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SecurePATCHING Managed Service by Secure Sense

Unpatched systems are the most common technological factor in breaches and loss of productivity. Unfortunately, solutions to patch related risks are often themselves costly in terms of identifying and purchasing quality products, staffing and expertise. Almost two-thirds of breach victims report being breached due to unpatched, known vulnerabilities and many of these victims were unaware that their organizations were vulnerable in the first place. Over half of the impacted organizations rely...

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Asset Discovery and Inventory: 10 Ways Tanium Makes it Fast, Complete and Accurate

By Tanium Staff Asset discovery and inventory — or the process of maintaining a complete, accurate and up-to-date inventory of your IT assets — is more challenging than ever before. Even with proper asset discovery tools, you are managing an environment with an enormous volume of globally distributed assets with complex dependencies — each of which can either fail and lead to performance loss, or be compromised and result in an enterprise-wide security...

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Predictions for 2022: Tomorrow’s Threats Will Target the Expanding Attack Surface

By Derek Manky at Fortinet According to FortiGuard Labs, 2022 is shaping up to be a banner year for cybercriminals, with ransomware on the rise and an unprecedented number of attackers lining up to find a victim. Attacks will continue to span the entire attack surface, leaving IT teams scrambling to cover every possible avenue of attack. This will be incredibly challenging because the attack surface will simultaneously be expanding as organizations transition to...

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Log4j: What is it and how can you identify it?

written by: Matthew Watkinson, CIO, Secure Sense Log4j CVE-2021-44228 Public Disclosure On Thursday December 9th, 2021, a Remote Code Execution (RCE) vulnerability was disclosed [CVE-2021-44228] affecting the Log4j library in versions between 2.0 and 2.14.1.  Log4j is a heavily utilized logging class used in the Java programming language. Because of the widespread use of the log4j library in various java applications, this vulnerability has had a significant impact in modern infrastructure and...

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Shopping Safely Online over the Holidays

The holiday season is upon us, which means wallets are burning holes in pockets around the world faster than a Yule log. While you’re compiling wish lists and shopping lists, this is also the time of year many cybercriminals roll out their best-dressed scams, dampening the holiday spirit for people around the world. Here are some key tips for protecting yourself not only during the holidays, but throughout the whole year: Fake...

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Security Technology: SD-WAN

Welcome to the last week of Cyber Security Awareness month! So far, we’ve really focused on being cyber aware in regards to current types of threats (phishing and ransomware for example) and the importance of training staff and being prepared for anything. Being “technology aware” is vitally important for today’s organizations as the threat landscape (and threat surfaces) evolve rapidly. Most organizations recognize a daunting number of best practices and security requirements,...

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Ransomware Awareness & Response

Welcome back to Cyber Security Awareness Month with Secure Sense! Last week we discussed human error in cyber security and the importance of training your employees to avoid being a victim of a phishing scheme or social engineering attack. This week, we are reviewing ransomware – an attack that is often times a result of credentials stolen via phishing campaigns, or from malicious email links themselves. Ransomware attacks have hit...

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Security Awareness Training

Welcome back to cyber security awareness month with Secure Sense! Due to the current climate, many organizations have transformed their business to run mainly online, and may even have moved their employees to work completely remote. It’s extremely important to regularly keep up on cyber security training for staff as the risk of cyber attacks continue to rise. Cyber Security Awareness month makes for a great time to review your cyber...

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The Value of a Secure Sense Managed Service

It’s October and you know what that means – Welcome back to Cyber Security Awareness Month with Secure Sense! Last year, we talked a lot about the new “cyber norm” as 2020 was the year for changes and transitions into a new way of handling cyber security. This year, as many organizations have settled into the new norm, or now just “the norm," we’re going to focus on the importance of...

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5 Tips for Achieving Better Cybersecurity Risk Management

Casey Ellis, founder, CTO and chairman of Bugcrowd, discusses a roadmap for lowering risk from cyberattacks most effectively. When thinking about cybersecurity risk management, think about the last time you were comparing health-insurance policies. Each policy offers a means to protect yourself and your family from financial losses (e.g. from hospital coverage), and many policies include things that are designed to reduce the likelihood of those losses occurring in the first...

