Cyberattacks are on the rise. Canada needs to work with cybersecurity experts to enable them to identify and address security vulnerabilities.
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.
Ireland is under pressure to investigate, and potentially fine, Facebook for alleged data breaches under GDPR.
A thriving black market for stolen personal data makes millions of people vulnerable to spies, spammers, scammers and hackers.
More than 500 million people’s details were compromised. The records include various combinations of name, email, gender, date of birth, location, relationship status and employer.
Companies today collect vast amounts of our personal data. What measures can governments and regulators take to reduce the inherent risks and keep our data?
Australia has hesitated in the past to adopt a strong privacy framework. A new government review provides an opportunity to improve data protection rules to an internationally competitive standard.
A health law expert explains what the regulation does and doesn't protect.
It’s not clear how individuals are being targeted. And while they’re mostly high-profile people, that doesn’t mean there’s no lesson for the average person to take away.
Universities hold valuable information but are large and porous communities, with legacy IT systems often adding to the risks. But following a few basic rules can help counter cyber attacks.
Two-factor authentication is certainly an added layer of security as we traverse the online world. But it comes in various forms, and they’re not all equally protective.
In an era of data breaches and data privacy concerns, governments should enshrine in law a requirement for companies and banks to send paper bills and statements in order to protect consumers.
Data breaches are on the rise, but blockchain can provide a secure way for consumers to manage their data and their privacy.
Government privacy commissioners are investigating a data breach at one of Canada’s largest medical services companies, after hackers gained access to the personal information of 15 million customers.
Failure of corporations to protect data means that government regulation is required to ensure corporation compliance.
Most of us are probably having our data tracked in some form. And while there are regulatory safeguards in place to protect user privacy, it’s hard to say whether these are enough.
A recent leakware attack targeting Johannesburg was the second of its kind ever recorded. Hackers demanded A$52,663 worth of bitcoins, in return for not releasing senstivie civilian information.
Research shows we’re pretty gullible as it is. And our increasing reliance on machines for completing everyday tasks makes us all-the-more vulnerable to being exploited.
A major cyber attack on a data lake could have immense consequences for any of us. And the damage could be felt anywhere from banking to the healthcare sector.
You can't change your fingerprint if it's stolen like you'd change your password.