January 08, 2013
With the new year upon us, a slew of forecasts are being made for what lies ahead. Looking back at 2012, a troubling trend emerged that is poised to escalate moving forward. Over the last year, state-sponsored cyber attacks were at the forefront of news media, with many experts predicting that they will be commonplace in 2013 and beyond. No longer are wars fought only on the battlefield - attacks on national critical infrastructure can be just...
November 13, 2012
On Tuesday, November 6th, as Americans went to the polls, we saw history made in many ways. While I could talk about Barack Obama being elected to a second term in the oval office or the groundbreaking gay marriage and marijuana votes in several states across the country, I am choosing instead to focus on the history made in the field of technology (as that is why I write the blog).
Minutes after the major news networks projected Barack Obama...
October 22, 2012
Cyber crimes are one of the fastest growing and most costly forms of crime that businesses face.
A Cyber Liability policy tailored to the needs of your business can be very reasonably-priced and well worth the transfer of risk.
New Canadian legislation is in the works (Federal Bill C-12 introduced into First Reading on September 29, 2011) which will mandate a notification requirement for privacy breaches.
Most Cyber Liability policies will...
October 12, 2012
For today’s post, I am going to be getting on my soap box as I see a troubling trend with the use of technology. I have commented a lot on this blog about data breaches and privacy rights which affect businesses and other institutions around the world. Straying a bit from my usual topics of discussion, I would like to share my thoughts on those abusing technology to spread hateful, derogatory messages and the cyber-bullying now rampant in our...
October 09, 2012
As governments look to tighten regulation on cyber crime to limit the hacking of computers and the data loss or destruction associated with successful attempts, the “Hacktivists” as they are calling themselves, are fighting back with increased attempts to infiltrate targeted sites. This back and forth is a constant battle as each side flexes their technological muscles to out-hack the other. There are many recent events that highlight this trend...
September 13, 2012
This summer, two privacy breaches have made the news in Vancouver papers. Both have served as an eye opener to the emerging trends in Canada related to data protection and privacy issues. Until recently, most of these issues were primarily concerning our neighbours to the south where the litigious nature of the U.S. often led to class action lawsuits against those companies that suffered data or privacy breaches. As with most issues that...