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A unified cybersecurity strategy is the key to protecting businesses

May 30, 2022 The Canadian Press

By Camelia Radu, Associate Professor in Accounting, Universite du Quebec a Montreal (UQAM) and Nadia Smaili, Professor in Accounting (forensic accounting), Universite du Quebec a Montreal (UQAM) – THE CONVERSATION This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent

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Security committee finds gaps in federal cyberdefences that place vital data at risk

February 15, 2022 Jim Bronskill - THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – The committee of MPs and senators which oversees federal security policy has uncovered gaps in Canada’s cyberdefences that could leave many agencies vulnerable to state-sponsored hackers from countries like China and Russia. In a new report, the National

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Federal government investigating cyberattack amid tensions with Russia

January 25, 2022 The Canadian Press

OTTAWA – The federal government says the country’s cybersecurity agencies are investigating a recent attack against Global Affairs Canada. The government is not saying who it suspects was behind the Jan. 19 attack, which has left some diplomats without access

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N.L. rebuilding ‘from scratch’ systems downed by cyberattack using backups: official

December 15, 2021 The Canadian Press

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – An Irish expert says the fact Newfoundland and Labrador has to rebuild “from scratch” systems affected by an Oct. 30 cyberattack provides a new clue about the attack and its progress. Brian Honan said in an

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N.L. cyberattack shows Canada needs national rules to protect personal data: experts

November 18, 2021 Sarah Smellie - THE CANADIAN PRESS

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – The cyberattack on Newfoundland and Labrador’s health-care system is yet another urgent signal that Canada needs better rules around protecting personal health information from hackers and needs a unified response plan when health-care services are under

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Expert says N.L. cyberattack worst in Canadian history, deserves federal response

November 5, 2021 Sarah Smellie - THE CANADIAN PRESS

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – The cyberattack that knocked down Newfoundland and Labrador’s health system data centres Saturday is a national security issue and should be treated as such by Ottawa, security experts say. David Shipley, chief executive officer of Beauceron

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Suspected cyberattack in N.L. hits ‘brain’ of province’s health care system

November 2, 2021 The Canadian Press

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – A suspected cyberattack on Newfoundland and Labrador’s health network has led to the cancellation of thousands of medical appointments across the province and forced some local health systems to revert to paper. The “brain” of the

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As cyberattacks skyrocket, Canada needs to work with – and not hinder – cybersecurity experts

July 30, 2021 The Canadian Press

This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Disclosure information is available on the original site. Authors: Yuan Stevens, Policy Lead on Technology, Cybersecurity and Democracy at

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How much ransom demands are increasing for your cyber clients

July 27, 2021 by Jason Contant

Average ransom demands have increased nearly threefold and smaller companies are experiencing more cyberattacks, according to the results of Coalition Inc.’s latest cyber insurance claims report. From the first half of 2020 to H1 2021, the average ransom demand made

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Why clients are still forking over ransomware demands

June 4, 2021 by Adam Malik

Clients are still indeed paying ransomware demands, despite a report to the contrary, because the threat of having sensitive data exposed is very much a concern, according to a pair of cyber insurance experts. Their comments come following a report

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Manufacturers increasingly targets for ransomware attacks, study finds

May 19, 2021 The Canadian Press

TORONTO – A new report says North American manufacturing companies are increasingly targets for cybercriminal gangs that use malicious software to shut down businesses if they don’t pay a ransom. Research from Toronto-based eSentire says that six known criminal gangs

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Montreal library closes after hacking attack on daycare registration website

May 17, 2021 The Canadian Press

MONTREAL – A large library in Montreal will be closed until Tuesday morning in the wake of a hacking attack on Quebec’s public daycare registration website. Quebec’s Treasury Board Secretariat issued a recommendation on Friday evening urging all government bodies