Canadian government in IT matters

Federal data breaches up 16 per cent, Canadian privacy commissioner reports

The number of material data breaches suffered by federal government departments increased 16 per cent to 298 for the 12...

September 27th, 2016 Howard Solomon

Global cloud computing

Highlighting the federal government’s cloud adoption strategy

The Government of Canada in an effort to recognize and build a strong IT workforce released its Cloud Adoption Strategy...

August 11th, 2016 Don Sheppard

New plan to bring government’s IT infrastructure into the 21st century

The Canadian government is borrowing a page from the private sector with the new Information Technology Strategic Plan it revealed...

July 5th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

malware, cyber crime, data theft, network security

Private sector should lead Canada’s cyber security strategy, say experts

In the global war against crime Canada is one of a number of countries with a national cyber strategy, aimed...

June 3rd, 2016 Howard Solomon

Gavel in court

Student gets conditional 18-month sentence in CRA Heartbleed breach

Curiosity killed the cat, goes an old saying. A Western University student whose curiosity led him to break into the...

May 9th, 2016 Howard Solomon

Ottawa open for comments on proposed breach notification regulations

It's long been known that for many pieces of federal and provincial legislation, the regulations cabinet approves -- but the wording...

April 15th, 2016 Howard Solomon

Ottawa should create cyber threat advisory committee, says security lawyer

The federal government should follow Washington's lead and create an advisory committee of experts on national cybersecurity -- announced yesterday...

April 14th, 2016 Howard Solomon

RCMP turned its back on Shared Services Canada: News report

Ten days ago Public Services minister Judy Foote praised the work of Shared Services Canada, the branch of her department...

March 16th, 2016 Howard Solomon

Canada’s national cyber threat centre looking to expand

Everyone looks forward to April 1 as a sign that spring will really be here. Gwen Beauchemin, director of the...

March 16th, 2016 Howard Solomon