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Vishing (Voice Phishing) Scam Announcement

Mississauga, Ontario—December 18, 2012

It has come to our attention that persons are calling individuals and organizations claiming to be calling on behalf of NCI and insisting that the individual has had an “Internet Security Breach”. Please be aware that these individuals are not calling on NCI’s behalf. With VoIP (Voice over IP technologies) call display may display the following number (1-800-444-2222) however the displayed number may change at any time.

Please DO NOT provide this caller with any information as it is a hoax.

 

What should you do:

If you suspect that you have received any e-mail or voicemail message from someone you suspect may be a visher, DO NOT respond using the phone number provided. Instead, contact that organization at a phone number you know is accurate, appearing: on a debit/credit card or bank/credit card statement; on a bill; or published on a known, legitimate website or in a phone book, and let the organization know the details of the suspected vishing incident.

If at any time you are not comfortable with the questions you are being asked over the phone, do not respond and tell the caller you are discontinuing the call to verify it is legitimate from an independent source. No reputable organization will take issue with that. Then call the organization back on a phone number you have looked up yourself.

If you think you have provided personal information to a visher, contact the organization involved right away. If you have provided some of your banking or credit card information, contact your bank or financial institution immediately and they will advise you on what you should do.

About NCI

NCI has held a leadership position in the IT security and networking industry for over a decade with a combination of consulting, professional services, and products. NCI has demonstrated expertise in network and security assessments, architecture development and solution deployment, digital forensics, training, and physical security. NCI’s team of certified information security experts are relied on to secure hundreds of public and private sector clients across Canada. The company has offices in Ontario and Quebec. Additional information is available at https://nci.ca/.

 

Versafe and NCI provide online identity protection solutions

Mississauga, Ontario—July 25, 2012

NCI, a leading provider of IT security services and Versafe, a leading developer of revolutionary Anti-Phishing, anti-Pharming and Anti-Trojan solutions today announced the establishment of a partnership for Canada. Through this relationship, a unique and complete set of expert security services and innovative technologies will be offered to fight phishing, Trojan and Pharming attacks and protect their customers from online identity theft.

Versafe solutions eliminate online identity theft by preventing phishing, Trojan and Pharming attacks in real time, through the implementation of advanced encryption on the application layer and identification mechanisms that do not require the investment of extensive resources and do not hamper business operations in any way whatsoever, while they prevent social engineering attacks by implementing a unique solution that is based on an innovative approach.

Versafe solutions offer organizations the capacity to counter online fraud and identity theft threats in an extraordinarily effective level in comparison with existing solutions as Versafe offering is based on transparent prevention mechanisms that do not restrict the user, providing highly effective protection from the risks of tracking software, Trojans, various key-loggers and networks controlled by an attacker (whether public or home networks); and blocking phishing attacks before they actually take place. In addition, Versafe detecting and preventing automatic transactions being made from the end user account to the attacker account in real time.

Through this partner relationship, NCI and Versafe combine leading market positioning, security expertise, technology innovation and excessive experience to provide the most effective anti-phishing, and identity protection solutions.

About NCI

NCI has held a leadership position in the IT security and networking industry for over a decade with a combination of consulting, professional services, and products. NCI has demonstrated expertise in network and security assessments, architecture development and solution deployment, digital forensics, training, and physical security. NCI’s team of certified information security experts are relied on to secure hundreds of public and private sector clients across Canada. The company has offices in Ontario and Quebec. Additional information is available at https://nci.ca/.

About Versafe

A leading developer of revolutionary Anti-Phishing, anti-Pharming and Anti-Trojan solutions. Versafe’s revolutionary product range eliminates online identity theft by preventing phishing, Trojan and pharming attacks in real time, through the implementation of advanced encryption and identification mechanisms. Additional information is available at http://www.versafe.co.uk
 

NCI Acquires YourPrivacy

NCI Extends Existing IT Security Portfolio with Additional Governance, Risk and Compliance Consulting Services; Appoints Mario Morel as Chief Architect.

NCI, a leading provider of IT security services, today announced that it has acquired YourPrivacy, a consulting organization that helps Canadian enterprises comply with privacy regulations. YourPrivacy brings complementary strengths to NCI’s comprehensive suite of governance, risk and compliancy services (GRC); payment card industry (PCI) data security standard validation assessments; and IT security solutions.

YourPrivacy was founded in 2002 to address a growing need by organizations to implement best practices and processes to protect their customer’s personal information. The company focused on compliancy with privacy legislation; the nature and use of personal information in customer research and health studies; privacy breach investigations; and, records management.

“YourPrivacy has a great reputation in the IT security industry, and is known for its experience and knowledge on all issues related to governance, risk and compliance. We’ve worked with YourPrivacy on several occasions and were always impressed by the quality of work being done,” says Danny Timmins, CEO of NCI. “Through this acquisition we have strengthened our governance and risk practice, and bolstered our team with dedicated experts in this area. The acquisition also provides our clients with a single, end-to-end resource that can help them establish a comprehensive strategy to manage all critical areas of IT security.”

Mario Morel, YourPrivacy founder and president, will be joining the NCI executive team in the role of Chief Architect. At YourPrivacy, Morel leveraged his expertise and influence to advocate for the use of quantitative risk analysis methods with privacy and security risk assessments. Under his leadership, YourPrivacy developed corporate strategies that have enabled enterprises to transition from the “Information Age” to an “Age of Interactions”. Morel’s novel approach has been detailed in his book, “Managing Personal Information: Insights on Corporate Risk and Opportunity for Privacy-Savvy Leaders”, which will be released in the spring by publisher Carswell.

“As companies look to develop a better security posture, they will benefit from having access to a single partner that can cover the entire spectrum of security, privacy and risk,” explains Morel. “NCI has established itself as strategic partner for any enterprise with IT security needs and, through this acquisition, is poised to become one of the top service providers in this growing information market. I’m excited to be joining the NCI team and look forward to building on their success in the marketplace.”

NCI’s IT security portfolio is comprised of consulting services, solutions integration and a security managed service offering. Its consulting service incorporates PCI, governance, risk and compliancy, and includes penetration testing, vulnerability and risk assessment. NCI’s solutions integration service includes architectural reviews, installation and support of best-of-breed IT security solutions. The company’s managed service includes analysis, configuration, setup, alerts and 24×7 systems management of a number of IT security vendor solutions. NCI has played an important role in helping to secure most of the top police agencies in Canada; assuring security for Canada’s major municipalities; and, safeguarding IT at Canada’s prestigious universities. 

NCI’s Danny Timmins Completes Elite Ivey Program

NCI is pleased to announce today that CEO Danny Timmins has completed Quantum Shift, a unique leadership development program and network sponsored by Ivey, KPMG Enterprise, TD Commercial Banking and the Globe and Mail.

Small and medium sized businesses represent more than 97% of independent businesses in Canada and account for nearly half of the country’s GDP. Helping these firms grow and improve their productivity is essential to building a more competitive Canada. The Richard Ivey School of Business and KPMG Enterprise realize this and for the eighth year they invited a select group of entrepreneurs to participate in Quantum Shift, a rigorous week-long program to give them the tools to push their businesses forward.

CEO Danny Timmins comments on the program “We all face very similar issues no matter the size of the company. It was great to listen to the speakers and fellow shifters on what their challenges and successes are. What better place to be to get an edge.”

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