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Employee Spotlight: Meet Kate Pavlovska


iON is delighted to shine the Employee Spotlight on our Staff Accountant, Kate Pavlovska. Kate joined iON as part of the Wirefire acquisition of May 2021 and we’re very glad to have her on our team!Meet Kate PavlovskaBorn and raised in Ukraine, Kate’s education laid the foundation for her career success. She earned a bachelor’s…

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Employee Spotlight: Meet Kate Pavlovska

iON is delighted to shine the Employee Spotlight on our Staff Accountant, Kate Pavlovska. Kate joined iON as part of the Wirefire acquisition of May 2021 and we...

Canada’s New Cybersecurity Legislation

Recently, the Government of Canada introduced new legislation, Bill C-26, to amend the Telecommunications Act and the Canada Evidence Act and introduce new cybe...

Employee Spotlight: Meet Kurt Pomeroy

Welcome to the first of iON’s new Employee Spotlight! Over the coming months, we’ll put the spotlight on some of the team members who make iON great. We’l...

How the Cloud Shared Responsibility Model Affects You

Public cloud services have changed the way many organizations operate. When you have an on-premises data centre, you own the whole stack and are responsible for...

iON at the Western Canada Information Security Conference

The Western Canada Information Security Conference is back on May 16-17! This year’s event will once more bring together IT Security and Audit professionals p...

Password Policy Best Practices

World Password Day is Thursday, May 5, which is a good reminder that strong password policies are crucially important to a sound cybersecurity practice. Passwor...

ICS Malware: Industroyer2 and Pipedream

Last week, two new ICS malware tools were unveiled to the world that have the potential to wreak havoc on North American industrial control systems.Industroyer2...

Sequent AI Announces Acquisition of iON United Inc.

TORONTO, ON, April 20, 2022 – Sequent AI (“Sequent”) is pleased to announce its acquisition of iON United Inc. (iON), one of Canada’s most reputable cyb...

How to Overcome Internal Objections to a Secure Industrial Assessment

The scenario: You work at an organization that relies on a large operational technology (OT) environment to drive its business. This environment lacks visibilit...

Why a Sound Data Backup Practice is so Fundamental

Spring has sprung in Canada, and that means the return of the first robins, street sweepers, and of course, World Backup Day! While this event focuses largely o...

3 Things You Need to Know About Canadian Ransomware Attacks

Over the last year, ransomware attacks in Canada have increased in scale, frequency, and sophistication. This was recently confirmed in the Canadian Centre for ...

Fraudulent Ukraine Donation Scams – What to Watch Out For

The scenes from the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine have prompted many people in North America and Europe to donate to charities providing aid in the region...

Key Takeaways from Russian Cyber Attacks on Ukraine

While we all watch with heavy hearts as Russia continues its invasion of Ukraine, it’s important for security practitioners to keep clear heads and ensure...

iON Named CyberArk’s 2021 Canadian VAR Growth Partner of the Year

iON is pleased to announce that we have been named CyberArk’s 2021 Growth Partner of the Year among Canadian value-added resellers. We are proud to receive th...

Benefits of a Secure Industrial Assessment

In our last blog entry, we saw why its crucially important to secure industrial control systems (ICS) and how their lack of security features makes them a chall...

Why It’s Crucial to Secure Industrial Control Systems

Industrial Control Systems are crucially important to everyday life, but as recent events have shown, they are also uniquely vulnerable to attack.These systems ...

The Log4Shell Zero-Day Exploit: A Quick Review

What a start to the holidays…If you’re a Network Admin or a CISO, chances are you’ve already put in several hours dealing with the Log4Shell vulnerability...

The Benefits of Penetration Testing – Putting Your Cybersecurity Practice Through its Paces

For many organizations, conducting penetration tests on their systems is looked on strictly as a means of complying with industry regulations. Others consider p...

Helping Where We Can – iON Donates $10,000 to Two Vital Charities This Holiday Season

Community involvement has been an important part of the iON Code since Day One, and in light of the unique difficulties currently facing many Canadians, we ar...