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Back to School: Strengthening Your Security Posture

As we prepare for the upcoming school year, it is still uncertain whether or not students and teachers will end up in the online classroom once again. Given that there is a possibility of this happening as we head into a fourth wave of the pandemic, strengthening their security posture should be at the top of school IT departments' to-do list. Read on for a few tips on how to increase...

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PwnedPiper: Armis Identifies Nine Vulnerabilities in Hospital Infrastructure

Swisslog Healthcare, the providers of the leading solution for pneumatic tube systems (PTS) in North America, released a statement yesterday regarding nine vulnerabilities in their Translogic PTS system identified by Armis. Swisslog Healthcare's Translogic PTS system is used in over 80% of hospitals in North America and over 3000 hospitals worldwide. PTS systems play a crucial role in patient care, and are utilized nearly 100% of the time. The potential vulnerabilities were...

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Examining the Role of Zero Trust Access in OT Security

By: Rick Peters, CISO Operational Technology, North America, Fortinet This is a summary of an article written for by Rick Peters, CISO, Operational Technology North America at Fortinet. The entire article can be accessed here.  As operational technology (OT) networks become increasingly connected to the rest of an organization’s network infrastructure, they become a growing target for increasingly sophisticated cyber criminals. In fact, Fortinet’s 2020 State of Operational Technology Cybersecurity Report indicates that nine out...

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#LoveYourJob - Crew Interview
#LoveYourJob – Crew Interview with Zeynep

Happy Wednesday! Today, we have a crew interview with Zeynep - one of our Account Executives! First things first, coffee or tea? Although I grew up with tea culture, I enjoy a strong cup of coffee to jump start my day Tell me about your role at Secure Sense: I am an Account Executive, prospecting new business while capitalizing on existing client's IT requirements to generate revenue with positive client satisfaction. What is your favourite...

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Get It From The Source: Avoiding Covid-19 Vaccine Scams and More Trending Phishing Tactics

People are getting vaccinated! As Covid-19 infection and hospitalization rates decline again, we’re hopeful this time is different and with enough people getting access to effective vaccines there is light at the end of the tunnel to end the pandemic - at the very least in the form of achieving a managed level of endemic. We are all seeking a return to something approaching normalcy and an end to the...

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Introducing the new Secure SD-WAN Managed Service from Secure Sense

Secure Sense, a subsidiary of TELUS, has partnered with Fortinet to power our new Secure SD-WAN managed solution. The service offers comprehensive built in security, designed to easily integrate into your existing infrastructure, giving you the ability to eliminate security gaps in your network while gaining the benefits of improved connectivity experience and cost efficiencies of SD-WAN. Gain peace of mind knowing your environment is operating optimally and according to...

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SecureREACH Managed Service SOAR Integration

Secure Sense is excited to be incorporating Security Orchestration, Automation and Response integration as a standard feature across our existing managed services through our SecureREACH Managed Service SOAR integration. After a wide-ranging research and POC effort over the past year, our Service Development Team and Engineers (and the SOC themselves) unanimously chose to pursue and perfect a new approach to delivering our trusted services. Through this research, our team concluded that...

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SecureVIEW Virtual CISO Service

Secure Sense is very excited to announce a new addition to our managed service delivery: SecureVIEW Virtual CISO service. As many of us know, most security teams are built in a reactionary manner, not by design. Typically, security teams remain understaffed while security budgets remain discretionary rather than being truly viewed as a necessity woven into the fabric of business planning. Without leadership and vision, unintended gaps in controls, processes...

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Tackling OT Security as Networks Converge

By Rick Peters, CISO Operational Technology, North America, Fortinet This is a summary of an article written for by Rick Peters, CISO for Operational Technology, North America at Fortinet. The entire article can be accessed here. Through the convergence of IT and Operational Technology (OT) environments, organizations can achieve greater efficiency and effectiveness in monitoring critical processes. It also enables organizations to effectively leverage data from a range of sources, including medical devices, industrial applications/robotics,...

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Utility and Energy Security Exchange Forum

Secure Sense is very excited to announce a new program called the Utility and Energy Security Exchange Forum (UESX). The UESX will provide tools and resources to help address cyber security challenges that organizations in the Utilities/Energy industry face daily. With the support of Secure Sense experts and our technology partners, we are creating a collaborative environment to provide insight and guidance surrounding the most critical of cyber security concerns affecting...

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