Articles By Mark Olson

data color

What would Alan Turing think about Pokémon Go?

It had been another rough day in hut 8. Alan knew the math was correct. But when elegant theories clashed...

August 15th, 2016 Mark Olson
ransomware, blackmail

Ransomware at the U of C: Where does IT go from here?

In June the University of Calgary, while recovering from a significant malware incident, chose to pay a $CDN 20,000 ransom...

July 15th, 2016 Mark Olson

Apple vs FBI: why we need a “Made in Canada” solution

You will already be familiar with the court order initiated by the FBI in California, directing Apple to circumvent the...

March 4th, 2016 Mark Olson
cloud security

Knowing the unknowable: the challenge of complying with the Digital Privacy Act

We have all heard the well worn joke about the manager who commands “I need a complete list of the...

September 17th, 2015 Mark Olson
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