Cybersecurity

How to Keep Your Kids Safe Online

Sharon Vinderine | Posted 10.07.2014 | 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...

Russian Hackers Steal 1.2 Billion User Names And Passwords

AP | Posted 08.06.2014 | Canada Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Russian hackers have stolen 1.2 billion user names and passwords in a series of Internet heists affecting 420,000 websites, accordin...

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.

The Three Letters That Run Global Commerce

Neil Seeman | Posted 04.12.2014 | Canada
Neil Seeman

The DNS phone book helps humans navigate the underlying complexity of the Internet. Humans don't remember long numbers very well. They remember names much better. Hence the invention of DNS for University, government and then corporate email -− well before the proliferation of websites.

NSA Chips In 100,000 Foreign Computers: Report

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 03.17.2014 | Canada

WASHINGTON - The National Security Agency has implanted software in nearly 100,000 computers around the world — but not in the United States — tha...

Why Hasn't HealthCare.gov Already Been Hacked?

Dave Aitel | Posted 12.29.2013 | Canada
Dave Aitel

It seems impossible to think that the answer is HealthCare.gov is just too secure for hackers to break in. After all, no one can write "500 million lines" of code (assuming that figure is correct) without making a few mistakes. There's just no way that software vulnerabilities, which hackers can use to break in, aren't part of the mix.

Should We Get Our Heads Out of the Cloud?

Elaine Mah | Posted 10.27.2013 | Canada Business
Elaine Mah

Cloud computing is the popular buzz-phrase to describe all kinds of online access to information that has been embraced by both individuals and businesses of all sizes because of its ability to improve mobility and offer new services. But is that convenience coming at a price?

Privacy Regulators and the Media Can Make a Bad Data Breach Worse

Larry Keating | Posted 07.16.2013 | Canada Business
Larry Keating

Privacy Commissioners, rightfully, seem more incensed than ever when yet another loss of personal information occurs. Whether it's a server breach fr...

The Bill Turning Websites in to Government Spies

Catherine Hart | Posted 06.30.2013 | Canada Politics
Catherine Hart

CISPA -- which on the surface is meant to allow for voluntary information sharing between private companies and the government in the event of a cyber attack -- is a surveillance bill that is dangerously lacking in transparency and oversight. This would turn websites into government spies.

The Danger of Telling the Web Where You Are

Sharon Vinderine | Posted 06.28.2013 | Canada Living
Sharon Vinderine

I wonder how many people realize the inherent dangers of the pictures they are sharing with the world. I understand that we all want to capture all of the memories that make up our lives, I'm just suggesting that we make sure we are only capturing the memories and not the entire diary of the event. Be safe.

Cyberwar and Secrecy Threaten China's Dams

Patricia Adams | Posted 05.13.2013 | Canada
Patricia Adams

When China's top generals warned against building the Three Gorges Dam in the 1980s, fearing it would become a "strategic target" for China's enemies,...

Is Your Business in Denial About Tech Security?

Larry Keating | Posted 03.06.2013 | Canada Business
Larry Keating

We surveyed 1,045 business people across Canada in virtually every industry segment. Some 87 per cent said they trust employees to adhere to their IT security rules and practices. In the same survey one in six employees admitted they do not adhere to IT security policies. So why is there such a disconnect between what employees and business owners say is going on and what is really going on, even in the face of losses?

Can We Control Company Privacy on Personal Devices?

Elaine Mah | Posted 02.12.2013 | Canada Business
Elaine Mah

I remain amazed by the proliferation of personal devices in today's homes. Therefore it comes as little surprise that the impact of personal devices is hitting the enterprise. Let's face it, you can either to embrace personal devices in the workplace and proactively put security measures in place, or you can deal with the aftermath when employees will inevitably find their own work-around.

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?

Watch Those Cards: The 'Riskiest' Online Cities In Canada

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.22.2012 | Canada Living

The cyber world isn't looking too friendly for one Ontario city. For the second year in a row, the city of Burlington, Ont., has been named the "r...

Feds Set To Unveil Anti-Cyber Crime Campaign

CBC | Posted 12.03.2011 | Canada Politics

The federal government has launched a national campaign aimed at stopping cybercrime and helping Canadians protect themselves online. ...

5 Year Hacking Scheme Aimed At Governments, Companies

CP | Posted 10.03.2011 | Canada

TORONTO - Computer security company McAfee has issued a report detailing a five-year hacking scheme that targeted countries, companies and numerous or...

Ottawa Hacked: Classified Government Data Stolen In Cyber Attack

CBC | Posted 08.02.2011 | Canada

CBC -- Hackers who attacked two of Canada's federal departments stole classified information before being discovered last January, CBC News has learne...

Canada's Cyber Fail

The Huffington Post | Ron Deibert | Posted 07.26.2011 | Canada

Cyberspace has become an all-immersive domain, and the global communications environment in which all of society, economics, and politics are now embe...