A new recognition initiative for women in Canada who have made a significant contribution to the cybersecurity industry is being launched with a call for nominations on International Women’s Day on March 8, 2020. The idea was developed by the Women in Security & Resilience Alliance (WISECRA) in collaboration with IT World Canada (ITWC) to raise awareness about the … [Read more...] about New recognition for Canada’s top women in cybersecurity
It happened again last Saturday. While scrolling through my Twitter feed I noticed a gem. The New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal's Ottawa-based parliamentary reporter and provincial editor had become a father. As so many parents do, this one posted a picture of his new-born son that includes the details of his birth: Full name, including two middle names; date and time of … [Read more...] about Privacy is a Birthright
A recent call to a client’s managed services provider was a refreshingly pleasant experience. The agent was polite, helpful, and knowledgeable. After explaining the reason for my call and identifying the client company, the agent greeted me by name and asked me to confirm if that’s who he was speaking with. Once he had confirmation, the agent gave me the setup details, … [Read more...] about Confirmation Bust
A year ago, the GDPR raised the global bar for data protection, and formalized stringent consent requirements — that are well beyond those provided in PIPEDA, Canada’s private sector privacy law that came into force almost a generation ago. The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada plans to develop a new policy position on transborder data flows between … [Read more...] about Have Your Say on Canada’s New TransBorder Data Flow Policy
It happened again, twice in three days, at the annual general meeting of two different regional non-profit groups: Members were told that they can find critical membership information on the group’s Facebook page. How refreshing it was to see someone else stand up and declare, “I don’t use Facebook. Never have. Never will.” After 15 years of the world being told that … [Read more...] about Mommy, Where’s My Photo Going?