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6 lessons from horror films for avoiding phishing attacks

Most people know enough about horror films to recognize that the victims make the same mistakes time and again. There are the teenagers who follow a creepy noise and walk right into the killer, the couples who ignore warnings about ... »

What do Pumpkin Spice and Cyber Security Have in Common?

Give up yet? The answer, October. Why October? Continue reading to find out how pumpkin spice and cyber security are related. October is the month when the leaves begin to change, and fall, pumpkin spice is considered a food group ... »

Canadian Business unveils 29th annual list of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies

Secure Sense Ranks as Fastest-Growing Information Technology Firm on 2017 PROFIT 500 For Second Consecutive Year. Burlington, September 18, 2017-  Canadian Business and PROFIT ranked Secure Sense as the fastest-growing information technology firm for the second year and No. 20 ... »

CCleaner malware infected 2.27M users

The popular and free software, CCleaner has been reported to have infected 2.27 million users with malware. Here’s what you need to know. Users of a free software tool designed to optimize system performance on Windows PCs and Android mobile ... »

#SecurityTipTuesday: Stay Ahead of the Attack and Patch!

There are countless ways that attackers can compromise your network. Malware infected email attachments and compromised websites that deliver harmful scripts, typically tend to take advantage of unpatched vulnerabilities in OS systems, web browsers, and other applications to do irreparable ... »

Camp Secure Sense 2017 – Recap

Wow, what a week! Camp Secure Sense has come and gone and reflecting back this was one fantastic group of customers and sponsors that attended. We’ve said it before, and we will say it again, without you there would be no ... »

The Google Phishing Attack, Explained

Google recently made an unprecedented move by widely announcing a Gmail phishing scheme through Twitter. The phishing message was especially nasty because of its polish. Uncharacteristically for phishing, there were few errors in the message, and it was created in ... »

Insider Threats, What and Why You Should Be Concerned

Did you know, that insider threats have been behind the sharp increases over the past 18 months in the percentage of organizations that have experienced loss or theft of company data? According to the Ponemon Institute, three out of every ... »

Secure Sense Named One of 2017 Tech Elite Solution Providers by CRN®

Secure Sense Named One of 2017 Tech Elite Solution Providers by CRN® Tech Elite 250 list recognizes IT solution providers with deep technical expertise and premier certifications. Burlington, On March 27, 2017 – Secure Sense announced today that CRN®, a ... »

Secure Sense Named 2016 LogRhythm Partner of the Year Canada

Burlington, ON,  February 28, 2017 – Secure Sense, Canada’s fastest growing IT Security company, is pleased to announce it has been named LogRhythm’s 2016 Partner of the Year, Canada. The announcement was made at the LogRhythm Partner Summit, held in Boulder, ... »

What’s Happening at #RSAC17

Will you be attending RSA in San Francisco this February? If so, we have the lowdown on all the exciting things our partners have planned for IT’s biggest event. From dinner parties to beer and ping pong, your go-to guide is ... »

What’s New at Secure Sense?

2017 has already poised to be an incredible and successful year for Secure Sense. Our team has been working endlessly towards our ultimate goal of becoming Canada’s most trusted cyber security firm. That being said, we’d like to take the time ... »

Secure Sense Achieves Blackberry Authorized Reseller Status

On December 13th, 2016 Secure Sense has achieved the Blackberry Authorized Reseller Status. This tier recognizes Partners that have invested in the acquisition of a solid sales knowledge of the BlackBerry Enterprise Mobility Suites. We’ve identified the customer demand for ... »

New ‘nasty’ Ransomware Encourages Victims to Attack Other Computers

Popcorn Time malware offers users free removal if they get two other people to install link and pay. A new ransomware variant has been discovered using an innovative system to increase infections: the software turns victims into attackers by offering ... »

Secure Sense Recognized on 2016 CRN Next-Gen 250 List

Secure Sense Recognized on 2016 CRN Next-Gen 250 List Annual List Features Trailblazing Solution Providers Transforming Business with Emerging Technologies Burlington, Ontario, November 7, 2016 – Secure Sense, Canada’s Fastest-Growing IT Company, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The ... »

Happy Cyber Security Awareness Month!

