Ransomware is prevalent in the current landscape. Seemingly there are at least one or two attacks published every week. There are certainly many more successful attacks throughout the nation on commercial entities and consumers. There are many reasons for this, including the ease of use and the financial return on the resources used to execute the attack. The targets are varied, but have one thing in common-there is data or a system the target needs to have access to or use.
With the current state of the pandemic, the business operations have vastly changed from a year ago. One area of change has been voting. Previous to this turn of events, voters had the opportunity to vote in person, or send in their ballots. While this has not been problematic in the past, technology has provided an additional option. E-voting is being researched and used in limited circumstances. The first significant, notable usage was in Iowa for their democratic caucus. W
Governments, local and federal, provide certain services to the people they represent. These may consist of snow removal, unemployment insurance, defense, assistance during disasters, and other services. Canada is clearly no different providing a vast number of services to its citizens. All of these services require data for processing and record-keeping. This data and the computer systems processing and storing these are certainly viable targets for the attackers. Attack To
May 25, 2018, will certainly be in the mind of CISOs and data managers around the world for some time to come. At this point in time, the companies had to be compliant with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The focus of the act is for persons who are citizens of the European Union (EU) to have greater control over their data. As applied this provides for much greater accountability for the businesses handling, processing, managing, and storing a person’s data.