Ottawa vows to make Canada a global leader in cyber security

June 18, 2018|Security Features


Ottawa has released its long-awaited update to its national cyber security strategy, promising to better protect Canadians from cyber crime, to respond to evolving threats, and defend critical government and private sector systems.

“The strategy is the roadmap for Canada’s path forward on cyber security, and is designed to meet the objectives and priorities of Canadians,” Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said in releasing the document.

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What is the GDPR?

June 12, 2018|Dr. Wael Hassan, PhD.


The GDPR represents new legislation that is destined to replace the General Data Protection Regulation, which has been in place since 1995. The arrival of the digital age means that the way people understand and interact with data is changing rapidly.  

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What is the Relationship Between HITECH, HIPAA, and Electronic Health and Medical Records?

June 05, 2018|Security Features


The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was signed into law in August 1996, and was updated by the HIPAA Privacy Rule in 2003 and the HIPAA Security Rule in 2005, but how did the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act change HIPAA and what is the relationship between HITECH, HIPAA, and electronic health and medical records?

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Canadian businesses could face $30 million in fines under EU’s new privacy law

May 29, 2018|Security Features

Any Canadian business that collects personal information about residents of the European Union — whether they’re tourists, students or online customers — risks maximum fines of $30 million or more if they violate a sweeping new EU privacy law that takes effect last Friday.

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GDPR: It's here, so what happens now?

May 25, 2018|Security Features


What does GDPR really mean for consumers and business? And will those giant fines really happen?

After years of preparation and planning, on 25 May the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force across the European Union, with implications for individuals and businesses in the region and beyond.

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PCI Security Standards Council publishes PCI DSS 3.2.1

May 22, 2018|Security Features


PCI DSS version 3.2.1 replaces version 3.2 to account for effective dates and SSL/early TLS migration deadlines that have passed. No new requirements are added in PCI DSS 3.2.1. PCI DSS 3.2 remains valid through 31 December 2018 and will be retired as of 1 January 2019. 

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Reducing the scope of your annual PCI Compliance audit

May 15, 2018|DataStealth Team


PCI Compliance Challenge

Annual PCI DSS compliance audits are required for all organizations that ‘store, process or transmit’ payment card information, and over time, the audit process has become very expensive and expansive as it has adapted to incorporate the evolving challenges of building and sustaining a secure network.  Audits typically require significant investment in time, resources, capital, and potentially large amounts of remediation in order to achieve a PCI DSS compliant status. And for larger organizations, it is an annual requirement.

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Document Protection: Enhanced Privacy and Security for Documents In Transit and at Rest

May 01, 2018|DataStealth Team


Everyone wants, and needs to be able to share documents, both internally and externally. Organizations worldwide have been experiencing significant increases in the number of network breaches, and the associated theft of data and documents belonging to those organizations. Data and document theft has become a pandemic.

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Federal Breach Notification Rules Finalized; In Force November 2018

April 17, 2018|Security Features

Nearly 3 years after passing amendments to Canada’s federal private sector privacy law to include mandatory breach notification and record-keeping requirements, the Government has finalized some related regulations and announced that the new obligations will come into force on November 1, 2018

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A day in the life of your stolen data

April 13, 2018|Security Features

WITHOUT even realizing it, you are opening yourself up to huge risk every day. These are the habits that could cost you.

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