security and privacy issues

Britain updates cyber security strategy

Britain has launched a new national cyber security strategy, promising to spend $3.1 billion over the next five years to strengthen the defences...

November 1st, 2016 Howard Solomon

Canadian government in IT matters

Ottawa still ‘driving very hard’ to resolve troubled Phoenix software pay system

There are increasing doubts the much federal government will be able to clear the backlog of payment arrears to bureaucrats...

October 27th, 2016 Howard Solomon

ITAC calls on Ottawa to create a central IT authority for federal goverenment

If Canada wants to remain competitive in the world the federal government must adapt to the digital age - including creating...

October 26th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Bank vault

Canada among countries giving cyber guidelines to financial sector

Canada and other G7 nations have agreed on a set of guidelines for governments to improve cyber security in the...

October 13th, 2016 Howard Solomon

Canadian government in IT matters

Shared Services Canada defends progress in merging IT systems, vows to do better

When Shared Services Canada was created by the former Conservative government in 2011 to consolidate data centres and applications and...

October 13th, 2016 Howard Solomon

Canada Revenue warning scam uses .MSG attachment

Everyone loves to hate the Canada Revenue Agency. Unfortunately, criminals apparently love the tax man -- they keep finding ways...

October 12th, 2016 Howard Solomon

U.S. stays with with controversial e-voting, but Canada still shy

At the best of times U.S. elections are heated, and these aren't necessarily the best of times. We've already seen...

October 6th, 2016 Howard Solomon

IBM Canada points finger at Conservatives over Phoenix payroll training: CBC

Who's to blame for the continuing foul-up of the federal government's Phoenix payroll system? With both Conservative and Liberal governments...

September 29th, 2016 Howard Solomon

ITAC calls on Ottawa to do more to support ICT sector

The federal government has to take a lead role in encouraging adoption of information and communications technologies to push innovation,...

September 29th, 2016 Howard Solomon