Why you can expect more spam text messages from politicians

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Many Canadians were surprised this weekend when their phones were buzzed by an incoming spam text from an unexpected political source. The Conservative Party of Canada mass-texted millions of randomly generated phone numbers in Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and New Brunswick, telling recipients that gasoline prices were about to spike and they should fill up. The texts were… Read more »

Phishing Attacks and Spear Phishing: What They are, Why They are Effective, and How to Prevent Them

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Phishing attacks have been a way for malicious actors to compromise organizations at alarming rates over the years. In fact, a recent survey found that 83% of respondents experienced a phishing attack in 2018, and that a successful attack costs a mid-size enterprise organization $1.6 million. Unfortunately, most industry experts agree that phishing will also be one of the… Read more »

Beefing up security

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MANY OF US have little more than a weak, reused password standing between our financial assets and a remote attacker—one armed with powerful tools and a database of passwords from security breaches. This is a losing battle. It’s the most likely way for weak computer security to put our finances at risk. Think this can’t happen… Read more »

Microsoft Unveils Azure Sentinel Cloud Security Program

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Microsoft Corp. unveiled two new cloud security services to help customers find and stop threats and manage their cyberdefenses by tapping experts from the software giant. Azure Sentinel, available for customer preview Thursday, is what’s called a Security Information and Event management tool. Microsoft said it’s the first of its type based in the cloud. The… Read more »

IoT is Coming Even if the Security Isn’t Ready: Here’s What to Do

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In a May study of 553 IT decision makers, 78% said they thought it was at least somewhat likely that their businesses would suffer data loss or theft enabled by IoT devices. Some 72% said the speed at which IoT is advancing makes it harder to keep up with evolving security requirements. Source: Wired Magazine Date: February 28th, 2019… Read more »

Canada’s Telus says partner Huawei is “reliable”

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The US-China tension over Huawei is leaving telecommunications companies around the world at a crossroad, but one spoke out last week. Telus, one of Canada’s largest phone companies showed support for its Chinese partner despite a global backlash against Huawei over cybersecurity threats. Source: Tech Crunch Date: January 24th, 2019 Link: https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/20/telus-backs-huawei/ Discussion 1) Do you know what… Read more »