Terry Cutler is a co-founder of Digital Locksmiths, Inc. – an IT security and data defense firm based in Montreal – and serves as the company’s Chief Technology Officer. Terry’s career in the IT security space prior to his joining Digital Locksmiths has been long and distinguished. He was most recently a Premium Support Engineer for Novell in Canada where he analyzed network vulnerabilities and transitioned security technologies into production, and before that he held digital security leadership roles with a number of large corporations.
He is an expert in the fields of Novell Technologies, Penetration Testing, and Internet Safety for Children. He specializes in the anticipation, recognition, and prevention of security breaches. He consults with several of the largest agencies in Canada on how to reduce risk. During his Ethical Hacker training, Terry got the distinct privilege to train with the C.I.A, F.B.I, Navy Seals and Lockheed Martin.
His professional interests are in the areas of the administering systems in a secure fashion, software tools and techniques for creating new systems being deployed in the network, and computer forensics.
Terry Cutler's Recent Articles
Anywhere use of the company Smartphone is great for hackers, not so great for the bottom line
By Terry Cutler Where technology goes so do hackers. Where hackers turn up, usually means bottom line problems for companies, and these unscrupulous hackers are already snaking and slithering unknowingly in many cases in the back end of company networks; through employee mobile devices like Smartphones and laptops. So it is safe to say that […]
Security not included ?? real lessons you should know about before you hire your next IT service provider
By Terry Cutler A recent vulnerability audit and stimulated hacking scenario on a website belonging to a small non-profit uncovered 25 possible vulnerabilities, and according to the director and his board of directors such a problem should have never occurred. “When we created the site two years ago we assumed that our web developer would […]
When Internet security takes a back seat
By Terry Cutler. Why is it that those in charge of protecting the company’s security network, that database of sensitive customer data – bank cards, credit cards, bank accounts and personal information – don’t seem to spend the money to protect it? This is a question that is baffling to those in the data protection […]
When the complacent CEO gets hacked
By Terry Cutler When that home phone rings at a time of morning when sleep has moved into deep R.E.M., and the text messages start appearing it could only mean one thing to a CEO; there is a problem with the company security net. This could cost millions. From best-case scenario to worse, you go […]
Companies guarantee our phones are secure? Really?
By Terry Cutler Just how fast is technology moving? At lightening speed say security specialists, and when it comes to online security it’s moving too fast. We cannot keep up. The example is our growing use of mobile devices. In today’s world of business the Smartphone is fast becoming the gateway to sales and customer […]
What should every CEO know?
By Terry Cutler Security was once equal to a magnetic swipe of a plastic card along with a friendly wave to the neatly dressed and overworked security guard. In some companies “loose lips sinks ships” meant don’t talk business outside the office. In some cases, employee movement was tracked at every company door by tracking […]
Pay Now or Pay Later: protecting customer data has to be a priority
By Terry Cutler It is understood in the world of business moving forward without the Internet is an effective way to move backwards, and fall behind the competition who have already taken advantage of the Internet to market and sell their products and services. It’s a logical move, one that seems easy enough. Create your […]