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  • Cyber Security Connect East

    September 25, 2019 Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, Toronto, ON Participate in a peer-to-peer discussion to ensure your network and organization are resilient and has the capability to react and recover in a time of increased and sophisticated cyber-attacks. Cyber security risks are now an accepted cost of doing business, and likewise, preparing for…

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  • Ransomware: One click can allow hackers to hold a city hostage

    Technology is the newest weapon used by both law enforcement and criminals. It’s a high-tech game of cat and mouse, with information floating throughout the world wide web as chunks of megabytes and megapixels that can be retrieved for either good or bad intentions. For four weeks, we will look…

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  • Canada Uses Civil Anti-Spam Law in Bid to Fine Malware Purveyors

    Canadian government regulators are using the country’s powerful new anti-spam law to pursue hefty fines of up to a million dollars against Canadian citizens suspected of helping to spread malicious software. In March 2019, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission(CRTC) — Canada’s equivalent of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC), executed a search…

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  • The How-To: Protect Your Business From A Data Breach

    Running a business without adequate data security is a massive risk. Crippling data breaches are increasingly common and no business is immune. In 2018, Dubai’s fastest growing startup –Careem– was hit by a cyberattack affecting 14 million users. SMEs are especially vulnerable to attack. Without adequate information and network security you risk…

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  • Awesome cyber security facts 2019

    As people are leaning more and more towards the digital world, cybercrime is becoming an issue that cannot be ignored. Although many individuals and businesses are doing all they can to prevent such attacks, a big risk of them still persists. There are various types of attacks that could occur…

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  • Was Their Data Ever Ours?

    As organizations continue to collect large quantities of data, including personal information about individuals, many are asking whether privacy is becoming a competition issue. International regulators are increasingly looking at the intersection between privacy and competition law, especially given that digital competition operates differently from bricks-and-mortar retail stores. This brownbag…

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  • The State of Privacy and Data Protection in Canada

    The following is an open letter from The Privacy Commissioner of Canada to Minister Bains, the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, regarding the state of privacy and data protection here in Canada. With GDPR setting new standards and the US stirring with some radical laws of their own,…

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  • You Deserve Privacy Online. Here’s How You Could Actually Get It

    We all deserve control over our digital lives. That’s why we must rein in the data brokers. (Editor’s note: the new California Consumer Protection Act 2018 specifically targets those businesses who collect, sell and share personal data of California residents, just as GDPR does for EU data subjects.) In 2019, it’s…

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  • Your Customers May Be the Weakest Link in Your Data Privacy Defenses

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    Does your company have consumer data it isn’t legally authorized to possess? Don’t be too quick to answer. Many ethical, lawfully managed businesses do have such data — and it comes from a surprising source: their customers, who inadvertently share the personal data of their family, friends, and colleagues. The…

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  • WE’RE ALL JUST STARTING TO REALIZE THE POWER OF PERSONAL DATA

    IT’S NO SECRET that companies like Facebook and Google scoop up personal information to serve users ads. But if anything became clear this year, it’s that consumers have a lot more to learn about what happens to their data online—how it’s gathered, who gets to look at it, and what it’s worth. American corporations…

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