A Case Study on Third-Party Cybersecurity Risks In a striking example of the potential pitfalls of shared services and third-party relationships in the digital age, five hospitals in Southern Ontario have fallen victim to a cyber attack that originated with their shared IT services provider, TransForm Shared Service Organization. The
Government agencies respond swiftly to nuisance attacks; private information secure The Canadian federal government is confronting a series of cyberattacks this week, allegedly orchestrated by a hacker group based in India. While the attacks have targeted various government institutions, Canada’s signals-intelligence agency, the Communications Security Establishment (CSE), has assured the
In a significant breach of security, a threat actor has claimed responsibility for infiltrating the databases of two prominent Canadian universities, the University of Ottawa and the University of Concordia. The breach, allegedly carried out in 2023, has exposed the personal data of potentially thousands of individuals associated with these
In a stunning turn of events, authorities at Toronto’s Pearson Airport are investigating the theft of a “high value container” carrying gold and other valuable items worth an estimated $20 million. The audacious heist, which occurred earlier this week, has prompted a flurry of questions and concerns about airport security.
In a move that further challenges the Canadian government’s efforts to make Big Tech pay for news content, Google has announced its decision to remove links to news organizations in Canada from its Search, News, and Discover products. The decision comes after the passage of the Online News Act, also
Calgary-based Suncor Energy, one of Canada’s leading oil companies, has recently reported a cyber security incident that has prompted an investigation. The company has notified the relevant authorities and engaged third-party experts to address the situation. While specific details about the attack and its impact on Suncor’s operations remain undisclosed,
In recent news, the Canadian Government has passed the Online News Act, also known as C-18, aimed at curbing social media platforms’ ability to share and repurpose Canadian news content without compensating media outlets. The bill has received royal assent, signifying its formal approval. According to the Government of Canada,