Category Archives: Vulnerability Assessment

Ransomware in 2020

Ransomware is becoming an epidemic in the cybersecurity world, with new strains being created continuously by criminals to extort money out of unsuspecting users. Cybercriminals are becoming more and more sophisticated. From the comfort of their own homes without any physical contact, they can launch virtual kidnappings of valuable digital assets and hold them hostage … Continue reading Ransomware in 2020

Cybersecurity in 2020

While we saw the threat landscape change in 2019 with even more sophisticated attacks, we predict 2020 to be even more extreme. More targeted ransomware – 2019 saw ransomware exploits getting highly targeted against specific businesses, as well as local government. Attackers are spending more time intelligence-gathering on their victims, to ensure they can inflict … Continue reading Cybersecurity in 2020

The Gift of Cyber Security for the Holidays

It’s that time of year! As staff become distracted by annual deadlines, office parties, their Christmas preparations and so on, they’re more likely to make mistakes. In their haste, they might open a link in an email that they would normally have checked, open a fun ecard from a co-worker or try and help their … Continue reading The Gift of Cyber Security for the Holidays

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

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

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

Why a Vulnerability Assessment Is Critical to Establishing a Cybersecurity Defence

Daniel Tobok E: dtobok@cytelligence.com Posted on: March 20, 2019 Just as you safeguard your home and business from unwanted visitors, you need to go the extra mile to protect your business' digital systems from invasion. Enter the modern era of cybersecurity, which expands on the basics of virus protection to higher-tools designed to limit the … Continue reading Why a Vulnerability Assessment Is Critical to Establishing a Cybersecurity Defence

When Is Penetration Testing Required?

Daniel Tobok E: dtobok@cytelligence.com Posted on: March 20, 2019 There are very few companies today that don't maintain a database of sensitive information. Whether it's names and emails, purchase histories, or even credit cards, you have a wealth of information on your servers that people will (literally) pay to get their hands on. As much … Continue reading When Is Penetration Testing Required?

How Often Should Vulnerability Assessments Be Performed?

Daniel Tobok E: dtobok@cytelligence.com Posted on: March 20, 2019 What is a Vulnerability Assessment? In a Nutshell: A vulnerability assessment is a thorough evaluation of existing and potential threats, weaknesses and, indeed, vulnerabilities in your organization's systems and networks. Vulnerability analysis involves locating, determining the magnitude of, and prioritizing any flaws in your cybersecurity, before … Continue reading How Often Should Vulnerability Assessments Be Performed?