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Bank Data Hacks Hit Canada

June 5, 2018

Two Canadian bank data hacks have hit at once. The Bank of Montreal (BMO) and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CMO) both confirmed last week that they were the target of cyber attacks that could have affected up to 90,000 cu...

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Australians Exposed in Mass Data Breach

November 9, 2017

Close to 50,000 Australians have been affected in one of the biggest data breach incidents the country has ever seen. A cloud server that dealt with the expenses management of Governmental departments and some of its partners was not configured properly and subsequently compr...

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EU’s Data Privacy Laws Fast Approaching

June 22, 2017

In April 2016, the EU adopted the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). It’s a piece of legislation that attempts to protect and empower the data privacy rights of EU citizens. From April 2018, the two-year transition period will be over, and companies serving EU citizens will need to start co...

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Cyber Security Cost Yahoo $350m in Takeover Deal

March 2, 2017

2016 was a mixed bag for the online giant Yahoo. While the company had the positive news that it was being acquired by Verizon in a deal worth $4.8 billion, news of legacy cyber security incidents brought the company a lot of negative press. Among that speculation, there were rumors its deal with...

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The Indirect Cost of Poor Cyber Security

February 23, 2017

When organizations are hit by cyber security incidents, there are any number of obvious short-term costs. For a start, money or intellectual property could be stolen, customers might need to be reimbursed, and then there is the time and money spent communicating with customers, rectifying the issue and investigating the cause. But is...

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