21 Terrifying Cyber Crime Statistics

October 16, 2018|Security Features


It may not be a nice topic to talk about, but it is essential that the world is aware of the terrifying cyber crime statistics in 2018.

Unfortunately, with technology on the rise, there’s more room for cybercrime in 2018. According to the Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2018, 43% of businesses were a victim of a cyber security breach in the last 12 months. In the U.S., the state of California lost more than $214 million through cyber crime alone.

VPN’s are being used more and more in order to protect people’s privacy online. Though, despite being made aware of the risks of clicking a link, or opening an email, the figures show that attacks are ever increasing.

With evolving technology comes evolving hackers; the world are not keeping up with the fight against cybercrime – and that’s scary!

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Attribute Based Access Control (ABAC)

October 15, 2018|DataStealth Team

 "We tried to implement access controls on our Cloud document storage, but found the available solutions were either locked to a specific storage technology or required a ton of resources and time to implement.

We deployed DataStealth for our legacy applications and were able to control access at the most granular level."

 - Senior Manager Infrastructure, Outsourcing and Technology Solutions for Financial Services

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Every month should be Cyber Security Awareness Month

October 12, 2018|Security Features


In 2004, October was deemed National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). This was an initiative promoted by the National Cyber Security Division (NCSD) within the Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA, a non-profit organization).     It’s been 14 years since its inception, has it worked? Are we more aware of the perils in the world of cyber security?

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Test Data Management (TDM)

October 11, 2018|DataStealth Team


 "Exposing real data in our development and UAT environments was a huge concern for us. Our old process was to use home-baked scripts to cleanse data on the way to our lower level environments.    

Once we started using DataStealth, transferring databases to non-production environments was painless. Our risk and compliance folks have never been happier."  

- COO, Financial Services

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Data Residency (PIPEDA, GDPR)

October 02, 2018|Security Features

 "As a regulated global provider of insurance services, we were able to guarantee to our clients that data created within a particular geographic location was never stored nor visible within any other geographic location."

- Director of Engineering, Financial Services Provider


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PCI Compliance Audit Scope Reduction

October 01, 2018|Security Features

"DataStealth tokenized all of the payment card information being sent to our e-Comm platform before it touched our network and provided full feature parity for our numerous applications without the need for any development or integration. The scope of our annual PCI Audit was reduced by an order of magnitude."

- VP Global Technology, Travel Provider


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National Cyber Security Awareness Month: What’s New for 2018?

October 01, 2018|Security Features


CyberSecAwarenessToday marks the first day of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), a collaborative effort that began in 2004 as part of a joint campaign of the National Cyber Security Alliance and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

This year, NCSAM focuses on internet security as a shared responsibility among consumers, businesses and the cyber workforce. Let’s take a look back at the year in cybersecurity and preview what NCSAM 2018 has in store.

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List of data breaches and cyber attacks in September 2018 – 925,633,824 records leaked

September 28, 2018|Security Features


august-data-leak-server-securityIt’s time for the month’s list of breaches and cyber attacks, and it’s a big one.

Almost 1 billion records were leaked this month – 925,633,824 to be exact. There were also a few more reported ransomware incidents than normal, some of which saw the victims paying the fine – something most security professionals advise against.

The list tells me one thing: organizations need to get themselves ready for a data breach.

More and more organizations are beginning to do what’s necessary to become #BreachReady, but are you?

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What should Canada learn from the GDPR?

September 25, 2018|Security Features


Recently, I asked four Canadian experts what they thought the Canadian government could learn from the GDPR when considering policy options for the future of the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act. There was broad consensus that the government should not be obsessed about maintaining Canada’s “adequacy” status under the GDPR’s essential equivalency rules. Certainly, Canada should look to the international stage. However,

Canada should take a more organic approach based on its own values and its global trading relationships.

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Datex bringing new businesses online quickly, and securely

September 25, 2018|DataStealth Team


CIA DataStealth BlogTwenty organizations from across the country were recognized for the creation of innovative solutions and services that, thanks to unique value propositions, are positively impacting partners and channel customers across Canada.

DataStealth was awarded the Diamond Level Award for Best Security Solution 2018. 


Data and cyber security at an enterprise level have been a big topic of discussion this year, we continuously hear about more and more data breaches jeopardizing people’s personal information. Mississauga-based Datex thinks its found a solution to ease some of those concerns with its security software DataStealth.

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