Don’t change lawful access rules, Parliamentary committee recommends

Liberal-dominated parliamentary committee says the government shouldn’t change the current lawful access regime that limits the ability of police to...

May 4th, 2017 Howard Solomon

Canada under-invests in IT, senior bureaucrat tells cyber security conference

It’s one thing when a security vendor or consulting firm talks about how increasingly difficult it is to fend off...

March 2nd, 2017 Howard Solomon

RCMP again complains about Shared Services Canada’s performance

The failure of vital routers supporting core network and IT functions last month  that blinded the RCMP prompted the head...

February 27th, 2017 Howard Solomon

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Canada’s ICT industry says no to more police powers to access subscriber data

The information and telecommunications industry has lined up almost solidly against suggestions police should have access without a warrant to...

December 19th, 2016 Howard Solomon

Ottawa announces public consultation on cyber security strategy

The federal government has started a three-month public consultation on updating its cyber security strategy, asking security pros and citizens...

August 16th, 2016 Howard Solomon

Many federal managers had unneeded access to employees’ personal information: CBC

As many as 70,000 managers had excess and unneeded access to the personal details of all 300,000 federal employees enrolled...

July 21st, 2016 Howard Solomon

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Federal privacy commissioner will watch threat information sharing, says official

Threat information sharing between organizations and governments has been touted by experts as a necessity to combat online attackers. That's...

March 31st, 2016 Howard Solomon

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Canada needs 182,000 people to fill these IT positions by 2019

*Editor's note: Story originally published March 19, and is updated as one of our most popular posts of 2015. Due...

December 12th, 2015 Nestor E. Arellano

Record high number of federal data breaches, says Canada’s privacy commissioner

The federal government suffered a record-high 256 data breaches during the 12 month period ending March 31, the privacy commissioner...

December 10th, 2015 Howard Solomon