Category Archives: Cytelligence in the Media

AON ACQUIRES CYTELLIGENCE, A LEADING INTERNATIONAL CYBER SECURITY FIRM WITH DEEP EXPERTISE IN CYBER INCIDENT RESPONSE AND DIGITAL FORENSIC INVESTIGATIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEBRUARY 4, 2020 AON ACQUIRES CYTELLIGENCE, A LEADING INTERNATIONAL CYBER SECURITY FIRM WITH DEEP EXPERTISE IN CYBER INCIDENT RESPONSE AND DIGITAL FORENSIC INVESTIGATIONS ‒ Acquisition combines Aon’s industry-leading investment in cyber security with Cytelligence’s unique technical expertise in incident response and digital forensics services to strengthen Aon’s cyber security client value proposition … Continue reading AON ACQUIRES CYTELLIGENCE, A LEADING INTERNATIONAL CYBER SECURITY FIRM WITH DEEP EXPERTISE IN CYBER INCIDENT RESPONSE AND DIGITAL FORENSIC INVESTIGATIONS

CBC News: U.S. Bracing for Iran’s Response

Recently, Cytelligence CEO Daniel Tobok sat down with CBC’s Natasha Fatah to discuss Iran’s capabilities when it comes to attacking U.S. sites and infrastructure. Natasha Fatah: A relatively unknown site in the U.S., all of a sudden has an image of President Donald Trump being punched His face is bloodied and the word Iran is … Continue reading CBC News: U.S. Bracing for Iran’s Response

IT World Canada: Cybersecurity in Canada 2019: It was an ‘awesome’ year for attackers

Recently, IT World Canada sat down with Managing Partner and COO Ed Dubrovsky to discuss the state of cybersecurity in 2019 and a look ahead to 2020. Dubrovsky sees some complacency in the attitude of Canadians and organizations. “We’re just accepting this is a risk,” as a result of the almost daily stories of breaches. … Continue reading IT World Canada: Cybersecurity in Canada 2019: It was an ‘awesome’ year for attackers

IT World Canada- Ransomware gang behind Maze adds threat of publicizing victim info to list of capabilities

This week, the gang behind the Maze ransomware strain launched a public website listing victims who have yet to pay up, threatening that if no payment is received they will publish the data stolen from those companies for all to see. Ed Dubrovsky, Managing Director of Cyber Breach Response weighed in on the discussion with … Continue reading IT World Canada- Ransomware gang behind Maze adds threat of publicizing victim info to list of capabilities

CTV: TransUnion breach shows rising threat of third-party cyberattacks

A cybersecurity breach at TransUnion has underscored the rising threat of third-party attacks and the difficulty of preventing them. The credit monitoring agency confirmed this week that the personal data of 37,000 Canadians was compromised when someone illegally used a legitimate business customer’s login to access TransUnion data. Daniel Tobok, CEO of Cytelligence Inc., said … Continue reading CTV: TransUnion breach shows rising threat of third-party cyberattacks

IT World Canada: Cyber Security Awareness Month: Attackers are hungrier than defenders

IT World Canada recently interviewed Managing Director of Cyber Breach Response Ed Dubrovsky on the importance of understanding the state of cyber security during this important Cyber Security Awareness Month and how organizations should be prepared. Read part of the article below. “According to Ed Dubrovsky, managing director for cyber breach response at the Toronto-based … Continue reading IT World Canada: Cyber Security Awareness Month: Attackers are hungrier than defenders

As Seen in Forbes: Spearphishing – A Story Behind The Numbers

It’s hard to read about cybercrime without seeing the term “phishing.” This is where a hacker sends you a seemingly legitimate link, from a seemingly legitimate source. The problem, of course, being that the link in question was created for the sole purpose of stealing your money or your data. This type of crime has … Continue reading As Seen in Forbes: Spearphishing – A Story Behind The Numbers

Ransomware – An introduction and evolving trends

Ransomware attacks are growing more sophisticated by the day. The spelling and grammar issues that once alerted us to phishing emails are all but gone. Today, ransomware technologies are not only more sophisticated but more accessible, too. Just as cybercriminals adjust their attacks based on the changing security landscape, organizations need to be able to … Continue reading Ransomware – An introduction and evolving trends

The Loop: So, you’ve been hacked. Here’s what you should do

Cytelligence CEO Daniel Tobok sat down with CTV’s Your Morning to discuss what happens when you’ve been hacked and what steps you should take such as: Credit monitoring Financial statement monitoring Scam prevention Verifying information Read the full article here

