Internet of Things

An internet of things or services?

In the wake of this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, Geoffrey Fowler’s recent piece in the Washington Post (reprinted in the Toronto Star) caught my eye. “How gadget-makers have gotten off track, and how tech can be great again” suggests that connected devices need to solve actual problems ...

Toronto startup Cybeats raises capital with iNovia to create “immune system” for IoT devices

Cybeats CEO Dmitry Raidman In the ongoing war between hackers and those charged with defending our ever-more connected devices and systems, artificial intelligence is fast becoming the new battleground. Cybercrime in Canada is costing businesses a reported three to five billion dollars a year, in ...

The five most influential people in the cryptocurrency space

Vitalik Buterin   While 2017 was the year when blockchain and cryptocurrency became household names, it’s likely that 2018 will see just as big an impact, as public and investor infatuation with bitcoin, ether and the rest shows no sign of dying off. Take the Canadian investment space, which o ...

Governments should use buying, regulatory power to fight botnets: Expert

Draft U.S. government recommendations on ways to reduce the threat of automated botnets launching denial of service attacks and spreading malware are too weak, says a cyber security expert. The report from the departments of Homeland Security and Commerce issued last week, “definitely did not go ...

18 Things to Watch for in 2018

by futurists Richard Worzel & Kit Worzel 2018 is going to be remarkable in many different ways. Indeed, when we put together our lists for the most important changes ahead in 2018, we wound up with so many we decided we couldn’t discuss them all, and settled on 18 things for 2018 (catchy, right?) ...

Intel, AMD, ARM admit CPU vulnerability; patches could cause large performance hit

Enterprise and cloud provider security team leaders are anxiously awaiting operating system patches to fix a security vulnerability in some processors from Intel, AMD and ARM to see how bad a performance hit their enterprise applications will suffer. Initial reports are the hit may be as high as 30 ...

Top cyber security predictions for 2018

A new year always brings predictions. When it comes to cyber security, the over-arching prediction from experts is that threats will only get more complex. That means the security team will have to be even sharper than they were in 2017. Here’s a roundup of what a number of cyber security solutio ...

Vancouver’s DMG Blockchain Solutions completes $28 million financing

DMG Blockchain CEO Dan Reitzik Vancouver cryptocurrency mining company DMG Blockchain Solutions Inc. has raised new capital with the recent announcement of a completion of a $28 million funding round. The financing will help DMG establish its bitcoin mining and mining-as-a-service operations withi ...

Hashtag Trending – Breaches reported by law; Trudeau’s cyber security plan

Get ready for reporting breaches of your security safeguards if you’re covered under federal law; the Trudeau government will release the latest federal cyber security plan and be prepared for more imaginative cyber attacks. Related : Listen to the latest Hashtag Trending HERE! For 2018 ...

Top Canadian cyber security stories of 2017

Equifax. In one word that sums up the terrible year in cyber security 2017 has been. Wannacry ransomware, which briefly spread in a number of countries but then through luck was crippled, was a contender. But for sheer numbers nothing I wrote about beat the revelation in September that the U.S.-bas ...