Education2022-02-22T11:01:02-05:00

Cybersecurity in education

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Our unique approach

Of the numerous cybersecurity benefits that CYDEF brings to your organization, what distinguishes our solution is our approach to identifying attacks. Our technology resides on all computers and servers within your organization and asks a simple question: Is this activity we expect to see in a typical business environment? Every time we answer “NO”, our security team investigates to determine whether it’s a severe security threat, such as a ransomware attack. If so, we respond swiftly and accordingly.

Client testimonial

Jason Dunk, CTO, Saskatoon Public Schools (full interview)

Jason Dunk, CTO, Saskatoon Public Schools (short snippet)

How is threat detection different from
anti-malware?

Anti-malware solutions analyze devices for known malicious files and patterns. As essential as this layer of cybersecurity may be, their capability is limited by focusing on known attack patterns. Unfortunately, criminals can test their tools against all the anti-malware solutions to bypass them. Another issue is that anti-malware is only as good as its latest update. If the software stops receiving the daily update, its capability to detect threats diminishes as time goes by.

CYDEF’s cyber threat detection technology, provided as a managed service, gives you peace of mind. We have the expertise to monitor your devices and operate the technology to ensure you’re always protected. But don’t take our word for it: we provide you with dashboards, reports, and tools to review the incidents we responded to. You also have access to the data we collect and the decision we make. Why? First, it’s your data. Secondly, you can see how we work, understand what’s going on in your environment, and get recommendations to improve.

How is threat detection different from anti-malware?

Anti-malware solutions analyze devices for known malicious files and patterns. As essential as this layer of cybersecurity may be, their capability is limited by focusing on known attack patterns. Unfortunately, criminals can test their tools against all the anti-malware solutions to bypass them. Another issue is that anti-malware is only as good as its latest update. If the software stops receiving the daily update, its capability to detect threats diminishes as time goes by.

CYDEF’s cyber threat detection technology, provided as a managed service, gives you peace of mind. We have the expertise to monitor your devices and operate the technology to ensure you’re always protected. But don’t take our word for it: we provide you with dashboards, reports, and tools to review the incidents we responded to. You also have access to the data we collect and the decision we make. Why? First, it’s your data. Secondly, you can see how we work, understand what’s going on in your environment, and get recommendations to improve.

Sophisticated, scalable technology that isn’t a burden on your devices

CYDEF’s cloud-based cybersecurity solution is powered by a lightweight agent running on your computers and servers. The data processing is done in the cloud, meaning that the impact on your infrastructure’s performance is virtually imperceptible.

We have proven that our solution is scalable to hundreds of thousands of devices. So our solution will work for you whether you have five or fifty thousand devices.

Rely on CYDEF’s dedicated response experts, who:

  • Manage and update the platform as required

  • Monitor all your devices for threats

  • Analyze unknown device access as it occurs

  • Initiate responsive actions to neutralize attacks

  • Provide recommendations to strengthen your defenses

What’s included?

For the duration of the holidays, you will get:

What our clients have to say

Jason Dunk
Chief Technology Officer, Saskatoon Public Schools

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I need CYDEF if I have a firewall and anti-virus?2023-08-31T18:24:38-04:00

Our solution identifies threats that evade firewalls and anti-virus. This includes policy violations, crypto mining, ransomware, and espionage. AV can only prevent attacks from malicious software that it has previously encountered. Any never-before-seen attacks (known as “zero-day” attacks) can slip right through.

Sadly, every business is at risk. Cyber criminals use your devices to conduct illegal activity, hold your data hostage, and spread their malware to others (including your clients). The SolarWinds Supply Chain attack of 2020 is a perfect example. Criminals used SolarWinds to infect thousands of other organizations.

And they aren’t only targeting large enterprises. If you have computers connected to the Internet and data that is valuable to you, your staff, or your clients — you’re at risk.

It’s no longer a matter of if a business will be breached, it’s when.

We get it. That sounds like fear mongering.

But sadly, it’s true. In fact, cyber insurance companies no longer offer $10 million policies for that very reason. And even the insurance companies themselves are not immune.

So don’t wait until it’s too late. Contact us today to protect your business with a simple, effective solution that won’t break the bank.

I’ve already been attacked, what are the odds it will happen again?2022-10-24T14:15:42-04:00

Sadly, repeat attacks are very common. In fact, 80% of ransomware victims suffer repeat attacks. Typically, repeat attacks happen 12-13 months apart. Cyber criminals know that most people make this assumption and don’t make any changes to their cybersecurity profile. So they give your business just enough time to recover before they come after you again.

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