Web Portal – Keeping Information Secure

Did you know emailing documents with addresses, social insurance numbers or banking information is a premium object for abuse? Emails and text messages are one of the easiest targets for hackers. Security of personal information is so important. Technology has made it even more important.

Ethical hackers often can be heard saying, “Never send personal information, especially usernames and passwords, by email or text.” It is best to share personal information using a more secure method. One of these methods is a web portal.

Web portals are websites specially designed to share diverse sources of information such as emails, online forums and search engines. But unlike a traditional website, a portal requires a login. It has user-specific protection that allows individuals or groups to access their information securely.

Web portals are used by hospitals and universities to allow employees access to internal data securely through the web, by insurance companies to allow customers to submit claims, and by CRA for taxpayers to view personal income information and manage their tax affairs online. From private companies to governments, the usage of a web portal is essential not only to the clients, employees, students and parents but also to the companies that provide online services.

Here at Lazer Grant LLP we also provide our clients a secure document exchange program via a web portal. If you need to send us documents with personal information like SINs, home addresses, or financial information, we will provide a secure password protected website for sending and receiving information securely.

We can also help you to set up a web portal for your business. Call or email Cynthia, 204-977-3507 cborges@lazergrant.ca, and she will be delighted to get you started.