The Perimeter and Beyond – Maximizing ROI in your Next-Gen Firewall

Historically, firewalls have served solely as the core component of an organization’s perimeter defense, providing network layer access control, logging, ...

iON United Inc. Recognized by Palo Alto Networks as a NextWave Diamond Innovator

iON proudly joins a select group of channel partners who have met the Diamond Innovator performance, capabilities, and business requirements of the Palo Alto Ne...

iON at BSides Calgary 2021

It’s that time of year again… BSides Calgary takes place on October 21 and 22, and iON is very excited to be a part of it! For those of you new t...

Turning Security Assessment Guidance into Action

Security Assessments are a logical first step for organizations looking to improve their cybersecurity practice. Many clients who sign up for these assessments ...

Introduction to ICS Security – Part 3

For the management teams of organizations with OT environments, the question is not if they can afford to have remote access into their Industrial Control Syste...

iON Named to The Globe and Mail’s List of Top Growing Companies of 2021

iON is pleased to announce that we have been named in the 2021 Report on Business ranking of Canada’s Top Growing Companies based on our three-year growth rat...

Imminent price increases mean now is the time to buy new hardware

If your organization has put off purchasing needed cybersecurity hardware, now is the time to act. Hardware price increases along with shipping delays are o...

Introduction to ICS Security – Part 2

Discover how to overcome key challenges in ICS cybersecurity as we dive into the Purdue Enterprise Reference Architecture (PERA), and best practices for securin...

Introduction to ICS Security

Do you ever wonder what exactly Industrial Control Systems are or why you should care?  What makes something Critical Infrastructure? What are the unique chall...

Calgary-based cybersecurity firm iON boosts reach with acquisition of Wirefire

Calgary-based iON United has forged ahead in accelerating the evolution of Canada’s cybersecurity industry with the acquisition of Vancouver, B.C.-based Wiref...

New Milestone for Cybersecurity in Canada: iON Acquires Wirefire

May 3, 2021New Milestone for Cybersecurity in Canada: iON Acquires WirefireCalgary, Alta. (May 3, 2021) – Alberta based cybersecurity company, iON United Inc....

Lessons Learned from the Hafnium Attack

An Aggressive, Orchestrated, Global AttackGovernment officials and the cybersecurity community are still reeling after learning the extent of the Hafnium attack...

Team iON braves the cold for Mustard Seed Fundraiser

Emerging from one of the worst cold snaps in recent history, the iON Striders Walking Team took to Calgary’s pathways on February 20th and raised $2,800.00 fo...

Response to the Solar Winds Supply Chain Attack

IMPORTANT ADVISORY The following blog post addresses a recently uncovered major cybersecurity attack that was spread through an update to the SolarWinds ...

Cybersecurity Lessons from Nortel and Tesla

From Nortel to Tesla: A Tale of Two WhistleblowersAutumn is a season that invites contemplation. As the leaves turn, the weather cools, and the kids go back to ...

To Zoom or Not to Zoom

NOTE: iON’s April 20 Update to this blog entry follows after the conclusion. As organizations try to maintain operations with most of their employees w...

COVID-19 Threat Intelligence Briefing

An Update on the COVID-19 Threat LandscapeAs the world works to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, cyber adversaries are only working harder — opportun...

Securing Remote User Access to Critical Internal Systems

Remote users – both employees and vendors – typically need access to critical systems to manage data, patch or upgrade systems, etc., in order to keep b...

COVID-19 Cybersecurity Response Measures

2020 has quickly become the year of the Coronavirus. With experts now claiming that containment of Covid-19 is likely impossible, security teams must now ...

Team iON was proud to join driver Codey McCurrach at the 2019 Calgary Stampede.

Codey was a highlight of the event with strong standings and exemplifying iON’s community values by stepping in for a fellow injured driver.

iON Hosts Executive Golf Event

The iON Annual Golf & Dinner Event for Calgary technology executives was held at the Country Hills Golf Club. This event highlights iON’s commitment t...

Smithbilt Cowboy Hat Event

iON and Okta hosts a local technology executive networking event at the Smithbilt cowboy hat factory.

IT Security and Advanced Technology Training Facility

iON opens an IT security and advanced technology focused training environment in downtown Calgary.
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