Prepare, Defend, Respond

Do you need assistance building your organization’s security program?Speak with one of our CDW consultants to discuss how our customized solutions can best align strategies to business risk.

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How Secure is Your Organization?

How secure is your organization? At CDW, we focus on reducing your security risk by helping clients prepare for security threats, defend critical business assets and respond rapidly to security incidents.

With decades of experience, CDW provides comprehensive strategic security services for a range of organizations across the commercial, government, healthcare and education sectors. Our experts will objectively assess your cybersecurity practices and create a strategy that protects your organization against today’s fast-moving threat landscape. Our risk-based approach to security is based on the NIST Cybersecurity Framework which allows organizations to achieve their ideal security posture. We work with you to:


We help our clients create and align strategies and programs to address ever-evolving business risks. This includes creating a relevant and achievable security roadmap.


Based on insights gained during the prepare phase, we work collaboratively with clients to decide which technologies to implement to protect against cyberthreats.


We ensure organizations are set up to leverage their program and technologies to effectively respond to threats and incidents..

Innovation in Cybersecurity: Approach, Tools and Technologies

Download our 2021 Security Study to get in-depth insight and meet data protection challenges with confidence.

Cybersecurity Offerings

At CDW, we offer solutions and services to secure your organization. Our specialized teams of multi-functional consultants and security professionals work with you to identify and prioritize risks, deploy the most effective technologies to protect your critical assets and effectively respond to threats. 

We support you at every stage of your security journey. Every organization is at a different stage of technology adoption or maturity. Explore the services that fit your organization now and in the future.

Security Incident and Event Management

Understanding Cyber Risk

Protecting information assets adequately cannot be achieved solely through technology. Here at CDW, we assess cybersecurity risk posture not only by reviewing technology, but also people and business processes; what you do, how you do it and who does it.

Understanding Risk

Security Incident and Event Management

Security Incident and Event Management (SIEM) provides organizations with a comprehensive view of security across the entire environment. A SIEM correlates security log data from all your devices within your organization, providing a single pane of glass view into your security ecosystem.

Next Generation Firewall

Next-Generation Firewall

CDW’s team of experts is here to help your organization get the most out of your NGFW investments. Our certified experts have the training and experience to deploy and integrate NGFW solutions from leading IT vendors such as Palo Alto Networks, Cisco and Fortinet.

  • Quick-Start Implementation Services
  • Custom Design & Integration Services
  • Greenfield Installation
  • Vendor Migration
  • Health Checks
  • Remediation Services
Resiliency & Response Planning

Vulnerability Management

With thousands of vulnerability assessments under our belt, we have the experience to thoroughly assess whether your defences can withstand an attack like those your organization would face from a real-world threat actor. We identify security vulnerabilities in your environment to give you a comprehensive understanding of your security posture.

Industry Highlights



The banking industry has an unrivalled amount of customer data. IT is constantly challenged to overcome barriers across the organization in order to store structured and unstructured data, overcome current IT legacy infrastructure and often switch from a siloed infrastructure to cloud systems.

Financial services organizations spent an average of $2,448,000 addressing cyberattacks. Curious about our findings on the Canadian Financial Services Cybersecurity Landscape?

Unlock the CDW 2020 Security Study Results

Public Sector

Public Sector

While many industries face significant obstacles to overcome, working within the IT Public Sector requires specialized knowledge of nuanced requirements. With extensive experience in the Public Sector, our consultants deploy high-performance services and solutions to maximize quality of service delivery while offering considerable value against savings targets.

Government agencies are attacked 1.25 times per day. Want to learn more about our findings on the Canadian Government cybersecurity landscape?

Unlock the CDW 2020 Security Study Results


CDW IT consultants offer your organization a sound piece of mind from experts that meet rigorous certification requirements from leading institutions. Our team of consultants are extremely adept at designing flexible solutions that leverage the benefits that come with the cloud. We ensure that our clients spend their budgets on actionable solutions that return maximum results by employing our prepare, defend and respond model. 


What our clients are saying...
High Profile Canadian Pension Fund Implements Cohesive Approach to IT Security Operations

Our objective was to implement a security strategy that provides our client with access to experienced security consultants and 24x7x365 event monitoring.  Read More.

Cybersecurity Certifications

We are SOC 1, SOC 2 and PCI DSS certified in our data centre controls and hold strategic partnerships with:

Cisco Certified Security
PaloAlto PCNSE
Cisco Meraki
Splunk Core Certified Power User
Fortinet Network Security Expert
Splunk Accredited Sales Engineer I
ISO 27001
SonicWall Technical Master

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Managing Security in Canada
Managing Security in Canada

How the pandemic has shifted our perceptions of the workplace and its security.

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The Role of AI and Machine Learning in Cybersecurity
The Role of AI and Machine Learning in Cybersecurity

Our 2020 Security Study shows that AI and machine learning tools can increase cybersecurity effectiveness.

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Effectively integrate business
and technology

We believe processes, functions and corporate culture are key to delivering customized IT solutions that will meet business needs and deliver results. Our in-depth domain knowledge and industry-leading methodologies are centred around process and technology integration.

Drive a digital-first ecosystem

We add strategic value to your business by simplifying and streamlining your IT operations to create efficiencies. Our seasoned and certified consultants leverage years of successful experience across hundreds of industries to optimize your internal and external ecosystems.

Minimize risk and maximize insights

We provide a wide range of services spanning business architecture, risk assessment planning, business analysis and process improvement to service growing organizations. Our in-depth processes create actionable insights that deliver the right data to the right person at the right time on the right interface.

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Is your business adequately prepared
for unplanned events?

or give us a call at 800.972.3922.