Canada Cybersecurity

Will 2017 Be The Year Your Fingerprints Get Hacked?

Kevin Deveau | Posted 02.06.2017 | Canada
Kevin Deveau

With a new year well underway, we are all becoming more comfortable dating our paperwork "2017." Last year was a wild one and to many people's dismay ...

5 Ways To Detect A Cyber Attack

Posted 02.08.2017 | Canada Living

Five ways to detect a cyber attack. From the AOL Partner Studio

Protecting Patient Information In Modern Health Care

David Masson | Posted 01.27.2017 | Canada
David Masson

The health care industry is unique. Highly regulated, highly specialized, and in possession of highly confidential information, it's a natural target for cyber-attacks. With the rise of internet-connected devices and the industry lagging behind modern cyber security, now more than ever IT decision-makers in health care need to think about how to best protect patient information in the modern threat landscape.

The Best Ways To Protect Your Small Business From Cyber Attacks

Posted 02.08.2017 | Canada Living

The best ways to protect your small business from cyber attacks. From the AOL Partner Studio

Everyone Should Dump Email And Use Couriers Instead: Trump

CP | Julie Pace, The Associated Press | Posted 01.01.2017 | Canada Politics

"I'll tell you what, no computer is safe."

4 Trends That Will Keep Disaster Recovery A Priority For Organizations In 2017

Matthew Held | Posted 12.28.2016 | Canada Business
Matthew Held

Data loss is a fact of life today for organizations. Data loss is caused for a range of reasons including human error, natural disaster, equipment failure and a cyber attacks to name a few. For solution providers, several 2017 trends show that backup and recovery options will be top of mind for small, medium and larger businesses.

The Cyber-Attacks You Didn't Hear About This Year

David Masson | Posted 12.12.2016 | Canada Business
David Masson

Stories of increasingly vicious cyber-attacks have dominated the headlines this year. It seems like every day we wake up to news of another attack on the scale of the Yahoo data breach, the Democratic National Committee hack, or the NSA source code leak.

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.