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Montreal-area city hit by ransomware: Report

A Montreal-area city was hit by ransomware over the weekend, according to a Quebec news service. La Presse reported this morning that the city of...

Some in Ontario broader public sector are “struggling” with cybersecurity: Panel chair

The poor state of cybersecurity of some of Ontario’s school boards, child welfare agencies, municipalities, and hospitals worries the head of the province’s expert...

U.S. ranks fourth, Canada fifth on cybersecurity scale

Canada ranks fifth among 20 countries in its preparation for and response to cybersecurity threats, according to a standard created by an academic journal...

Coffee Briefing November 15, 2022 – Walmart and Telus Health partner up; 30 per cent of ad traffic on certain browsers is bot-generated; Calgary’s...

Coffee Briefings are timely deliveries of the latest ITWC headlines, interviews, and podcasts. Today’s Coffee Briefing is delivered by IT World Canada’s editorial team! Missed...

Use of multifactor authentication increasing, Cisco data shows

Organizations around the world — including in Canada — are increasingly adopting multifactor authentication (MFA) to improve their cybersecurity posture, a new report from...

Canadian police arrest suspected LockBit ransomware gang operator

Canadian police have arrested a Russian citizen who they say is one of the world’s most prolific ransomware operators behind the LockBit ransomware gang....

SolarWinds to pay US$26 million over Orion compromise

The cost to American companies from shareholder and regulator lawsuits for being hit by cyber attacks is being revealed. SolarWinds said it has entered into...

At Chatham Kent, municipal workers helping to slay the phishing dragon

It was an initiative that most IT security professionals might consider, but ultimately shelve due to the complexity involved in setup alone: implement a...

Cybercrime still the leading cyber threat against Canadians: Federal report

Cybercrime is still the number one cyber threat to Canadians, according to the latest edition of the government’s national cyber threat report. In addition, the...

CISOs must be proactive in their cyber strategies, MapleSEC conference told

Infosec pros should be more aggressive in their cybersecurity strategies, an expert told this week’s MapleSEC conference. That doesn’t mean hacking back or going after...

Coffee Briefing October 18, 2022 – eCommerce fraud to increase; App created to connect displaced Ukrainians; Endor Labs launches;

Coffee Briefings are timely deliveries of the latest ITWC headlines, interviews, and podcasts. Today’s Coffee Briefing is delivered by IT World Canada’s editorial team! Missed last week’s Coffee...

Canadian companies risk neglecting cybersecurity as recession looms

A new study published last week by KPMG reveals that, given the increase in cybersecurity breaches, many Canadian business leaders are less confident in...

Cybersecurity webinar open for all Canadian federal public servants

Canadian federal government employees are being encouraged to attend a bilingual cybersecurity webinar next month. The session, which coincides with the annual October Cybersecurity Awareness...

Infosec leaders deferring transformation, consolidating tools as fears of recession increase

As interest rates rise and profits slow in Canada and the U.S., a number of chief executive officers (CEOs) are telling managers — including...

MSE’s zeroing in on three key top technology priorities: Gartner

Security and risk management, application and integration strategies, and infrastructure and operations are the top three technology priorities for midsize enterprises (MSEs) in 2022,...

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In 2014, Gartner reported that the average cost of network downtime to an enterprise was $5,600 per minute. And even if the network isn't...

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