Cyber Attacks

You May Be The Biggest Threat To Your Employer's Cybersecurity

David Masson | Posted 11.23.2016 | Canada Business
David Masson

When we consider the range of cyber-threats, we generally imagine external attackers -- foreign states, criminal underworlds or lone script kiddies. But the reality is that a large proportion of vulnerabilities and "threats" that organizations face today come from legitimate network users.

From Corporations To SMBs, Cybercriminals Don't Discriminate

David Masson | Posted 11.16.2016 | Canada Business
David Masson

If anything, the modern threat landscape encourages attacks on small, vulnerable businesses. And 60 per cent of the time, those small businesses will go under within six months of a cyber-attack. So while massive data breaches dominate the news, they only scratch the surface.

Cyberattack Risk Spikes At $10 million In Annual Revenue For SMBs

Iva Peric-Lightfoot | Posted 11.16.2016 | Canada
Iva Peric-Lightfoot

The evidence clearly points to the need for Canadian SMBs to increase their awareness of threats and ability to detect them, especially as they look to grow. Keeping these points in mind, there is always room for improvements in cyber policies and procedures, product selection and education because it doesn't look like cyber threats will be subsiding in the near future.

This May Be The Ideal Counter To Financial Cybersecurity Threats

David Masson | Posted 08.26.2016 | Canada Business
David Masson

Earlier this year, a group of cyber criminals targeted two Canadian financial institutions with a hybrid type of malware, GozNym. The first time GozNym was ever seen, it stole millions of dollars from the unnamed Canadian financial institutions along with several U.S. banks.

What The Human Body Can Teach You To Combat Cyber Attacks

David Masson | Posted 07.19.2016 | Canada
David Masson

Cyber attacks make global headlines on a near weekly basis and Canadian organizations are not immune. Most will remember the hack of Ashley Madison, r...

Waging War On Fraud And Identity Theft

Cairine Wilson, CPA Canada | Posted 03.18.2016 | Canada Business
Cairine Wilson, CPA Canada

March is Fraud Prevention Month in Canada and it's timely to remind Canadians that everyone is vulnerable and that vigilance, knowledge and the confidence to fight back are powerful deterrents to fraud. A 2016 survey from the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) demonstrates deeply held concerns about fraud and identity theft.

5 Strategies to Protect Your Online Security

Matthew Held | Posted 09.16.2016 | Canada Living
Matthew Held

Individuals and organizations that follow good cyber hygiene practices have more peace of mind. It is no different than monitoring your health and scheduling your automobile's maintenance. People who practice good cyber hygiene habits get more done, are happier and spend less time troubleshooting because they have fewer surprises.

Canada's Vulnerability to Bombs Made of Bits and Bytes

Sheryl Saperia | Posted 07.08.2012 | Canada
Sheryl Saperia

China and Russia are seen as the worst offenders when it comes to cyber attacks, but Iran is close behind. How is it that a country such as Iran has a cyber-warfare unit with a staff of 2,400 and a budget of $76 million, and Ottawa has only allocated $95 million for our country's defence against this new form of attack?

Was A Canadian Firm At The Centre Of Hacking Scheme?

CP | Posted 10.03.2011 | Canada

TORONTO - A Canadian-based organization thought to be at the centre of a five-year-long, worldwide cyber attack is questioning claims that its systems...