Cyber security

Online identity management is a mess, and it’s time for Canadians to fix it

After my son was registered for summer camp, we received an email that we needed to go to the camp's...

August 6th, 2015 Mark Olson

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Ottawa increases spending to protect critical infrastructure from cyber attacks

Ottawa is pumping $142.6 million more into cyber security, with some of it helping the private sector get threat intelligence from...

July 22nd, 2015 Howard Solomon

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New federal privacy law in effect, but not mandatory data breach disclosure – yet

The devil is in the details, is an old saying. When it comes to laws, it might be "the devil...

June 18th, 2015 Howard Solomon

DDoS Attack Brick Wall

Hacktivist group temporarily takes down Canadian federal sites

Distributed denial of service attacks like the one the federal government faced Wednesday are "distracting, uncomfortable and can be damaging,"...

June 17th, 2015 Howard Solomon

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Card payment rules extended to mobile payments

The government recently moved to update the code of conduct for the credit card and debit card industry to include...

April 22nd, 2015 Nestor E. Arellano

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Federal budget to boost CSIS cyber security powers

The federal budget due on Tuesday is expected to allocate additional resources to help security agencies like the Canadian Security...

April 20th, 2015 Nestor E. Arellano

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ICANN seeks help to crack down on Canuck firm’s use of ‘.sucks’ domain name

Is it a practice of free Internet speech or does it hold the potential for online extortion? A Canadian company...

April 10th, 2015 Nestor E. Arellano

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Leaked documents reveal Canada’s cyber warfare tools

Implanting malware on computer networks, disabling enemy computer systems, disrupting and grabbing control of an adversary’s infrastructure. It all sounds...

March 23rd, 2015 Nestor E. Arellano

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Toronto POS firm to process online, onsite payments for government

Toronto-based Moneris Solutions, has won a contract to process all online and onsite payment transactions for the federal government. It’s...

March 19th, 2015 Nestor E. Arellano