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Police chiefs want new data sharing treaty with U.S. as privacy questions linger

Posted 20 August 2018 by coastvan | Tagged As: | Categories: data security | Comments Off

OTTAWA — Canada’s police chiefs are pressing the Trudeau government to sign a new electronic data-sharing agreement with the United States to overcome hurdles in the fight against crimes ranging from fraud to cyberterrorism.


Privacy issue with online pot sales after legalization needs watching: experts

Posted 20 August 2018 by coastvan | Tagged As: | Categories: data security | Comments Off

TORONTO — Buyers who have to provide personal information to purchase recreational pot online after legalization this fall should be able to rely on existing laws to protect their privacy but the issue needs to be watched closely to ensure regulation…


Google tracks your movements, like it or not

Posted 13 August 2018 by coastvan | Tagged As: | Categories: data security | Comments Off

SAN FRANCISCO — Google wants to know where you go so badly that it records your movements even when you explicitly tell it not to.


Beware the fax machine: some hackers target old gadgets

Posted 13 August 2018 by coastvan | Tagged As: | Categories: data security | Comments Off

LONDON — What could be less threatening than the old office fax machine? Nothing. That’s precisely why it’s used as a backdoor for hackers to get into an organization’s network.


New Homeland Security centre to guard against cyberattacks

Posted 5 August 2018 by coastvan | Tagged As: | Categories: data security | Comments Off

NEW YORK — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is creating a centre aimed at protecting banks, electric companies and other critical infrastructure against cyberattacks — a threat that now exceeds the danger of a physical attack against the U….


Pharmacist ‘snooped’ on dozens of patients, N.S. privacy commissioner says

Posted 2 August 2018 by coastvan | Tagged As: | Categories: data security | Comments Off

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia’s privacy commissioner says she’s shocked by how a grocery-store pharmacist was able to snoop into the electronic personal health information of dozens of people she knew.


Security Executive Council updates BYOD usage data

Posted 18 July 2018 by coastvan | Tagged As: | Categories: data security | Comments Off

The Security Executive Council recently posted an updated snapshot of BYOD (bring your own device) in the workplace and company policies that govern the practice.


81 per cent of Canadians fear for their personal information if government is hacked

Posted 16 July 2018 by coastvan | Tagged As: | Categories: data security | Comments Off

The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) recently released Canada’s Internet Factbook, which includes statistics about Canada’s internet and Canadians’ online habits, perceptions and experiences.


Putin urges closer international cybersecurity co operation

Posted 9 July 2018 by coastvan | Tagged As: | Categories: data security | Comments Off

MOSCOW — President Vladimir Putin on Friday called for closer international co-operation in fending off cyberattacks.


Deloitte report warns of growing Canadian cybersecurity talent gap

Posted 9 July 2018 by coastvan | Tagged As: | Categories: data security | Comments Off

A new report by Deloitte says Canada is facing growing demand for cybersecurity talent that schools and other organizations are struggling to address.


How your smart fridge might be mining bitcoin for criminals

Posted 29 June 2018 by coastvan | Tagged As: | Categories: data security | Comments Off

LONDON — Is the web browser on your phone slower than usual? It could be mining bitcoin for criminals.


Cybersecurity panel: Canada ranks high, but challenges ahead

Posted 26 June 2018 by coastvan | Tagged As: | Categories: data security | Comments Off

A panel of cybersecurity experts convened by the Economic Club of Canada on Monday in Toronto discussed what’s good about Canada’s current cybersecurity posture, but noted that there are still many challenges ahead.


McAfee roadshow: Human-machine teams to identify insider threats

Posted 20 June 2018 by coastvan | Tagged As: | Categories: data security | Comments Off

The McAfee Canadian Security Operations Roadshow, which made a stop in Toronto recently, offered perspectives from Stephen Jou, chief technology officer at Interset; Jason Rolleston, McAfee’s VP and general manager, security intelligence and analyt…


McAfee roadshow: Human-machine teams to identify insider threats

Posted 20 June 2018 by coastvan | Tagged As: | Categories: data security | Comments Off

The McAfee Canadian Security Operations Roadshow, which made a stop in Toronto recently, offered perspectives from Stephen Jou, chief technology officer at Interset; Jason Rolleston, McAfee’s VP and general manager, security intelligence and analyt…


Alexa, I can trust you with my checkbook, right?

Posted 20 June 2018 by coastvan | Tagged As: | Categories: data security | Comments Off

NEW YORK — Hey Alexa, what’s my bank account balance?