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eSentire is driving security innovation from its Waterloo HQ

Posted by Waterloo EDC on November 21, 2019

While most software companies are focused on building “bigger walls” to protect mid-sized enterprises from cyber threats, eSentire stands out as a true innovator with a different approach.

As the creator of “managed detection and response” (a new category of cybersecurity), eSentire’s software-as-a-service is about detecting complex threats that technology alone can miss and preventing...

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Topics: security, technology, talent

Waterloo leads Canadian contingent on new global cybersecurity ranking

Posted by Waterloo EDC on October 30, 2019

Earlier this month, Cybersecurity Ventures – the world’s leading researcher of the global cyber economy – announced their very first Hot 150 list of cybersecurity companies to watch in 2020.

Amongst a group of international candidates, five companies from Canada made the list, three of which are based in Waterloo. When we looked a little closer, we discovered that two others have operations...

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Topics: security, technology, site selection

BlackBerry launches new cybersecurity R&D lab in Waterloo

Posted by Waterloo EDC on October 10, 2019

Earlier this year, BlackBerry announced its acquisition of Cylance, an artificial intelligence and cybersecurity company, positioning themselves as one of the world’s largest cybersecurity firms. BlackBerry’s security business was back in the news last week as they announced the development of a new cybersecurity research and development lab based out of their Waterloo operations centre.

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Topics: quantum, security, technology, automotive, artificial intelligence, R&D

Security scale-up Magnet Forensics is pioneering "digital investigative technology"

Posted by Waterloo EDC on July 16, 2019

Magnet Forensics wants to make it harder to get away with crime.

With a goal to transform policing and public safety for the 21st century, Magnet Forensics develops and sells digital-forensics software to over 4,000 government agencies and other organizations with investigative authorities in 93 countries worldwide.

Headquartered in Waterloo, the company specializes in “digital investigative...

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Topics: security, technology

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