Canadian

Understanding the approach of Canada towards online disinformation: confronting, blocking, naturalising or ignoring?

Presented by Sofia Geraldes as a part of the 2020 Serene-risc Workshop on The State of Canadian Cybersecurity Conference: Human-Centric Cybersecurity. About the presentation Traditional conceptualisations of cyberspace include the physical, the logical and the social layer. Hence, cybersecurity means that the security of the systems and the networks depend on the security of these …

Analyzing Encrypted Traffic – security and privacy issues in Remote Desktop Protocol

Presented by Lucas Lapczyck as a part of the 2020 Serene-risc Workshop on The State of Canadian Cybersecurity Conference: Human-Centric Cybersecurity. About the presentation Network traffic encryption is a widely adopted mechanism to prevent eavesdropping on network communications. Since traditional network monitoring approaches such as Deep Packet Inspection cannot be applied on encrypted traffic, there …

Privacy Threats in the Context of Intimate Relationships: Sociotechnical Vulnerabilities in Canada’s Legal System

Presented by Yuan Stevens as a part of the 2020 Serene-risc Workshop on The State of Canadian Cybersecurity Conference: Human-Centric Cybersecurity. About the presentation In 2018, the Government of Canada released its Strategy to Prevent and Address Gender-Based Violence. An annual review of the strategy demonstrates that the Canadian government is slowly beginning to regulate …

Toward cyber resilience in the quantum era

Presented by Michele Mosca as a part of the 2020 Serene-risc Workshop on The State of Canadian Cybersecurity Conference: Human-Centric Cybersecurity. About the presentation An essential ingredient of cyber resilience is the readiness to migrate digital systems to use cryptographic tools designed to resist quantum attacks. Canada has been a global leader in the underlying …

Practical Challenges of Applying Machine Learning in Cybersecurity

Presented by Sherif Saad as a part of the 2020 Serene-risc Workshop on The State of Canadian Cybersecurity Conference: Human-Centric Cybersecurity. About the presentation Currently, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is transforming the world’s industries. It is expected that the next generation of cybersecurity products will incorporate Artificial Intelligence as a core security mechanism. However, compared to …

Assessing the Gendered Impact of Internet Shutdowns

Presented by Sarah Shoker as a part of the 2020 Serene-risc Workshop on The State of Canadian Cybersecurity Conference: Human-Centric Cybersecurity. About the presentation Internet shutdowns are increasing worldwide, from 106 in 2017 to 196 in 2018 (Access Now 2019). Prior to the 2011 Internet Shutdown in Egypt, only two countries had initiated nation-wide Internet …

The Privacy Calculus from Within: An Internal Calculus for Privacy Concerns

Presented by Ryan Kennedy as a part of the 2020 Serene-risc Workshop on The State of Canadian Cybersecurity Conference: Human-Centric Cybersecurity About the presentation Advances in data collection abilities, the rapid diffusion of smartphones, and recent large scale data breaches are causing consumers’ location privacy awareness and concerns to rise. Privacy related literature contains several …

Personality Trait Recognition in Online Social Networks for Cybersecurity

Presented by Pavan Kumar as a part of the 2020 Serene-risc Workshop on The State of Canadian Cybersecurity Conference: Human-Centric Cybersecurity About the presentation Recent advances in natural language processing and deep learning methods have facilitated security researchers and government agencies to analyze large-scale text data emerging on social networking platforms such as Twitter, by …

Decentralized Finance: Landscape and Future Directions

Presented by Jeremy Clark as a part of the 2020 Serene-risc Workshop on The State of Canadian Cybersecurity Conference: Human-Centric Cybersecurity About the presentation Somewhat quietly, entrepreneurs have been reinventing financial services on the public blockchain Ethereum. Services include CAD and USD-backed currency, exchanges and margin trading, securities and derivatives, and credit and lending. Going …

Quantum Cryptography for Securing the Internet-of-Drones

Presented by Hussein Abulkassim as a part of the 2020 Serene-risc Workshop on The State of Canadian Cybersecurity Conference: Human-Centric Cybersecurity About the presentation The long-term success of emerging technologies such as the internet-of-things (IoT) highly depends on their ability to secure data and communications for a long time. Internet-of-drones (IoDs), as one of the …