Canadian companies should watch out when they use technology supplied by state-owned companies from countries that want to steal corporate secrets, the country’s security agencies have warned. The RCMP organized two workshops last March — one in Calgary, the other in Toronto — to raise awareness about threats to critical systems, including espionage and foreign… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Cyberforensics
As an investigative reporter for CBS News, Ms. Attkisson was responsible for investigating and reporting on national news stories. Between 2011 and 2013, she investigated and prepared various high-profile news reports, including ones related to the “Fast and Furious” “gunwalking” operation and the attack on the American diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya… In 2011——at the… Read more »
Yahoo has revealed that login details for up to one billion accounts have gone missing. The massive breach was discovered while it investigated a separate attack that had compromised data on about 500 million accounts. Yahoo said it suspected a state-sponsored attacker was involved in both thefts. How can it be sure? Source: BBC Technology News Date: December… Read more »
Canadian technology company Netsweeper helped the Bahraini government block opposition party websites, various news websites and content critical of Islam, according to a new report by the Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs. Source: CBC News Date: September 27th, 2016 Link: http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/netsweeper-bahrain-government-internet-censorship-1.3769803 Discussion 1) The article says that Netsweeper is” raising the alarm because they found… Read more »
Last weekend’s reports about the New Zealand rugby team’s discovery of a listening device sewn in to a hotel meeting room chair, have illustrated just how much spying technology has advanced in recent years. These days, you don’t need to sit outside in a van with your headphones on, listening to static for an hour… Read more »
Description: CNN’s Rene March reports on why there is a shortage of cyber security experts Source: CNN .com Date: April 24, 2012 Questions for discussion: 1. Why is cyber security such a great area in which new grads can find jobs?
Description: Sgt. Brandon Davis vividly recalled the moment before he killed Eric Wayne Berry, but it was not the way it really happened. Source: nytimes.com Date: Feb 21, 2012 The shooting, tragedy that it was, was speedily cleared by his superiors because the entire incident was captured on tape. “It happened at noon on a… Read more »
Description: What is the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and will it impact my internet experience? It depends. Let us explain Source: cnn .com Date: Jan 18, 2012 Questions for discussion: Why should SOFA become law? Who would benefit from SOFA becoming law? What are downsides of SOFA becoming law?
Description: Welcome to iCheers, where everybody knows your whereabouts. Both Apple and Foursquare are offering new tools for iOS5 that will let us know where our friends are at all times. Source: Forbes.com Date: Oct 17, 2011 Late Saturday night, “ThomasMetz” posted to MacRumors (via 9to5Mac) about how he turned his wife’s iPhone into a… Read more »
Description: CNN’s Dan Simon pays a visit to a U.S. government lab that protects the nation from cyber-terrorism. Source: CNN .com. Date: Oct 1, 2011 Questions for discussion: What do you feel are the major risks from cyber terrorism in your geographic area? How should Canada best prepare for cyber war attacks?