and Windows Server 2008 R2) is related to its inability to support 4K resolutions over RDP. Windows 7 RDP resolution is limited at 3840 x 2048, whereas 4K monitors run at 3840 x 2160, which leaves a small black strip at the top and bottom of the remote desktop window. The following article describes the way I was able to resolve this issue. [Read more…]

How to restore missing ‘Mobile Data’ and ‘Mobile Hotspot’ quick settings menu icons on Samsung Galaxy mobile devices

Recently, I have updated my Samsung Galaxy S7 to Android 7.0 Nougat and realized that I am missing both ‘Mobile Data’ and ‘Mobile Hotspot’ quick settings menu icons/toggles. For some reason, Samsung has decided to disable adding them into the menu. The following post shows you how to add them back using Android platform tools and ADB. [Read more…]

The State of CrowdSourcing in Canada

The CrowdSourcing model allows the internet masses to partake in any profit or non-profit idea, such as solving problems (crowdsolving), finding lost items (crowdsourcing), or become a source of funds to startup businesses (crowdfunding). The following short ‘work-in-progress’ article looks at the history and growth of crowdsourcing and assesses the value of crowdsourcing in Canada. [Read more…]

Shell script to automatically remove old AWS Lightsail snapshots (and retain a specific number of backups)

In the first post, I have explained how to schedule nightly backups of Amazon Lightsail Instance by leveraging AWS Command Line Interface (CLI). In this post, I’ll show you how to create a bash file that can be scheduled to remove old AWS Lightsail snapshots and retain only a specific number of snapshots in your account.

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