Data Protection

Russian space-stalker

A Russian satellite’s approach to geostationary government and commercial satellites is raising concern that it is being used to steal data or even cause collisions. Its behaviour has been monitored since its launch five years ago and its latest target evidently has been an Intelsat platform. [node:read-more:link]

Encrypt Wireless Access Control Systems

The access control industry has been alerted to encrypt security systems. The lack of encryption is leaving wireless security systems vulnerable to hacking. If you are involved in any type of security, you can be liable if you don't provide adequate cybersecurity safeguards. [node:read-more:link]

Facebook faces another suit

In the fourth lawsuit of its kind in a month, a group of Facebook subscribers say the company neglected to inform them about a data breach even as it protected its own employers against hackers who could exploit Facebook’s single sign-on tool. At least 30 million users are said to be at risk. [node:read-more:link]

Personal data vulnerability confirmed

Researchers working with vpnMentor, a biometric security company, say they have gained access to more than a million fingerprints and other sensitive held at BioStar 2, an identity and access control platform developed by South Korea-based Suprema Inc. The platform is used by law enforcement and other agencies to control access to ostensibly secure facilities. [node:read-more:link]

Staffing problems at CSIS?

David Vigneault, Director of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, has been advised in a briefing package, obtained through an Access to Information request, that the agency faces a serious personnel retention and recruitment challenge. The challenge is highlighted as CSIS and other intelligence assets prepare to thwart any interference with the upcoming federal election. [node:read-more:link]

Apple offers "bug bounty"

Apple Inc. is offering to pay “ethical” hackers as much as US$1.5 million to find flaws in the company’s devices and software. It’s seen as a major step toward improving the company's internal security. [node:read-more:link]

Cybersecurity and digital enterprise

Two consistent and related themes in enterprise technology have emerged in recent years, both involving rapid and dramatic change. One is the rise of the digital enterprise across sectors and internationally. The other is the information technology sector's need to react quickly and develop innovations aggressively to meet the enterprise’s digital aspirations. [node:read-more:link]

Deconstructing China's economy

Even as China’s economic engine cools down, it continues to undergo one of the fastest growth rates in the world. A new report from the McKinsey Global Institute takes an in-depth look at the situation, noting China’s engagement in fields such as digital and technology, trade and the environment. [node:read-more:link]

New hybrid threat director

Teija Tiilikainen, Director of the Finnish Institute of International Affairs since 2010, has been appointed Director of the European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats for a five-year term.The agency brings together members of NATO and the EU to provide training on hybrid threats. Tiilikainen’s predecessor,Matti Saarelainen, moves Oct. 1 to the Finnish Security Intelligence. [node:read-more:link]

Data breach in Quebec

Two persons have been arrested after a data breach at Revenu Quebec resulted in the release of the personnel files of 23,000 of the agency’s current and former employees. The agency says an internal investigation showed the data was not used for malicious purposes or sold to third parties. [node:read-more:link]


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