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
Enterprises have taken advantage of IoT to achieve important revenue and cost advantages. What is less apparent is how incumbent enterprises operating at scale have, following success with IoT, built analytic, operations management and software development capabilities - ranging from autonomous vehicles to manageable robotics installations. They have embraced these capabilities as if they were Silicon Valley startups.
DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that ICOHOLDER named "Media Sponsor" of Miami Blockchain Event by FinTechEXPO. ICOHOLDER give you detailed information and help the community to invest in the trusty projects. Miami Blockchain Event by FinTechEXPO has opened its Call for Papers. The two-day event will present 20 top Blockchain experts. All speaking inquiries which covers the following information can be submitted by email to [email protected] Miami Blockchain Event by FinTechEXPO also offers s...
Poor data quality and analytics drive down business value. In fact, Gartner estimated that the average financial impact of poor data quality on organizations is $9.7 million per year. But bad data is much more than a cost center. By eroding trust in information, analytics and the business decisions based on these, it is a serious impediment to digital transformation.
Daniel Jones is CTO of EngineerBetter, helping enterprises deliver value faster. Previously he was an IT consultant, indie video games developer, head of web development in the finance sector, and an award-winning martial artist. Continuous Delivery makes it possible to exploit findings of cognitive psychology and neuroscience to increase the productivity and happiness of our teams.
As DevOps methodologies expand their reach across the enterprise, organizations face the daunting challenge of adapting related cloud strategies to ensure optimal alignment, from managing complexity to ensuring proper governance. How can culture, automation, legacy apps and even budget be reexamined to enable this ongoing shift within the modern software factory? In her Day 2 Keynote at @DevOpsSummit at 21st Cloud Expo, Aruna Ravichandran, VP, DevOps Solutions Marketing, CA Technologies, was jo...
Predicting the future has never been more challenging - not because of the lack of data but because of the flood of ungoverned and risk laden information. Microsoft states that 2.5 exabytes of data are created every day. Expectations and reliance on data are being pushed to the limits, as demands around hybrid options continue to grow.
The standardization of container runtimes and images has sparked the creation of an almost overwhelming number of new open source projects that build on and otherwise work with these specifications. Of course, there's Kubernetes, which orchestrates and manages collections of containers. It was one of the first and best-known examples of projects that make containers truly useful for production use. However, more recently, the container ecosystem has truly exploded. A service mesh like Istio addr...
Digital Transformation: Preparing Cloud & IoT Security for the Age of Artificial Intelligence. As automation and artificial intelligence (AI) power solution development and delivery, many businesses need to build backend cloud capabilities. Well-poised organizations, marketing smart devices with AI and BlockChain capabilities prepare to refine compliance and regulatory capabilities in 2018. Volumes of health, financial, technical and privacy data, along with tightening compliance requirements by...
As IoT continues to increase momentum, so does the associated risk. Secure Device Lifecycle Management (DLM) is ranked as one of the most important technology areas of IoT. Driving this trend is the realization that secure support for IoT devices provides companies the ability to deliver high-quality, reliable, secure offerings faster, create new revenue streams, and reduce support costs, all while building a competitive advantage in their markets. In this session, we will use customer use cases...
Business professionals no longer wonder if they'll migrate to the cloud; it's now a matter of when. The cloud environment has proved to be a major force in transitioning to an agile business model that enables quick decisions and fast implementation that solidify customer relationships. And when the cloud is combined with the power of cognitive computing, it drives innovation and transformation that achieves astounding competitive advantage.
Evan Kirstel is an internationally recognized thought leader and social media influencer in IoT (#1 in 2017), Cloud, Data Security (2016), Health Tech (#9 in 2017), Digital Health (#6 in 2016), B2B Marketing (#5 in 2015), AI, Smart Home, Digital (2017), IIoT (#1 in 2017) and Telecom/Wireless/5G. His connections are a "Who's Who" in these technologies, He is in the top 10 most mentioned/re-tweeted by CMOs and CIOs (2016) and have been recently named 5th most influential B2B marketeer in the US. H...
DevOpsSummit New York 2018, colocated with CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO New York 2018 will be held November 11-13, 2018, in New York City. Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with the introduction of DXWorldEXPO within the program. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive over the long term. A total of 88% of Fortune 500 companies from a generation ago are now out of bus...
Cloud Expo | DXWorld Expo have announced the conference tracks for Cloud Expo 2018. Cloud Expo will be held June 5-7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, and November 6-8, 2018, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA. Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with the introduction of DX Expo within the program. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive ov...
DXWordEXPO New York 2018, colocated with CloudEXPO New York 2018 will be held November 11-13, 2018, in New York City and will bring together Cloud Computing, FinTech and Blockchain, Digital Transformation, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, AI, Machine Learning and WebRTC to one location.
DXWorldEXPO | CloudEXPO are the world's most influential, independent events where Cloud Computing was coined and where technology buyers and vendors meet to experience and discuss the big picture of Digital Transformation and all of the strategies, tactics, and tools they need to realize their goals. Sponsors of DXWorldEXPO | CloudEXPO benefit from unmatched branding, profile building and lead generation opportunities.