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Federal budget: RCMP, CSE to get new cyber crime fighting centres

The country's biggest law enforcement and electronic security agencies are about to have their cyber crime fight capabilities increased by tens of millions of dollars. In its budget announced Tuesday the government proposes giving

Published on: February 28th, 2018 Howard Solomon

Cyber crime costs the world almost US$600 billion a year: Report

Cyber crime may now cost the world almost $600 billion USD a year, up from $445 billion USD three years ago. That estimate comes from the latest Economic Impact of Cybercrime report by

Published on: February 26th, 2018 Howard Solomon

Visa’s chief risk officer shares the company’s four pillars of payment security

As the chief risk offer at Visa Inc., Ellen Richey knows a thing or two about data security. After all, the criminals who make her job necessary are primarily out to steal personal

Published on: February 15th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Twitter posts a profit; Samsung and Roku Smart TV owners beware; Amazon Whole Foods groceries

Twitter posts a profit but struggles to attract new users, Samsung and Roku smart TVs are vulnerable to hacking, and Amazon starts delivering Whole Foods. There’s a lot of chatter about Twitter’s first-ever

Published on: February 9th, 2018 Alex Coop

Kaspersky bundles security products into single solution

Kaspersky Lab is amalgamating some of its cybersecurity products into a single platform called Kaspersky Threat Management and Defense solution. In addition to the financial services and healthcare industries, the new product, available

Published on: February 8th, 2018 Alex Coop

SecureKey announces blockchain-based identification service Verified.Me

SecureKey Technologies Inc. wants to help financial services firms harness the blockchain to verify their users. On Wednesday, the Toronto-based authentication firm announced that fintech Sun Life Financial Inc. had become the latest

Published on: February 8th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Goodbye to CDs; Cryptocurrency’s richest people; Uber breach

Best Buy is pulling CDs off shelves this summer, Forbes introduces its first list of Cryptocurrency's richest people, and Uber confirms the two hackers who breached their data were found to be in

Published on: February 8th, 2018 Alex Coop

Business leaders split down the middle when it comes to how tech will impact them, says new report

Business leaders are torn about how new technologies are going to impact them in the near future, but agree that sweeping changes are on the horizon, according to a new report from Dell

Published on: February 7th, 2018 Alex Coop

HP introduces its first 4K monitors, new business laptops

HP Inc. is following up what its calling its 'largest premium launch year ever' in 2018 with its first 4K monitors, next generations of  and a whole array of security updates. Off the

Published on: February 7th, 2018 Alex Radu

Android shut down 700,000 bad apps last year

Google stomped out more than 100,000 bad apples and more than 700,000 bad apps that violated the Google Play policies in 2017. That’s 70 per cent more than the apps taken down in

Published on: February 5th, 2018 Alex Coop

Telus, Trend Micro team up to open Cybersecurity Research Centre in Toronto

As the world continues to become more digital, businesses and consumers are facing more challenges than ever. To address the growing volume of cyber threats, Canadian telecommunications giant Telus and cybersecurity solution provider Trend

Published on: February 1st, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Ontario PC Party adds ransomware to list of troubles

Following a tumultuous week that saw both its leader and its president resign in the face of allegations of sexual misconduct, the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party may now face a cyber security crisis.

Published on: January 30th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Senate calls for national ‘self-driving cars’ strategy’ as Canada is ‘ill-prepared’

Autonomous vehicles are being touted as the future of the transportation industry but a new report by the Senate Committee on Transport and Communications says Canada is “ill-prepared” for this fast approaching “new

Published on: January 29th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – Data breach at Bell Canada, most Android apps aren’t ready for GDPR

Bell Canada suffers a data breach, more than half of Android apps don't follow the new EU data protection regulations, and Elon Musk isn’t getting paid unless Tesla is massively successful. First from

Published on: January 24th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Bell acknowledges data breach

Bell Canada has acknowledged hackers have accessed personal information of what it has told CBC News are less than 100,000 customers. The telco says information accessed included names, email addresses, account user names

Published on: January 23rd, 2018 Howard Solomon