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CCN news update

Qohash gets 17.4m in funding

Qohash, a Quebec based company, announced it has secured $17.4m in Series B funding. The funding came from Fonds de solidarité FTQ, alongside contributions from Export Development Canada (EDC) and investor Desjardins Capital.

Cisco network devices targeted

Cisco is warning that state-linked hackers are engaged in an espionage-focused campaign, called ArcaneDoor, targeting perimeter network devices from Cisco and potentially other companies for malicious attacks dating back to late 2023.  Get the patches as necessary.

The 2023 Cisco cybersecurity readiness index report identifies that:

  • Just 1% of Canadian organizations are classified as “mature” in terms of cybersecurity readiness, while 78% fall into the “beginner” or “formative” stages.
  • 63% of respondents anticipate that a cybersecurity incident will disrupt their business within the next 12 to 24 months.
  • The traditional approach of deploying multiple point solutions has proven ineffective, with 72% of respondents acknowledging that these solutions impede their team’s ability to detect, respond to, and recover from incidents.

CCN to announce top cybersecurity communities in Canada at CIS

The Canadian Cybersecurity Network (CCN) will announce on April 30th at the CIS Conference in Ottawa, the top communities in Canada for living and working in cybersecurity.

Upcoming events

The Canadian Identity Summit (CIS) is taking place in Ottawa on April 30th and May 1st. Register here for this amazing event:

CANSEC, a leading defence, security and emerging technology event is taking place on May 29-30th in Ottawa. Check it out here: