There are many security buzzwords that come into play when the technology available to help secure a business is discussed. The problem is that many of these buzzwords sound great but are actually very poor fits to the real needs of most small and medium-sized businesses. Let’s consider how these buzzwords play into the concept of “security theater” and how... Read More
- Published: 18 Dec 2019
LifeLabs, one of the largest private providers of health diagnostic testing, said in an open letter to its customers that the firm had become aware of a recent hack to its computer systems that contained customer information, names and logins. It didn’t specify exactly who had hacked the system but LifeLabs alerted the Ontario and B.C. privacy
- Published: 17 Jun 2019
Ransomware has become a favorite attack vector for hackers – after all, for them, it’s pretty much a no loss game. They either get paid, or they move on to their next target. Unfortunately, cyberattackers that dispatch ransomware often do get paid, and these payments can sometimes come from a surprising source: cybersecurity firms.
- Published: 11 Jun 2019
Canadian municipalities are “sitting ducks” for “cyber terrorists,” says the mayor of Stratford, Ont. — the latest Canadian community to find itself targeted by an online ransom attack. Dan Mathieson said that if his fellow mayors across the country don’t start working together on the problem, more communities may be hit by online extortionists holding municipal
- Published: 07 Jun 2019
Ransomware hasn’t let up. It is essential to understand that any organization, of any kind, is a potential target of a ransomware attack – and yes, this includes municipalities. In fact, since 2013, over 170 government systems at the national, provincial and municipal levels have been infected.
- Published: 15 Apr 2019
The City of Stratford Ontario says it has been the target of an apparent cyber-attack, but officials do not believe personal information was compromised.
- Published: 19 Oct 2018
By now everyone knows about ransomware, the dastardly strand of malware that encrypts data (or the drives it’s stored on) and sends the user a message demanding payment in a certain amount of time before the data is deleted forever. To add a little more menace to an already stressful situation, the message includes a