Cybersecurity: An Electoral Cycle Approach

The security of elections is a key issue for the defence communities around the globe. Recent examples make the urgency of this issue clear: the 2017 Presidential elections in Kenya were declared invalid amidst allegations of problems with the electoral commission’s databases and computers; Estonia’s widely respected identity card system, which is used for i-voting …

Change management in cybersecurity | Gestion du changement en cybersécurité

(English version will follow) PROFIL DE COMMUNAUTÉ Le réseau SERENE-RISC désire partager avec ses membres des profils de personnes oeuvrant dans le domaine de la cybersécurité. Le Réseau se veut être un lieu d’échange d’information sur la cybersécurité à la fois ouvert, impartial et inclusif. À travers ces profils, SERENE-RISC offre cette opportunité d’échange afin …

Exploring User Behavior and Cybersecurity Knowledge in Online Shopping | Comportements et connaissances des utilisateurs lors de magasinage en ligne

(French below) Every year more and more people are doing their Christmas shopping online. Online Christmas shopping can come as blessing, as you can beat the queues in stores and get it all delivered to your door without leaving your house. However there are risks associated with online shopping. Cybersecurity challenges are continually evolving and …

Voter Data and the Impact of Privacy Legislation Gaps on Cybersecurity of Elections

In Canada, there are both legislative gaps and ambiguity around the privacy obligations of political parties with respect to voter data. Despite the highly sensitive nature of political preferences, political parties have been largely exempt from formal obligations to protect personal information. Privacy legislation requires that entities adhere to fair information principles, which require notice …

Human Factors in Information Security Culture

Nowadays, organizations collect, transmit, and use data to perform a variety of business-related functions. The proliferation of data makes organizations targets for cyber criminals. This threat has resulted in large investments in secure data storage, networks, and cyber-defense systems. In spite of these investments, cybercrime is still very prevalent with massive breaches being reported almost …

Detection of Information Systems Misuse in Big Data

The workplace is a radically different environment since Information Systems (IS) became one of the strongest enablers for its processes. But IS can be misused. Security issues in IS are becoming more prevalent than ever before. In addition to the significant damage of these acts, the stakeholders deemed accountable for these events have faced severe …

Trouver le maillon faible dans le maillon faible

Les menaces liées au cybercrime ont créés une augmentation importante de dépenses en surveillance et logiciels de la part des compagnies et gouvernements pour se protéger contre toutes ces menaces. Cependant, ils occultent souvent un des risques premiers à la cybersécurité : les utilisateurs. Les utilisateurs ordinaires, et non les technologies, sont souvent décrits comme la …

Cybersecurity in Hospitals

Hospitals have hundreds—even thousands—of workers using countless electronic devices that are vulnerable to security breaches, data thefts and ransomware attacks. Health care data breaches are a growing threat to the health care industry, causing data loss and monetary theft but also attack on medical devices and infrastructure. Hospital data security breaches in particular have the potential to …

Différences de genre dans la perception des emplois en science informatique

Bien qu’elle soit en constante augmentation, la participation des femmes dans le champ des STIM (science, technologie, ingénierie et mathématiques) reste encore considérablement faible. Plusieurs études ont montré que les carrières professionnelles dans le champ des STIM représenteront une proportion importante de la main-d’œuvre future et pourtant, le nombre d’étudiants qui graduent dans ce champ …