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What is a Threat?

In cybersecurity, a threat is any potential event or action that exploits vulnerabilities to harm an organization’s digital assets or reputation. Cyber threats can take many forms, such as:


Malicious software causing system damage


Deceptive tactics to obtain sensitive information

Denial-of-service (DoS) attacks

Overwhelming systems with excessive traffic

Insider threats

Compromises by employees or partners with access to sensitive data

Advanced persistent threats (APTs)

Sophisticated, long-term attacks targeting high-value organizations.

What causes it

Understanding the root causes of cyber threats is crucial for your business to develop an effective defence strategy. Threats arise from multiple sources, such as:



Nation-state actors

Insider threats

Software vulnerabilities

Human error

Outdated systems

By identifying these causes, organizations can establish a comprehensive cybersecurity plan that minimizes risks and safeguards their digital assets.

What happens when you neglect it?

Neglecting to address a threat in cybersecurity can have severe consequences for your organization, such as:

Data breaches

Financial losses

Disruption of operations

Reputation damage

Legal and regulatory penalties

Increased vulnerability

To minimize these risks, organizations should adopt a proactive approach to cybersecurity, regularly assess their security posture, and promptly address threats to protect their digital assets and maintain business continuity.

Stay ahead of threats with Pathway

At Pathway, we take a comprehensive approach to threat management, ensuring that your organization is protected from evolving cyber threats. Our cybersecurity experts work tirelessly around the clock to keep your organization safe from cyber threats. We’re dedicated to delivering proactive, comprehensive, and tailored solutions that protect your valuable IT assets from attacks.

What we offer

Pathway’s Threat Management framework leverages the combined power of Threat Intelligence and Threat Hunting, offering a comprehensive and proactive defence strategy customized to meet your organization’s specific requirements.

Threat Intelligence Threat Hunting
Focus Collects, analyze, and disseminate information about existing and emerging threats. Proactively search for potential threats, signs of compromise, or suspicious activities within an IT environment.
Result Indicators of Compromise (IoCs), threat actor profiles, and vulnerability information. Detection of anomalous behaviors, compromised systems, and evidence of intrusion.
Value Improved situational awareness, proactive defense measures, and informed security decisions. Early detection of threats, reduced dwell time, and increased overall security posture.
Scope External threats Internal threats
Approach Reactive Proactive
Tools & Techniques Security Information and Event Management (SIEM), threat intelligence platforms, and analytics tools. Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR), User and Entity Behavior Analytics (UEBA), and network traffic analysis.
Data sources Open-source intelligence (OSINT), commercial feeds, industry forums, government alerts, and dark web. Network logs, endpoint data, security event data, and user behaviour analysis.

By choosing Pathway for your threat management needs, you can be confident in the knowledge that our team of cybersecurity experts is working tirelessly to keep your organization safe from cyber threats. We’re dedicated to delivering proactive, comprehensive, and tailored solutions that protect your valuable assets from attacks.

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Perks of Threat Management

Early detection

Continuous IT monitoring with threat management enables proactive vulnerability identification and mitigation. It minimizes security breaches and ensures the continuity of your business.

Risk prioritization

Threat management helps allocate resources effectively by prioritizing risks based on potential impact, enabling you to focus on the most critical vulnerabilities first.

Regulatory compliance

A comprehensive threat management strategy helps maintain compliance with stringent data protection regulations, avoiding penalties and legal consequences.

Reputation management

Proactively managing cyber threats demonstrates a commitment to data protection and high-security standards. This helps you maintain customer trust and safeguard your organization's reputation.

Cost savings

Threat management helps you make informed decisions about your organization's cybersecurity investments. By identifying and prioritizing risks, you can allocate resources effectively and ensure that you only invest in the most appropriate security measures.

Our technology partners for advanced cybersecurity

Pathway uses a variety of vetted commercial software platforms and tools to deliver the best security services.








Elastic Software






Why choose us?

Fully-equipped, world-class security operations center

Pathway Communications operates a world-class Security Operations Center (SOC) in Markham with experienced security professionals dedicated to protecting your business. Our SOC is equipped with state-of-the-art technology, advanced threat detection and response tools, and a team of elite analysts working 24/7 to monitor your systems and respond to potential threats.

24/7 vigilance against threats

Threats can emerge at any time, day or night. That’s why Pathway offers round-the-clock Managed Detection and Response (MDR), which combines continuous monitoring of all assets, accurate alerts, detection, and rapid response to cyber security events. This ensures your IT infrastructure and applications are properly configured, hardened, and protected with the help of our world-class Security Operations Centre (SOC), which monitors, detects, and responds 24/7.


Cybersecurity is essential for a business, and Pathway Communications believes in making this essential service accessible for businesses of all sizes. That’s why we offer tailored security solutions that fit the needs and budgets of mid-sized and smaller organizations.

24/7 access to SOC Cyber Analysts and Elite Threat Hunters

Pathway offers 24/7 access to our team of SOC Cyber Analysts and Elite Threat Hunters so that you can turn to us for help with any cybersecurity issue at any time. This helps to reduce the impact of cyber incidents and minimize downtime, ultimately saving you time and money. Additionally, the peace of mind that comes with knowing that expert support is always available can help you to feel more secure and confident in your cybersecurity posture.

Easy access to reports and records

Pathway’s security systems store your data for reporting and analysis and provide you with access to reports, cases, dashboards, and event updates via a web portal or scheduled batches. You can easily view and analyze your data offline to make informed decisions about your cybersecurity.


Pathway offers a complete range of security services with budgets of any size. These include packages of bundled services or individual (“a-la-carte”) services which cater to the specific needs of our clients.

Certified experts

Pathway’s team of experienced professionals has expertise in cybersecurity, including risk management, threat analysis, incident response, and compliance. They have a wide range of skills and technical certifications for proactive monitoring and support to your business.

  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP)
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
  • Cisco Certified Internet Engineer (CCIE) – security and routing
  • Unix System Administrators
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE)
  • Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect (MCASA)