On November 3, 2021 (Ottawa) Zighra Inc. CEO Deepak Dutt presented the company’s Passwordless Continuous Multi-Factor Authentication (CMFA) platform to several integral departments of the Government of Canada. The Information Session was hosted virtually by Samuel Associates and moderated by former Judge Advocate General of the Canadian Armed Forces Jerry Pitzul and Chief Strategy Associate with Samuel Associates. The session was introduced by Robert Gordon, Founder and Strategic Advisor of the Canadian Cyber Threat Exchange (CCTX). He outlined the complex threat landscape facing the federal government and its Allies regarding credential authentication and verification.
The session provided insight into multiple areas of concern and solution sets with respect to digital security for the Government of Canada. Discussions focused on best practice needs including continuous multi-factor authentication, Zero Trust, identity-informed behavioural threat detection, identity management and the latest in behavioural biometrics.
Zighra is committed to providing the Government of Canada with the tools required to create a secure and passwordless experience for public service employees and the vital information they manage. Zighra will continue to work with federal government partners through the Innovation Solutions Canada testing stream, and completing a pilot with the Digital Navy initiative of the Royal Canadian Navy to expand these security capabilities to other federal departments and agencies.
Zighra believes that engagement with the public sector and its partners is essential for bringing cybersecurity innovation to the Government of Canada and will be providing information sessions to interested parties within both the provincial and federal government.