Glossary of Cybersecurity Terms 

CYDEF created a comprehensive Glossary of Cybersecurity Terms to provide your team with the confidence to make secure, operational decisions about cybersecurity.  Security awareness is a key component to a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy. However, with attacks on the rise, so too is disinformation.  This guide provides clear definitions of common attacks for your reference.  The Glossary is a perfect companion to the CYDEF blog, a resource that provides up-to-date analysis

By |2021-02-24T09:46:12-05:00February 22nd, 2021|Cybersecurity, User Awareness|

AV vs EDR: An Introduction to Antivirus Bypass 

Cyber attackers use sneaky tricks to evade detection. This post reviews the classes of attacks that bypass detection. We often interact with customers that are a bit puzzled by what we do.  They already have a cybersecurity software on their endpoint, an AV and a firewall. Why would they need anything more? Preventive vs Detective

By |2021-02-22T10:27:55-05:00February 16th, 2021|Cybersecurity, Security Analysis, Threat Hunting|

How Cyber Attacks Impact School Boards

Cyber attacks impact school boards – students, teachers and administrators alike – at an exponential rate. Schools appear to be a treasure trove of sensitive personal information, the ideal target for a ransomware attack. In fact, Canada’s Internet Registration Authority reported that Canadian school boards experienced, on average, 50 attempted attacks per week during a

By |2021-02-01T10:20:38-05:00January 25th, 2021|Cybersecurity, User Awareness|

Cyber Security Predictions 2021

CYDEF’s cyber security predictions for 2021, including ransomware expectations, cloud-based software risks, and budget impacts on cyber protection. CYDEF’s Cyber Security Predictions 2021 Around the new year, it seems blogs either are reviewing the year that’s ending or predicting the events of the coming year. I decided to try my hand at predicting the future.

By |2021-01-11T15:00:03-05:00December 31st, 2020|Cybersecurity, Predictions, Security Analysis|

The ART of Selecting a Managed Detection and Response Company

Tips for selecting a managed detection and response company based on Actionable, Relevant and Timely response criteria.  Selecting a Managed Detection and Response Company is a Complex Task Cybersecurity is often difficult to understand, especially for the average business owner. These people devote their time to managing their enterprise, not studying cybersecurity tactics and trends. Unfortunately, that means these

By |2020-12-23T17:50:07-05:00December 23rd, 2020|Cybersecurity, Managed Service Providers, SME|

Data Breaches: The Reality of Cybersecurity 

Cyber attacks at SolarWinds and FireEye underline the importance of cyber risk management. Breaches happen. The best action is strategic planning.   Attacks Can Impact Any Business Regardless of preparation and perimeter defences, cyber attacks impact businesses of all sizes.   Last week, a major provider of network management tools reported a significant cyber attack. Their build environment

By |2020-12-24T14:11:21-05:00December 17th, 2020|Cybersecurity, User Awareness|

What is Layered Security?

Layered security protects network environments by erecting several perimeter defences. In order to protect your data – and your organization’s reputation – you need a layered cyber security approach. Introducing: Layered Security The cyber threats prevalent on the internet range in complexity. Some come from email attachments, others from direct attacks to your small or

By |2020-12-03T16:13:23-05:00September 10th, 2020|Cybersecurity, SME|

Managed EDR vs Antivirus: A Primer

Your standard anti-virus solution isn't up to the task of catching the nastiest threats on the Internet. Cybersecurity Maintenance Requires Dedication Managing your own IT solutions while growing a business is a big task. Add keeping up with evolving cyber security threats and any business owner will feel daunted. That’s why CYDEF is dedicated to

By |2020-12-03T16:35:29-05:00August 27th, 2020|Cybersecurity, Threat Hunting|

The Evolution of Cyber Defense

Introducing CYDEF, a continuously evolving cybersecurity platform that defends small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) against threats from the security landscape. CYDEF sprouted out of a desire to protect Canadians businesses of all sizes online. Over the past 3 years, CYDEF grew into a continuously evolving security platform that defends small and medium sized enterprises

By |2020-12-03T16:30:07-05:00August 4th, 2020|Cybersecurity, Employee Profile|
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