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Exploring Canada's global cybersecurity rank

Exploring Canada's global cybersecurity rank

According to a new United Nations report, Canada ranks 9th in the world when it comes to its approach to cybersecurity. 

But before we light the fireworks and celebrate our global supremacy, it's important to put that result in context, says Beauceron CEO David Shipley. 

"Even the dimmest light can shine in absolute darkness," says Shipley, noting that just having a cybersecurity strategy puts Canada ahead over half the countries measured in the UN report.

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.