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More security concerns from cyberspace and foreign actors

Cyber threats to research, acquisition through business investment It was only a week ago that the Canadian Security Establishment (CSE) and the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) issued an unusual joint statement, “that it is near certain that state sponsored »

Health, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics

COVID-19: Canadian security agencies warn of cyber threats to research

n a rather unusual notice, Canadian security agencies have released a joint statement warning that COVID-19 research has become a target for ‘state actor”  hacking attempts. The Canadian Security Establishment (CSE) and the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) said in »

Economy, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics

China-backed hacking of the world’s servers uncovered

Undiscovered hacking possibly for a decade Blackberry Ltd. says it has discovered what it claims is Chinese-backed hacking of the world’s servers. Originally known as Research In Motion based in Waterloo Ontario, the company says its researchers have discovered how »

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Cybersecurity: Huawei – backdoor or no backdoor?

Several news agencies today are reporting on a Bloomberg news story about cybersecurity issues from co-called “backdoors” found in  Huawwei equipment used by Vodaphone in Italy. The report says the backdoors were discovered between 2009 and 2011 in home routers »

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Cyber warfare: cooperation needed between military and industry

The Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI) has released a report this month saying Canadian security could be at risk in a cyber attack. They say while outside forces can mount attacks quickly, Canada lags behind because of »

Economy, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics

Canada, U.S, Five Eyes: security concerns about China

As Canada seeks to develop its 5G cyber network, international concerns are being raised about the security of its infrastructure. The so-called “Five Eyes”, Canada, the U.S., the U.K, Australia, and New Zealand is an international surveillance, security, and information »

Health, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Cyberbullying: perceptions world-wide

World survey by Ipsos The Oxford dictionary defines cyberbullying as: “The use of electronic communication to bully a person, typically by sending messages of an intimidating or threatening nature.” The Oxford Learner’s dictionary adds a bit more,” the activity of »

Internet, Science & Technology, Politics

Cyber threat: FBI issues yet another warning about Huawei- ZTE

For years security experts in Canada and the U.S have been expressing concerns about Chinese high-tech firms and potential spying. Last week FBI director Christopher Wray told a U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee hearing that the government should be ” deeply »

International, Politics, Society

Canada’s security law modified but still leaves serious concerns

It’s called Bill C-59. It is the Liberal government’s modifications to the previous Conservative government’s Bill (and subsequent law) C-51, but according to two advocacy groups, it also introduces a host of new issues and concerns. At the time many »

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Does Canada need its own CIA or MI6?

For defence and security policy wonks in Canada June has been a particularly busy month. It all began with a rather remarkable foreign policy speech delivered by Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland in the House of Commons. She not only »