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Beauceron CEO talks about staying safe in a new era of cyberwar

Beauceron CEO talks about staying safe in a new era of cyberwar

Evidence is mounting that the NotPetya global malware attack that started in the Ukraine was more akin to a cyber weapon than a criminal effort. 

This evolving and escalating use of cyber weapons in conflict will have profound implications for individuals, organizations and governments and their is a pressing need to become more diligent when it comes to cybersecurity, says Beauceron CEO David Shipley. 

Governments and politicians increasingly under cyber siege - Beauceron CEO

Governments and politicians increasingly under cyber siege - Beauceron CEO

Politicians and governments across the world are facing increasing online threats from nation-states and others seeking to determine the outcome of elections or to influence policies. 

Beauceron CEO David Shipley spoke with Toronto's 640AM about the recent hack on the British parliamentary e-mail system and other recent cybersecurity stories such as WannaCry that also involve government entities. 

Understanding how criminals are innovating on the Dark Web

Understanding how criminals are innovating on the Dark Web

The so-called Dark Web - the area of the Internet that's either not linked to by any major search engines or actively hidden via hidden services such as the onion router (TOR) is home to all sorts of illegal activity. 

Beauceron CEO David Shipley recently spoke with Toronto640 AM about recent cases involving the Dark Web in Canada and why criminals are taking a page from Amazon's business model. 

Pocket calling and zombie phones imperil 9-1-1 services

Pocket calling and zombie phones imperil 9-1-1 services

Emergency response lines are under growing threat from a range of unintentional and malicious threats. 

The steady rise in nuisance calls from children playing with hand-me-down smartphones to a malicious prank designed to trick people into using their digital assistants to call emergency services and even from malware turning phones into a horde of dialing zombie phones is putting increase strain on 9-1-1 systems in number of North American jurisdictions. 

Progress by police in N.B. online sexual exploitation case promising: Beauceron CEO

Progress by police in N.B. online sexual exploitation case promising: Beauceron CEO

Steady progress by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in pursuing the lead suspect in a horrific online sexual exploitation case that targeted a young woman at the University of Moncton shows police are actively pursuing the case and is a promising sign, says Beauceron Security CEO David Shipley. 

Don't sacrifice privacy for false perceptions of security: Beauceron CEO

Don't sacrifice privacy for false perceptions of security: Beauceron CEO

In the wake of a series of horrific attacks against unarmed civilians on the streets of London and in Manchester, the UK government is pushing for more control over the Internet and to weaken encryption technologies that protect the privacy of hundreds of millions of people worldwide. 

"How much are we willing to throw on the floor for a fake perception of security," says Beauceron CEO David Shipley, noting that strong encryption is used to help protect banking and other online services people depend on every day. 

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Hacking hearts and minds - Beauceron CEO talks about cyber propoganda

Hacking hearts and minds - Beauceron CEO talks about cyber propoganda

Beauceron CEO David Shipley speaks with Toronto640 AM's Tasha Kheiriddin about Russia's growing use of so-called fake or false news and cyber propaganda to influence election outcomes in democratic countries around the world. 

"This really is about hacking humans," says Shipley. "When we talk about Russia hacking elections this isn't about popping electronic voting machines, it's about popping into people's heads and creating narratives that are helpful to their interests."

The importance of resilience: Beauceron CEO David Shipley talks about the British Airways IT meltdown

The importance of resilience: Beauceron CEO David Shipley talks about the British Airways IT meltdown

Four days after the failure of its IT systems, British Airways is in the midst of a PR meltdown after a catastrophic IT failure that crippled its operations out of its two hub airports in the United Kingdom. 

Beauceron CEO David Shipley spoke with Toronto640AM's Kelly Cutrara about what may have happened, why companies of all kinds need to carefully consider their backup strategies and the importance of practicing your digital fire drills in order to be ready for adverse cyber events.

Ransoms all around: Beauceron CEO talks about WannaCry, Bell breach and Pirates of the Caribbean

Ransoms all around: Beauceron CEO talks about WannaCry, Bell breach and Pirates of the Caribbean

It's been a big week on the digital high seas for piracy, breaches, ransoms and extortion. 

Beauceron CEO David Shipley spoke with Toronto640 AM's The Morning Show about the latest updates on the global WannaCry ransomware worm epidemic, the news that Canadian telecommunications firm Bell suffered a breach of 1.9 million customers, employees and contractors e-maila and other information and the shakedown attempt against Disney by real-life digital pirates.