Ottawa Delegation to Explore IT Security Opportunities at RSA Conference

Apr 2, 2015

Ottawa IT security companies, Canadian government officials and Invest Ottawa will be travelling to San Francisco at the end of April 2015 to participate in The RSA Conference. Their goal is to explore opportunities for trade, investment, collaboration and new partnerships.

The Ottawa delegation will include the following companies:

ipss inc. is a leading-edge Information Technology (IT) security company located in Ottawa, Canada. The company offers a broad-range of IT security-focused consulting services and is a value-added reseller of many best-of-breed IT security software and hardware solutions. Established in 2002, ipss has proven itself in engagements with some of the most advanced and security-conscious customers in the world including the Canadian federal government, multiple provincial governments, Fortune 100 companies, and the UK Ministry of Defence.

is a cyber-security detection and response solutions firm that offers a comprehensive suite of IT Security, information assurance, and cyber protection solutions to the defence, security, intelligence and critical infrastructure sectors.  Phirelight’s flagship product rapidPHIRE™, is a cyber-intelligence platform that provides situational awareness, breach detection, and response through instinctive, out-of-the-box visualization, and automated reporting.

 solutions enables organizations to classify, protect and confidently share information, and meet regulatory compliance requirements by identifying and securing unstructured data. It’s products enhance DLP by involving end users in classifying and protecting sensitive information in emails, documents and other file types – on the desktop, mobile devices, and SharePoint. (Visit them at S1215 South Expo).

CyberSecurity is evolving to include many attack vectors. The majority of Enterprises and Operators alike are migrating to VoIP and SIP, yet most customers are unaware that these technologies introduce added risk and vulnerability.  VoIPshield Systems has over 2,000 SIP / VoIP platform specific Signatures that alert Customers to suspicious and potentially malicious behaviours.  Our Partnership with Intel Security delivers VoIP / SIP awareness to wireline, VoLTE.  For the Enterprise, VoIPaudit ™,is the only application available for the Enterprise that can audit a VoIP network against PCI, COBIT, ISO and NIST standards for potential vulnerabilities, helping to protect against future breach attempts. 

WAW Technologies
WAW Technologies Inc.
, an IT security start-up based in Ottawa (Canada) develops products for enterprise, government and service provider, network and industrial infrastructure. We help organizations gain full visibility over their network traffic, tackle security challenges, and make decisions using high quality and high availability data. The CatchWire product provides real-time monitoring of activities and behaviors for workstations, servers and other network devices. Based on an intelligent, inline, small factor design, CatchWire scales from a single endpoint to an entire network. It helps address common security challenges including internal IDS, communication monitoring, data leakage, botnet and worm detection.

Zighra Inc.
, Zighra’s adaptive mobile authentication and fraud detection solutions provide convenient, continuous, confirmation of user and device identity. Zighra invisibly protects systems from login to logout by detecting unusual sensorial behavior of users who are otherwise legitimate and approved. It’s products help organizations fight fraud and accelerate transactions.

Ottawa continues to be a major hub for the development of cyber security technologies in Canada. Public Safety Canada, the Communications Security Establishment, Communications Research Centre and the National Research Centre are just a few examples of federal government departments and agencies headquartered in Ottawa. The Canadian Federal Government is the single largest buyer of IT security in Canada.

The University of Ottawa, Carleton University, Algonquin College, La Cité College and Willis College offer research intensive and practical education and training in the area of it security, which constantly feed into the existing talent pool in Ottawa.

Ottawa has a world class cluster of technology companies, aligned with a background in excellence in telecommunications. Due to Ottawa’s well-established ICT ecosystem and the proximity to key federal government end users and research establishments, the city has grown into a centre of excellence for IT Security solutions. Ottawa is home to more than 180 security sector companies, many established internationally.  Capability areas include: network security, cloud security, mobile security, biometrics and security consulting.

To connect with the Ottawa delegation to RSA, other Ottawa based cyber security companies, or to discuss potential opportunities the Ottawa IT security sector in more detail, please contact: Bernadette Terry at [email protected].


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