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Getting Cybersecurity to The Top of The Boardroom Agenda

December 07, 2018|Security Features

CEOs, Boards of Directors and Trustees are now realising how fatal cybersecurity failures can really be.

The IT industry has undoubtedly shone a bright light on the role of the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) this year; the increasing responsibility and heightened risks associated with the role and the fact that no organisation appears to be safe from a data breach has given the role a new purpose and place within the structure of a business.

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List of data breaches and cyber attacks in November 2018 – 251,286,753 records leaked

November 30, 2018|Security Features

august-data-leak-server-securityThis month’s total of known leaked records to be 251,286,753.

No particular stories stand out this month, but one thing I did notice is that there weren’t as many healthcare breaches as there normally are.



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Phishing Sites Fool Users with Security Padlock

November 28, 2018|Security Features

SSL-Padlock-For several years now, it has been a widely accepted truth that a green padlock in a website’s URL indicated that the site was secure; however, Krebs on Security reported that "Half of All Phishing Sites Now Have the Padlock."

Krebs warned, "Maybe you were once advised to 'look for the padlock' as a means of telling legitimate e-commerce sites from phishing or malware traps.

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GDPR’s impact: The first six months

November 27, 2018|Security Features

GDPR is now six months old – it’s time to take an assessment of the regulation’s impact so far. At first blush it would appear very little has changed. There are no well-publicized actions being taken against offenders. No large fines levied. So does this mean its yet another regulation that will be ignored?

Actually nothing could be farther from the truth.

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Hospitals, Health Care Providers and Insurance Companies Also Leak Your Data

November 23, 2018|Security Features

Hackers are notorious for their ingenious acts of gaining illegal access into users’ accounts and stealing data. Yes, they are well known for that. However, research recently surfaced which showed that hospitals, health care providers as well as insurance companies leak out personal health data more than hackers.

Whoa! That’s fresh.

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Top ten cybersecurity predictions for 2019

November 13, 2018|Security Features

Next year is already shaping up to be a cybersecurity headache for researchers and businesses alike

With just two months left in the year, security researchers and businesses are already looking to the future to see which threats and trends will continue to make an impact in the world of cyber security in 2019.

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The “new” PIPEDA data breach notification requirements: Twelve years in the making

November 03, 2018|Security Features


The data breach notification requirements under Canada's Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act come into effect today. Organizations subject to PIPEDA are now required to notify the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, affected individuals and, in some cases, other organizations, of any breach of security safeguards involving personal information under an organization’s control if it is reasonable to believe that the breach creates a real risk of significant harm to an individual.

A breach of security safeguards is defined as “the loss of, unauthorized access to or unauthorized disclosure of personal information resulting from a breach of an organization’s security safeguards [required under PIPEDA] or from a failure to establish those safeguards”.

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StatCan scooped up 15 years of personal financial data from Canadian credit bureau

November 02, 2018|Security Features


As Statistics Canada plans to build a massive new personal information bank with the real-time financial transaction data of hundreds of thousands of Canadians, Global News has learned the agency has scooped up 15 years’ worth of credit rating information from a major international credit bureau which could include millions of Canadians.

The data harvest was done without the consent or knowledge of those Canadians whose credit history was passed on Statistics Canada.

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Stats Canada requesting banking information of 500,000 Canadians without their knowledge

November 01, 2018|Security Features



Documents obtained by Global News show the national statistical agency plans to collect “individual-level financial transactions data” and sensitive information, like social insurance numbers (SIN), from Canadian financial institutions to develop a “new institutional personal information bank.”

“Statistics Canada will be acquiring individual payments and income history information from financial institutions,” reads a document from Statistics Canada, which recognizes the “highly sensitive nature” of the data.

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New security breach reporting guidelines come into force on November 1st

November 01, 2018|Security Features



Organizations will be required to report any security or data breaches that pose a real risk of significant harm to affected individuals.

New security breach reporting guidelines are set to come into force on November 1st, 2018, compelling organizations to report any security or data breaches that pose significant harm to affected individuals.

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