MISA Ontario security conference in Stratord, Ont. Photo by Howard Solomon

Published: October 31st, 2018

Government failing to protect Canadians from cyber threats, says Senate report

The federal government is failing to protect Canadians from increasingly sophisticated cyber attacks that have already victimized millions, according to...

October 29th, 2018 Howard Solomon

Cyber Security Awareness Month: Tips from experts

Making sure your employees are following best computer security practices and company policies is a daunting task. As Cyber Security...

October 29th, 2018 Howard Solomon

Did a Sidewalk Labs ‘misunderstanding’ about privacy lead to Cavoukian’s resignation?

When internationally-known privacy expert Ann Cavoukian resigned last week as a consultant to Sidewalk Labs’ planned multi-million dollar Toronto lakefront...

October 25th, 2018 Howard Solomon

Chalubo botnet targets Linux systems: Report

Two reports this week from security vendors emphasize the need for administrators to change default passwords on all devices in...

October 24th, 2018 Howard Solomon

Industrial control systems still soft target for cyber attackers: Vendor report

Despite knowing for some time that improperly protected Internet-connected industrial control systems are vulnerable to attacks that can cause catastrophic...

October 23rd, 2018 Howard Solomon

SecTor 2018: Four identity management trends to prepare for

Cyber security conferences usually have many predictable sessions, along the lines of ‘Here’s how this foolish company let itself be...

October 19th, 2018 Howard Solomon

StatsCan report: 21 per cent of Canadian businesses impacted by a cyber event in 2017

In the first government study of busines victims of cyber crime,  just over one-fifth (21 per cent) of over 10,000...

October 16th, 2018 Howard Solomon

Data breach notification in Canada

Almost three quarters of Canadian SMBs don’t have patching policy: Survey

Small and mid-sized Canadian companies still have a long way to go to beef up their defences against cyber attacks if...

October 15th, 2018 Howard Solomon

Five Eyes cyber agencies detail list of popular hacking tools

To help network defenders around the world Canada and the other members of the Five Eyes intelligence partnership have issued...

October 12th, 2018 Howard Solomon