Canada Cybersecurity

5 Ways Non-Profit Organizations Can Minimize Cybercrime

Matthew Held | Posted 11.29.2016 | Canada Business
Matthew Held

The popular myth for a non-profit organization executive is to ask, "Why anyone would want to hack us?" The nefarious nature makes non-profits easy targets because they often invest less in employee training and IT security.

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.

How Organizations Can Earn Trust In A Data-Driven World

Pamela Snively | Posted 11.23.2016 | Canada Business
Pamela Snively

The full value of big data will only be realized when organizations approach it in a manner that places personal privacy at the forefront. So, if we want to unlock the positive potential of big data, we need to approach it in a way that simultaneously fosters innovations that will help our society and mitigates risks associated with using data in new and different ways.

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.

Tech-Savvy Ways Business Travellers Can Stay Safe In Emergencies

Matthew Held | Posted 10.21.2016 | Canada Business
Matthew Held

Corporate security and travel professionals are expected to continuously learn, adapt to new technologies and find best practices that safeguard the security and privacy of employee travellers. Companies can follow five best practices to effectively keep monitor, assist and protect personnel and their data while travelling.

Are You Taking The Right Steps To Protect Your Kids Online?

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 10.04.2016 | Canada Parents
Kathy Buckworth

Navigating safe online behaviour has become a huge concern for parents of kids today, as they try to find the balance between allowing their children to access online information for fun and for educational reasons, while protecting them from being taken advantage of by sexual predators and other online risks, from a very early age.

6 Reasons You Should Not Use A Private Email Server

Matthew Held | Posted 09.20.2016 | Canada Business
Matthew Held

In 2015, 205 billion email messages were sent and received daily, according to the Radicati Group. Messages are sent and received from computers, mobile, tablets and many other devices. The current U.S. election has seen Hillary Clinton's presidential race mired in an email scandal involving the user of a personal email server while she served as secretary of state from 2009 to 2013.

The Everyday User's One-Stop Cybersecurity Primer

David Leonhardt | Posted 09.12.2016 | Canada Living
David Leonhardt

This primer is the "two-bite brownie" response to online safety, or "cybersecurity." A security fanatic could write a few books on this topic, but this is what you need to know to cut out most of the risks online (making it safer than crossing the street).

Your Password Could Be Safer -- Here's How

Iva Peric-Lightfoot | Posted 08.30.2016 | Canada Living
Iva Peric-Lightfoot

Growing up before the age of the internet and social networks has left many older users unaware and unprepared for risks looming in the virtual world. From that perspective, children today are lucky to have exposure to the best cybersecurity practices, such as keeping good password hygiene. For those not as familiar with the dos and don'ts, fear not -- here are the password essentials for both young and old.

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.

Police Chiefs Want Law To Make People Hand Over Their Passwords

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.16.2016 | Canada

The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police has passed a resolution calling for the legal measure to unlock digital evidence.

3 Strategies SMBs Can Take To Strengthen Mobile Security

Matthew Held | Posted 08.15.2016 | Canada Business
Matthew Held

Today, employees and organizations want more flexibility and work-life balance. They want to work anytime, anywhere. But they also want privacy and information security, at a time when cybercrime is a growing concern. Organizations and their employees can reduce the mobile threat using three strategies.

How To Protect Your Devices And Personal Info While Travelling

Iva Peric-Lightfoot | Posted 08.04.2016 | Canada Living
Iva Peric-Lightfoot

During a vacation, you're probably not thinking about how you can ensure your personal information and electronic devices are cyber-secure. After all, the point of vacation is to unwind. That being said, your devices and information can actually become more vulnerable when you travel because you're doing things outside of your normal technology routine.

Technology Lessons Businesses Can Learn From Brexit

Matthew Held | Posted 07.14.2016 | Canada Business
Matthew Held

Most people felt the outcome of Brexit with U.K. voting to leave the E.U. would have a minimal impact outside its borders. Instead, financial markets, defence, technology, cyber security and privacy are affected because the U.K. is globally interconnected.

3 Reasons Cybercrime Is A Growing Threat For Organizations

Matthew Held | Posted 06.14.2016 | Canada Business
Matthew Held

Concerns are warranted as drones continue to grow in popularity. Individuals and organizations are being vigilant in their need to detect, protect and respond quickly to security and privacy issues.

Fixing Canada's National Security Framework

Ralph Goodale | Posted 06.06.2016 | Canada Politics
Ralph Goodale

Built by diversity and stronger because of it, Canada is fundamentally a safe and peaceful nation. The Aga Khan has described Canada as the finest expression of pluralism the world has ever known. But we are not immune to tragedy, as demonstrated by the horrible events in St. Jean-sur-Richelieu and in Ottawa in October of 2014 (and elsewhere on other occasions too). So how should we respond? One thing is clear -- Canadians want thoughtful, inclusive consultation and dialogue. Not fear mongering. And not naivete. The public wants to be honestly informed and sincerely engaged.

117 Million LinkedIn Passwords Are Being Shopped Around Online

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 05.18.2016 | Canada Business

If you had a LinkedIn account in 2012 or earlier, make sure you’ve changed your password.

Supercomputer Slayed 'Jeopardy!' Now It's Learning To Fight Crime

The Huffington Post Canada | Kaylee Lambert | Posted 06.02.2016 | Canada

Hackers beware.

5 Ways To Protect Your Organization From Ransomware

Matthew Held | Posted 05.09.2016 | Canada Business
Matthew Held

Ransomware is one of the fastest growing areas of cyber crime. The intended target is often small and medium sized businesses, because they have fewer resources compared with larger organizations. Historically, the root word ransom refers to a criminal demanding a payment in exchange for releasing someone or something that has been taken.

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 Password Strategies To Keep Intruders Out

Matthew Held | Posted 12.29.2015 | Canada Business
Matthew Held

At a time when most devices connect to the Internet, making it harder for intruders to gain access is essential. The number one way hackers access an online account is through stolen or misused credentials, according to the annual Data Breach Investigations Report from Verizon.

How To Protect Your Business If Your Cloud Provider Goes Bust

Matthew Held | Posted 12.04.2016 | Canada Business
Matthew Held

Most people have experienced the negative aspect of "buyer beware" for themselves or when purchasing for their company. How can you minimize being left high and dry if a company you do business with goes bankrupt or becomes insolvent? The old adage "always prepare for the worst and hope for the best" remains true.

Encryption Is Necessary For Data Protection

Kris Constable | Posted 11.20.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Kris Constable

In the wake of the tragedy in Paris, there is a question in the media asking if the terrorists used encryption. To continue using the internet as you know it, you have to use encryption. Unless you want to have your medical health history online for all to read, and end shopping online altogether, we rely on encryption to protect our information.

What's Worse? Your Apple Or Your Google Account Getting Hacked?

CBC | Posted 10.26.2016 | Canada Business

If you were to get hacked, would it be worse for the hack to affect your Apple account or your Google account? That depends on a lot of factors. But...