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Une analyse de sécurité des moniteurs d’activité |A Security Analysis of Wearable Health Trackers

(English version below) Alors que l’horloge approchait de la nouvelle année, vous avez certainement, comme des millions de personnes, décidé de prendre de bonnes résolutions concernant votre condition physique. Pour vous aider à tenir vos résolutions, vous avez certainement décidé d’acheter un moniteur d’activité ou un bracelet intelligent. Ces bracelets d’activité sont des systèmes intégrés …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Extending Cybersecurity Awareness through a Web-based laboratory

Cybersecurity Awareness Month is coming to an end in Canada. This is an opportunity to introduce another initiative to enhance outreach, research and education for cybersecurity. It is a well-known fact that there is a shortage of trained cybersecurity professional. Industries and governments are looking for ways to attract students into the field of cybersecurity …

A language Model for Compromised User Analysis

Accounts of social network users can be compromised in a number of ways. When malware infects a user account, that account can be used to spread spam and malware as well as to gather personal information. Current online systems employ authentication mechanism to verify user’s identities and determine their corresponding authorities. Once authenticated, users are …

Assessing the Macro-Level correlates of Malware Infections using a routine Activities framework

Malicious software poses a massive threat to individuals worldwide. Malicious software, or malware, can automate attacks in order to acquire sensitive information or interrupt critical infrastructures. In this study, Thomas Holt and his colleagues looked at malicious software from a criminology point of view. By using a routine activities framework, the authors examined the macro-correlates …

Determinants of reporting cybercrime

Criminology studies on determinants of reporting crimes have been growing for the past decades. It is important for victims to report crimes to help police organizations acknowledge the prevalence of different types of crime. Prevalence of cybercrime has increased and is now becoming part of individuals’ everyday life. While the literature about determinants of reporting …

The dark side of ubiquitous connectivity

Mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets are often referred as the ‘Swiss pocketknives’ of today’s individual, as they serve a range of needs, activities and purposes. Along with the rapid spread of smartphones, smartphone-based Social Networking Service (SNS) has penetrated into our daily lives by allowing people to maintain close and intimate relationships with …