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Scene card holders lose thousands of points to fraudulent activity

A large number of Scene card holders recently lost thousands of points to a fraudulent activity. On Sept. 27, affected customers received emails from customer support titled “Important update about your Scene account”.

Published on: October 2nd, 2019 Pragya Sehgal

TD launches self-serve block features for credit cards

The Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD) has announced a new set of control features for all TD Visa consumer credit cards in Canada, including the ability to temporarily block all access to the account and

Published on: September 19th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Hashtag Trending – Facebook’s new business venture, IT safeguards from Elections Canada, Uber’s new safety system

Facebook is hoping to replace your smartphone with smart glasses, Elections Canada beefs up IT security ahead of October 21st, and Uber is set to launch a new safety system for riders and

Published on: September 19th, 2019 Mandy Kovacs

FedDev Ontario announces $4M investment in digital identity firm BioConnect

FedDev Ontario's recent $3.9 million investment in Toronto-based digital identity technology firm, BioConnect, will help Canada's Digital Charter achieve its goals to increase the safety and security of its citizens, according to the

Published on: September 9th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Database with phone numbers of millions of Facebook users found on Internet

A server with databases holding the phone numbers and identity numbers of perhaps as many as 200 million Facebook users in the U.S., the U.K. and other countries has been found open on

Published on: September 5th, 2019 Howard Solomon

Some Android phones susceptible to settings attack, says security vendor

Security experts have warned for some time that SMS messages are used by attackers to carry links to malware. A report issued today by Check Point Software warns many Android phones have a

Published on: September 4th, 2019 Howard Solomon

Study says businesses stand to lose 20% of sales revenue forever after a hack

Companies that experience a data breach can expect to lose 20 per cent of their sales revenue forever, according to a new study. PCI Pal PLC, a firm out of the United Kingdom

Published on: August 31st, 2019 Buckley Smith

Federal government launches cybersecurity certification program for SMBs

The federal government on Monday launched the long-awaited cybersecurity certification for small and mid-sized businesses in hopes of increasing the attention SMBs pay to cybersecurity as well as increasing the confidence of online

Published on: August 13th, 2019 Howard Solomon

Cybersecurity essentials – Organized approach

This article is the last in a series of articles by NAV CANADA Vice-President and Chief Information Officer Claudio Silvestri about talking to your board about cybersecurity. What is your organizational approach? Cybersecurity

Published on: August 7th, 2019 IT Business Staff

Cybersecurity essentials – Innovation

This article is the 12th in a series of articles by NAV CANADA Vice-President and Chief Information Officer Claudio Silvestri about talking to your board about cybersecurity. Have a deliberate approach to innovation

Published on: August 5th, 2019 IT Business Staff

Cybersecurity essentials – Third-party assurance

This article is the 11th in a series of articles by NAV CANADA Vice-President and Chief Information Officer Claudio Silvestri about talking to your board about cybersecurity. Provide third-party assurance While I know

Published on: August 4th, 2019 IT Business Staff

Cybersecurity essentials – awareness and training

This article is the 10th in a series of articles by NAV CANADA vice-president and chief information officer Claudio Silvestri about talking to your board about cybersecurity. Describe how you will engage, train,

Published on: August 2nd, 2019 IT Business Staff

Canadians must avoid desensitization to data breaches and lobby for stronger penalties, cybersecurity experts say

Cybersecurity experts are worried that the increased frequency of data breaches is becoming normalized by the public, reducing the pressure on organizations that handle private data to do better. "It's clear that this

Published on: July 30th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Cybersecurity essentials – communications

This article is the ninth in a series of articles by NAV CANADA vice-president and chief information officer Claudio Silvestri about talking to your board about cybersecurity. Describe how, what, and who will

Published on: July 28th, 2019 IT Business Staff

Cybersecurity essentials – Response and return-to-service

This article is the eighth in a series of articles by NAV CANADA Vice-President and Chief Information Officer Claudio Silvestri about talking to your board about cybersecurity. Describe what your incident response plan

Published on: July 26th, 2019 ITBusiness Staff