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Steve Rainville Appointed CYDEF CEO

The CYDEF Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of current President Steve Rainville as Chief Executive Officer.  Paul Hindo will continue in his role as Executive Chair of the Board. CYDEF Appoints New Chief Executive Officer Ottawa, Canada, May 26, 2021 — CYDEF is pleased to announce the appointment of Steve [...]

May 26, 2021|News|

The Human Factor: The Hidden Problem of Cybersecurity

Humans are a significant factor contributing to data breaches. While cybersecurity is usually treated as a technology problem, 88% of data breaches are the result of human error. Human Factor in Cybersecurity The human factors in cybersecurity are actions or events that result in a data breach. These factors largely result from a lack of [...]

May 19, 2021|Blog, Business|

WFH Cybersecurity Best Practices for SMEs

WFH cybersecurity best practices are virtually non-existent in 49 percent of businesses. The sudden shift to remote working in early 2020 caught many businesses off guard, with most businesses prioritizing ‘getting things done’ over IT security. WFH Cybersecurity Threats Continue to Grow Working from Home (WFH) suddenly became the new normal at the beginning of [...]

May 12, 2021|Blog, Business|

What is an Incident Response Plan: Basic Guidelines for SMEs

An incident response plan provides detailed steps for crisis management in the face of a cyber attack. Planning for When a Cyber Attack Strikes Incident response planning may seem like the projection of the worst-case scenario. That’s because it actually is. An incident response plan provides Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) with the guidelines to [...]

May 5, 2021|Blog, Business|

May Release: Introducing Two New Threat Hunting Tools

CYDEF introduces two new threat hunting tools: the SMART-Monitor Portal Incidents Page and Stack View. This feature release is dedicated to providing clarity about current incidents across an organization’s devices. SMART-Monitor Increases Threat Hunting Capacity Ottawa, Canada April 29, 2021 — CYDEF, a leading provider of endpoint security solutions, announced the introduction of two new [...]

April 28, 2021|News|

CYDEF Develops Path to Scale Its Platform Beyond 1 Million Devices

In partnership with Canada’s Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks (CENGN), CYDEF identified opportunities to reduce delivery costs while expanding solutions coverage to more than 1 million devices. CYDEF Identifies Opportunities to Scale at Cost Ottawa, Canada  April 27, 2021 — CYDEF, a leading provider of endpoint security solutions,  announced today the successful [...]

April 27, 2021|News|

CYDEF to Scale Beyond 1 Million Endpoints

CYDEF solution testing with CENGN establishes business capacity to grow beyond 1 million endpoints.   CYDEF Identifies Opportunities to Scale at Cost  Over the course of 6 months, CYDEF collaborated with Canada’s Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks (CENGN) to establish the capacity of its cybersecurity solutions.    By partnering with CENGN, CYDEF proved that its architecture scales successfully beyond 100,000 devices. With [...]

April 22, 2021|Blog, Business|

4 Hurdles Facing MSPs When a Client is Breached

MSPs face considerable hurdles when a client experiences a data breach. 97% of MSPs experience churn after a client ransomware incident. Will Your Business Survive a Client Breach? Your Client’s May Not. When a client’s business suffers from a ransomware attack on their MSP’s watch, they may not survive. Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) [...]

April 7, 2021|Blog, Business|

Monitoring for Insider Threat  

Insider threat incidents account for 34% of data breaches. CYDEF’s detection capabilities are not limited to external cyber attacks. They are also valuable detection controls that detect unusual activity on the inside of an organization.  What is Insider Threat?   Cybersecurity is focused on keeping malicious attackers out of business systems.  But what if the malicious attacker is [...]

March 30, 2021|Blog, Business|
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