CYDEF

Ottawa, Canada
Elana Graham, COO
Which of the following best describes your company?
Small- or medium-sized company

Type of company (check all applicable)
  • Software
  • Consulting/IT Services

If other, please specify

Area of Specialization
  • Cybersecurity

If other, please specify

Do you have a need for / interest in hiring a coop/intern student?
Yes, in the Summer

Describe your company's current technology and solutions
SMART-Monitor -> Managed Endpoint Detection and Response service; and
SMART-AV -> Traditional Anti-Virus Solution

Are you aware of any current government challenges or opportunities that would be addressed by using your technology solution? Or a future need you can identify?
Our SMART-Sentinel platform can address some of the CD-DAR technical requirements.

As the COVID crisis continues, please describe specific opportunities where your technology might support Canadian needs / government needs
In this REMOTE WORK era, our SMART bundle of AV and EDR as a managed service will provide VERIFIABLE SECURITY; so you can demonstrate to your clients, customers, board members, insurance providers, partners and even supply chains, that their organization is well protected.  Protect your team from phishing attacks etc. Your IT team won't need to learn a new application, or purchase hardware, or sift through hundreds of meaningless alerts everyday. We do the heavy lifting and provide you with actionable intelligence.

Do you have any final reflections or comments?
Workstations are the interface between employees and organizational data and hence the greatest vulnerability. 
Hackers know this which is why we see an increase in phishing campaigns and fileless attacks (abuse of legitimate software), which traditional cyber tools struggle to defend against.
 
SMARTSentinel is a DETECTION tool that works alongside traditional PROTECTION tools like AntiVirus as part of an overall defence in depth strategy. 
Using a baseline approach (whitelisting), SMARTSentinel detects any abnormal activity on your network that has bypassed the PROTECTION layer monitoring.
This provides our clients with the peace of mind to their board, customers, partners, supply chain and even their insurance company - that the necessary steps have been taken to assure the integrity of business operations and mitigate risk.