Ahh, October. The time of the year when the air gets crisp, the leaves begin to change and Cyber Security Awareness begins! We may be bias, but we think October is the best month of the year. We live in ... »

#ThrowbackThursday! 3 Breaches That Totally Changed How Security is Viewed

It feels like every week a U.S. company gets hacked. Anyone who works in an IT or legal department is familiar with the bad news that follows: data loss, class action lawsuit, and so on. But not all data breaches ... »

Crew Interview: Mike Brown

Today marks another edition to the Secure Sense Crew Interview, a little q&a, so you can get to know the phenomenal technical and sales teams we have here! For our fourth interview, to show off our crew, we present to you ... »

Secure Sense Ranks No. 13 on the 2016 PROFIT 500

  – PROFIT and Canadian Business unveils 28th annual list of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies – Burlington, Ontario (September 15, 2016) Canadian Business and PROFIT today ranked Secure Sense No. 13 on the 28th annual PROFIT 500, the definitive ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing ... »

Consumers More Concerned with Financial Data Getting Hacked than Private Information about Their Families Being Exposed

Survey also reveals consumers more likely to hear about data breaches from the news or social media — not from companies holding their data. Centrify, the leader in securing enterprise identities against cyberthreats, today released findings from its 2016 Consumer Trust ... »

Cyber Security Cheat Sheet

Hello, September, we’ve been anxiously awaiting your arrival. For most of you, September means back to school for your children, and back to work for you! We understand how easy it is to loose track of security terminology while spending ... »

Information Security Tips for Large Organizations

It seems these days like the majority of companies are starting to get over the “it will never happen to me” mentality, and have realized it’s not a matter of IF, but WHEN. In July we blogged about Information Security ... »

Secure Sense Crew Interview: Joel Young

Today marks another edition to the Secure Sense Crew Interview, a little q&a, so you can get to know the phenomenal technical and sales teams we have here! For our second interview, to show off our crew, we present to you ... »

Product Overview: CylancePROTECT

Predict. Prevent. PROTECT. Stop merely detecting attacks. Prevent them using CylancePROTECT, the only enterprise endpoint solution that blocks threats in real time BEFORE they ever cause harm. “The fundamental flaw in today’s cyber security infrastructure is that detection happens BEFORE prevention. ... »

Presenting a Cylance Unbelievable Tour: Toronto 2016!

 They say, “Seeing is believing.” And, that’s never been truer for those information security professionals who have attended a Cylance’s coast-to-coast “Unbelievable Demo Tour”. The good news if you have never been? We’ve added a stop in Toronto, for the ... »

Secure Sense Crew Interview: Matt Watkinson

We know you’ve been dying to get to know who’s behind both the sales and technological wizardry here at Secure Sense, so here you have it, the Crew Interview. Today kicks off our very first of a mini blog series ... »

Secure Sense Earned #23 on the 2016 CRN Fast Growth 150 List

Secure Sense Named to 2016 CRN Fast Growth 150 List List Recognizes Thriving Solution Providers in the IT Channel Burlington, Ontario, August 8, 2016 – Secure Sense announced that it has been named to The Channel Company’s 2016 CRN® Fast ... »

SysAdmin Day!

Today July 29, 2016, is the 17th Annual System Administrator Appreciation Day! So we wanted to show our appreciation for all the SysAdmins out there who day in and day out work to keep our systems safe. Secure Sense Partner ... »

10 Information Security Tips for Small Businesses

When it comes to information and data security, most small business owners often do not know where to start. But in today’s world, customers have naturally come to expect that their sensitive data will be kept secure. It can be ... »

Security Trends: Managed Security Service Providers via Fortinet

Maintain your organization’s integrity, and reduce the risk across all platforms with a Secure Sense Managed Service. At Secure Sense, the safety of your data is the driving force behind providing innovative and efficient protection practices that will never compromise ... »

Dangers of Selling Old Hard Drives and Devices

If you were at our annual Camp Secure Sense this year, then you will remember the compelling presentation by Fortinet’s Senior Security Strategist, Aamir Lakhani. Lakhani spoke about the reality of digital breadcrumbs being left behind, without the realization. He ... »

Yikes! The Average Breach Costs How Much?!

