A Cybersecurity Overview of the Canadian Health Sector

This research report written by Louis Melançon for Serene-risc in August 2020, provides a cybersecurity overview of the Canadian health sector. It looks at the latest statistics concerning the cybersecurity practices of Canadian health businesses. This report also presents each of the five major cyber threats to healthcare and examines the recommended security safeguards and measures. Finally, it covers …

Personalizing Nudges for better decision-making

Nudging has proven itself in various areas such as health, education, finance, security and privacy. Nudging argues that to facilitate decision-making, it is better to make the process easy, more attractive, and socially desirable rather than relying on the establishment of strict policies, prohibitions or even sanctions. Nudging can take several forms, such as labelling …

Personnaliser l’incitation douce pour améliorer la prise de décision

L’incitation douce (“nudging” en anglais) a fait ses preuves dans divers domaines tels que la santé, l’éducation, le monde des finances ou bien encore la sécurité et la protection de la vie privée. L‘incitation douce soutient que, dans le but de faciliter la prise de décision des individus, il est préférable de rendre le processus …

Blockchain-based Personal Health Records and Health Data Sharing: Are Patients Ready?

Presented by Victoria Lemieux et Chang Lu as a part of the 2020 Serene-risc Workshop on The State of Canadian Cybersecurity Conference: Human-Centric Cybersecurity. About the presentation Recently, researchers have suggested that Bblockchain technology may precipitate a paradigm shift in personal health records (PHR) by enabling patients to become co-contributor to the validation, maintenance and …

Is Persistence the key to offline contact: Identification of the online sex solicitors’ strategies

Presented by Vicky Desjardins as a part of the 2020 Serene-risc Workshop on The State of Canadian Cybersecurity Conference: Human-Centric Cybersecurity. About the presentation Research suggests two types of online sexual solicitors of minors, either those driven by sexual fantasies or by offline contact. Many of the studies on online sex solicitors were conducted using …

National-level cybersecurity – architecture and results from a uniquely Canadian service

Presented by Mark Gaudet as a part of the 2020 Serene-risc Workshop on The State of Canadian Cybersecurity Conference: Human-Centric Cybersecurity. About the presentation Join Mark Gaudet, Cybersecurity Services Team Leader at CIRA as he walks through some of the Canadian threat landscape and the role of the DNS in delivering security, privacy and data …

The Impact of Cybercrime on Canadian Businesses in 2019

Presented by Howard Bilodeau as a part of the 2020 Serene-risc Workshop on The State of Canadian Cybersecurity Conference: Human-Centric Cybersecurity. About the presentation This presentation will examine recently-released statistics from the 2019 Canadian Survey of Cyber Security and Cybercrime (CSCSC). This survey, now in its second iteration, was designed to serve the following objectives: …

Investigating the impact of the privacy paradox on end-user adoption for emerging and mature IoT devices: working towards a comparative study

Presented by Dane Vanderkoi as a part of the 2020 Serene-risc Workshop on The State of Canadian Cybersecurity Conference: Human-Centric Cybersecurity About the presentation Recent years have seen the rise of a new group of technologies known as IoT (Internet of Things). IoT devices seamlessly connect and share information, providing additional functionality and convenience for …

The current status of post-quantum cryptography

Presented by Douglas Stebila as a part of the 2020 Serene-risc Workshop on The State of Canadian Cybersecurity Conference: Human-Centric Cybersecurity About the presentation In this talk, I’ll give an update on the standardization and migration of cryptographic systems to quantum-resistant algorithms.  I’ll talk about the current status of the NIST Post-Quantum Cryptography standardization project, …