Congratulations to our big winners at RSAC 2014!

The Defence Intelligence road crew has arrived back from RSA Conference 2014 and wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who came out to to visit our little piece of Canada at the event.  It was great to see so many current and future clients and to talk to them about what makes us unique in the space.

We gave out thousands of maple syrup candies, hundreds of DI hockey pucks and got to gloat a little about the Olympic hockey wins.  We are also proud to announce the big winners of our draw:

1st Prize:  1 year FREE Nemesis Advanced Malware Protection Service (up to $25,000.00) and a signed Jean Beliveau NHL jersey

Winner:   Patrick Russ – Wells Fargo

2nd Prize:  Free Harbinger Network Risk Assessment and a Canadian olympic hockey jersey

Winner: George Ribeiro – RingCentral

3rd Prize:  Free Harbinger Network Risk Assessment (20 units)

Winners: Contacted via email

Thanks again to everyone who stopped by to see what the hockey jerseys were all about, we’re looking forward to next year already.

A big thank you must also go out to Travis and Julie from Owly Design for tolerating our constant stream of edits and to our Taqueria Angel for keeping us fed.

Cybersecurity as Investment.

Information Security Wordle: RFC2196 - Site Se...
Information Security Wordle: RFC2196 – Site Security Handbook (Photo credit: purpleslog)
Many companies have experienced a threat to their cybersecurity at some point. It’s very likely that your own company has been breached, whether you are aware of it or not.  Cybersecurity is an investment in protection for your company network but it can also be a money making investment as well. Money Morning has been explaining to investors why it is among the top investments available these days. 
Hackers currently steal about $250 billion annually in intellectual property. Experts have estimated that corporations will spend more than $65 billion in information security by the end of 2013. That amount is set to increase to more than $90 billion by 2017. It’s no wonder that General Keith Alexander, Director of the NSA, has described cyber threats as “the greatest wealth transfer in history.”
According to MSN Money, threats to cybersecurity are not going away in the near future, which is why investing in this industry is a wise idea. One reason these threats will likely remain is an increased number of network vulnerabilities. Other factors that make companies vulnerable to cyber attacks include the increased use of the cloud for storage, the prevalence of mobile apps, and the trend for employees to use smartphones for work. As the stakes get higher and there is more money to be made on each deal, hackers are more willing to customize attacks to their targets, increasing their effectiveness.

According to research firm Gartner, about 80% of the 2,000 biggest companies in the world will soon begin strengthening cybersecurity efforts. Even the U.S. government plans to spend more on security measures. All of this means more money going around in the cybersecurity game and a chance for making two kinds of investments, both of which will serve to secure your future.
Defence Intelligence is a growing information security firm looking for investors to fund new cybersecurity research and launch new security tools and services. Contact us to discuss investment opportunities or for a free trial of our Nemesis or Harbinger services.
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