According to a study conducted for IBM by Ponemon Institute, the average cost of a data breach has drastically increased. Ponemon conducted 1,500 interviews in over 383 victim organizations, for 16 different industries, within 12 countries. It was discovered that ... »

Camp Secure Sense 2016 – Recap

What a whirlwind week, Camp Secure Sense has come and gone and we could not have had a better group of individuals to have been there! First off, we would like to thank every single one of you, our amazing ... »

Vulnerability in GNU glibc Affecting Nutanix Products: February 2016

Advisory ID:        Nutanix-sa-003-glibc     CVE-2015-7547 Last Updated:     25 February 2016 Published:           25 February 2016 Version:               1.0 On February 16, 2016 and industry-wide critical vulnerability in the GNU ... »

FireEye Detection Evasion

  It is ALWAYS important to ensure you are following best practices to secure your servers and IT infrastructure. Simple tasks like implementing vendor recommended security practices, keeping software and operating systems up-to-date and a very key practice – applying ... »

Fortinet Cyber Threat Assessment Program

“In the past, it was much easier for firewalls to detect significant threats to the network, because traffic could be classified based on specific protocols, and hackers’ approaches were not as sophisticated. The growing number of network threats today are ... »

FortiOS SSH Update

  On January 13, 2016 we reported about a FortiOS SSH exploit, and it looks like it has a larger scope than originally reported. After the original report, Fortinet further investigated their product line and discovered the same vulnerability on some ... »

Do you know what your biggest security risk is?

What do Sony, Ashley Maddison, and Target all have in common? All three enterprise companies were subject of a major data breach in 2015.  In lieu of the breaches stated above, others that occurred in 2015 and the attacks that ... »

‘Backdoor’ FortiOS Exploit!

FortiOS is an operating system that powers Fortinet’s firewall platform, FortiGate. On January 9, 2016, an exploit for an SSH backdoor in the FortiGate operating system was posted to the Full Disclosure mailing list. In a statement released by Fortinet ... »

Meet eDellRoot, The Rogue Certificate

Say hello to eDellRoot, the next major vulnerability to hit the enterprise information technology and security landscape. Dell, being one of the world’s largest computer manufacturers, has reported a vulnerability concerning a Self-Signed root certificate that is breaking HTTPS. It ... »

How Do I Protect My Digital Assets?

A Guest Blog Post by Watchful Software. May 27, New York Times: Jawbone Accuses Fitbit of Stealing Information by Hiring Workers Away June 1, Credit Union Times: Email Data Breach Costs $1.3 Million September 23, Becker’s Health IT &CIO Review: Insider ... »

SecTor 2015 Recap

Every year SecTor brings together experts from around the world to share their latest research and techniques involving underground threats and corporate defences. The conference provides an unmatched opportunity for IT Professionals and Managers to connect with their peers and ... »

Fortinet Guest Blog Post: I’ve Got 99 Problems and Quite a Few of Them Are Android

Until relatively recently, mobile malware wasn’t that different from early PC malware – It was annoying, it probably invaded your privacy, and it took a toll on system resources but it wasn’t especially dangerous or costly in the way that ... »

Camp Secure Sense – Thank You!

First we would like to truly thank each and every one of you for attending Camp Secure Sense! We hope that you found the conference informative and worthwhile of your time. We understand the difficulty of taking time from your work ... »

Fortinet to Acquire Enterprise Wi-Fi Firm Meru Networks

Secure Sense partner Fortinet announced an acquisition agreement on Wednesday May 27th to acquire enterprise wireless networking solutions firm Meru Networks for $44 million. The acquisition expands  Fortinet’s secure wireless vision and further develops its opportunities in the global enterprise ... »

Tripwire Gold Status Partner

Secure Sense is happy to announce our recent move to a Gold Status Partner with Tripwire. Currently, we are the only Gold level Canadian Tripwire reseller in all of Canada. Tripwire has played an integral role in our Security profile ... »

Secure Sense Threat Map Powered by Fortinet

Secure Sense has now teamed up with its partner Fortinet to provide a threat map—now available on our new website. The Threat Map shows real-time traffic of cyber-attacks on a global scale, using input from over 2 million FortiGate devices ... »

Secure Sense Named Fortinet Platinum Partner

The recent accomplishments in the New Year have certainty set the pace in 2015 for Secure Sense. In addition to being named back-to-back Fortinet Co-Partner of the Year, we have recently been granted Platinum Partner status. Becoming a Platinum Partner ... »

Secure Sense Opens Office in Calgary

On the heels of earning a handful of new business, Secure Sense has expanded to an office in Calgary Alberta, optimizing company growth. With access to the Greater Toronto Area and Eastern Canada presently, we now have the ability to ... »