Canada Cybersecurity

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 12.04.2015 | 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 11.20.2015 | 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 10.26.2015 | 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...

RCMP To Get Millions From Federal Cybersecurity Funding

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.22.2016 | Canada Politics

An RCMP investigative team to combat high-priority cybercrime is among the initiatives that will benefit from more than $142 million in federal cybersecurity spending.

Not What We Bargained For: The Cyber Problem

Heather Roff | Posted 05.02.2015 | Canada Politics
Heather Roff

Last week the New America Foundation hosted its launch for an interdisciplinary cybersecurity initiative. I was fortunate enough to be asked to attend...

10 Questions Business Owners Should Ask Their Website Developer

Jennifer Osborne | Posted 04.23.2015 | Canada Business
Jennifer Osborne

You may think your website does not run the risk of a security breach, but think again. With the recent public security breaches of popular websites, it is time to reexamine your security measures and ensure you have the proper tactics set in place.

$1 Billion Stolen From Banks In Cyberheist: Report

CP | Mae Anderson, The Associated Press | Posted 02.15.2015 | Canada Business

NEW YORK -- A report from a cybersecurity firm says an international hacking ring has stolen up to $1 billion from banks around the globe in what woul...

Your Confidential Emails Aren't As Secure As You Think

Neil Seeman | Posted 02.15.2015 | Canada
Neil Seeman

Just like a postcard, an email passes through a lot of different people's easy access. The average email is fully stored and searchable on about six computers. Astonishingly however, lawyers, accountants, political leaders and financial professionals transmit highly confidential information by email.

The Cyber Security Crisis Must be Confronted

Neil Seeman | Posted 02.09.2015 | Canada Business
Neil Seeman

The number one concern of businesses is -- or should be -- cyber-security. According to the FBI, law firms and accounting firms conducting high value deals are the most targeted by criminals. Cyber issues are now a boardroom matter.

'Tis the Season to Prevent Cyber-Hacking (Here's How)

Richard Leblanc | Posted 02.08.2015 | Canada Business
Richard Leblanc

What are best practices individuals can employ to lessen the chance of hacking of their computer or device? Here is a quick "top 20 list," based on part of an education session I have been providing to directors of company boards on cyber security.

At This Point Is Wearable Tech More About Fashion or Function?

Elaine Mah | Posted 01.27.2015 | Canada Business
Elaine Mah

Wearables are running the gamut: technology that can boost activity, keep you connected, and at the end of the day, help you unwind. While I was amazed by the solutions being showcased at Wearable Entertainment and Sports Toronto, the conference left me with more questions than answers about the bigger role of wearable technology in society.

How to Keep Your Kids Safe Online

Sharon Vinderine | Posted 12.07.2014 | Canada Living
Sharon Vinderine

We live in an age of instant information. With a "click" here and a "swipe" there, we can pretty much find out anything about everything (and then some!). October is Cyber Security Awareness Month so it's a good time to take a pause and have a national conversation about online safety.

Canadian Internet Provider Linked To Bitcoin Theft

CP | Ethan Lou, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.11.2014 | Canada Business

Researchers with a cyber security firm say they have uncovered that a hacker used access to a Canadian Internet provider to hijack large foreign netwo...

How to Safeguard Your Business from Canada's New Anti-Spam Legislation?

Matthew Held | Posted 08.30.2014 | Canada Business
Matthew Held

Most businesses in Canada rely on electronic messaging of one kind or another to run their operations and grow. The law affects any individual or business sending any commercial electronic messages (CEM), which are text, sound, voice, or images sent electronically that encourage the recipient to participate in a commercial activity.