Worried about ransomware? Buy some insurance

It looks like the insurance industry is getting into the cyber security sector, but instead of protecting an organization or individual from getting hacked; they will be providing specialized insurance policies to help

Published on: October 12th, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

2017 CEA Best Security Solution Winners

Infinite IT Solutions won its second Gold award at the 2017 CDN Channel Elite Awards in the Best Security Solution category. The company utilized the cloud and on-premise technologies to help secure any

Published on: September 29th, 2017 CDN Staff

Channel partner says DRaaS is answer to WannaCrypt attack

As ransomware attack WannaCrypt sweeps the globe, compromising tens of thousands of computers across as many as 100 countries, one Canadian IT solutions provider is looking to help companies stay secure and plan

Published on: May 23rd, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Solution providers respond to WannaCry attack

The ongoing WannaCry ransomware attack, including WannaCrypt, WanCryptOr and WannaDecryptor has been targeting organizations running the Windows OS since last week. Today, close to 250,000 PCs in more than 150 countries have been hit

Published on: May 16th, 2017 CDN Staff

Hackers aren’t just targeting data anymore, says RSA panel

If 2016 proved anything, it's that data breaches are the new normal across the board, said a group of security specialists at the RSA Conference 2017 Advisory Board roundtable. The roundtable, which took

Published on: February 10th, 2017 Alex Radu

Check Point hires high profile Canadian channel chief

CDN has learned Ang Valentini has left Avaya Canada for a big role at Israeli security vendor Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. Check Point is a multinational vendor of network and endpoint security

Published on: January 26th, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

Acronis tackles ransomware with upgraded solution

Ransomware - the security breach of nightmares - continues to grow at alarming rates, and Acronis believes its newest solution could ease those fears. Acronis True Image 2017 New Generation, the firm's latest

Published on: January 18th, 2017 Alex Radu

1 billion accounts hacked in record-breaking Yahoo data breach

Just a few months after announcing that in 2014 500 million accounts were hacked, Yahoo Inc. is at it again, disclosing this week that in 2013 one billion accounts were hacked in the

Published on: December 15th, 2016 Alex Radu

Disaster recovery vendor ZAPs into Canada

TORONTO – With a new study out from IDC Canada that shows 40 per cent of Canadian businesses do not reopen after a disaster, the market for business continuity services is getting hot.

Published on: November 14th, 2016 Paolo Del Nibletto

Datto reveals new solution against ransomware for MSPs

Data protection vendor Datto released new product updates for Datto MSP partners. The updates primarily feature in Datto’s Siris 3, Datto NAS 3, and Datto Backupify solutions. The Norwalk, Conn.-based vendor created a theme around

Published on: October 27th, 2016 Alex Radu

Why ransomware is currently Canada’s top malware threat

Editor's note: Story and map updated with malware data from July 2016. Hackers may be taking a summer hiatus in Canada, as malware infections dropped for the fourth month in a row to the

Published on: August 10th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Canadian firms more likely to pay ransomware demands, survey suggests

Despite urgings from the RCMP and the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre to not give in to ransomware, Canadian organizations seem more likely to surrender to blackmail than those in three other countries surveyed, a

Published on: August 4th, 2016 Howard Solomon

Patch quickly to detect ransomware, Canadian telecom industry warned

One of the best strategies to defeat ransomware is to patch systems as soon as possible, a senior official at a security vendor has warned the telecom industry. Attackers often reverse engineer a

Published on: June 7th, 2016 Howard Solomon

Russian “ransomware bosses” make more than the average Canadian household: Research

How does your salary compare to that of a "Ransomeware Boss"? New research on Russian hackers from security intelligence firm Flashpoint suggests that, on average, those use malware to extort money from victims

Published on: June 3rd, 2016 CDN Staff