Scott Jones, of the Canadian Communications Security Establishment, left, makes a point during panel discussion. Howard Solomon photo

Published: March 2nd, 2017

RCMP again complains about Shared Services Canada’s performance

The failure of vital routers supporting core network and IT functions last month  that blinded the RCMP prompted the head...

February 27th, 2017 Howard Solomon

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Canada’s ICT industry says no to more police powers to access subscriber data

The information and telecommunications industry has lined up almost solidly against suggestions police should have access without a warrant to...

December 19th, 2016 Howard Solomon

Ottawa announces public consultation on cyber security strategy

The federal government has started a three-month public consultation on updating its cyber security strategy, asking security pros and citizens...

August 16th, 2016 Howard Solomon

Many federal managers had unneeded access to employees’ personal information: CBC

As many as 70,000 managers had excess and unneeded access to the personal details of all 300,000 federal employees enrolled...

July 21st, 2016 Howard Solomon

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Federal privacy commissioner will watch threat information sharing, says official

Threat information sharing between organizations and governments has been touted by experts as a necessity to combat online attackers. That's...

March 31st, 2016 Howard Solomon

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Canada needs 182,000 people to fill these IT positions by 2019

*Editor's note: Story originally published March 19, and is updated as one of our most popular posts of 2015. Due...

December 12th, 2015 Nestor E. Arellano

Record high number of federal data breaches, says Canada’s privacy commissioner

The federal government suffered a record-high 256 data breaches during the 12 month period ending March 31, the privacy commissioner...

December 10th, 2015 Howard Solomon

SecTor 2015: IT pros — Canada’s spooks want you

Among the trade show booths at this week's SecTor security conference in Toronto was one for an organization that hadn't...

October 22nd, 2015 Howard Solomon

Federal budget leaves IT sector players wanting more

The 2015 federal budget delivered by Finance Minister Joe Oliver got a somewhat tepid reaction from observers in the technology...

April 21st, 2015 Nestor E. Arellano