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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

Le jeu pour motiver et sensibiliser les employés

Click Armor a annoncé le lancement de son module de formation d’ingénierie sociale basé sur le jeu. Conçu pour protéger les organisations contre les violations de données potentiellement catastrophiques, le module enseigne aux employés comment gérer les scénarios de menace courants grâce à une formation pratique dans un environnement amusant…

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,…

16 July 2020

Canada – Netherlands Cybersecurity Virtual Networking Event

A virtual event between Canada and the Netherlands was organized on June 18 to learn more about the cybersecurity ecosystems of Canada and the Netherlands, as well as meet promising peers and technology partners. Organized by Invest Ottawa, with the collaboration of In-Sec-M, this cross-site allowed several members of In-Sec-M…

14 July 2020

Large-scale project at National Defence

The Department of National Defence released more information earlier this week on a very important project by the Canadian Armed Forces to acquire a cyber defence solution to improve decision support in general and the security of DND and the CAF cyberspace, including the ability to detect, analyze and respond…

14 July 2020

Canadian Laboratory for Digital Identity Receives Several Public and Private Grants

The Digital Identity Laboratory of Canada, headquartered in Gatineau, is approaching its initial funding objective of $ 1M. Thanks to recent grants from the City of Gatineau, the Government of Quebec, Converge Technology Solutions, Equitable Bank and Sagard Holdings, the Laboratory will accelerate the adoption of user-centered digital identity solutions…

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…

6 July 2020

MTL Connect 2020: A Virtual Edition, Real Connections

From October 13 to 18, 2020, MTL connects: Montreal Digital Week will be exclusively online. Organized by Digital Spring, a non-profit organization whose primary mission is to democratize and support digital transformation, publishing has been re-imagined to facilitate networking and the transfer of expertise between participants. “This year, the programming…

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…

14 May 2020

A new national digital identity laboratory

This spring, a national digital identity laboratory was created by several private and public partners, with DIACC and In-Sec-M. The Canadian non-profit organization will provide the resources and independence necessary to create a neutral, healthy and secure environment conducive to promoting, validating and maintaining compliance and technical interoperability between and…

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…

25 March 2020

Creation of the first National Digital Identity Laboratory

The Digital ID and Authentication Council of Canada (DIACC) is pleased to announce a collaborative partnership with Canada’s cybersecurity cluster, In-Sec-M, to create the first national digital identity lab. Leveraging the strengths of their respective members, the two organizations have begun to identify and enumerate the requirements for the future…

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…

10 March 2020

Passports: major changes needed?

The cyber threat landscape is evolving at breakneck speed, in an expanding and increasingly complex landscape. Municipal and government agencies, as well as businesses, simply cannot keep pace. We must recognize that absolute cybersecurity is absolutely impossible. The question is not whether our defenses will be violated, but when they…

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…

17 February 2020

A first mission to develop the cybersecurity ecosystem in Quebec

In-Sec-M, in collaboration with the Quebec Ministry of Economy and Innovation and the General Delegation of Paris in Quebec, organized a first Quebec mission devoted exclusively to cybersecurity earlier in January. Thus, more than twenty representatives of the Quebec cybersecurity ecosystem were able to meet, first in Paris and then…

14 February 2020

Technological meetings in Saguenay

The Saguenay-Le Fjord Chamber of Commerce and Industry, which has the mission of ensuring the role of influence favoring the development and networking of business people on its territory, organized a breakfast conference on February 12 . Mathieu Chouinard, President and CEO of Forensik and In Fidem as well as…

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…

28 January 2020

Big start for the first day of In-Sec-M’s first mission to France!

While the International Cybersecurity Forum (FIC) to which the mission will converge as of today was not yet started, strategic meetings with leading French players in the cybersecurity ecosystem took place all day in Paris. During a morning of presentations and private meetings at the Quebec Government Office in Paris,…

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

A Smart cities, digital identities and cybersecurity workshop

On December 17 in Quebec City, Quebec International, Le Camp and In-Sec-M organized a workshop entitled Smart cities, digital identities and cybersecurity workshop that brought together 80 people. The workshop provided an opportunity to take stock of the situation while looking at cybersecurity needs and solutions that the industry and…

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

Call to projects – PICQ

The Program developed by Prompt and In-Sec-M will provide the funding, the opportunities, and the strategy to shape and deliver the next generation of cybersecurity innovation in Quebec. Up to 25% of the budget of your innovation projects may be funded through this program. You may add matching…

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…

6 December 2019

New vision for the Quebec government

Quebec’s International Vision enhances and amplifies the Quebec’s International Policy, which is still in force. In terms of international relations, the government will continue to promote Quebec’s identity and interests around the world, while placing greater emphasis on trade and market diversification, as well as on attracting investments.

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…

6 November 2019

In-Sec-M was at ISACA

The Congrès international sur les opportunités et les défis des technologies émergentes (unofficial translation: The International congress on opportunities and challenges for emerging technologies) was organized by ISACA Quebec and was held from October 6 to 9 in Quebec City. Several In-Sec-M members were present, including Nicolas Duguay, our…

5 November 2019

A Bridge towards North Africa for Canada’s Ecosystem

In-Sec-M’s Business Development Director Nicolas Duguay continued his efforts to strengthen the ties underway for the past few months with the North African cybersecurity ecosystem by visiting Casablanca and Rabat, Morocco, at the end of the last October. Indeed, In-Sec-M participated in two important events, AITEX and Futur.e.s in Africa…

29 October 2019

Ottawa-Gatineau: Gathering for Cybersecurity

For Cyber Security Awareness month, Invest Ottawa, In-Sec-M, the City of Gatineau, ID Gatineau and the Ottawa Cyber Security Meetup hosted an event on October 22 that brought together more than 170 people from the Canadian cybersecurity ecosystem. Eight innovations from the Ottawa-Gatineau-area businesses were presented by: Cybernetiq;…

22 October 2019

In-Sec-M AGM 2019: a new Board of Directors

At the general meeting held on 22 October 2019, In-Sec-M established a new board of directors. Now made up of 10 people, the Board welcomes three new members: Jean-Philippe Racine, CEO of CyberSwat Group, Scott Wright, CEO of Click Armor, and Rima Aristocrat, President of Willis College. The following members…

6 October 2019

Workshop on the financial sector’s cyber resilience and cybersecurity in Quebec

On October 4, In-Sec-M, in collaboration with the Government of Quebec and its partners, organized a workshop to better understand the issues experienced in cybersecurity and to find the business needs and technical needs related to Canada’s critical infrastructure. More than a hundred participants attended the first workshop we organized…