Safe Harbour? Say what?

Are you a Google Apps user? Do you recall getting an email that began like this? “Please note that the update below is relevant only if you process personal data and European Data

Published on: November 2nd, 2015 Monica Goyal

NSA behind ‘Equation group’ malware that infects hard drive firmware

The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) is likely behind a first-of-a-kind hack that is seeing spyware embedded onto the firmware of hard drives from major manufacturers, according to a report released by security

Published on: February 18th, 2015 Brian Jackson

It’s not the NSA that scares Internet experts – it’s business, survey says

As we monetize the Internet, we may be threatening it. That's one of the missives coming out of a new report from the Pew Research Centre and Elon University, titled "Digital Life 2025,"

Published on: July 3rd, 2014 Candice So

Ontario’s Privacy Commissioner calls for more government accountability in post-Snowden era

Story updated with comments from Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian at 4:10 PM ET. The federal government and arm's length Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC) must do more to answer questions

Published on: June 17th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Could the Canadian public service ever store data in the cloud?

When speaking about cloud, the terms “data sovereignty” and “data residency” come up frequently.  Within the private sector, there is still a great deal of FUD (fear, uncertainty, and doubt) about topics such

Published on: May 14th, 2014 Brian Bourne

RSA keynotes tackle NSA allegations out of the gate

Updated on Feb. 26, 2014 at 7:45am ET with analyst comments from Anton Chuvakin of Gartner Inc. There’s been a lot of talk about RSA Security Inc.’s involvement with the U.S. National Security

Published on: February 25th, 2014 Candice So

A look ahead at next week’s RSA conference

With the RSA conference kicking off Feb. 24 in San Francisco, there’s a lot of buzz around what may – or may not – be revealed during one of the cyber security industry’s

Published on: February 21st, 2014 Candice So

Canadian privacy advocates joining Day We Fight Back campaign

Two years after the death of the Stop Online Piracy Act bill in the U.S., privacy advocates around the world are staging another online protest. This time around, it’s not to stop one

Published on: February 11th, 2014 Candice So

CSEC’s airport tracking in support of ‘lawful access’ erodes trust of Canadians

With an estimated 300 spy agency requests for help with domestic investigations, responsibility for sharing data with the "Five Eyes" foreign intelligence network and an oversight mechanism that has been called "flimsy at

Published on: January 31st, 2014 Claudiu Popa

Obama has promised NSA reforms, but for phones, not the Internet

With U.S. President Barack Obama announcing high-level changes to government surveillance programs at the National Security Agency (NSA) earlier today, it seems as though much has been promised - but we have yet

Published on: January 17th, 2014 Candice So

Indiegogo allows crowdfunders to embed campaigns on their own sites

Crowdfunding platform Indiegogo Inc. has launched a new feature called Outpost, giving campaigners the ability to embed their campaign pages on their own web pages, instead of just having them hosted on Indiegogo's

Published on: January 8th, 2014 Candice So

Trend Micro’s 5 predictions for cybersecurity in 2014

Mobile banking heists, exploited vulnerabilities, and data breaches – these could be the cybersecurity hallmarks of 2014, according to a new report from security software provider Trend Micro Inc. In a report released

Published on: January 2nd, 2014 Candice So

Did the NSA Deal Fatally Damage the RSA Brand?

Secrecy is not a poor security practice as much as a compromise of integrity. EMC's RSA Security division recently made headlines when its enterprise products were expertly hacked, undermining the security of thousands of

Published on: December 23rd, 2013 Claudiu Popa

Ron Deibert: Internet freedom comes down to a ‘clash of two world views’

For anyone following cybersecurity and digital privacy, 2013 has been a whirlwind. When former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden took the lid off of U.S.’ cybersurveillance activities this past June, unleashing

Published on: December 17th, 2013 Candice So