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
Manufacturers are embracing the Industrial Internet the same way consumers are leveraging Fitbits – to improve overall health and wellness. Both can provide consistent measurement, visibility, and suggest performance improvements customized to help reach goals. Fitbit users can view real-time data and make adjustments to increase their activity. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Mark Bernardo Professional Services Leader, Americas, at GE Digital, discussed how leveraging the Industrial Internet a...
You think you know what’s in your data. But do you? Most organizations are now aware of the business intelligence represented by their data. Data science stands to take this to a level you never thought of – literally. The techniques of data science, when used with the capabilities of Big Data technologies, can make connections you had not yet imagined, helping you discover new insights and ask new questions of your data. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Sarbjit Sarkaria, data science team lead ...
Extracting business value from Internet of Things (IoT) data doesn’t happen overnight. There are several requirements that must be satisfied, including IoT device enablement, data analysis, real-time detection of complex events and automated orchestration of actions. Unfortunately, too many companies fall short in achieving their business goals by implementing incomplete solutions or not focusing on tangible use cases. In his general session at @ThingsExpo, Dave McCarthy, Director of Products...
WebRTC is bringing significant change to the communications landscape that will bridge the worlds of web and telephony, making the Internet the new standard for communications. Cloud9 took the road less traveled and used WebRTC to create a downloadable enterprise-grade communications platform that is changing the communication dynamic in the financial sector. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Leo Papadopoulos, CTO of Cloud9, discussed the importance of WebRTC and how it enables companies to focus...
Amazon has gradually rolled out parts of its IoT offerings in the last year, but these are just the tip of the iceberg. In addition to optimizing their back-end AWS offerings, Amazon is laying the ground work to be a major force in IoT – especially in the connected home and office. Amazon is extending its reach by building on its dominant Cloud IoT platform, its Dash Button strategy, recently announced Replenishment Services, the Echo/Alexa voice recognition control platform, the 6-7 strategic...
Aspose.Total for .NET is the most complete package of all file format APIs for .NET as offered by Aspose. It empowers developers to create, edit, render, print and convert between a wide range of popular document formats within any .NET, C#, ASP.NET and VB.NET applications. Aspose compiles all .NET APIs on a daily basis to ensure that it contains the most up to date versions of each of Aspose .NET APIs. If a new .NET API or a new version of existing APIs is released during the subscription peri...
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) and Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO) have entered into a definitive agreement under which Verizon will acquire Yahoo's operating business for approximately $4.83 billion in cash, subject to customary closing adjustments. Yahoo informs, connects and entertains a global audience of more than 1 billion monthly active users** -- including 600 million monthly active mobile users*** through its search, communications and digital content products. Yahoo also co...
Ixia (Nasdaq: XXIA) has announced that NoviFlow Inc.has deployed IxNetwork® to validate the company’s designs and accelerate the delivery of its proven, reliable products. Based in Montréal, NoviFlow Inc. supports network carriers, hyperscale data center operators, and enterprises seeking greater network control and flexibility, network scalability, and the capacity to handle extremely large numbers of flows, while maintaining maximum network performance. To meet these requirements, NoviFlow in...
As companies gain momentum, the need to maintain high quality products can outstrip their development team’s bandwidth for QA. Building out a large QA team (whether in-house or outsourced) can slow down development and significantly increases costs. This eBook takes QA profiles from 5 companies who successfully scaled up production without building a large QA team and includes: What to consider when choosing CI/CD tools How culture and communication can make or break implementation
"There's a growing demand from users for things to be faster. When you think about all the transactions or interactions users will have with your product and everything that is between those transactions and interactions - what drives us at Catchpoint Systems is the idea to measure that and to analyze it," explained Leo Vasiliou, Director of Web Performance Engineering at Catchpoint Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York Ci...
Redis is not only the fastest database, but it is the most popular among the new wave of databases running in containers. Redis speeds up just about every data interaction between your users or operational systems. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Dave Nielsen, Developer Advocate, Redis Labs, will share the functions and data structures used to solve everyday use cases that are driving Redis' popularity.
UpGuard has become a member of the Center for Internet Security (CIS), and will continue to help businesses expand visibility into their cyber risk by providing hardening benchmarks to all customers. By incorporating these benchmarks, UpGuard's CSTAR solution builds on its lead in providing the most complete assessment of both internal and external cyber risk. CIS benchmarks are a widely accepted set of hardening guidelines that have been publicly available for years. Numerous solutions exist t...
"We're bringing out a new application monitoring system to the DevOps space. It manages large enterprise applications that are distributed throughout a node in many enterprises and we manage them as one collective," explained Kevin Barnes, President of eCube Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Choosing the right cloud for your workloads is a balancing act that can cost your organization time, money and aggravation - unless you get it right the first time. Economics, speed, performance, accessibility, administrative needs and security all play a vital role in dictating your approach to the cloud. Without knowing the right questions to ask, you could wind up paying for capacity you'll never need or underestimating the resources required to run your applications.
SYS-CON Events announced today that LeaseWeb USA, a cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider, will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. LeaseWeb is one of the world's largest hosting brands. The company helps customers define, develop and deploy IT infrastructure tailored to their exact business needs, by combining various kinds cloud solutions.