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David Masson

Darktrace’s Country Manager for Canada with over two decades of experience working in fast moving security and intelligence environments.

David Masson is Darktrace’s Country Manager for Canada and has over two decades of experience working in fast moving security and intelligence environments in the UK, Canada and world-wide. With skills developed in the civilian, military and diplomatic worlds, he has been influential in the efficient and effective resolution of various unique national security issues. Dave is an operational solutions expert and has a solid reputation across the UK and Canada for delivery tailored to customer needs. In recent years he has advised many government institutions on Insider Threat, helping them to reduce their vulnerability and level of risk. He holds a Master's degree from Edinburgh University.
Protecting Patient Information In Modern Health

Protecting Patient Information In Modern Health Care

The health care industry is unique. Highly regulated, highly specialized, and in possession of highly confidential information, it's a natural target for cyber-attacks. With the rise of internet-connected devices and the industry lagging behind modern cyber security, now more than ever IT decision-makers in health care need to think about how to best protect patient information in the modern threat landscape.
01/27/2017 04:59 EST
The Cyber-Attacks You Didn't Hear About This

The Cyber-Attacks You Didn't Hear About This Year

Stories of increasingly vicious cyber-attacks have dominated the headlines this year. It seems like every day we wake up to news of another attack on the scale of the Yahoo data breach, the Democratic National Committee hack, or the NSA source code leak.
12/12/2016 12:01 EST
You May Be The Biggest Threat To Your Employer's

You May Be The Biggest Threat To Your Employer's Cybersecurity

When we consider the range of cyber-threats, we generally imagine external attackers -- foreign states, criminal underworlds or lone script kiddies. But the reality is that a large proportion of vulnerabilities and "threats" that organizations face today come from legitimate network users.
11/23/2016 12:41 EST
From Corporations To SMBs, Cybercriminals Don't

From Corporations To SMBs, Cybercriminals Don't Discriminate

If anything, the modern threat landscape encourages attacks on small, vulnerable businesses. And 60 per cent of the time, those small businesses will go under within six months of a cyber-attack. So while massive data breaches dominate the news, they only scratch the surface.
11/16/2016 12:06 EST
This May Be The Ideal Counter To Financial Cybersecurity

This May Be The Ideal Counter To Financial Cybersecurity Threats

Earlier this year, a group of cyber criminals targeted two Canadian financial institutions with a hybrid type of malware, GozNym. The first time GozNym was ever seen, it stole millions of dollars from the unnamed Canadian financial institutions along with several U.S. banks.
08/25/2016 06:04 EDT