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

Security experts debate use of backdoors in coding

In light of the furore around the NSA and PRISM, a new report from the Citizen Lab is calling for a cut down on the use of backdoors when coding software. In his

Published on: November 7th, 2013 Candice So

Citizen Lab director to speak at TEDxToronto

The cyber-sleuth who exposed Ghostnet, a Chinese cyber-espionage ring, and continues to advocate for the Canadian government to more actively pursue a cyber-security strategy will be a featured speaker at this year’s TEDxToronto.

Published on: August 2nd, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

BlackBerry users recruited to keep RIM in Check on government deals

An independent Canadian Internet security and privacy research group wants BlackBerry users to help them determine the extent of security arrangements made by Research in Motion with state authorities that have earlier threatened

Published on: October 27th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Toronto-based registrar used by GhostNet-linked cyber crooks

Cyber criminals hosted a fraudulent banking Web site on a GhostNet server and set up the domain with the unwitting help of a Toronto-based registrar, says a computer forensics expert.Gary Warner is a

Published on: April 9th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Cyber spies steal top secret govt. documents

Cyber spies based in Chengdu, China have reportedly used phishing e-mail attacks and a bot network -- abetted by social media -- to steal top secret Indian government documents and visa information from

Published on: April 7th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Canadian software tool blows away Net censorship, wins global award

Canadian software designed to evade government censorship of the Internet is the first recipient of a new award for digital pioneers chosen by an international group of specialists and awarded in Paris in

Published on: February 25th, 2008 Grant Buckler