Tag Archives : IT management & control

The ugly truth about ransomware

Recent media coverage of hospitals attacked by ransomware in Ottawa and Norfolk County has alerted everyone to the inherent dangers – and complexity – of these nefarious attacks, which are increasing at an alarming rate. While cyberattacks receiving the most press in recent years have been focused on stealing information or outright theft, the motivation […]

Amir Belkhelladi, cybersecurity practice lead, Deloitte Eastern Canada

Lynn Greiner, freelance IT journalist and regular contributor to InsightaaS

Stop helping me!

When Microsoft announced that Windows 10 would be a free upgrade to systems running Windows 7 and higher, individuals and companies alike smiled, albeit in a guarded manner. OS upgrades usually aren’t cheap, so it would save them a bundle. But then the gotchas kicked in. To begin with, Enterprise versions of the OSes weren’t […]

Mabel’s Labels explores Office 365

Background: Mabel’s Labels was established in 2003 as a home-based business by four Hamilton-based mothers. The waterproof label for children’s items company has grown to 40 employees and now sells to a global customer base. As the company grew, its technology needs became more complex. Over time it had accumulated a random combination of legacy […]

Kimberley McKay, IT director, Mabel's Labels

Vincent Weafer, SVP, McAfee Labs, Intel Security

Serving the common good: intelligence sharing in an era of automation

  Vincent Weafer is a long term veteran of the IT industry and cyber security battleground. A former VP of Symantec’s security response unit, as SVP at McAfee Labs, he now manages a team of four hundred researchers working in 30 countries, as well as millions of sensors around the globe dedicated to helping protect […]

Scalar Decisions launches Advanced SOC in new TO home

Context: Canadian solutions integrator Scalar Decisions is at a high peak in its growth trajectory, and has the new digs to prove it. This November, the company announced new headquarters in Toronto to compliment offices in Montreal, Ottawa, London, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver and to help house 59 new staff the company plans to […]

Ryan Wilson, CTO and chief security advisor, Scalar Decisions