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New plan to bring government’s IT infrastructure into the 21st century

The Canadian government is borrowing a page from the private sector with the new Information Technology Strategic Plan it revealed...

July 5th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

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Private sector should lead Canada’s cyber security strategy, say experts

In the global war against crime Canada is one of a number of countries with a national cyber strategy, aimed...

June 3rd, 2016 Howard Solomon

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Student gets conditional 18-month sentence in CRA Heartbleed breach

Curiosity killed the cat, goes an old saying. A Western University student whose curiosity led him to break into the...

May 9th, 2016 Howard Solomon


Ottawa open for comments on proposed breach notification regulations

It's long been known that for many pieces of federal and provincial legislation, the regulations cabinet approves -- but the wording...

April 15th, 2016 Howard Solomon


Ottawa should create cyber threat advisory committee, says security lawyer

The federal government should follow Washington's lead and create an advisory committee of experts on national cybersecurity -- announced yesterday...

April 14th, 2016 Howard Solomon


RCMP turned its back on Shared Services Canada: News report

Ten days ago Public Services minister Judy Foote praised the work of Shared Services Canada, the branch of her department...

March 16th, 2016 Howard Solomon


Canada’s national cyber threat centre looking to expand

Everyone looks forward to April 1 as a sign that spring will really be here. Gwen Beauchemin, director of the...

March 16th, 2016 Howard Solomon

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Canadian spy agency watchdog can’t estimate how much metadata was wrongly shared

The release of telecommunications metadata by Canada's electronic spy agencies to four of it's allies wasn't an accident but was...

February 23rd, 2016 Howard Solomon

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Canadian privacy expert critical of spy agencies’ handling of metadata

Privacy expert Ann Cavoukian has criticized the federal government for not better protecting the telecommunications metadata two Canadian intelligence agencies...

February 1st, 2016 Howard Solomon