Author Archives: Wedge Co-founder, CEO & CTO

About Wedge Co-founder, CEO & CTO

Hongwen Zhang, Co-founder, Chief Executive Officer & Chief Technical Officer Co-founder of Wedge Networks, Inc., Dr. Zhang previously co-founded the 24C Group Inc., which pioneered the first digital receipts infrastructure for secure electronic commerce, and was a principal of Servidium Inc., a global leader in agile development methodology. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science and a M.Sc. in Computer Engineering. Throughout his 25+ years career and leadership in the enterprise software industry, Dr. Zhang has been instrumental in launching several commercially successful cyber security and safety products into the global market. This has resulted in successful customer adoptions; from his involvement in the Digital Receipt Infrastructure (with the 24C Group, and later AxWay), through his work with companies such as Valmet/Telvent (now Schneider), and Servidium (acquired by Thought Works Inc.). Dr. Zhang served as the Chair of the Metro Ethernet Forum’s (MEF) Security-as-a-Service working group, which defined the practices of Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs) for many of the largest telecom service providers in the world. He is a well-respected speaker and writer in the areas of security and cloud computing. As a co-founder of Wedge Networks, Dr. Zhang has led the design, implementation, and launch of the firm’s patented, award-winning Deep Content Inspection and Security Services Orchestration platform.

WFH: Security Implications and Considerations of VPN Split-Tunneling

Cyber-security underpins many facets of our life.  The COVID-19 pandemic that has affected the world is forcing large enterprises and other organizations to quickly cobble together solutions that will enable their employees to keep working from home (WFH).  In many … Continue reading

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Critical Infrastructure: Another Key Target for Ransomware Attacks

We’ve written about this in the past, especially after malware such as Stuxnet spread like wildfire a few years back in Critical Infrastructure organizations.  We also elaborated on the amount of damage that could be caused if control systems were compromised at … Continue reading

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IoT and Smart Cities – Protecting Them From Growing Security Concerns

I was fortunate to participate and present at the 2019 Smart Cities Summit and Expo in Taipei, Taiwan last week representing Canada’s leading cybersecurity Industries in a visit facilitated by the Alberta Taiwan Office and the Alberta Economic Development and Trade – Trade … Continue reading

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Android App Store and the Growing Threat to Mobile Devices and the IoT

As the popularity of the Android OS grows, powering not only phones but increasingly tablets, TV boxes, and a host of other IoT devices; its rapidly increasing install base becomes a double-edged sword.  The Android platform has become quite ubiquitous … Continue reading

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“London Bridge Is Still Standing”: Advanced Persistent Defence

Since the beginning of this year 2011, the IT Security industry has been inundated with unending bad news: Epsilon, Sony Playstation Networks, Play.com, and the list goes on. With so much media publicity, it seems that our industry is doomed … Continue reading

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DLP: Data In Motion vs. Data At Rest (DIM vs. DAR)

The Debate column (P15) of the November, 2010 Issue of SC Magazine covers a very interesting topic– For or Against:  “DLP for data in motion is more effective than DLP that secures data at rest”. Two top executives, each from … Continue reading

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Industry Infrastructure Security: The Mouse, The Cat, and The Fears

Thoughts on Stuxnex, Aurora Project, and machine-to-machine security: the mouse, the cat, and the fears Continue reading

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