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30 August 2021

Cocoon – For Your Digital Transformation and Cybersecurity

Matt Edwards established Cocoon to help meet the demand for strong cyber security companies in Western Canada. His team has almost two decades of experience providing managed IT services, software development and cybersecurity. Here is a short interview, where he gives us more background on his company. In-Sec-M :…

11 August 2021

Motorola Solutions Opens New Network and Security Operations Centre for Public Safety in Canada’s Ottawa-Gatineau Connexité Cybersecurity Cluster

Motorola Solutions leverages decades of public safety experience in its new network and security operations centre where it will manage the mission-critical communication networks and command centre software relied upon by Canada’s first responders Motorola Solutions (NYSE: MSI) today announced the opening of its new network and security operations…

12 July 2021

POPP3R Cybersecurity: Building a human firewall

« At a rate of 39 cyberattacks per second, chances of being compromised by hackers are high. Lack of knowledge and budgeting concerns are placing most non-profits at risk. At high risk », Hernan Popper pointed out in a LinkedIn post recently. During the pandemic, he officially launched POPP3R…

6 July 2021

Sunphinx: Protecting Organizations’ Assets From Cyber Criminals

Since 2008, Sunphinx has been offering cybersecurity products and services to businesses in a variety of fields. Its founder and president, Patrick Jean-Baptiste, has more than twenty years of experience in telecommunications, including more than twelve in cybersecurity. He specializes in cloud computing, infrastructure, networks, consulting services and managed…

14 June 2021

ESI Technologies: Trust Worth Gold

ESI Technologies was founded in Montreal in 1994, when the open systems IT market was emerging. For almost 30 years, the company has never ceased to innovate, while consolidating its experience and renewing the confidence of its customers. With 250 employees and wings across North America, ESI Technologies is…

17 March 2021

Captosec for the protection of your information assets

Élie Mabo is the founder of Captosec, an information technology firm specializing in information security, cyber security and business IT solutions. Since 2016, he and his team have been providing a range of services in four specific areas: – information security consulting; – cyber security and managed services;…

2 March 2021

Being an independent consultant to make a bigger difference

With more than 35 years of training and experience in the information technology field, Claude L’Arrivée specializes in cybersecurity and privacy protection, as an independent consultant. He has many certifications (CISSP, CISA, CRISC, CPSP, CDPP, ITIL (F)). He took the leap in 2007. “I felt like I didn’t make a…

19 February 2021

Advanced Cybersecurity for Small and Medium-sized Compagnies with StreamScan

A few years ago, two hundred days passed before a company discovered that it had been the victim of a cyberattack. Karim Ganame, cybersecurity researcher and teacher at the École Polytechnique de Montréal, founded StreamScan in 2011, to help small and medium-sized businesses protect themselves at an affordable cost.

9 February 2021

Watsec Cyber Risk Management for SMEs

Doug Blakey is the founder of Watsec, a cybersecurity company based in Waterloo, Ontario. “Our focus is cyber risk management for small/medium enterprises. We enable organizations identify, prioritize and manage cyber exposures to the degree appropriate for the company”, he explains. Watsec does work for all sectors such as…

29 January 2021

OKIOK: a global pioneer in cybersecurity

The little story of the company OKIOK’s origins date back to the 1970s. The company was founded by Robert Walsh, Claude Vigeant’s father-in-law, who now heads the company. In its early days, OKIOK supported the sale of computer products in the Canadian market. “In the late 1970s, my wife and…

25 January 2021

DEVICOM: for efficient communications

Located in Chicoutimi, DEVICOM is a company that specializes in communications technologies, research and development of new technologies, and the creation of adapted strategic solutions. Globally, the company provides SMBs and large industries with the infrastructure necessary for unified and simplified communication, anywhere, anytime, maintaining data security and systems…

15 January 2021

Edilex: technology to speed up the drafting of legal documents

Founded in 1992, Edilex was then a publishing house for legal documentation for jurists and lawyers. The company made a digital shift in the early 2000s by creating an online store to access documentation. This is the second twist in document automation that has brought the company to where it…

18 December 2020

Maltem Canada, Building the Future

By allowing consumers to integrate digital technologies into their ongoing activities, digital transition is continuously shaping our daily lives with multiple challenges. Fortunately, companies like Maltem Canada, an independent group affiliated with Maltem consulting group, an international group located in several countries, consumers especially companies of all sizes no longer…

11 December 2020

InnoSecur: for a far-sighted and resilient society

An ecosystem in civil and public safety, InnoSecur has been an independent non-profit organization since 2018, based in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu. A true engine of innovation, it fosters the emergence of partnerships to meet the growing needs for the security of communities, people and property. Its field of action is at the…

27 November 2020

IDStacks, a complete and robust solution to keep you safe

Cloud-based systems are increasingly popular with many companies because of easier data flow while minimizing intrusion risk. While some vulnerabilities still exist, IT security experts find effective and appropriate solutions to protect consumers from any cyberattacks. That is the mission of IDStacks, a company co-founded in 2017 by…

