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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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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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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Hybrid work’s next phase: 3 lessons for CIOs

Consider these lessons from a CIO and HR leader on how to ensure a safe, smooth hybrid work model, combining office and remote work. Hint: The tools aren’t the hard part. By Dianne Lapierre , Robert Booker

Hunt has begun for 2021 Canadian CIO of the Year

By: Steve Proctor via ITWorld Canada It has been a year of pivots and unprecedented digital acceleration that has put the spotlight squarely on CIOs choreographing new projects and new work-from-home arrangements. While the late nights and marathon video calls to ensure the security of staff and systems have not yet been forgotten, CIOs are …

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Getting to know CIOCAN President Philippe Johnston

By: Suzanne Robicheau via ITWorld Canada In his new podcast Leadership in the Digital Enterprise, ITWC’s CIO Jim Love asks his guests to share their own stories of leadership at a time of monumental disruption. One of the aims of the podcast is to get listeners to know leaders like Johnston both personally and professionally. Their …

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Warning: There are Whole Countries Out to Get You!

By Dr. Thomas P. Keenan, FCIPS, I.S.P., ITCP in collaboration with Ron Murch, I.S.P., ITCP – both with the University of Calgary. In a discussion conducted by David Masson, Director of Enterprise Security, Darktrace, and moderated by Martin Kyle,  CISO of Payments Canada,  a group of leading Canadian experts explored the current reality and possible …

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Attacks at the Speed of Light

By Dr. Thomas P. Keenan, FCIPS, I.S.P., ITCP in collaboration with Ron Murch, I.S.P., ITCP – both with the University of Calgary. In a session conducted by David Masson, Director of Enterprise Security, Darktrace and moderated by Martin Kyle,  CISO of Payments Canada,  a group of leading Canadian experts  explored the globalization of computer security …

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Report from the 2020 CIOCAN Annual General Meeting of Members October 2020

Thank you to those CIOCAN members who attended the Annual General Meeting of members on October 22nd.  This past year has been unlike any other. CIOCAN continued its important strategic work to entrench the organization as a member-driven, mission-focused association. Building upon the strategic pillars, CIOCAN remained steadfast in its focus on the organization’s members: …

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Where did the Hacker Go? “Dunno, He just Ransomware”

Navigating Geopolitical Risk in Cybersecurity By Dr. Thomas P. Keenan, FCIPS, I.S.P., ITCP in collaboration with Ron Murch, I.S.P., ITCP – both with the University of Calgary. In a session conducted by David Masson, Director of Enterprise Security, Darktrace and moderated by Martin Kyle,  CISO of Payments Canada,  a group of CISOs explored the globalization …

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Identity Access Management White Paper – August 2020

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In May and June 2020, the CIO Association of Canada convened some of Canada’s top experts in information security for a series of frank online discussions. These programs were under the Chatham House Rule, so speakers (except for the two presenters) are not identified by name or title. Still, we can peek over their shoulders …

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How to be Remote Work Ready – Amid COVID-19

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Amid COVID-19: How to be Remote Work Ready The World Health Organization (WHO) recently classified COVID-19 as a pandemic on March 11. This means that every industry will be impacted and it is crucial that organizations take calm steps to ensure the health and safety of workers and their families and communities. As workplaces prepare …

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