At Least Public Organizations are Transparent About their Cyber Challenges

At Least Public Organizations are Transparent About their Cyber Challenges

As part of a rapid fire succession of TV interviews earlier this week, I had the opportunity to read a 12-page report prepared for the board of directors of the Toronto Public Library following the security breach that devastated IT operations, affected more than 100 branches, compromised the personal information of employees going back to…

Healthcare Cybersecurity Compliance Reform May be Tied to Funding

Healthcare Cybersecurity Compliance Reform May be Tied to Funding

In the ongoing discourse about HIPAA reform, opinions diverge on the efficacy of attaching conditions to financial and incident response assistance. While the need for enhanced cybersecurity in healthcare is universally acknowledged, the debate persists over whether such conditions send the right message or inadvertently complicate the imperative task of fortifying the sector’s defenses.

What Hidden Societal Impacts Await with the “Scourge of Ransomware”?

What Hidden Societal Impacts Await with the “Scourge of Ransomware”?

Our latest Media Cybersecurity Briefing applauds the Royal United Services Institute and the National Cyber Security Centre for exposing the layered harms caused by ransomware. This paper, often overlooked, serves as a vital anchor for journalists, urging a deep dive into the shocking consequences of extortion and shedding light on the real societal impacts beyond the monetary losses.

Cyber Threats or Media Sensation? Debunking the ‘Cyber-Kidnapping’ Phenomenon

Cyber Threats or Media Sensation? Debunking the ‘Cyber-Kidnapping’ Phenomenon

The so-called “cyber-kidnapping” trend targeting immigrant and Asian families is not a new phenomenon, but rather a calculated exploitation of human nature by organized criminals. Amidst headlines exploiting fear, uncertainty, and doubt, it’s crucial to recognize the use of buzzwords and alarming narratives, as indulging in sensationalism poses a risk to our trust, privacy, and security.

8 Sentences Regarding Google’s Facial Data Collection

8 Sentences Regarding Google’s Facial Data Collection

Unveiling a disconcerting initiative, Google is actively gathering intricate details like eyelid shape and skin tone from children through videos submitted by parents. In an eyebrow-raising collaboration, TELUS incentivizes parents with $50 to film their children wearing various props, contributing to Google’s Project that involves facial geometry collection and identification verification.

MOVEit Breach Aftermath: A $65 Billion Wake-up Call

MOVEit Breach Aftermath: A $65 Billion Wake-up Call

Just a year after the World Economic Forum’s warning, the MOVEit breach unfolded, exposing vulnerabilities in cloud security. With over 2600 companies affected and losses exceeding $65 billion, this underscores the urgency for stringent vendor risk management and transparency standards in the cloud industry.

Cyberfraud in Canada: 3 Shocking Facts from CAFC’s 2023 Report

Cyberfraud in Canada: 3 Shocking Facts from CAFC’s 2023 Report

Cyberfraud is a serious problem that affects millions of people worldwide. The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) has released the latest statistics on cyberfraud losses in Canada and abroad for 2023. This article outlines three shocking facts that will make you rethink your online security and awareness.

Sifting Through Security Predictions for Nuggets of Wisdom

Sifting Through Security Predictions for Nuggets of Wisdom

“The financial cybersecurity landscape in 2024 will be characterized by evolving threats, increased automation, and the persistence of cyber criminals. Financial institutions and organizations must adapt their cybersecurity strategies to address these challenges proactively, and safeguard their assets and sensitive data.” ** With platitudes like these, it’s a wonder their 2023 predictions were even 60%…