CTV Your Morning: So, you’ve been hacked, here’s what you should do

In the wake of the recent Capital One hack that went public, you might be concerned about the safety of your information online. It’s something you probably don’t think about enough – what happens when you’ve been hacked? What are the immediate steps you should take? Security expert and Cytelligence CEO Daniel Tobok has the answers … Continue reading CTV Your Morning: So, you’ve been hacked, here’s what you should do

Capital One data breach impacts millions

Capital One says it was hit with a data breach, affecting an estimated 100 million US individuals and approximately 6 million in Canada, according to a press release published Monday July 29, 2019. What do you need to know? Cytelligence CEO and cyber expert Daniel Tobok keeps you up to date as the story develops. Capital … Continue reading Capital One data breach impacts millions

Capital One Breach: Q&A with Cytelligence CEO Daniel Tobok

In one of the biggest data breaches ever, a hacker gained access to more than 100 million Capital One customers’ accounts and credit card applications earlier this year. Paige Thompson is accused of breaking into a Capital One server and gaining access to 140,000 Social Security numbers, 1 million Canadian Social Insurance numbers and 80,000 … Continue reading Capital One Breach: Q&A with Cytelligence CEO Daniel Tobok

THE VARSITY – Alert social media companies about violence

Gabrielle Warren Posted on: October 15, 2017 In Canada, there are no laws that require citizens to report crimes they see online. However, according to Daniel Tobok, an internationally recognized cybersecurity and digital forensics expert based in Toronto, a possible loophole could be a little-common section of the Criminal Code of Canada. Section 22 states … Continue reading THE VARSITY – Alert social media companies about violence

OTTAWA BUSINESS JOURNAL – Ottawa companies turn to tech, training to fill cybersecurity talent gap

Daniel Tobok E: dtobok@cytelligence.com Posted on: October 24, 2018 As the risk of cybercrime climbs, a lack of cybersecurity talent has organizations looking to technology to fill the gap. However, experts from Ottawa's cybersecurity sector say a mix of both tech and talent is necessary to keep Canadians and businesses safe. In 2017, more than … Continue reading OTTAWA BUSINESS JOURNAL – Ottawa companies turn to tech, training to fill cybersecurity talent gap

CBC NEWS – GTA shoppers worried Saks Fifth Avenue data breach exposes them to hackers

Daniel Tobok E: dtobok@cytelligence.com Posted on: April 2, 2018 Data breach at Sacks Fifth Avenue has hit three Toronto area stores. Toronto cyber security expert Daniel Tobok is applauding HBC for offering identity protection services but feels too often companies aren't doing enough to keep their customers' personal information safe."It's more expensive and I don't … Continue reading CBC NEWS – GTA shoppers worried Saks Fifth Avenue data breach exposes them to hackers

CITY NEWS: Shoppers warned after PC Plus accounts breached

Daniel Tobok E: dtobok@cytelligence.com Posted on: February 7, 2017 Shoppers are being warned to get smart with their online presence after several people were scammed out of their President's Choice Plus Points."There have been a number of high-profile privacy breaches recently, most notably Yahoo and LinkedIn, where large numbers of usernames and passwords were accessed," … Continue reading CITY NEWS: Shoppers warned after PC Plus accounts breached

Sharing details of mass killings on social media, online gaming sites ‘an emerging trend’: experts

Cytelligence CEO Daniel Tobok speaks with Global News Toronto about how social media and online gaming are becoming an emerging trend for people to communicate their messages and discuss heinous activities. Although Tobok doesn’t believe the online video game chat groups are enablers for accused mass killers, he does believe we create better regulation to … Continue reading Sharing details of mass killings on social media, online gaming sites ‘an emerging trend’: experts

CBC NEWS: RCMP’s BlackBerry-cracking methods could be revealed in Quebec court

Daniel Tobok E: dtobok@cytelligence.com Posted on: June 21, 2016 Today, a Quebec court could pull back the curtain on secretive police techniques, including how the RCMP intercepted BlackBerry text messages to prove a murder conspiracy plot, as a judge considers whether to lift a publication ban in a case involving the Montreal Mafia. Today, a … Continue reading CBC NEWS: RCMP’s BlackBerry-cracking methods could be revealed in Quebec court

Social Media, Online Gaming and Cyber Security

People are spending more time on social media, online forums and gaming sites. Most posts are harmless depictions of life in general; status updates, pictures of friends or food, or even a joke. However, sometimes people discuss personal topics and posts that contain words or images that reflect loneliness, isolation, hopelessness, irritability, or hostility. Even … Continue reading Social Media, Online Gaming and Cyber Security