20 November 2020

BlueBear, at the cutting edge of forensic technology

Canadian computer company BlueBear is one of the international leaders in the fight against the sexual exploitation of children online. It offers forensic software solutions to police and intelligence services to facilitate investigative work and the processing of cases in court. Having to deal with huge amounts of images…

6 November 2020

PCI : improving your cybersecurity maturity

Canada, like many countries around the world, is going through uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Facing this situation, businesses and individuals alike continue to develop have new ways to adapt. This is why Stefan Timotijevic, a technology enthusiast with over twelve years of experience in the field of…

28 October 2020

Bios : The Peace of Mind

No company, regardless of its size, wants to be the next victim of an intrusion or cyber-attacks. According to the Cost of a Data Breach report, the financial impact of data theft for Canadian businesses in 2020 resulted in average costs of $6 million. Despite their vulnerabilities toward the sophisticated…

9 October 2020

Bulletproof: Simple, secure solutions for complex IT issues

Did you say BULLETPROOF? Indeed, BULLETPROOF is an end-to-end IT and cyber security company co-founded in 2000 in Fredericton, New Brunswick by a group of young forward-thinking experts, including electrical engineer by trade, Jeff Shaw. Since its beginning, Bulletproof’s ultimate goal has been to help businesses of every shape…

16 September 2020

F8th, protecting your privacy

With the technological advancements that are changing our daily lives, several issues are being brought up such as user privacy protection. To facing this challenge, solutions are being recommended by experts in cybersecurity. That’s the aim of F8th company founded in Toronto by Jonathan Gagne, president and cybersecurity professional,…

31 August 2020

AWEE: Generating results through simplicity

Internet is one of the best innovations that are shaping our way of life. However, its cross-border nature, through information and communication technologies, presents several challenges in terms of security, especially regarding the protection of personal information. According to the IBM and Ponemon’s 2020 Cost of a Data Breach Report:…

28 August 2020

Game-based social engineering awareness training

Click Armor launched its game-based social engineering training module for its gamified security awareness training platform. Designed to protect organizations from potentially catastrophic data breaches, the module teaches employees how to deal with common threat scenarios through hands-on training in a dynamic, fun and competitive environment. Social engineering is…

23 August 2020

Kereon, improving your cybersecurity behaviors

With the various adjustments imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the cybersecurity industry has faced several challenges to protect businesses from potential cyber attacks. In fact, since the beginning of the pandemic, the Canadian Center for Cyber ​​Security has issued more than a hundred alerts on potential threats and attacks.

11 August 2020

IPtoki, a Solution for your Digital Identity Security

When it comes to cybersecurity, many people think they are safe from any threat with an anti-virus protection system. Unfortunately, with threats becoming more sophisticated and insidious, it is important to protect our personal data and intellectual property, which are as valuable as money in the bank. It is based…

29 July 2020

Mirai Security, The Future of Cyber Security

Canadian companies are increasingly facing greater challenges in managing cyber risk and meeting their client’s security and privacy requirements. According to the Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, “21% of Canadian businesses reported that they were impacted by cyber security incidents which affected their operations in 2017”. In addition,…

13 July 2020

RiskAware, your trusted cybersecurity partner

The omnipresence of information and communication technologies in our daily lives, often confronts us with security challenges that can impact us considerably in many ways, especially in the professional field. To meet the urgent needs of companies in terms of IT security, RiskAware, founded in 2018 by Michael…

7 July 2020

OctoSafes: For the Security of your Information Systems

OctoSafes is a consulting engineering and expertise firm in information technology and systems security, cybersecurity and digital risks. The team of experts provides advisory services to different clients, in terms of security and enterprise architecture, security governance, identity management, operational security and networks. “We are a team of 14…

8 June 2020

Forward Security, an innovative Cybersecurity services provider

In the increasing battle against cyber-attacks, experts are working hard to find new ways in order to meet the demand from companies to secure their systems. In this context, Farshad Abasi, a technologist and leader with over twenty years of expertise in security, software, as well as systems design…

20 May 2020

ID-M: To Protect Our Identities

Over 300 million fake profiles on Facebook. Canadians lost 21.2 million dollars related to identity theft in 2018. Social engineering frauds have lost organizations and businesses billions of dollars. While 69% of the population is concerned about identity theft, there was really no reliable way to confirm the identity of…

28 April 2020

Safety culture, a matter of Terranova Security

Education, an undeniable key against ignorance, very often puts us in delicate and even fatal situations, especially when it comes to cybersecurity. Indeed, with the numerous attacks perpetrated by malicious people in this field, it becomes crucial to educate companies in order to get them to defend themselves better. It…

21 April 2020

Peace of mind in the digital world with Secure Exchanges

In the digital world in which we evolve, several personal traces are left there which can be used by third parties improperly. Therefore, a major issue arises in ensuring the confidentiality of data. This is how Mr. Cédric Boivin, expert in the field of cybersecurity, sets up the Secure…

15 April 2020

Devolutions: your security is our reason for being

According to surveys by the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA), 40% of respondents have experienced a cyber attack in the past 12 months. One in ten respondents faced 20 or more attacks. These data are certainly alarming for citizens, but they are even more alarming for SMEs which constitute more…

