Category Archives: Cytelligence News

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

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

Celebrating those individuals who have gone above and beyond in 2019

Cytelligence was thrilled to honour our best & brightest at the 2019 Cytelligence Christmas and Awards Dinner in Toronto, Ontario. The night started off with an exclusive cocktail reception followed by an awards dinner and ceremony. “Our awards are a special time when our people get the opportunity to recognize their colleagues, call out outstanding … Continue reading Celebrating those individuals who have gone above and beyond in 2019

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

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

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

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

Evolving trends in ransomware are bad news for businesses

Ransomware is shifting targets, moving from victimizing consumers to attacking enterprises, where infections rose by 12% in 2018 even as overall ransomware infections were down, according to Symantec’s 2019 Internet Security Threat Report. Cyber criminals are flexing their muscles, with one expert seeing a “major increase” in organized crime. “This trend has been going up … Continue reading Evolving trends in ransomware are bad news for businesses

2016 IIAC CONFERENCE: Daniel Tobok to give tips on how to survive a data breach

Daniel Tobok E: dtobok@cytelligence.com Posted on: March 20, 2019 JUNE 14, 2016 – TORONTO, ON – Daniel Tobok, CEO of Cytelligence Inc., will be a panelist at the 2016 Investment Industry of Canada (IIAC) Conference on the topic of "How to Survive a Data Breach." With 19 years of experience in cyber security—since the invention … Continue reading 2016 IIAC CONFERENCE: Daniel Tobok to give tips on how to survive a data breach

2016 ENFUSE CONFERENCE: ‘Cyber security is now the number one risk,’ says Daniel Tobok

Daniel Tobok E: dtobok@cytelligence.com Posted on: March 20, 2019 LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – May 25, 2016 – "Over the last decade, we have seen all types of businesses get hacked - from big box stores to smaller retailers, hospitals, and government. Even the FBI and CIA have been hacked. No one is immune from cyber … Continue reading 2016 ENFUSE CONFERENCE: ‘Cyber security is now the number one risk,’ says Daniel Tobok

CANADA NEWSWIRE: Canadian cyber security expert Daniel Tobok launches new firm, Cytelligence.

Daniel Tobok E: dtobok@cytelligence.com Posted on: March 20, 2019 TORONTO, ON – June 22, 2016 – Daniel Tobok, an internationally recognized cyber security and digital forensics expert, launches Cytelligence Inc., a new elite kind of cyber security firm. First, Cytelligence will only employ top global talent, including winners of international security competitions and forensic investigators … Continue reading CANADA NEWSWIRE: Canadian cyber security expert Daniel Tobok launches new firm, Cytelligence.

CANADA NEWSWIRE: Karen Ellis appointed Vice President, Business Development of Cytelligence Inc.

TORONTO, ON – July 18, 2016 – Karen Ellis has been appointed Vice President, Business Development of Cytelligence Inc., by CEO Daniel Tobok. In this new role, Ms. Ellis is responsible for growing and managing client and partner relationships across the entire Cytelligence cyber security service portfolio. "The Board and I are delighted that Ms. … Continue reading CANADA NEWSWIRE: Karen Ellis appointed Vice President, Business Development of Cytelligence Inc.

CANADA NEWSWIRE – Ed Dubrovsky appointed Managing Director – Cyber Breach Response, Cytelligence

Daniel Tobok E: dtobok@cytelligence.com Posted on: March 20, 2019 NOVEMBER 1, 2017 – TORONTO, ONTARIO – Ed Dubrovsky, a 24-year veteran of information security, has been appointed Managing Director, Cyber Breach Response, by Cytelligence CEO Daniel Tobok. Mr. Dubrovsky will manage Cytelligence's cyber security teams assigned to respond to client emergencies, to deal with the … Continue reading CANADA NEWSWIRE – Ed Dubrovsky appointed Managing Director – Cyber Breach Response, Cytelligence

Why Cloud Computing and Hosted Environments Can Make Forensic Investigations Challenging

Daniel Tobok E: dtobok@cytelligence.com Posted on: March 20, 2019 While there are similarities between cloud computing and hosted environments, there are also some key differences. Both platforms are vulnerable to breaches, and there are significant challenges in applying forensic investigation techniques to find out what happened in the event of a breach and establishing a … Continue reading Why Cloud Computing and Hosted Environments Can Make Forensic Investigations Challenging