Canadian

Protecting Against Identity Theft: Victims’ Perspectives

Presented by Dylan Reynolds as a part of the 2020 Serene-risc Workshop on The State of Canadian Cybersecurity Conference: Human-Centric Cybersecurity About the presentation Rates of identity theft continue to increase in Canada, costing individual victims substantial amounts of money, time, and emotional stress. Drawing on ongoing interviews with victims of identity theft in Southern …

User Perceptions of Security Risks Related to Contact Tracing Technologies

Presented by Hervé Saint-Louis as a part of the 2020 Serene-risc Workshop on The State of Canadian Cybersecurity Conference: Human-Centric Cybersecurity. About the presentation Researchers and industry have proposed cellphone-based contact tracing to help contain the spread of SARS-COV-2 virus in people during the Covid-19 pandemic. However, the efficacy of contact tracing requires a certain …

Topological Data Analysis for Ransomware Detection on the Bitcoin Blockchain

Presented by Cuneyt Akcora as a part of the 2020 Serene-risc Workshop on The State of Canadian Cybersecurity Conference: Human-Centric Cybersecurity. About the presentation Proliferation of cryptocurrencies (e.g., Bitcoin) that allow pseudo-anonymous transactions, has made it easier for ransomware developers to demand ransom by encrypting sensitive user data. The recently revealed strikes of ransomware attacks …

Multi-modal Fusion for Online Users Behavior Recognition

Presented by Sanjida Tumpa as a part of the 2020 Serene-risc Workshop on The State of Canadian Cybersecurity Conference: Human-Centric Cybersecurity About the presentation Identifying individuals based on their digital footprints has gain popularity in the field of ubiquitous biometric research. Users disclose unique behavioral trails on the Online Social Networking (OSN) platforms through their …

The Influence of Status Quo Bias on Novice Users’ Security Decisions: An Empirical Analysis

Presented by Amir Fard Bahreini as a part of the 2020 Serene-risc Workshop on The State of Canadian Cybersecurity Conference: Human-Centric Cybersecurity About the presentation 40% to 60% of adults in North America have no established information security education or training. In today’s connected world, these novice users make many security-related decisions daily and are …

Internet of Things Security: What Does “Best Practice” Actually Mean?

Presented by Chris Bellman as a part of the 2020 Serene-risc Workshop on The State of Canadian Cybersecurity Conference: Human-Centric Cybersecurity About the presentation Recently, best practices for Internet of Things (IoT) security have shown to be of interest to government and industry organizations. Academic research has highlighted a failure to follow established security practices, …

A Cybersecurity Overview of the Canadian Health Sector: Threats, Solutions and Lessons Learned

Presented by Louis Melançon as a part of the 2020 Serene-risc Workshop on The State of Canadian Cybersecurity Conference: Human-Centric Cybersecurity About the presentation The Canadian health sector is undergoing a slow but irresistible digital transformation. Medical devices which used to be traditionally standalone are now integrated into hospital networks. Electronic records allow health professionals …

Information Assurance Practice and education: Progress and Gaps

Presented by Tejaswini Herath as a part of the 2020 Serene-risc Workshop on The State of Canadian Cybersecurity Conference: Human-Centric Cybersecurity About the presentation While strides have been made in our understanding of risk management of information assets, the security threats and everchanging technology environment keeps us challenged. This talk presents an observation on the …

Android or iOS? The implication of an exploitation system for victims of domestic and intimate violence

Spyware is an increasingly popular tool sold to provide a surveillance tool to the general population, often advertised as the solution to parents, businesses, or spouses wanting to spy on their children, employee or partners. When this software is installed on the victim’s phone, it acts as a third party between the victim’s phone and …

Android ou iOS? L’implication du système d’exploitation pour les victimes de violence familiale et conjugale

Les logiciels espions (« spyware » en anglais) sont des outils de plus en plus populaires, vendus dans l’objectif d’offrir un instrument de surveillance à la population générale et souvent publicisé comme étant la solution aux parents, aux entreprises ou aux conjoint(es) voulant espionner leurs enfants, employés ou partenaires. Lorsque ce logiciel est installé dans le téléphone …