Cyber threats against Canadian democratic processes will increase, warns spy agency

Canada's electronic spy agency has warned the country's political parties, candidates and news media that it is "highly probable" the...

June 19th, 2017 Howard Solomon

Shared Services Canada’s response to Apache vulnerability proves its worth, says exec

Shared Services Canada, the government agency that merged most federal data centres and networking to save money and make IT...

June 13th, 2017 Howard Solomon

Blockchain Research Institute gains support from three levels of government and private sector

Blockchain technology is being touted as the next big thing, and Canada will play a central role in its development. The...

June 12th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Don’t change lawful access rules, Parliamentary committee recommends

Liberal-dominated parliamentary committee says the government shouldn’t change the current lawful access regime that limits the ability of police to...

May 4th, 2017 Howard Solomon

Canada under-invests in IT, senior bureaucrat tells cyber security conference

It’s one thing when a security vendor or consulting firm talks about how increasingly difficult it is to fend off...

March 2nd, 2017 Howard Solomon

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

Red Privacy Button Keyboard

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