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The Log4j vulnerability and why patches aren’t enough

You may have read recently about Apache’s Log4j vulnerability impacting vendors such as Microsoft, Cisco, IBM, Amazon Web Services, VMware, ConnectWise, Fortinet, and even the US and Canadian governments. After a thorough review, we confirm that none of our products and services, including the software agents and web portals, utilize Log4j. Thus, we are not [...]

December 15, 2021|Blog, News|

CYDEF and Secure Sense join forces to defend Canadian businesses

The collaboration will extend coast to coast. Distribution partnership signed for the Canadian market Ottawa, Canada, November 12, 2021 — CYDEF is pleased to announce a partnership with Secure Sense, a next-generation IT solution provider headquartered in Burlington, ON. Secure Sense saw a niche market with the CYDEF offering and recognized that an innovative Canadian [...]

November 12, 2021|News|

Cybersecurity for remote workers (infographic)

      Infographic Transcription: Cybersecurity for remote workers TAKE CYBERSECURITY HOME WITH YOU More people are now working remotely than at any other point in history. But, if remote workers aren’t following security best practices, the whole organization is at risk. 47% of Canadians work 2.5 days per week or more. What can you [...]

October 14, 2021|Blog|

Elana Graham, COO, Featured in ‘Women in Cyber’ Interview

CYDEF’s very own Chief Operating Officer, Elana Graham, was recently interviewed by William Sloan, from Roger’s Cybersecure Catalyst, about the role of women in cyber. CYDEF has been very fortunate to have Elana as part of our executive management team since the very beginning. Internally, she’s described as a mover and shaker who gets things [...]

September 7, 2021|News|

How MDR Improves Your Managed Service Business’ Bottom Line

Managed Detection and Response (MDR) solutions improve a managed service business’s bottom line by reducing the risk associated with cyber attacks. Cost of Risk vs Cost of MDR It seems like every week that the team at CYDEF posts about the increasing frequency and severity of cyber-attacks. That’s because these intrusions have become a daily [...]

September 1, 2021|Blog, Business|

Data Breaches and How to Prevent Them

Data breaches occur when a cyber attacker illegally accesses confidential information. Investing in cybersecurity awareness training and a detection response solution is the best prevention against a data breach. What Is a Data Breach? A data breach occurs when an unauthorized party accesses private data. Data breaches are most often intentional and part of a [...]

August 25, 2021|Blog, Business|

SOC 2: What Is It and Why Should You Care

SOC 2 is a reporting standard used to assess a business’ internal controls related to Information Technology. It is based around the Trust Principles of Security, Availability, Integrity of processing, Confidentiality and Privacy.  What is SOC 2?  SOC 2 is short for Service Organisation Controls.  These controls help businesses that outsource IT to understand the policies, procedures and processes that cloud service providers use in [...]

August 11, 2021|Blog, Business|

CYDEF in the Spotlight on Invest Ontario’s Cybersecurity List

CYDEF named to Invest Ontario’s 10 Cybersecurity Companies to Watch in 2021.  Invest Ontario Highlights CYDEF in List of Cybersecurity Providers Ottawa, Canada, August 9, 2021 — CYDEF, a leading provider of advanced cybersecurity solutions, named to Invest Ontario’s 10 Cybersecurity Companies to Watch in 2021.   In 2021, the cost of data breaches rose to $4.24 million USD. This is [...]

August 10, 2021|News|

CYDEF’s Approach to a Secure Software Development Life Cycle 

A Secure Software Development Life Cycle (SSDLC) is a collection of best practices that provides added security checks to the standard software development life cycle. It’s a crucial part of CYDEF’s development process and a core element of our solutions.  Security is Essential at All Stages of Development  At CYDEF, security is foundational to the entire organization and especially to its software development life cycle. As a result, security is baked into every phase of development, starting with requirements and ending with complete verification.  From day one, CYDEF’s Chief [...]

August 5, 2021|Blog, Business|

5 Reasons Technological Debt Increases the Risk of Cyber Attack

Failing to keep software and hardware up-to-date can put your business at risk for cyber attacks. The following issues frequently leave businesses exposed to cyber threats and vulnerabilities. The Culprits Behind Technological Debt Most technological debt is unintentional, the by-product of efforts to save money and resources. This focus inadvertently derails cybersecurity by shifting resources [...]

July 21, 2021|Blog, Business|
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