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Channel Bytes February 16, 2024 – Kaspersky revamps partner program; Cradlepoint launches router for service providers; 1Password launches global partner program; and more

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Ottawa willing to improve cybersecurity bill, ministers tell MPs

Two senior Canadian cabinet ministers have told a parliamentary committee that the government is willing to make changes to its proposed cybersecurity legislation for...

Inadequate ID authentication blamed for 2020 data thefts at Canada Revenue, ESDC

The theft of tax and employment records of 48,000 of Canadians four years ago was the fault of poor IT authentication security, says the...

Security priorities for 2024: Skills development, AI and more, says report

Developing and optimizing cybersecurity staff has been listed by a research firm as the top security priority for organizations over the next 12 months...

Ransomware gang claims it hit Canadian oil pipeline operator

The AlphV ransomware gang claims it has hit Canadian oil transmission operator Trans-Northern Pipeline, which operates pipelines in three provinces. Brett Callow, a B.C.-based threat...

Warning: Phishing campaign aimed at senior executives

Accounts of hundreds of Microsoft Office and Azure user accounts — including those of senior executives — have been compromised recently in ongoing targeted...

Serious IT incidents in Canadian financial sector almost tripled in 2023

Canadian federal financial institutions suffered almost three times as many serious reportable IT incidents in 2023 as in the year before, a parliamentary committee...

Montreal duo launch free cybersecurity training platform

Two childhood friends, both of whom are entrepreneurs based in Montreal, today launched Cyber101, a platform that offers organizations a chance to educate their...

Meta may not bring some products to Canada unless proposed AI law changed, Parliament told

Officials from four of the biggest tech companies in the world — Amazon, Google, Microsoft and Meta — largely offered polite criticism of the...

Info-Tech report outlines 5 GenAI initiatives CIOs must key in on

As generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) continues to reshape the digital landscape, CIOs and IT leaders are at a pivotal point, tasked with navigating the...

China group may have been hiding in IT networks for five years, says Five Eyes warning

Following recent American warnings of China’s efforts to secretly plant itself on critical infrastructure for future cyber attacks, Canada and other members of Five...

Few infosec pros think higher ed prepared them for their jobs: Survey

Infosec pros don’t have much respect for the cybersecurity or information security courses offered in colleges and universities, a new survey suggests. Half of the...

Defence department upbraided for not doing PIAs on data extraction tools

Senior Canadian Defence Department IT officials have been rebuked by an MP for not doing a privacy impact assessment on software that can extract...

More countries to act against misuse of spyware

Canada, the United States, France and the U.K. are among 25 countries, as well as groups representing nations, vowing today to take action on...

Critical infrastructure cyber law needed ‘more than ever,’ Parliament told

The Canadian government’s proposed law forcing critical infrastructure providers to toughen their cybersecurity is “needed now more than ever,” an expert told a parliamentary...

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