Check Your {User} Privileges

User privileges settings in commercial software frequently (and inadvertently) expose your business to privilege escalation attacks. Monitoring for access rights changes can help to proactively mitigate the risks.  The team at CYDEF advocates for the principle of minimum privileges; according to which users should have only the minimal access rights to perform their jobs. A big part of the goal of minimum privileges is to ensure that users do not casually operate their machines [...]

By |2021-08-19T12:01:04-04:00June 29, 2021|Blog, Technical|

AI Driven EDR: It Doesn’t Replace Human Intervention

AI driven EDR dramatically reduced the workload involved in manual endpoint detection and response. However, the human element of threat hunting remains invaluable. Cybersecurity Solutions Require Supervision Managed Service Providers (MSPs) are in the business of providing a variety of essential technical services to businesses. When a vendor offers a solution that eases the risk [...]

By |2021-08-19T12:01:10-04:00June 23, 2021|Blog, Business|

CYDEF and ADCAI Ink Distribution Partnership for India Market

CYDEF and ADCAI collaborate to offer cybersecurity solutions for the India market.  Distribution Partnership Signed for India Ottawa, Canada, June 24, 2021 — CYDEF is pleased to announce a partnership with Aerospace & Defence Consultants Association of India (ACDAI). ADCAI will be the distributor of CYDEF's proprietary cybersecurity solutions for the Indian market.  The signing of this partnership marks the jumping-off point of a collaborative [...]

By |2021-08-16T16:12:53-04:00June 23, 2021|News|

ROI of PuP Detection

The security impact of detecting potentially unwanted programs is sometimes fuzzy, but in our experience, it helps reduces help desk costs.  Small Victories: The ROI of PuP Detection  Potentially Unwanted Programs (PuPs) generally have no real security impact. In most cases, they are more of an annoyance than a real threat (even if the threat can [...]

By |2021-08-19T12:01:16-04:00June 15, 2021|Blog, Technical|

BDC Extends Support for CYDEF Growth

CYDEF is pleased to announce a round of funding from Business Development Canada (BDC) that will support the expansion of the CYDEF team. CYDEF to Scale Up Sales & Marketing Endeavours Ottawa, Canada, June 15, 2021 — CYDEF is pleased to announce a round of funding from Business Development Canada (BDC). The influx of capital will [...]

By |2021-08-16T16:13:03-04:00June 15, 2021|Business, News|

Small Business Cybersecurity Myths

Small Business Cybersecurity myths and mistakes can destroy a business. Phishing attempts, Potentially Unwanted Programs, and Malware do not differentiate between a small business and a large enterprise. Once infected, a business is at risk – regardless of size. Understanding Cybersecurity Myths The risks posed by cyber attacks are impossible to overlook. From recent attacks [...]

By |2021-08-19T12:01:26-04:00June 9, 2021|Blog, Business|

Small Businesses Need Software Updates

Software updates and patches are frequently avoided by small and medium business owners. These critical updates are thought to take up too much time to download and install, while they offer little business value. Software Updates Offer More Than New Functionality When it comes to saving time, Small and Medium Business owners develop their [...]

By |2021-08-19T12:01:37-04:00June 3, 2021|Blog, Business|
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