Cyber Attacks Increasing for Canadian Organizations
An alarming majority of Canadian companies reported falling victim to multiple cyber attacks, according to a recent report by Carbon Black.
8 Ways to Protect Your Identity Online [Password Rules]
Helpful strong, secure password tips for keeping your identity and data safe.
Federal Data Breach Regulations Take Effect Nov. 1, 2018
In order to avoid fines and penalties, organizations will need to understand PIPEDA and its basic requirements.
Of Every 10 Businesses in Canada, Only 4 Have Data Breach Policies in Place
The goal of this survey was to learn how knowledgeable organizations are on privacy issues and requirements, understand the types of privacy policies and practices they have in place, and determine their privacy information needs.
Cryptocurrencies and What They Mean For Your Business
Technology has added efficiency and modern conveniences to daily life. Among these conveniences, computer experts have managed to apply digital traits to new, online currencies in what is called cryptocurrencies.
Here are the highlights from Canada's 2018 Federal Budget
Overall, the budget aims to narrow the deficit to $18.1 billion; however, there is no target date for a return to balance.
Top Legal Risks to Watch in 2018
As the economy becomes increasingly complex and unpredictable, businesses continue to face serious legal risks. According to a report from Borden Ladner Gervais, this year is no exception.
Noteworthy Cyber Security News Items
Yahoo Says All Accounts Were Hacked in 2013, Equifax Cyber Security Incident, Canadian Government Hit by State-sponsored Cyber Attacks an Average of Once Per Week
Federal Government Publishes Data Breach Reporting Requirements Draft
The Canadian government published proposed regulations relating to the mandatory reporting of privacy breaches under Canada’s federal data protection law, the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act.
5 Tips for Applying for Cyber Insurance
For cyber coverage to be effective, it requires a high level of due diligence on the part of prospective policyholders. To get the most out of your policy, you will want to consider these five best practices when applying for cyber insurance.
3 Business Lessons from the HBO Hack
On July 31, 2017, HBO revealed that a group of hackers had stolen 1.5 terabytes of data from the network. Following the breach, unaired episodes of “Game of Thrones,” one of HBO’s flagship shows were systematically leaking spoilers.
Canada is the Second Most Expensive Country for Data Breaches
A report found that the average total cost of a data breach is approximately $5.78 million.
Cyber Exposures and the Importance of Coverage in Manufacturing
Cyber security is a top-of-mind risk for manufacturers, as it is an industry norm for organizations to quickly adopt new, more efficient technologies—technologies that are often a target of cyber criminals.
Snapchat "SNAP MAP" Safety
While Snapchat is designed to be a fun photo, video, and text messaging app, a number of features - particularly the Snap Map function - pose serious safety concerns.
6 Considerations When Buying Cyber Insurance
The market for cyber insurance has grown exponentially. However, unlike other forms of insurance, cyber insurance is not a one-size-fits-all approach.
Ransomware Attack Sweeping the Globe
Another global cyber attack was activated Tuesday, June 27, leaving companies across Europe, Australia, and the United Stated struggling to respond.
5 Types of Cyber Attacks That Threaten Small Businesses
Small businesses face a high risk of cyber attacks and could have to front $46,000 or more per cyber security event. Learn more about the common cyber attacks that threaten small businesses.
1 in 4 Internet Users Don't Know How to Respond to a Ransomware Attack
The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) recently found that 1 in 4 internet users would have no idea how to respond to a ransomware attack.
Devastating Reputational Risks for Your Business
A strong reputation has the potential to be your largest asset, but just one crisis could irrevocably tarnish your image and ruin your business.
5 Ways to Prevent Digital Overload
The near-constant access to digital technology can be stress inducing, which could negatively impact your mental well-being. To ensure that you avoid digital overload, considering adopting these five beneficial practices.
Employee Management to Reduce Occupational Fraud
An employer's worst nightmare! Some of the most damaging cyber attacks can come from within the business, in ways such as occupational fraud, which many employers overlook when it comes to their cyber security.
Report Predicts Escalation of Cyber Attacks in 2017
According to a recent report, businesses can expect to see an increase in the number and severity of cyber attacks in 2017 and a large number of politically motivated cyber attacks near the end of 2016 will escalate into larger cyber attack conflicts.
88 Percent of Employees Lack Knowledge to Prevent Cyber Incidents
According to a recent report, 88% of employees lack the understanding necessary to prevent common cyber incidents.
Average cost of data breach: $6.2 million - Defending your business with insurance
Email is an essential business communications tool, but its use can cause complications for your company. Employees often misuse company email accounts for personal matters, potentially landing them and their employers in hot water.
Global Spending on the Internet of Things May Reach $1.29 Trillion by 2020
Today, there are more digitally connected devices than there are people on the planet. These immense networks are capable of supporting an array of applications - from the mundane to the sophisticated - and can help propel economic opportunities. This vast interconnected system of devices, vehicles, and even buildings are all part of the Internet of Things (IoT) - and more and more businesses are investing in it.
The Biggest Cyber Security Disasters of 2017
2017 was not without its share of cyber security incidents—incidents that impacted companies of all sizes and affected multiple industries. The following are some of the biggest cyber security disasters of 2017.
Criminals Hijacked 100,000 Devices in DYN Cyber Attack
Recently, Dynamic Network Services Inc. (Dyn) - a cloud-based internet performance management (IPM) company in the United States - had its server infrastructure compromised following distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. How the attacked worked and key takeaways.