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Concerns around data hacking and identity theft via biometrics are on the rise, report says

A Capterra study of 756 Canadians has revealed that the use of biometric data has risen among consumers since the start of the pandemic, creating concerns about...

Cyber Security Today, May 9, 2022 – Breaches of security controls at Ikea Canada and two American healthcare providers

This episode reports on data breaches, a new trick by a hacker and GitHub's determination to get developers to use two-factor authentication

Cyber Security Today, May 4, 2022 – Advice to IT managers and individuals for World Password Day

This episode reports on taking advantage of World Password Day, tactics of an updated ransomware strain and warnings to toughen email security

Cyber Security Today, May 2, 2022 – More on how the Conti ransomware gang works, individuals victimized by ransomware, news on wiperware and more

This episode reports on ransomware, wiperware, the latest attacks by APT29 and a warning to NAS users

Cyber Security Today, April 27, 2022 – Lots of software still has log4j2 vulnerabilities, hackers took only days to exploit a VMware vulnerability and...

This episode reports on Log4Shell vulnerabilities, the speedy work of hackers, a website that catalogs one hacker's efforts to compromise the NPM library and a risky wireless brake light solution

Samsung Electronics Canada launches protection plan for corporate devices

Samsung Electronics Canada is launching Samsung Care+ for Business, a device lifecycle management service for corporate devices

Cyber Security Today, April 25, 2022 – Report shows how Lapsus$ gang was successful, and patches for Atlassian, Java and Amazon software are released

This episode talks about a report that shows how Lapsus$ gang was successful, and patches for Atlassian, Java and Amazon software are released

Canada, U.S. in group planning to bridge global privacy rules

Canada, the U.S., and five other Pacific rim countries will try to create international rules to bridge different regulatory approaches to data protection and...

Cyber Security Today, April 22, 2022 – Backgrounder on BlackCat ransomware gang, movement from REvil and millions stolen from another DeFi system

This episode reports on an FBI paper on the BlackCat ransomware gang, the possible return of REvil, the theft of millions from a DeFi project and more

Cyber Security Today, April 20, 2022 – A record year for zero-day bugs, how often do you test backups, and the world’s biggest penetration...

This episode reports on zero-day bugs, testing data recovery processes, a NATO cyberwar game and more

Cyber Security Today, April 18, 2022 – Ties are alleged between ransomware and extortion gangs, and a warning to app developers

This episode reports on alleged ties between the Conti ransomware and Karakurt extortion gangs, a warning to app developers from GitHub and a new webisite where companies can buy data stolen from competitors 

Cyber Security Today, April 18, 2022 – Ties are alleged between ransomware and extortion gangs, and a warning to app developers

This episode reports on alleged ties between the Conti ransomware and Karakurt extortion gangs, a warning to app developers from GitHub and a new webisite where companies can buy data stolen from competitors 

Cyber Security Today, April 15, 2022 – A new botnet discovered, low MFA adoption and a Struts bug finally patched

This episode reports on the finding of a new botnet, low MFA adoption in US critical infrastructure sector a Struts bug finally patched and a fix issued for hospital robot carts

How SMBs can create an identity management strategy

Identity management is crucial for an effective cybersecurity defence, but isn't as hard as some organizations believe, experts said at a webinar as part...

Cyber Security Today, Wednesday April 13, 2022 – Updated malware attacks a Ukraine power company, the RaidForums darkweb site is seized, a new Hafnium...

This episode reports on the Sandworm group's latest attack on a Ukraine power company, the closing of the RaidForums darkweb marketplace, a new Hafnium attack uses Windows Scheduler to launch attacks and more patches issued

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