New Canadian privacy regime steps in the right direction, but experts ‘baffled’ and ‘troubled’ by key missing pieces 

Two privacy experts have mixed feelings about the proposed new federal privacy regime for the private sector. On the one...

November 18th, 2020 Howard Solomon

Goodbye PIPEDA? Canada’s privacy commissioner to gain power to recommend stiff fines under proposed legislation

This morning, the Canadian government announced that the federal privacy commissioner will gain the ability to recommend companies be fined...

November 17th, 2020 Howard Solomon

Canadian CEO surprised how little federal government buys from Canadian cybersecurity sector

Christyn Cianfarani, CEO of the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries, says she's surprised how little Ottawa buys from...

November 9th, 2020 Howard Solomon

CyberSecure Canada certification program gets automated portal

The federal government is trying to make its CyberSecure Canada business certification program easier to access by launching a new...

October 5th, 2020 Howard Solomon

There are 1.15 million SMBs in Canada – only three have passed CyberSecure Canada’s certification test

Twelve months ago Ottawa announced a cybersecurity certification program to encourage small and mid-sized businesses to take security more seriously...

August 27th, 2020 Howard Solomon

Ontario’s construction industry shows supports for COVID-Alert, but also seeks wearable alternative

Despite broad support from the Construction and Design Alliance of Ontario (CDAO) and the Construction Employers Coalition (CEC), members of...

August 24th, 2020 Pragya Sehgal

Government denies successful cyber attack shows failure of systems

The federal government’s top IT officer says that last week’s credentials stuffing hack of 11,000 tax and service accounts of...

August 17th, 2020 Howard Solomon

ServiceNow will provide cloud services to the Government of Canada through Shared Services Canada

ServiceNow has signed a framework agreement with the Government of Canada, meaning federal departments will be able to use the...

August 12th, 2020 Pragya Sehgal

Expert says Huawei’s cyber risks can’t be mitigated in a 5G network

There's no way to mitigate the possibility that network equipment from Huawei Technologies could be used by Chinese intelligence agencies...

June 15th, 2020 Howard Solomon