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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 Automation.com 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 Automation.com 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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#LoveYourJob - Crew Interview
#LoveYourJob –Crew Interview

We’re back with another crew interview with our Office Manager, Kerry!  First things first, coffee or tea?  Of course, has to be Tea. Tell me about your role at Secure Sense:  I am the office Manager and started at Secure Sense in February 2014. I love what I do, as it is a bit of everything, each day is different.  From Reception, ordering Office supplies, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, helping with company...

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Data Privacy in 2021

As we recently recognized Data Privacy Day, it is an annual reminder to raise security awareness and promote data protection best practices, especially during times like COVID-19 when remote work creates more cybersecurity concerns and attackers have become more active than ever. As we continue working from home, shopping online, and generally increasing our online activity, the more sensitive information we put out there. Some organizations in Canada (such as banks...

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Industry Event: IoMT Security in Healthcare – The Next Threat Vector

Currently, there are 7.1 million patients using connected medical devices and remote monitoring solutions. As healthcare organizations connect more devices, the more unprepared they become to address the security risks these devices introduce. Attacks on healthcare organizations and IoMT devices are becoming more sophisticated and protected health information is at risk. While firewalls are part of the standard arsenal of security tools, they are not enough to protect connected medical devices...

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IoMT Security in Healthcare

Happy New Year and welcome back to the first work week of the year! As we move into 2021, we can look back into 2020 and see that it was a tough year for many industries as the pandemic brought on a new level of cybercrime that ultimately took advantage of those unprepared for a surge in attacks. The healthcare industry was no exception and has been hit even harder over...

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Top Cybersecurity Trends to Watch for 2021

What new cybersecurity trends, threats, and events can we expect to emerge in 2021 and beyond? Before we go there, let’s consider what we have learned now that 2020 is winding down. BeyondTrust’s annual cybersecurity predictions are projections of possibilities we see emerging based on shifts in technology, threat actor habits, and culture. However, sometimes the most impactful trends materialize completely out of left field. We have all been reminded and humbled...

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CrowdStrike’s 2020 Global Security Attitude Survey: How Organizations Fear Cyberattacks Will Impact Their Digital Transformation and Future Growth

Senior IT and security decision-makers around the world are concerned that the global pandemic and rapid adoption of a work-from-anywhere business model could negatively impact future growth, according to our study released today. Results of CrowdStrike’s third annual Global Security Attitude Survey, produced by independent research firm Vanson Bourne, reveal trepidation in how leaders view the current threat landscape and their organization’s cybersecurity readiness. The study surveyed 2,200 senior IT decision-makers and security...

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Tips To Stay Safe During Black Friday & Cyber Monday

This year, Black Friday might look a bit different than recent years. As we work through the second wave of the pandemic, many people will be looking to take advantage of Black Friday deals online, turning Black Friday into an extended Cyber Monday. E-commerce holiday spending is expected to increase by 25-35% this year compared to 14.9% last year and many consumers look to Black Friday sales as a time to...

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#LoveYourJob - Crew Interview
#LoveYourJob – Crew Interview with Lucy

We’re back with another crew interview with one of our Customer Success Managers, Lucy!  First things first, coffee or tea? I am a coffee person especially when Kevin makes it. In the afternoon, I usually opt for a boiling hot cup of tea (inside joke). Tell us about your role at Secure Sense: As a Customer Success Manager, I work directly with customers to make sure they are getting the best from their managed...

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