Think defensively about your online accounts and data security – and don’t assume you’ll avoid harm.
German MPs were outraged they weren’t notified they were targets in a cyber attack, which resulted in the public release of mobile phone numbers and credit card information.
We found hundreds of local council workers willing to give out login details for government systems without realising.
Tech companies have vowed to do better when it comes to using data ethically, but most ethics initiatives are neither enforced nor enforceable.
Cybersecurity professionals are often portrayed as lone hackers in hoodies. But as well as technical skills, they also need to be excellent communicators and have a high degree of personal integrity.
Statistics Canada has been tone-deaf in its push for the financial data of Canadians from banks, but that data is essential to forming good public policy.
As billions more devices connect to the cloud, congestion will cause communication to become slower and less responsive.
Human resources departments need to understand that these days security and data breaches are more likely to come from within.
There is always a tension between usability and security. People want systems to be secure so that their identities aren’t stolen, but they want those same systems to be easily accessible.
BA’s handling of the latest corporate cyber attack shows a catalogue of missed opportunities.
Malicious and criminal attacks were the cause of 59% of data breaches in the last three months, according the latest reported figures.
Something good could come from the Cambridge Analytica scandal if we used the same data to fix society, rather than profit from it.
Data breaches are fact of modern life. It’s likely each of us will have our personal information compromised at some point. Here’s how to reduce the risk and limit the damage if and when it occurs.
The Canadian government is right to hold public consultations on digital and data transformation given how profoundly it affects society at large. But the scope is far too narrow.
Will GDPR usher in a fresh start for the internet? A look at the four main foundation elements and how they affect you.
Medical practices have special requirements under the Privacy Act, but the security and privacy systems some providers currently have in place may be inadequate.
We’re at a critical moment as users of Facebook. It’s our responsibility to educate ourselves about how our data is bought and sold.
Several critical Canadian elections are looming. Here’s what Canada can learn from Europe on how to prevent the digital manipulation of voters.
Why are the masses not disconnecting from Facebook despite the litany of revelations that the company’s brass has long viewed them as dumb sheep?
Facebook has become a key part of the world’s infrastructure, not just another tech company. It’s time to start treating it that way.