Canada among top 10 APT targets

Canada was among the leading countries frequently targeted by advanced persistent threat (APT) attacks in 2013, according to the latest Advanced Threat Report from network security firm FireEye Inc. The company recently released

Published on: March 3rd, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

Cyber-attack: An act of war?

Based on what we've seen, an attack on by an enemy country's on a government or military network isn't viewed as gravely as an enemy launching mortar shells at a command post. The latter would

Published on: November 13th, 2012 brian bloom

Keep up those defenses for Black Friday, Cyber Monday

While there are no new cyber attacks expected for Black Friday and Cyber Monday—the two days that mark the onset of the holiday shopping season—one security consultant doesn’t think e-commerce vendors should sit

Published on: November 25th, 2010 Kathleen Lau

RuggedRouter includes firewall, VPN

RuggedCom Inc. of Woodbridge, Ont. has announced a hardened router with firewall and virtual private networking, designed for outdoor use. The RuggedRouter, which supports GOOSE messaging defined by the IEC61850 protocol, is designed

Published on: November 29th, 2007 Greg Meckbach

Estonia recovers from massive denial-of-service attack

A spree of denial-of-service (DOS) attacks against Web sites in Estonia appears to be subsiding, as the government calls for greater response mechanisms to cyber attacks within the European Union.The attacks, which started

Published on: May 17th, 2007 Jeremy Kirk

Feds falter on staged cyber crisis exercise

A simulated exercise to assess the federal government’s ability to adequately respond to national emergencies has revealed several shortcomings. An “anti-hacker” exercise dubbed Cyber Storm tests a country’s communications, policy and procedures in

Published on: April 26th, 2007 Kathleen Lau

Cyber crisis test sends Feds back to security school

A simulation exercise to assess the federal government's ability to adequately respond to national emergencies has revealed several shortcomings.An anti-hacker exercise dubbed Cyber Storm tests a country's communications, policies and procedures in the

Published on: April 11th, 2007 Kathleen Lau

Government response to simulated crisis nets mediocre grade

COMMENT ON THIS ARTICLEA simulated exercise to assess the federal government's ability to adequately respond to national emergencies has revealed several shortcomings. An "anti-hacker" exercise – dubbed Cyber Storm – tests a country's

Published on: April 10th, 2007 Kathleen Lau

Tech firms urge Bush to focus on cybersecurity

A cybersecurity advocacy group on Tuesday called on U.S. President George Bush to focus more resources on computer issues and elevate the top IT security position at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Published on: December 7th, 2004 Grant Gross