“ISA Cybersecurity is Canada’s leading cybersecurity-focused company. Our vision is to help create a world in which everyone is safe from cyber threats. Through our commitment and passion for excellence, network of world-class cyber experts, and investments in innovation, we help protect our customers so that they can operate securely and safely. We deliver cybersecurity services and people you can trust,” says Enza Alexander, Executive Vice President, ISA Cybersecurity. The company is currently celebrating its 30th year in operation. They have three offices in Canada: their corporate headquarters and Cybersecurity Intelligence and Operations Centre (CIOC) are based in Toronto, and they have locations in Ottawa and Calgary as well. Enza joined ISA Cybersecurity in January 2019.
ISA Cybersecurity's focus is on helping their customers with improving their cybersecurity posture, raising their awareness of cyber threats, and enhancing their ability to maintain the privacy and security of their digital assets. ISA Cybersecurity has strategic partnerships with world-class cybersecurity software and service providers complemented by a dedicated team of certified cybersecurity professionals, and an extensive network of consulting resources cultivated over 30 years in the industry. This gives ISA Cybersecurity a strategic position that allows them to assist customers in virtually any domain of cybersecurity.
A League of their Own: ISA Cybersecurity’s Uniqueness is their Biggest Strength
As Enza shares, “ISA Cybersecurity offers just the right blend of big firm experience with small company flexibility, focused on delivering the highest quality services in our field. We’ve worked hard to develop a wide range of delivery models to allow organizations of all sizes to benefit from our expertise. We’ve recently launched our Infinity program, which gives smaller organizations hassle-free, affordable access to important foundational cybersecurity services. For larger or more complex organizations, we offer a wide range of services, from digital forensics and incident response, to hosted and managed services, to role-based consulting to help bridge cyber talent gaps, to our Cyber Management Consulting practice that can develop or refine an organization’s entire cyber strategy.”
ISA Cybersecurity initially started as a cybersecurity product organization, but as the cyber world became more complex, they advanced to meet the industry’s growing need for top-quality services and guidance. Understanding the marketplace and the growing, shifting needs of customers has kept ISA Cybersecurity ahead of the curve. Investment in R&D, next-gen solutions, and AI/ML technology has ensured they remain nimble. Their perpetual spirit of innovation has certainly contributed to the success of ISA Cybersecurity, but as Enza points out, “Without a doubt, I feel that the partnerships with our customers have definitely played a huge part as well. Anyone can sell licenses or fill orders for a cyber solution subscription. We develop genuine relationships with our customers, and act as trusted advisors to them.” That trust relationship helps ISA Cybersecurity build a deep understanding of their customers so they know what to recommend as part of an overall strategy, where investments should be made, and where money can be saved. Cybersecurity is a continuing journey: it is essential to keep on top of the ever-changing array of security services, innovations, and threats.
ISA Cybersecurity’s expertise in a wide range of industries has also contributed to their long-term success. ISA Cybersecurity has been able to achieve this by providing their solutions through a comprehensive portfolio of services and offerings such as Advisory and Assessment Services, Architecture Design and Implementation Services, Managed Services, and a growing range of Hosted Services including subscription-based SIEM, endpoint security, security awareness, threat intelligence, and vulnerability management services supported 24x7x365 through a state-of-the-art SOC 2, Type II-certified Cybersecurity Intelligence and Operations Centre (CIOC). Their Digital Forensics and Incident Response Services (DFIR) help customers prepare and respond to cyber attack. Finally, the Cyber Management Consulting (CMC) practice is designed to help enterprises deal with the overarching aspects of cyber governance, risk, compliance, and privacy. The CMC features a team of accomplished associates who bring decades of experience and empower ISA Cybersecurity to deliver on a key objective: “Our goal is to empower organizations to build and operate risk-based cybersecurity programs for their business and to ensure they have the best protection for their specific needs,” Enza says.