Ottawa-area consultant pays ransomware with bitcoin – and actually gets his files back

This is a guest contribution by Bill Dunnion, director of the Cyber Resilience Office at Calian Group. Sometimes, your work...

December 18th, 2017 IT World Canada Staff

Canadian SMBs hit by ransomware paid out $5.7 million over 12 months: Survey

Accurate and detailed figures on data breaches in Canada from are hard to come by, so we have to rely...

December 4th, 2017 Howard Solomon

Warning issued for ransomware outbreak

Infosec leaders should be warning employees of opening email with the headers "Scanned from ..." one of  Canon/Epson/HP/Lexmark because the...

November 27th, 2017 Howard Solomon

Bad Rabbit ransomware site up only for six hours

CISOs are holding their breath and hoping that the latest ransomware strain being detected in Eastern Europe and Russia isn't...

October 25th, 2017 Howard Solomon

WannaCry alert a ‘blessing in disguise’ for Ontario city

There aren’t many infosec pros who would call last spring’s frantic alerts about the global spread of WannaCry ransomware a...

October 25th, 2017 Howard Solomon

Is ransomware unique or just another IT problem?

If you believe the news, ransomware is the biggest cyber threat to businesses today: A company is hit with ransomware...

October 6th, 2017 CIO Association of Canada

9 habits that lead to successful cyber security

In view of Cyber Security Awareness Month, I thought it might be useful for executives to see an actionable list...

October 4th, 2017 Yogi Schulz

Ransomware roundup: Sept. 30 DDoS threat circulating

The number of ransomware attacks around the world continues to increase, which isn't surprising given how lucrative the technique can...

September 25th, 2017 Howard Solomon

Machine Learning Raises Security Teams to the Next Level

While machine learning can detect patterns hidden in the data at rapid speeds, the less obvious value of machine learning...

September 16th, 2017 IT World Canada