Welcome!

News Feed Item

Canadian Technology Company offers Canadian Government a solution to protect against Foreign Government Sponsored Attacks

OTTAWA, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - The Canadian Government's Chief Information Officer confirmed yesterday that Chinese state sponsored hackers have been found to be breaking into the networks of the National Research Council (NRC) - the leading research body for the government. Media reports say that there is concern at the highest levels of the government and that Foreign Minister John Baird met his counterpart in China, and had a comprehensive discussion on the subject.

Wael Aggan, CEO of CloudMask, a Canadian company specializing in data security said that "besides the embarrassment caused, the true damage to national security may never be discovered or fixed. Proactive measures are therefore required to protect data before our opponents hack it. Our defenses have been breached and at least now we need to put strong defensive measures in place".

CloudMask is the winner of the Canadian Innovation Commercialization Program (CICP) and has been evaluated by the Shared Service Canada (SSC), a Canadian Federal Government department, for integration with their security infrastructure. CloudMask had communicated, during the last few months, with the Treasury Board and other Government departments to highlight the threats to the Canadian Cyber infrastructure and to explain CloudMask capabilities in protection of the Federal Government in case of total breach.

Wael Aggan reiterated his company's commitment to Canadian security and said that "this is a real wake up call to protect our assets, our intellectual property and our information in a world where our adversaries can be much stronger than us, I'm sure that this breach represents only the tip of the iceberg. Many breaches could be in progress even at this moment". Wael says "the effect of most breaches that target data are preventable.  Earlier this year the "Heartbleed" attack raised alarms when the Canada Revenue Agency was breached. Such attacks are increasing in frequency and are continuing to cause greater damage"

CloudMask solution is based on a "Zero Trust Model'. CloudMask security works with the premise that no one can be trusted with data - including the IT administrators and employees. CloudMask secures data at the very moment of its creation. Strong encryption, tokenization and masking ensure data security even if a hacker has currently broken into your network. CloudMask ensures that all existing applications will continue to function normally with the data it has secured and that data will never travel, process or be stored in clear text.

CloudMask has partnered with companies such as Entrust, SalesForce and Amazon to deliver the best possible security solution without compromising application functionality in any way.

The CloudMask solution is currently going through Common Criteria Certification to meet the security certification required to operate with Governments in 26 Countries.

About CloudMask

CloudMask is a Canadian company that offers data protection to secure sensitive data in the Cloud and on premises. Data is protected even in the event of a total breach. Data is kept secure from any hacker, Cloud administrator, Government, and even your own employees and administrators. CloudMask helps you meet data residency and regulations since your private data never leaves the end device and only masked and secured data is stored in the Cloud. The owner of the data is the only one who maintains control of decryption keys and decides who should get access to data.

Elimination of any need for special encryption gateways or VPNs simplifies the deployment process and achieves zero deployment cost and minimizes time to deploy.

CloudMask Videos: www.vimeo.com/cloudmask

SOURCE CloudMask Corp

Image with caption: "CloudMask enables users to protect their confidential data while leveraging public and private cloud applications. (CNW Group/CloudMask Corp)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140730_C9020_PHOTO_EN_42294.jpg

