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

Why Changing Behaviour, Not Sharing Information, Is The Key To Successful Cyber Security Training

After working on the digital forensic assessments of many cyber security breaches, I've learned that hackers are not hacking tech anymore: They're hacking people. This isn't a new concept to anyone familiar with the world of cyber security, and it's what led me on a journey to start purchasing cyber security awareness training for various … Continue reading Why Changing Behaviour, Not Sharing Information, Is The Key To Successful Cyber Security Training

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

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

Daniel Tobok E: dtobok@cytelligence.com Posted on: March 20, 2019 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. The case … Continue reading CBC NEWS: RCMP’s BlackBerry-cracking methods could be revealed in Quebec court

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.

THE LAW TIMES: Cybersecurity lawyers defend against attacks

Daniel Tobok E: dtobok@cytelligence.com Posted on: March 20, 2019 The Law Times Monday, 18 July 2016 09:00 Written By Michael McKiernan As Canadian businesses beef up their defences against cyberattack, some of the country's biggest law firms are growing their own cybersecurity teams in an attempt to match client demand. "Ten years ago, when you … Continue reading THE LAW TIMES: Cybersecurity lawyers defend against attacks

IT BUSINESS: Update Canada’s privacy laws, but don’t look to Europe or the US for guidance,

Daniel Tobok E: dtobok@cytelligence.com Posted on: March 20, 2019 itBusiness.ca Eric Emin Wood July 20th, 2016 Even Justin Trudeau thinks Canada needs to update its data privacy laws for the 21st century, but the recently passed E.U.-U.S. Privacy Shield probably isn't providing the guiding light he might be hoping for, according to several privacy experts. … Continue reading IT BUSINESS: Update Canada’s privacy laws, but don’t look to Europe or the US for guidance,

“YOUR MORNING,” CTV: Hacking the U.S. election is a real concern

Cyber security expert and CEO of Cytelligence Daniel Tobok was interviewed by Ben Mulroney, host of CTV's "Your Morning" on Thursday, September 15, 2016, on the topic of: Can the U.S. election be hacked? Voter registration systems in Arizona and Illinois have been hacked this year. The incident in Arizona has been attributed to a … Continue reading “YOUR MORNING,” CTV: Hacking the U.S. election is a real concern

CITY NEWS: Massive cyberattack disrupts access to Twitter, Netflix

Daniel Tobok E: dtobok@cytelligence.com Posted on: March 20, 2019 Cyberattacks on a key Internet firm repeatedly disrupted the availability of popular websites across the United States on Friday, according to analysts and company officials. The attack had knock-on effects for users trying to access popular websites from across America, Canada and even in Europe. Among … Continue reading CITY NEWS: Massive cyberattack disrupts access to Twitter, Netflix

IT WORLD CANADA: Over 70,000 Canadian credit cards suddenly on sale on dark web: SecTor

Daniel Tobok E: dtobok@cytelligence.com Posted on: March 20, 2019 Some Canadian organizations like to think they're safer from cyber attack because of the relatively few publicly-reported data breaches here. It's true there are fewer breaches reported in this country. And international figures show reported malware attacks here are lower than in the U.S. But that … Continue reading IT WORLD CANADA: Over 70,000 Canadian credit cards suddenly on sale on dark web: SecTor

CBC NEWS: Facebook Messenger being used to deal drugs

Daniel Tobok E: dtobok@cytelligence.com Posted on: March 20, 2019 While some Winnipeggers may have been shocked to learn of people scoring drugs on Facebook, a cyber security expert says it's not only common, it's a growing problem. Daniel Tobok, who runs Cytelligence Inc. out of Toronto, says there are no statistics to show the volume … Continue reading CBC NEWS: Facebook Messenger being used to deal drugs

CITY NEWS: Video: Security expert says Canadian online surveillance has limitations

Daniel Tobok E: dtobok@cytelligence.com Posted on: March 20, 2019 Cyber security expert and CEO of Cytelligence Inc. Daniel Tobok is interviewed by Adrian Ghobrial of CityNews about a threat posted by a student on a Toronto District School Board computer, posted online, seen in the US, and an American citizen contacted the FBI who in … Continue reading CITY NEWS: Video: Security expert says Canadian online surveillance has limitations

CANADIAN BUSINESS: Cyber-security gaps that small businesses need to watch out for

Daniel Tobok E: dtobok@cytelligence.com Posted on: March 20, 2019 While data breaches at big corporations continue to make headlines, cyber attacks against small businesses are quietly on the rise. In 2015, 43% of cyber attacks on businesses worldwide were against organizations with less than 250 employees, up from 18% in 2011, according to Symantec. "Today, … Continue reading CANADIAN BUSINESS: Cyber-security gaps that small businesses need to watch out for

680 NEWS: Shoppers warned after PC Plus accounts breached

Daniel Tobok E: dtobok@cytelligence.com Posted on: March 20, 2019 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 … Continue reading 680 NEWS: Shoppers warned after PC Plus accounts breached

CITY NEWS: Shoppers warned after PC Plus accounts breached

Daniel Tobok E: dtobok@cytelligence.com Posted on: March 20, 2019 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 … Continue reading CITY NEWS: Shoppers warned after PC Plus accounts breached