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Cyber Security Today, April 14, 2021 – More bugs in Microsoft Exchange, cybersecurity training questioned, and Amazon bomb threat foiled.

Today's podcast reports on more serious vulnerabilities found in on-prem Microsoft Exchange, a survey questions the effectiveness of cybersecurity training, and experts doubt a bomber's goal to cripple the internet would have worked

Ryerson Catalyst adds SANS Institute cyber courses for infosec pros

Ryerson University’s Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst and CyberNB are providing new opportunities to develop a career in cybersecurity

Russia, China are the most sophisticated cyberattackers targeting Canada, says parliamentary committee

Russia and China continue to be the most sophisticated state-sponsored cyberattackers targeting Canadian government systems according to a report.

Cyber Security Today, April 12 2021 – Phone scams, job scams and hundreds of millions of LinkedIn profiles for sale

Today's podcast reports on credit card phone scams, a con that takes advantage of corporate 'contact us' web pages and the latest job posting tricks

Ontario regional government victim of third-party cyberattack

Personal data apparently posted by a threat actor as confirmation of the attack include names, addresses, dates of birth, and health card numbers

Stop tool sprawl and deliver quality application performance

At a time of unprecedented technological change, IT departments around the world are turning their attention to the challenges of tool sprawl.When new tools...

More Canadian firms leave RDP exposed than other countries, report suggests

A new report on cloud security suggests many firms moving to the cloud due to COVID aren't automating security

Cyber Security Today, April 9, 2021 – Another warning to Fortinet administrators, beware of free Netflix offers, credentials to streaming services stolen and another...

This morning's podcast reports on ransomware being used to exploit a hole in Fortinet VPNs, the theft of credentials to streaming services from browsers and data on students stored improperly in the cloud

Experts call UN group consensus report on cyberspace ‘significant’

A Canadian expert warns some 'hostile' nations may still be able to hide cyberattacks and ignore alleged attribution

Verizon report says firms still aren’t following basic mobile security measures

The annual Mobile Security Index also found almost half of respondents said their firm sacrificed the security of mobile devices for expediency, often because of the pandemic

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Security Training Resource Kit

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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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.

Data breaches put the bottom line at risk as consumers lose trust in brands

A FireEye survey found that consumers worldwide are security-aware and a data breach will affect how much information they share. For IT, it’s leverage at the board level for more investment.