Policy Frameworks for Election Cyber-Security in Canada

Compelling evidence of foreign cyber-interference in the 2016 US Presidential election campaign has prompted a robust policy response in Canada at the federal level. This presentation will review legislative changes, the critical incident contingency plan, and initiatives to promote voters’ resiliency, and offer an early evaluation of their implementation in the 2019 campaign. About the …

Ludification de montres intelligentes : encourager les comportements protecteurs de la vie privée

Selon un rapport du Commissariat à la protection de la vie privée du Canada, en 2018, 92 % des Canadiens ont exprimé des préoccupations quant à la protection de leur vie privée. Toutefois, certaines personnes ont un comportement qui met leurs données en danger. Cette disparité entre préoccupation alléguée et action pratique est connue sous le …

Smartwatch games: Encouraging privacy-protective behaviour

According to a report from the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, in 2018, 92% of Canadians expressed some levels of concern regarding the protection of their privacy. However, some individuals frequently exhibit behaviour which places their data at risk. This disparity between claimed concern and practical action is called the Privacy Paradox. The …

On Public Opinion about Technology and Cyber-Security in Elections- Laura Stephenson

About the speaker Laura Stephenson is a Professor of political science at the University of Western Ontario. She co-directs the Consortium on Electoral Democracy (C-Dem). She specializes in the study of political behaviour, both Canadian and comparative. Her research is focused on understanding how institutions and context influence attitudes, electoral preferences and engagement with politics. …

Comparatif des techniques de protection de la vie privée sur le Web

Le marché de la publicité en ligne devient de plus en plus important. Les internautes peuvent accéder au contenu fourni gratuitement par les éditeurs qui monétisent leur public par le biais de la publicité. Les annonceurs achètent ainsi une visibilité en ligne pour promouvoir leurs produits et, afin de maximiser l’efficacité de la publicité, ils …

A comparison of web privacy protection techniques

The online advertising market is becoming bigger and bigger. Users access content provided for free by publishers who monetize their audience through advertisement. Companies thus buy online exposure to promote their products, and in order to maximize advertisement efficiency, they tailor their ads to users regarding their interests. Advertisers use techniques such as cookies, local …

Supporting Cyber Security Standards Development with Security Assurance Cases

The existence of well-defined or documented sets of standards, guidelines, or best practices for developing secure systems is limited. Those that are available often lack focus and specificity, making compliance either too difficult or too easy. As a result, many practitioners are never quite sure what needs to be done to demonstrate that they have …

Elephant in the Ballot Box: The Other Cyber Threats to Canada’s Democratic Process

The Communication Security Establishments’s “Cyber Threats to Canada’s Democratic Process” has been an important and influential series of reports providing the public with an invaluable snapshot of challenges facing our elections in the digital age. But for an agency with a predominately outward view toward foreign intelligence, the reports also noteworthy for the threats they …

Indicateurs de l’intention de prendre des mesures de sécurité contre les maliciels et les escroqueries

Internet a rendu possible les transactions en ligne et d’autres types d’interactions. Malheureusement, son importance favorise également une vague croissante de cybercriminalité qui affecte les citoyens, les entreprises et les gouvernements. Les humains sont généralement considérés comme le maillon faible. En effet, si les individus n’utilisent pas correctement les mesures de sécurité ou négligent les …

Predictors of the intention in taking security measures against malware and scams

The Internet made possible online transactions and other interactions. Unfortunately, its importance also fosters a growing wave of cybercrime that impacts citizens, businesses and governments. Humans are often considered the weakest link. Indeed, if individuals do not use security measures properly or are negligent in using basic security strategies then cybersecurity measures become useless. Rather …