8 April 2020

Cybersecurity at the heart of Covid-19

The changes imposed by COVID-19 in the professional field, will completely change the modes of operation. Therefore, the issue of cybersecurity is more urgent than ever, with the multitudes of data that are exchanged daily especially for small and medium-sized businesses. Faced with this, the CyberSwat Group led by…

2 April 2020

CYBERDEFENSE AI develops the next revolution…

Desjardins, Capital One and Equifax: three large companies who remind us that the protection of personal data can be compromised. Since these massive data thefts in 2019, several experts in the field of cybersecurity have addressed the problem in order to offer solutions to prevent security breaches. In this…

25 March 2020

Kobalt: “we walk them through the journey.”

In the cybersecurity ecosystem, small and mid-sized organization are still left behind despite their economic contributions. Facing that situation and the threat of cyber attacks, Michael Argast who has more than twenty years of experience in cybersecurity, cofounded Kobalt in late 2018 with the mission to develop and…

16 March 2020

Beyond the virtual world with Notarius

In 2020, it is almost impossible to go without technological tools in our day to day lives. The digitization of documents with a simple click, certainly makes our task easier, but also exposes us to more and more risks of fraud and identity theft; hackers can easily assume our identity…

4 March 2020

Beauceron: A New Approach in Cybesecurity

The Beauceron, a dog of French origin characterized by a sense of responsibility and work, in addition to guaranteeing essential security. It is through these qualifiers that the cybersecurity company of Fredericton Beauceron Security identifies itself, directed by David Shipley, and created in 2015 by experienced experts in the field.

26 February 2020

Willis College: A Centennial Academy in Ontario

Founded in 1866, Willis College has proven itself through its commitment to professional training. With the desperate need for a workforce in the CyberSecurity industry, it has positioned itself as a critical supplier of talented industry experts. It was thus the first college in Canada to have its CyberSecurity Analyst…

10 February 2020

Interoperability: the citizen at the center of service offerings

Pierre A. Roberge, digital identity expert, co-founder of SecureKey and member of In-Sec-M, gave a talk at the Smart Cities, Digital Identities and Cybersecurity workshop on December 17 in Quebec City. Roberge recalled that the adoption of a strong, confidential and interoperable digital identifier is essential both to accelerate digital…

4 February 2020

Kryptera Technologies: designed to simplify encryption/decryption

Organizations are increasingly at risk of insider breaches. The problem is getting worse, not better, with global losses approaching $3 trillion a year. The fear of real threats is justified: for example, the two million classified files copied by NSA contractor Edward Snowden, the theft of 750,000 classified, or…

30 January 2020

A new era in cybersecurity with Fortica

With the development of the Internet and the immeasurable production of digital data, new technologies have emerged to facilitate the management and securing of this data. This is the case of the cloud technology, which allows users to back up their data directly on the Internet. However, the advent of…

14 January 2020

Digital identity: fundamental to cybersecurity and cyber resilience

Pierre A. Roberge, digital identity expert, co-founder of SecureKey and member of In-Sec-M, gave a talk at the Smart Cities, Digital Identities and Cybersecurity workshop on December 17 in Quebec City. Through an eloquent presentation, Mr. Roberge presented the challenges and solutions to preserve a digital identity. His message…

7 January 2020

FlareSystems: FinTech Forum Best Sales Pitch Award

In a forum, a member posts an ad claiming that they were able to bypass bank customers’ security questions. Within the following hours, FlareSystems alerts its client and tries to block the flaws. Once the flaws are blocked, the member removes their ad. Three days later, another ad will…

19 December 2019

ZEROSPAM: “The Brita filter for the internet”

ZEROSPAM was founded by David Poellhuber, CISSP, in 2003 in Montreal. This was long before the increase in privacy, technological developments and anti-spam laws. “My private life has always been important,” says Mr. Poellhuber. I have eliminated all forms of advertising for a long time. In the old days, there…

18 December 2019

In-Sec-M now has 65 members

About 20 members have joined In-Sec-M’s cybersecurity cluster this year. Nicolas Duguay, Business Development Director at In-Sec-M: “We now have members in seven Canadian provinces, for a total of 65 members. We are the bridge between supply and demand in cybersecurity.” The benefits of being part of a cybersecurity…

29 November 2019

In-Sec-M at Forensik

On November 20th and 21st, In-Sec-M attended the Forensik conference at the Centre Mont-Royal where high-level speakers and experts in the field of cyber risk management and response were gathered to discuss cyber dangers. A conference entitled Ça commence toujours par un courriel ! (It starts with just one email!) was given by a…

7 November 2019

In-Sec-M at the EPIC Summit

Antoine Normand, Chair In-Sec-M & CEO BLueBear, has attended the fourth annual EPIC Summit at Calgary on November 5-6. He animated the round table introduction and he participated at two panels. The first panel, ANTICIPATING THE DARK SIDE OF THE FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION, was presented by Jean…