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Unveiling MITRE ATT&CK: The Blueprint for Modern Cyber Defense

In the ever-evolving landscape of cybersecurity, staying ahead of adversaries requires more than just robust firewalls and vigilant monitoring. It demands a comprehensive understanding of attacker behavior, techniques, and strategies. Enter MITRE ATT&CK—a revolutionary framework that has transformed the way … Continue reading

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The Evolution of Warfare: Lessons from “Unrestricted Warfare”

In the rapidly changing landscape of global conflicts, traditional notions of warfare are becoming increasingly obsolete. The 1999 publication “Unrestricted Warfare,” authored by Qiao Liang and Wang Xiangsui, two colonels in the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) of China, has significantly … Continue reading

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Securing the Future: How Bill C-70 Will Protect Canada from Foreign Interference

In an era where digital technologies are deeply embedded in every aspect of life, safeguarding national security has become increasingly complex. Recognizing this, the Canadian government has introduced Bill C-70, the Countering Foreign Interference Act, aimed at bolstering the country’s … Continue reading

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Learning Cybersecurity from Nature: What the Animal Kingdom Can Teach Us About Digital Defense

In an age where digital threats are increasingly sophisticated, the field of cybersecurity can draw valuable lessons from an unlikely source: nature. The animal kingdom, with its intricate systems of defense and survival, offers a wealth of strategies that can … Continue reading

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The Evolution of Trust in Traditional News Media vs. Digital Media in 2024

In 2024, the media landscape is more fragmented than ever. Traditional news outlets, which once commanded near-universal trust, now vie for attention and credibility against a myriad of digital competitors. This shift has profoundly impacted how people consume news, whom … Continue reading

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Behind Social Credit Scores: A Double-Edged Sword

The concept of social credit scores has emerged as a controversial and complex tool for governance and social regulation. Rooted in advanced data analytics, machine learning, and vast interconnected networks, social credit scores aim to quantify and manage individual and … Continue reading

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The Perils of Instant Messaging and SMS: Why You Should NEVER Share PINs or Passwords

In today’s digital age, convenience often takes precedence over security. Instant messaging apps and SMS are ubiquitous, making communication faster and easier than ever before. However, the convenience of these platforms can sometimes lead to careless practices, such as sharing … Continue reading

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The Silent Threat: Unmasking a Potential Cyber Mole in Canadian IT

In the mid-1990s, within the bustling IT sector of the Ottawa-Gatineau region, I found myself workin at an Ottawa-Gatineau region  internet service provider (ISP) as their telecom & network administrator. Among this ISP was a man, a junior IT person, … Continue reading

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The Case for a Simplified iPhone: Balancing Security and Functionality

In an age where smartphones are our constant companions, the Apple iPhone stands out as a marvel of connectivity and functionality. It offers a multitude of communication services that make our lives easier but also introduce various security and privacy … Continue reading

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The Great Debate: Minimum Age for Social Media Use in Québec

In an era where social media is a cornerstone of daily life, the question of when children should be allowed to join platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Discord is both complex and critical. The Québec government has recently launched a … Continue reading

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Restricting Travel Passports for New Immigrants: A Solution to Prevent Criminal Exploitation?

In a bid to counteract the misuse of Canada as a haven and launch point for criminal activities, the federal government should consider a contentious proposal: to deny new immigrants access to travel passports for an extended period, possibly up … Continue reading

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How the Canadian Government Can Mandate a Full Return for Federal Workers

In the evolving landscape of workplace dynamics, the Canadian federal government faces a formidable challenge: mandating the return of its employees to the office five days a week. This comes after an extended period where hybrid work models, incorporating two … Continue reading

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The Differences Between Threat, Asset,Vulnerability and Risk

Cybersecurity is a complex and dynamic field that involves protecting various systems, data, people and more from malicious or negative events. To understand the challenges and solutions of cybersecurity, it is important to know the basic concepts of threat, asset, … Continue reading

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Why We Need Strong Rules and Regulations Around Software Technologies

Software technologies are ubiquitous in our modern society. They power our devices, our communication, our entertainment, our education, our health, our economy, and more. However, software technologies also pose significant challenges and risks to our security, privacy, autonomy, and well-being. … Continue reading

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Password length 101

You probably heard someone tell you to change your password. Well, in this article, I will try to demystify the world of passwords. This should give you a better appreciation about changing password length to subdue potential breach of your … Continue reading

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How important is a SIEM to Cybersecurity

“Upmost importance” would describe a SIEM within an organization. Let’s do a high level view of what a SIEM is. “Security Information & Event Management” and its acronym is SIEM. Most SIEM come in form of software which is installed … Continue reading

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CSIS Unveils Groundbreaking Report: ‘The Evolution of Disinformation – A Deepfake Future’

Title: The Evolution of Disinformation: A Deepfake Future << This report is based on the views expressed during, and short papers contributed by speakers at, a workshop organised by the Canadian Security Intelligence Service as part of its Academic Outreach … Continue reading

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Fintech Frontier: Navigating Opportunities and Risks in the Digital Financial Revolution

In the age of rapid technological advancement, Fintech stands as the vanguard of a financial revolution, reshaping the landscape of traditional banking and ushering in a new era of convenience and innovation. As this digital wave sweeps through the financial … Continue reading

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The AI Arms Race: Western Ambitions to Maintain Technological Supremacy

In a rapidly evolving technological landscape, the world’s major powers are increasingly recognizing the strategic significance of artificial intelligence (AI). While AI has the potential to transform numerous industries and improve the quality of life, it also carries profound implications … Continue reading

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Cloud Security: The Risks of Office365 and How To Protect Yourself

Office 365 is one of the most popular and widely-used cloud-based productivity suites in the world. It offers a range of applications and services that help users to create, collaborate, and communicate online. However, as with any cloud-based platform, Office … Continue reading

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CyberSecurity Teams: So, What is A Purple Team ?

In the ever-evolving landscape of cybersecurity, staying ahead of the relentless tide of cyber threats is an ongoing challenge for organizations. To fortify their defenses, they employ different teams, each with a specific role in the security ecosystem. Among these, … Continue reading

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Shodan.io: The Scarry Search Engine for the Internet of Things

In the vast expanse of the digital universe, there exists a unique search engine that goes beyond the traditional boundaries of information retrieval. This search engine is Shodan.io, a platform that has revolutionized our understanding of the Internet of Things … Continue reading

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Mastering the Art of Cybersecurity Hiring: The Litmus Test Advantage

In the fast-paced world of cybersecurity, organizations are only as strong as their weakest link. That’s why finding the right cybersecurity professionals is a mission-critical endeavor. Traditional interviews can only reveal so much about a candidate’s suitability for the role. … Continue reading

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Kids! Beware of Phishing and Smishing!

In today’s digital world, we spend a lot of time online, whether it’s chatting with friends, playing games, or doing homework. But it’s essential to know about a couple of sneaky tricks that cyber-criminals use to try and steal our … Continue reading

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Still Don’t Understand Zero-Trust? Watch this!

I have observed that many individuals, including cyber-security professionals, often fail to fully comprehend the essence of “Zero-Trust.” They mistakenly perceive it as a technology or a product, when in reality, it is a comprehensive approach, a mindset, and a … Continue reading

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