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CIRA Canadian Cybersecurity Survey identifies disconnect between awareness and actions

Posted 15 October 2018 by coastvan | Tagged As: | Categories: data security | Comments Off

OTTAWA — On Oct. 15, the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) released its 2018 CIRA Cybersecurity Survey, which provides an overview of the Canadian cybersecurity landscape.


Purging long forgotten online accounts: Worth the trouble?

Posted 12 October 2018 by coastvan | Tagged As: | Categories: data security | Comments Off

NEW YORK — The internet is riddled with long-forgotten accounts on social media, dating apps and various shopping sites used once or twice. Sure, you should delete all those unused logins and passwords. And eat your vegetables. And go to the gym.


Facebook: Hackers accessed 29M accounts, fewer than thought

Posted 12 October 2018 by coastvan | Tagged As: | Categories: data security | Comments Off

NEW YORK — Facebook says hackers accessed a wide swath of information — ranging from emails and phone numbers to more personal details like sites visited and places checked into — from millions of accounts as part of a security breach th…


Facebook wants people to invite its cameras into their homes

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

SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook is launching the first electronic device to bear its brand, a screen and camera-equipped gadget intended to make video calls easier and more intuitive.


Canada joins allies in condemning ‘malicious’ Russian cyberattacks

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

OTTAWA — Canada joined NATO allies on Thursday in blaming the Russian military for new cyberattacks that targeted the international chemical weapons agency and the investigation into the mysterious 2014 crash of a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine.


What comes next in Facebook’s major data breach

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

NEW YORK — For users, Facebook’s revelation of a data breach that gave attackers access to 50 million accounts raises an important question: What happens next?


Government of Canada unveils next-generation data centre

Posted 19 September 2018 by coastvan | Tagged As: | Categories: data security | Comments Off

The Federal Government has opened a new enterprise data centre designed to handle 10 times the workload of previous facilities.


Survey: dysfunction among network and cybersecurity teams results in breaches

Posted 14 September 2018 by coastvan | Tagged As: | Categories: data security | Comments Off

BlueCat and International Data Group recently released new research about the cost of poor collaboration between network and cybersecurity teams.


New cybersecurity collective to launch ‘Protection’ hack detection app this fall

Posted 14 September 2018 by coastvan | Tagged As: | Categories: data security | Comments Off

MONTREAL — A newly formed cybersecurity collective out of Montreal has developed a free app for smartphone users designed to protect their data from cybersecurity threats.


British Airways travellers’ credit card details hacked

Posted 7 September 2018 by coastvan | Tagged As: | Categories: data security | Comments Off

LONDON — Hackers obtained the credit card details of some 380,000 British Airways travellers during a two-week data breach this summer that leaves the customers vulnerable to financial fraud, the airline says.


Nova Scotia’s information site back up after privacy concerns shut it down

Posted 6 September 2018 by coastvan | Tagged As: | Categories: data security | Comments Off

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia’s Freedom of Information website has been partially restored, more than 150 days after it was taken down over privacy concerns.


Ryerson accelerator and RBC to launch cybersecurity contest for Canadian high schools

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

The DMZ at Toronto’s Ryerson University (an accelerator for high-tech start-up firms) and the Royal Bank of Canada, have jointly launched a student competition that focuses on cybersecurity skills.


Air Canada says mobile app breach may affect up to 20,000 customers

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

MONTREAL — Air Canada says 20,000 customers may have had their personal information improperly accessed due to a breach in its mobile app, prompting a lock-down on all 1.7 million accounts until consumers change their passwords.


ABI Research: smart utilities “highly vulnerable” to cyberthreats

Posted 27 August 2018 by coastvan | Tagged As: | Categories: data security | Comments Off

According to a report from ABI Research, smart utilities are highly vulnerable to cyberthreats and security is, therefore, a primary concern.


FireEye: Tech firms’ secret weapon against disinformation

Posted 27 August 2018 by coastvan | Tagged As: | Categories: data security | Comments Off

NEW YORK — This week has seen major social media sites step up their policing of online disinformation campaigns.