Tag: cybersecurity

IT Confirms Rise In Employees Opening Malicious Links Poses Threats

By Yasmin Ranade
Since working more from home, remote employees have been cutting IT out of the loop, which according to HP’s report has led to an increase in compromised machines, with 66 per cent of Canadian IT teams agreeing that protecting against, detecting and recovering from firmware attacks has become more difficult.

National Virtual STEAM Camp Launched to Engage Canadian Teens in Tech

By Yasmin Ranade
IBM Canada, along with its ten partners, delivered its first national Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) virtual summer camp for students entering grades 7 – 12 this fall. Access was free and more than 3,000 teens participated from 9 provinces, which demonstrates a good appetite for STEM learning in Canada.

Parental Control Apps: Beware of ‘Stalkerware”

By Yasmin Ranade
Parents should be cautious about downloading apps that stalk or spy on their children when they are online as these may expose you and your family to privacy problems.

BlackBerry and Canadian Girl Guides Succeed in Cybersecurity Program

By Yasmin Ranade
To mark International Women’s Day, Girl Guides of Canada-Guides du Canada (GGC) and BlackBerry Limited today announced the success of their joint cybersecurity skills-based program. With the cybersecurity industry facing a significant talent – and gender gap – a big part of the program’s aim was to ‘spark’ cybersecurity interest at a young age.

How Cybercriminals Try To Extort Victims Online

By Christine Persaud
Cybersecurity is a growing concern, especially as we rely more and more on digital channels to communicate with one another. cybercriminals are getting more and more clever in their tactics, and we’re seeing new methods emerge, especially when it comes to monetary extortion.