Cybersecurity should remain a top priority for Broader Public Sector in Ontario

Key highlights of the Expert Panel report by the panel on Cyber Security as constituted in 2020 by the Minister of Government and Consumer Services, now the Ministry of Public and Business Service Delivery (MPBSD) The ransomware landscape continues to grow and become more complex with each successive year and 2022 has been no exception.  Threat […]

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Roe V. Wade, Period Tracking apps, Data Privacy and Prosecution concerns of US women   

When Houston resident Lauren Price, 37  read the leaked draft of the Supreme Court ruling that overturned Roe v. Wade, she emailed her period-tracking app’s customer support team to ask how they were protecting her personal health information. The Montrose resident, 37, is an activist and data specialist for a local school district, so she […]

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Assault on #privacy – Industry warns of surveillance state

The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) released directions on April 28 that have sparked severe privacy concerns. CERT-In is the federal agency in charge of analysing cyber threats and responding to cybercrime reports. As per the guidelines, Virtual Private Network [VPN] providers must gather and preserve data on their customers for at least five […]

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FBI Releases IOCs Associated with BlackCat/ALPHV Ransomware

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has released a Flash report detailing indicators of compromise (IOCs) associated with attacks involving BlackCat/ALPHV, a Ransomware-as-a-Service that has compromised at least 60 entities worldwide. CISA encourages users and administrators to review the IOCs and technical details in FBI Flash CU-000167-MW and apply the recommended mitigations.  FBI in its Flash Reprot warns of […]

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Google Issues Emergency Security Update For 3.2 Billion Chrome Users—Attacks Underway

⚠️ Attention Google Chrome Users Google Issues Emergency Security Update For 3.2 Billion Chrome Users—Attacks Underway Google has issued an emergency security update for all Chrome users as it confirms that attackers are already exploiting a high severity zero-day vulnerability. The emergency update to version 99.0.4844.84 of Chrome is highly unusual in that it addresses […]

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The United States and European Commission Announce Trans-Atlantic Data Privacy Framework

The United States and the European Commission have committed to a new Trans-Atlantic Data Privacy Framework, which will foster trans-Atlantic data flows and address the concerns raised by the Court of Justice of the European Union when it struck down in 2020 the Commission’s adequacy decision underlying the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework.   The Background […]

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