Our critical infrastructures are growing increasingly complex as the number of devices and connections in these systems continues to grow.
An increasing number of cyberattacks threaten critical infrastructures. These attacks exploit weaknesses in outdated and insecure systems.
Vulnerable devices and systems are targets.
As schools and colleges confront the challenges of COVID-19, cybercriminals exploit weaknesses in the computer networks and online systems.
The alarming rise in ransomware attacks means that many state-owned enterprises and private sector firms are only one click away from disaster.
Switching web service providers and providing almost $40 million from the federal budget means the census 2021 website should be safe from crashing at the crucial time this evening.
Security experts can provide valuable information on vulnerabilities that could be exploited in cyberattacks.
Cyberattacks are on the rise. Canada needs to work with cybersecurity experts to enable them to identify and address security vulnerabilities.
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Hybrid warfare is becoming increasingly sophisticated. Governments and vulnerable organisations need to adapt quickly to respond to the threat.
With little international law governing state-sponsored cybercrime, the risk of retaliation and even war is growing.
Cybersecurity is a growing global threat.
A UN working group on cybersecurity is making incremental progress in highlighting the importance of including and protecting civilians.
Cyberwarfare will require new defensive measures by government and corporations.
Co-ordinated cyberattacks can create massive disruptions to infrastructure and supply chains. New treaties are needed to prevent cyberwarfare, but it’s challenging to predict technological advances.
At this month’s summit, US President Joe Biden warned his counterpart Vladimir Putin of reprisals against ‘persistent malicious cyber-attacks’. But it will take more than posturing to end the stand-off.
Credit bureau Equifax announced in 2017 that the personal information of 143 million Americans – about three-quarters of all adults – had been exposed in a major data breach.
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If an organization that has your data gets hacked, your vulnerability depends on the kind of attack and the kind of data. Here’s how you can assess your risk and what to do to protect yourself.
Ransomware has gone professional, with criminal consultants, affiliates and brokers – arresting them all will be difficult.
Colonial Pipeline storage tanks. On May 7, 2021, the company experienced a ransomware cyberattack.
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The amount of online data and transactions are growing exponentially. Related is the increasing possibility of cyberattacks — one way to address these is by regulating parts of the internet.
The centralisation of internet infrastructure leaves swathes of the online world vulnerable to sudden outages.
Your move, Mr. President.
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When announcing financial penalties on Russia earlier this year, Biden hinted at the prospect of ‘further’ sanctions. An energy scholar explains what Biden may have meant.
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Cybersecurity for pipelines and ports is too important to leave unregulated.
What would happen if companies stopped paying ransoms?
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The FBI and Treasury Department frown on the idea of paying off cyber attackers. But there is sufficient ethical and legal gray areas to make it a real moral quandary for business leaders.
The FBI’s latest cybersecurity moves bring the government into new territory – inside privately owned computers.
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The courts have given the government the authority to hack into private computers unannounced. The action addresses a clear threat, but it also sets an unsettling precedent.
It’s still too early to say who attacked Channel Nine, disrupting its live broadcasts over the weekend. But fingers have been pointed at Russian state actors using a tactic nicknamed ‘wiperware’.
Universities are a prime target for cyber attacks and the weakest links in their defences are all the non-expert users of their systems. Teaching everyone basic cyber hygiene is vital.