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How data breaches cause harm even if no financial info is stolen

July 17, 2018 by Jason Contant

A recent data breach at an Ontario college highlights the importance of educating clients on cybersecurity, even if no financial information was exposed. “Even having your name, address and date of birth stolen can still cause problems,” Don Duncan, security

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Your clients may be aware of voice-activated tech, but are they buying it?

June 25, 2018 by Jason Contant

Canadians’ awareness of voice-controlled, connected home devices such as Google Home or Amazon Echo is growing, but consumer interest in acquiring such a device is not keeping pace, a new study shows. Canada’s Internet Factbook 2018, released on June 20

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A new tool for small businesses in the fight against cybercrime

June 14, 2018 by Jason Contant

The federal government has unveiled its National Cyber Security Strategy, with which it will establish a voluntary, recognizable certification intended to enable small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to demonstrate to both businesses and consumers that they meet a baseline set

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How to render stolen online data useless to hackers

April 5, 2018 by Jason Contant

Passive or behavioural biometrics may be a way for your client or company to render useless the information lost in a data breach. This technology monitors the user’s inherent behaviour, “making it impossible for hackers to replicate or steal,” says

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Why re-using online passwords is so dangerous

April 4, 2018 by Jason Contant

Brokers should be advising their clients that the re-use of passwords across multiple websites and accounts could be a disaster waiting to happen, a cybersecurity specialist told Canadian Underwriter Wednesday. Lisa Baergen, marketing director of Vancouver-based NuData Security, a Mastercard Company,

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Biggest risk with mass email theft is phishing, malware distribution, NuData Security says following Bell Canada hack

May 17, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The biggest risk with mass email theft is phishing and malware distribution, the vice president of business development with Vancouver-based NuData Security said in a statement on Wednesday, two days after Bell Canada confirmed an “illegal access” of customer information.