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Posted on Tuesday, August 11th, 2020 by
The massive global influence of social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook is testing our personal privacy to the limits. This is perhaps not surprising. The platforms have mass appeal, attracting everyone from the average person in the street to the President of the United States of America. With wide-scale adoption comes privacy and...

Topics: Canada Privacy Act, COVID-19, Cyber Law, Cybercrime, Facebook, GDPR, Law 64, Malware, Phishing, Privacy & Security, Ransomware, Social Engineering, Social Media, Spyware, TikTok, Twitter

Posted on Tuesday, May 26th, 2020 by
Monitoring the Dark Web protects against cybersecurity threats and provides a view of a world where cybercriminals gather to take advantage of your business. A recent trawl of the Dark Web found over 160 million data records, stolen from at least 12 companies, up for sale. These records contained personal data, including names, email addresses,...

Topics: Coronavirus, COVID-19, Cybercrime, Darknet Intelligence, Uncategorized, wfh, Working from home

Posted on Tuesday, May 12th, 2020 by
Assessing data privacy risks when migrating to the Cloud remains a complex challenge. In a previous post, we looked at the impact of cloud migration from a cybersecurity perspective. That article explored the acceleration of Cloud Computing used to manage the increase in home working requirements due to COVID-19. But security is not the only...

Topics: Canada Privacy Act, Cloud Security, COVID-19, Data Protection Impact Assessment, DPIA, GDPR, PIA, PIPEDA, Privacy & Security, Privacy Impact Assessment, Uncategorized

Posted on Friday, May 1st, 2020 by
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic businesses the world over are accelerating their cloud migration to meet demand. As we move out of our corporate buildings and work from home offices, the need for online meetings and remote access to corporate resources takes on new meaning. When Cloud computing first smashed the corporate perimeter wall,...

Topics: Cloud Security, COVID-19, Cybersecurity Posture, Response Planning, Risk management, wfh, Working from home

Posted on Thursday, April 9th, 2020 by
Cyberattacks have increased in frequency during COVID-19 and now more than ever is the time to consider going passwordless to be more secure. The password is a simple thing that is employed throughout our digital life, enabling us to access myriad online and company resources. However, a survey by Dashlane found that we each have,...

Topics: Coronavirus, COVID-19, Cybersecurity Posture, Office 365 Security, Phishing, Ransomware, Remote working, Uncategorized, wfh, Working from home

Posted on Tuesday, March 24th, 2020 by
What guidelines should your organization be concerned with regarding information security when working from home? The world has entered “uncharted territory”. This was a statement from the World Health Organization (WHO) about the current COVID-19 pandemic. In reaction to this, companies across the world have fallen in line with health guidance on social distancing and...

Topics: Coronavirus, COVID-19, Data Protection Impact Assessment, DPIA, Pandemic Response Planning, Penetration Testing, Phishing, PIA, Ransomware, Remote working, Risk management, Social Engineering, wfh, Working from home

Posted on Friday, March 13th, 2020 by
Response plans provide to organizations the appropriate mechanisms for minimizing risk, loss and damage resulting from incidents such as COVID-19. As you are now aware, COVID-19, aka the Coronavirus, has spread across almost every continent on Earth. The virus has caused massive upheaval and societal changes in an attempt to contain the virus spread: Italy...

Topics: Business Continuity Plan, Business Impact Assessment, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Cybercrime, Pandemic Response Planning, Response Planning, Uncategorized

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