Canada's technology hub is looking to emerge as a prized fighter in the battle against corporate hackers, but one of its biggest challenges may be winning over a business community reluctant to ramp up their own protection.
Keystrokes could soon replace Kalashnikovs as the harbinger of future wars once NATO leaders endorse an updated policy that places catastrophic cyberattacks in the same league as real-world bombs and bullets.
More than one-third of Canada's IT professionals know -- for sure -- that they'd had a significant data breach over the previous 12 months that could put their clients or their organizations at risk, a cybersecurity study suggests.
Cyberattacks like the one against the National Research Council of Canada are increasing around the world. But by knowing the steps hackers would use for a sophisticated attack, security experts try to gain the upper hand.
The government’s chief information officer confirmed a CTV News report Tuesday that the National Research Council was a victim of a cyberattack "by a highly sophisticated Chinese state-sponsored actor."
A 'highly sophisticated' cyberattack on the National Research Council’s computer systems may have compromised employees’ personal information and client data, along with Canada’s scientific and industrial trade secrets.