CIO Association of Canada Welcomes New Montreal Chapter President

The CIO Association of Canada (CIOCAN) is proud to announce Sylvain Viau as the President of the Montreal Chapter. Mr. Perras is President – General Manger – CISO of DSI and was one of the founding board members for the Montreal Chapter.  Mr. Viau takes over from Sylvain Perras. The Montreal Chapter was successfully launched …

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Staying ahead of REvil’s Ransomware-as-a-Service business model

Article by, Oakley Cox, Director of Analysis, Darktrace  REvil, also known as Sodinokibi, is a Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS) gang responsible for one of the largest ransomware attacks in history. On 14th January 2022, Russia announced it had arrested 14 members of the criminal gang. The move came at the request of the US authorities, who have worked hard with …

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How Conti ransomware took down Operational Technology

Article by, Oakley Cox, Director of Analysis, Darktrace Ransomware has taken the world by storm, and IT is not the only technology affected. Operational Technology (OT), which is increasingly blending with IT, is also susceptible to ransomware tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs). And when ransomware strikes OT, the effects have the potential to be devastating. …

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Welcome, Nastaran Bisheban

Nastaran Bisheban is the Chief Technology Officer at KFC Canada. Check out Nastaran’s LinkedIn.

The future of cyber security: Software supply chain attacks become a given in 2022

Article by, Justin Fier, Director of Cyber Intelligence & Analytics, Darktrace In 2020, the financial services sector was the industry that experienced the most cyber-attacks. For years, attackers targeted these organizations because they were expectedly lucrative targets. But in 2021, the financial services sector was no longer the most targeted. Instead, the IT and communications …

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Welcome, Hanif Jessani

Hanif Jessani is the Director, IT (Head of IT) at Taiga Building Products. Check out Hanif’s LinkedIn. 

Welcome, Geoff Couldrey

Geoff Couldrey is the Chief Operating Officer at Immigrant Services Calgary. Check out Geoff’s LinkedIn.

Welcome, Michelle Desnoyers

Michelle Desnoyers is the Corporate Information Security Officer at Alberta Pensions Services Corporation. Check out Michelle’s LinkedIn.

Welcome, Gaetano Mazzuca

Gaetano Mazzuca is the Chief Information Officer at the City of Red Deer. Gaetano is a senior IT leader with 20+ years of experience leading technology and business teams in multiple organizations, including government and education public sectors. Check out Gaetano’s LinkedIn.  

When Women Sit At The Table…

Studies have shown that organizations which have a fair representation of women in senior leadership generally tend to do better than those that don’t. The diversity that women bring to the table makes for a stronger leadership team. As we approach the International Women’s Day, I have been doing my own reflection on the significance …

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