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
A strange thing is happening along the way to the Internet of Things, namely far too many devices to work with and manage. It has become clear that we'll need much higher efficiency user experiences that can allow us to more easily and scalably work with the thousands of devices that will soon be in each of our lives. Enter the conversational interface revolution, combining bots we can literally talk with, gesture to, and even direct with our thoughts, with embedded artificial intelligence, whic...
Coca-Cola’s Google powered digital signage system lays the groundwork for a more valuable connection between Coke and its customers. Digital signs pair software with high-resolution displays so that a message can be changed instantly based on what the operator wants to communicate or sell. In their Day 3 Keynote at 21st Cloud Expo, Greg Chambers, Global Group Director, Digital Innovation, Coca-Cola, and Vidya Nagarajan, a Senior Product Manager at Google, discussed how from store operations and ...
In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Carl J. Levine, Senior Technical Evangelist for NS1, will objectively discuss how DNS is used to solve Digital Transformation challenges in large SaaS applications, CDNs, AdTech platforms, and other demanding use cases. Carl J. Levine is the Senior Technical Evangelist for NS1. A veteran of the Internet Infrastructure space, he has over a decade of experience with startups, networking protocols and Internet infrastructure, combined with the unique ability to it...
"Infoblox does DNS, DHCP and IP address management for not only enterprise networks but cloud networks as well. Customers are looking for a single platform that can extend not only in their private enterprise environment but private cloud, public cloud, tracking all the IP space and everything that is going on in that environment," explained Steve Salo, Principal Systems Engineer at Infoblox, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Conventio...
Data scientists must access high-performance computing resources across a wide-area network. To achieve cloud-based HPC visualization, researchers must transfer datasets and visualization results efficiently. HPC clusters now compute GPU-accelerated visualization in the cloud cluster. To efficiently display results remotely, a high-performance, low-latency protocol transfers the display from the cluster to a remote desktop. Further, tools to easily mount remote datasets and efficiently transfer...
It is of utmost importance for the future success of WebRTC to ensure that interoperability is operational between web browsers and any WebRTC-compliant client. To be guaranteed as operational and effective, interoperability must be tested extensively by establishing WebRTC data and media connections between different web browsers running on different devices and operating systems. In his session at WebRTC Summit at @ThingsExpo, Dr. Alex Gouaillard, CEO and Founder of CoSMo Software, presented ...
In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, James Henry, Co-CEO/CTO of Calgary Scientific Inc., introduced you to the challenges, solutions and benefits of training AI systems to solve visual problems with an emphasis on improving AIs with continuous training in the field. He explored applications in several industries and discussed technologies that allow the deployment of advanced visualization solutions to the cloud.
Gemini is Yahoo’s native and search advertising platform. To ensure the quality of a complex distributed system that spans multiple products and components and across various desktop websites and mobile app and web experiences – both Yahoo owned and operated and third-party syndication (supply), with complex interaction with more than a billion users and numerous advertisers globally (demand) – it becomes imperative to automate a set of end-to-end tests 24x7 to detect bugs and regression. In th...
"Space Monkey by Vivent Smart Home is a product that is a distributed cloud-based edge storage network. Vivent Smart Home, our parent company, is a smart home provider that places a lot of hard drives across homes in North America," explained JT Olds, Director of Engineering, and Brandon Crowfeather, Product Manager, at Vivint Smart Home, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
"NetApp is known as a data management leader but we do a lot more than just data management on-prem with the data centers of our customers. We're also big in the hybrid cloud," explained Wes Talbert, Principal Architect at NetApp, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
"We work around really protecting the confidentiality of information, and by doing so we've developed implementations of encryption through a patented process that is known as superencipherment," explained Richard Blech, CEO of Secure Channels Inc., in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
High-velocity engineering teams are applying not only continuous delivery processes, but also lessons in experimentation from established leaders like Amazon, Netflix, and Facebook. These companies have made experimentation a foundation for their release processes, allowing them to try out major feature releases and redesigns within smaller groups before making them broadly available. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Brian Lucas, Senior Staff Engineer at Optimizely, discussed how by using ne...
Agile has finally jumped the technology shark, expanding outside the software world. Enterprises are now increasingly adopting Agile practices across their organizations in order to successfully navigate the disruptive waters that threaten to drown them. In our quest for establishing change as a core competency in our organizations, this business-centric notion of Agile is an essential component of Agile Digital Transformation. In the years since the publication of the Agile Manifesto, the conn...
While some developers care passionately about how data centers and clouds are architected, for most, it is only the end result that matters. To the majority of companies, technology exists to solve a business problem, and only delivers value when it is solving that problem. 2017 brings the mainstream adoption of containers for production workloads. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Ben McCormack, VP of Operations at Evernote, discussed how data centers of the future will be managed, how the p...
"Cloud Academy is an enterprise training platform for the cloud, specifically public clouds. We offer guided learning experiences on AWS, Azure, Google Cloud and all the surrounding methodologies and technologies that you need to know and your teams need to know in order to leverage the full benefits of the cloud," explained Alex Brower, VP of Marketing at Cloud Academy, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clar...