Author: Victoria McIntosh

Victoria McIntosh is an Information and Privacy professional residing in Halifax, Nova Scotia. With over six year’s experience, she is committed to assisting clients with the growing challenges of controlling their information resources through strategic information management, data governance, and privacy controls. Victoria has received an honours BA in History from Mount Allison University, an MLIS degree from the University of Western Ontario, and is certified by the International Association of Privacy Professionals as an Information Privacy Technologist. She works best with a fresh cup of coffee in her hands, or a sleeping puppy on her foot.

Five Books Your Brain Wants You to Read by @vmcntosh

by Victoria McIntosh | Featured Contributor Need a bit more processing power? Struggling over and over with a puzzle you know can be solved, if only you could see the answer? While not everyone will become masters of general relativity or cosmic theory, there are ways we can sharpen our minds like steel traps, and […]

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Four Reasons Slowing Down Can Benefit Your Mind And Your Business by @vmcntosh

by Victoria McIntosh | Featured Contributor We’ve all been there: lots of things to do and not enough time to do them. Some days it can feel like we’re just jumping from last to task, and days when we don’t move forward enough are marked off as ‘unproductive’. However, while knowing how to hustle can […]

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Five Tips to Be a Better Negotiator by @vmcntosh

by Victoria McIntosh | Featured Contributor Negotiation is a skill set that can be tough to master, but worth having in your back pocket no matter where you decide to go in life. Whether you find yourself in the boardroom making deals, running for office to bring positive change to the community, dealing with staff […]

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A Non-Technical Guide to Meltdown and Spectre, the New Problems That Have Rocked IT Security

by Victoria McIntosh | Featured Contributor By now you’ve likely heard something about Meltdown and Spectre, the newest vulnerabilities to hit the information security world, and wow are they big problems. A pair of security holes that put every PC, laptop, device and server at risk for massive data breach, not to mention placing big […]

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Five Quotes Every Woman Warrior Should Know by @vmcntosh

by Victoria McIntosh | Featured Contributor Do you carry a sword and shield to work? Are their days when meeting with clients feel like hostage negotiations, when walking to the office is like stepping into the battlefield, when you need to hold your head up high despite wanting to retreat? We all have tough times, […]

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Do the Job Internally or Bring in a Consultant? Five Reasons to Outsource the Work by @vmcntosh

by Victoria McIntosh | Featured Contributor Is your business debating on outsourcing a project to a consultant or firm? We all have reasons for wanting to go it alone: we can get by with resources in-house, we’re trying to save finances, or it just seems easier to make-do with what we have than go to […]

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Basics of Bitcoins: Should Your Business Start Accepting Crypto Currency? by @vmcntosh

by Victoria McIntosh | Featured Contributor When Bitcoins first arrived on the scene a few years ago, it was difficult to see the appeal: a digital currency with no physical backup and seemingly no purchasing power that was slowly propagating within the web. As the computerized cash has developed however, those who have been getting […]

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Bringing Your Best: How to Nail Your Next Presentation by @vmcntosh

by Victoria McIntosh | Featured Contributor “There are two types of speakers: those who get nervous and those who are liars.” – Mark Twain Getting ready to present in front of a crowd, but afraid the cat will grab your tongue? You’re not alone: fear of public speaking is a common anxiety, and presenting in […]

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Five Ways to Start Problem Solving like Sherlock Holmes by @vmcntosh

by Victoria McIntosh | Featured Contributor Struggling to solve a particular problem for your company? Why not take a few pointers from the mastery of mind and deduction, Sherlock Holmes? After all, when it comes to great minds, few characters are as infamous as the fictional detective consultant from Baker Street. Say the name Sherlock […]

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Six Security Terms Every Manager Needs to Know by @vmcntosh

by Victoria McIntosh | Featured Contributor No doubt you’ve heard the headlines: “Major Company Hit by Huge Data Breach“ or “Ransomware Attacks on the Rise”. Not a week goes by without word that there’s been a discovery of a new digital attack or malware on the loose, and what we hear is only the tip […]

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