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Published: April 20th, 2020


Ontario construction firm victim of ransomware attack

A multi-million dollar Ontario construction firm that has worked on major federal and provincial projects including facilities for national defence and police stations has been hit by a ransomware attack. According to CBC

Published on: January 27th, 2020 Howard Solomon

Lack of cybersecurity training still a major issue, says Scalar study

A lack of cybersecurity training in the workplace continues to be a major reason why there's a surge in cyberattacks in Canada, according to a new study from Scalar Decisions Inc. entitled The Digital

Published on: October 25th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Advancements in malware have changed the landscape of cybersecurity, says eSentire

When it comes to protecting an organization from malware, it's a constant game of cat and mouse, according to Sean Blenkhorn, the chief product officer for eSentire Inc., who recently published a report

Published on: October 18th, 2019 Buckley Smith

SecTor 2019: How to survive a ransomware attack

Ransomware is not the newest form of cyberattack, although its popularity remains relatively high and the results remain quite devastating, according to cybersecurity experts who spoke at SecTor 2019 this week in Toronto.

Published on: October 9th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Buy Bitcoin now and 9 other ways to prepare for cyber attack

Many governing boards over the past year have had presentations and discussions about cyber security but most look at it as an unlikely event. However, it is no longer the case of whether

Published on: March 25th, 2019 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Hashtag Trending – Fujifilm and Xerox merge, Suncor invests in autonomous trucks

Fujifilm and Xerox merge into an $18 billion dollar corporation, the U.K. government will fine companies millions of dollars for failing to protect against cyberattacks, and Suncor invests big in electric autonomous vehicles.

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

Ransomware for everyone?

We all know that Software as a Service (SaaS) makes managing software easier, but there's a dark side to every technology, and the dispiriting truth about SaaS is that it makes the deployment of

Published on: October 30th, 2017 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Cyber insurance is necessary for businesses

In a world where security breaches and cyber attacks have increased in recent years, businesses are looking for new ways to defend themselves. As a result, cyber insurance has become a popular method

Published on: June 19th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

How to protect your company against the global WannaCrypt ransomware attack

Executives in charge of security should immediately warn employees against opening any suspicious Word documents and apply patches to any legacy Windows systems to avoid falling victim to a ransomware attack that is

Published on: May 15th, 2017 Brian Jackson

One billion Yahoo accounts hacked in largest data breach ever

Just a few months after announcing that in 2014 500 million accounts were hacked, Yahoo Inc. is at it again, disclosing this week that in 2013 one billion accounts were hacked in the

Published on: December 15th, 2016 Alex Radu

Giving police passwords would ‘criminalize privacy’: encryption vendor

The news that Canada’s police chiefs are advocating for federal laws that would compel individuals to provide electronic passwords with a judge’s consent isn’t sitting well with some members of Canada’s IT community.

Published on: August 18th, 2016 Ryan Patrick

Ransomware attacks see dramatic increase: McAfee

The latest McAfee Labs Threat Report from Intel Security warns of a rapid proliferation of new ransomware attacks, as well as HDD and SSD firmware attacks by a major computer espionage group and

Published on: June 10th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

New variant of malware, Gyges, can quietly exfiltrate government data

There’s a new piece of malware targeting government organizations – and according to the security researchers who unearthed it, it’s basically invisible and can avoid being detected for a long period of time.

Published on: July 18th, 2014 Candice So