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Businesses of every size are more concerned about cybersecurity than ever before. New threats emerge daily. Remote workers, cloud architectures, and an explosion of smart devices introduce new vulnerabilities.

Cyber Security Today, July 23, 2021 – Sophos opens a Canadian data centre, people still fall for tech support scams and Amazon cuts off...

This episode reports on the availability of a new Canadian data centre for users of Sophos products, a survey shows people still fall for tech support scams, Amazon cuts off a controversial spyware company and new figures on ransomware attacks

Several communication, financial and transportation website outages reported through Canada and the U.S.

A DNS outage at Amakai knocked out a number of critical services Thursday afternoon.

Huawei network gear again fails to meet cybersecurity quality, says UK board

Seventh annual report of agency still finds problems

Two Linux vulnerabilities give exploiters root privileges

Linux administrators are urged to watch for and install patches to fix two major vulnerabilities in the operating system. Both discovered by researchers at Qualys,...

Microsoft issues workaround for new Win10 privilege escalation problem

Vulnerability in security account manager is serious enough to recommend deletion of volume shadow copiies

Cyber Security Today, July 21, 2021 – Another printer vulnerability found, and more corporate ransomware victims

Today's episode reports on a possible data theft from a Canadian medical treatment chain, another printer vulnerability discovered, more corporate ransomware victims and another piece of malware aimed at those who want cracked software

Is Canada’s reform of privacy legislation dead?

Eight months ago the Liberal government announced an overhaul of PIPEDA. But if, as predicted, it is about to call a fall election the bill dies

Two Canadian business groups raising awareness of cybersecurity

The Business Council of Canada joins the CCTX, while the Canadian Chamber of Commerce begins an awareness campaign

Telus and Palo Alto Networks launch new managed cloud security service for Canadian businesses

Telus last week announced the launch of its new managed cloud security service built on global cybersecurity firm Palo Alto Networks’ Prisma Access technology to help Canadian organizations securely access data and applications from anywhere. 

Canada, allies accuse China of widespread malicious cyber activity

Canada, other members of the Five Eyes intelligence co-operative, and members of NATO today accused China of malicious cyber activity, including responsibility for the Microsoft...

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Experts say that training can reduce security incidents by anywhere from 45% to 70%. "We asked ourselves why security training couldn't be fun as well as informative." IT World Canada and it's creative arm, Amazing! Agency have created some training materials which actually make security training engaging and interesting. Each unit starts with a fun video or interactive game and let's you get the interest of the group....

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Has your iPhone been hacked?

We've listed 13 ways hackers can compromise iPhones and highlighted ways to protect yourself and your data.

Tour Trend Micro’s new cyber security research lab in Toronto

  Cyber threats are becoming increasingly sophisticated, targeting everything from your inbox to elections, and Canada sees its fair share of them. Between 2011 and...

IBM Think 2018 at a glance

Ginni Rometty, IBM chairman, president and CEO, during her chairman’s address at the Mandalay Events Center in Las Vegas. Photo by Alex Coop. More than...

Executives tell us their password security best practices

For Cyber Security Awareness month in Canada, we asked executives in the tech community about their best practices for password security.