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About Wedge Chief Scientist

Husam Kinawi, Chief Scientist Dr. Kinawi has a PhD and MSc in Computer Science from the Universities of Calgary, Canada and London, UK. In 1997, he co-founded Mpower Technologies Inc., a wireless telecommunications software company. In 1999, Dr. Kinawi co-founded ActiveIq.com (NASDAQ: AIQT), a Boston-based e-Business applications firm. Dr. Kinawi has over seventeen years of research and development experience working with industry leaders such as Newbridge (Alcatel), Siemens, United Technologies, and Apple in the areas of distributed information systems, embedded applications and wireless Internet solutions. Dr. Kinawi has also spoken at several major conferences, published several research papers, and is the holder of several patents in the area of mobile and wireless devices.

Protecting Your WFH Environment: Keeping Yourself Safe

Vox recently presented a good primer on what to do to secure your work from home (WFH) environment during this pandemic.  As many have experienced, during their hastily required move from the very secure corporate networks to the underwhelmingly secured home … Continue reading

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Why We Agree That the Largest Cyberattack in History Will Happen Within Six Months and How You Can Be the Action Hero That Stops It In the Last Critical Seconds…

This Forbes article sparked my interest as it crossed my desk today.  For one, not many people are willing to stick out their neck to make such bold predictions as Mr. McBride did in his article.  At the same time, the logic … Continue reading

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Law, Accounting and Consulting Firms Beware… COVID-19 Themed Attacks WILL Affect You As Well!!

As organizations around the world quickly (and maybe haphazardly) retool their infrastructures to allow their employees to work from home (WFH) during this ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, hackers and bad actors have been relentless with their attacks on not only the … Continue reading

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Under the Cover of COVID-19, Hackers are Stepping Up Their Criminal Activities in a Big Way and Exposing Security Cracks in Legacy VPNs

Since the COVID-19 pandemic started taking a firm grasp over the world it has forced companies to accelerate their efforts for enabling their employees to work from home (WFH).  As a result, cybercriminals have taken advantage; exploiting the emerging opportunities … Continue reading

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Dispelling the Major Fallacy Surrounding WFH Security During This COVID-19 Pandemic

WFH has now become the new norm across the globe as nations shut down borders, governments impose travel bans and group gathering restrictions, and organizations ask their employees to stay at home.  As we’ve written in earlier blogs, the impact … Continue reading

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COVID-19 is Resulting in Greatly Increased WFH Situations. AND It’s Also Causing a Surge in COVID Themed Cyberattacks!

The world is in full blown pandemic mode as a result of the COVID-19 virus.  We hear on a daily basis that more countries are closing their borders to foreign travellers and, on a more local level, provincial and civic … Continue reading

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COVID-19 Has Employees Working From Home: Is Your Organization’s Remote Access Secure?

COVID-19’s effect on the global business community has now become far reaching.  WFH (Work From Home) is now a typical part of the lexicon as organizations around the world try to stem the spread of the virus amongst their workforce. … Continue reading

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Continuing with the Healthcare Industry, Here are Some of the Numbers…

As we covered Healthcare a fair bit last week, I just wanted to pass along some of the recent numbers that reflect the dire situation that the industry continues to find itself in.  Forbes published and article a couple of days … Continue reading

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Healthcare Industry Still Under Siege: Why They’re So Bad at Cybersecurity and Why Backups are No Longer a Solution Against Ransomware

Over the weekend there were a couple of articles that popped out at me, mainly because it’s in an industry that we’ve been making strides to protect with our WedgeARP platform and our WedgeAMB product.  This industry is of course, … Continue reading

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Haven’t Received Your Packages as of Late? Blame Ransomware!

An interesting article came across my desk yesterday, posted by Zdnet, which centred around how deliveries across Australia have been delayed recently.  Now many would figure that it was weather related or something similar as we have seen the news articles of … Continue reading

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