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It’s high time cannabis agencies get serious about privacy

It’s high time cannabis agencies get serious about privacy

If you’re a cannabis user, you may want to think twice about ordering products online. 

The Ontario Cannabis Store specifically states that none of the data you enter to purchase your cannabis on their website will be given away, sold, or in any way fall into the hands of a third party. It’s mentioned in their terms and conditions — though that info is buried deep enough for the average shopper to miss.  

Privacy is their promise and the consumer’s expectation.  

5 hacks to keep calm and conference on

5 hacks to keep calm and conference on

Attending a work conference offers up a mix of exhilaration and added stress. The fun of meeting new people, visiting different places and learning, competes with the strain of jamming in an extra week’s worth of work pre or post event and being away from the comforts of home. As the Beauceron pack prepares for our next adventure, I thought I'd share 5 hacks I use to keep calm and conference on.

CIRA launches D-Zone Cybersecurity Awareness Training platform to help defend Canadian institutions

Partnership with Beauceron Security helps to turn users into defenders

Ottawa – June 18, 2019 – Today, CIRA is proud to add another tool to its growing portfolio of cybersecurity solutions with the introduction of D-Zone Cybersecurity Awareness Training. CIRA has partnered with Beauceron Security to bring Canadian institutions an advanced cybersecurity training and awareness platform to help turn their users into defenders.

While D-Zone DNS Firewall and D-Zone Anycast DNS defend at the DNS layer, CIRA D-Zone Cybersecurity Awareness Training mobilizes any organization’s most critical layer of defense—its users—to add extra vigilance to its security footprint. 

Key facts

  • CIRA’s 2018 Cybersecurity Survey found that 43% of all organizations still suffered business-impacting cyberattacks. As the organization size increased that number increases. This underscores the importance of adding employees to the defensive posture and not just treating them as a risk to be managed with technology.

  • This highly integrated and comprehensive cybersecurity awareness training platform provides user assessments, surveys, training, phishing simulation, and risk management to empower organizations to turn their employees into a robust layer of security.

  • Organizations implementing D-Zone Cybersecurity Awareness Training see an average three-times reduction in users being tricked by phishing emails.

  • D-Zone Cybersecurity Awareness Training includes industry-leading integration testing, simulation and reports to provide a fully automated platform that requires minimal IT management. The platform automatically adjusts the frequency and level of testing and training based on user behavior.

  • D-Zone Cybersecurity Awareness Training makes cybersecurity awareness more engaging through gamification. Personal dashboards accessed via SAML-based identity provide a snapshot and score for users and departments to track their improvement. It also allows organizations to manage and compare against NIST cybersecurity standards.

  • CIRA is adding D-Zone Cybersecurity Awareness Training to its portfolio of cybersecurity products as part of its mission to help Canadian institutions protect their networks, safeguard user data, and do it all with a made in Canada solution.

Executive quotes

“Beauceron is proud to be partnering with an organization that shares our goal of making a more secure online experience accessible to all Canadians. CIRA is a trusted partner with a methodical approach to meeting the needs of their clients and community. We’re excited for what this partnership will bring.”

David Shipley, chief executive officer, Beauceron Security.

“The responsibility for cybersecurity is no longer solely on the IT department; all users have a role to play. Employees who are cyber aware can be a company’s biggest asset in the escalating battle against cybercrime. Beauceron has created a platform that delivers cybersecurity training in a simple and engaging way. We are proud to have them as a partner in our growing suite of cybersecurity services.”

Dave Chiswell,vice president, product development, CIRA.

Additional resources

About the Canadian Internet Registration Authority

The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) manages the .CA top-level domain on behalf of all Canadians. CIRA also develops cybersecurity technologies and services—such as D-Zone DNS Firewall—that help support its goal of building a better online Canada. The CIRA team operates one of the fastest-growing country code top-level domains (ccTLD), a high-performance global DNS network, and one of the world’s most advanced back-end registry solutions.

About Beauceron Security                                                                                                                                                     

Beauceron Security empowers behavior change across organizations by providing the right information at the right time, enabling individuals to make better decisions. They accomplish this by providing a unique integrated and highly automated platform that combines phishing simulations, cyber awareness training, surveys, and newsletters with advanced analytics and dashboarding.

Monday, June 17, 2019

Media contact(s)

Spencer Callaghan

Communications Manager, CIRA

Co-op students across province receive cybersecurity awareness training

FREDERICTON — Through a partnership with Opportunities New Brunswick, CyberNB and the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (EECD), Beauceron Security is providing cybersecurity awareness training to high school co-op students across the province.

Cybersecurity is a risk that businesses across New Brunswick are facing as more services and information is being provided online.

“This partnership is a collaboration between ONB, the private sector and government as a whole, working together to deliver value for New Brunswickers,” said Honourable Mary Wilson, Minister of Economic Development and Small Business and Minister responsible for Opportunities NB. “We’ve made a significant difference for high school students in the province by providing industry quality awareness training prior to their co-op placements.”

According to the 2018 Verizon Data Breach report, 93% of malicious data breaches came from a form of cyber attack that leverages e-mails, texts, phone calls or even in-person visits, known as social engineering.

The most effective and affordable solution to social engineering is an educated and engaged community. Beauceron was designed to empower people across organizations to make better decisions regarding cybersecurity. It teaches them to ask the right kinds of questions at the right time.

“It’s been fantastic to take the technology we’ve built and deployed to customers around the world to help educate students entering the workforce in our own province,” says Beauceron CEO and co-founder David Shipley. “This partnership helped us develop a new line of potential business that could lead to export opportunities in Canada and around the world in K-12.”

Beauceron Security’s behaviour change platform will give New Brunswick co-op students a leg up when they enter the workforce. They will be educated and empowered to mitigate risk in this growing global concern on behalf of their future employers.

About Beauceron Security Inc.

Beauceron Security empowers behavior change across organizations by providing the right information at the right time, enabling individuals to make better decisions. They accomplish this by providing a unique integrated and highly automated platform that combines phishing simulations, cyber awareness training, surveys, and newsletters with advanced analytics and dashboarding.

It Takes a Community to Raise a Company

It Takes a Community to Raise a Company

Founding a technology company, let alone a cybersecurity firm, is not for the faint of heart.

It takes more than just a great idea or great team to build a successful venture.

It takes a supportive community willing to provide a variety of critical assistance – from early stage capital to access to mentors and advisors to programs to accelerator growth. Most importantly, it takes early adopters willing to give a start-up a chance to prove their technology and value.

A Conversation with David Shipley

A Conversation with David Shipley

In an interview with INFOSEC NORTH, David explores why he founded Beauceron Security, the impact of his platform, and how he is truly enabling organizations to treat cyber security and risk as a business issue, not just an IT problem. He provides advice for future entrepreneurs, and highlights how companies need to evolve its hiring and recruiting practices to address the acute talent shortage in the market.