Cybersafety Sentinel September 2023 Week 4

Claudiu’s Top Post

Companies that produce surveillance software designed to monitor and intimidate people have developed a model whereby they disappear after using investment funding to create and sell their spyware to oppressive governments and state law enforcement. Read More

Cisco to Acquire Cybersecurity Firm Splunk for $28B

Cisco Systems has agreed buy cybersecurity firm Splunk for about $28 billion US in its biggest-ever deal to beef up its software business and capitalize on the rising use of artificial intelligence, the companies said on Thursday. Read More

MOVEit Cybersecurity Breach Update

More than 165,000 letters have been sent to Nova Scotians caught up in the MOVEit global cybersecurity breach. The breach took place between May 30 and May 31, and was first reported by the Nova Scotia government a few days later Read More

Canada Post Breaking Privacy Law to Build Marketing List

The federal privacy watchdog says Canada Post is breaking the law by gleaning information from the outsides of envelopes and packages to help build marketing lists that it rents to businesses. Canada Post had not obtained authorization from individuals to indirectly collect such personal information. Read More

U.S. Voting Tech Tested by Cybersecurity Professionals

Major US voting equipment manufacturers are enlisting cybersecurity experts to provide additional stress-tests of their systems as the 2024 election looms and misinformation remains rife with American voters. Read More

Quebec’s New Privacy Legislation Enacted

On September 21, 2022, Quebec’s Act to modernize legislative provisions as regards the protection of personal information (Act) was enacted. The Act’s provisions will become effective gradually over a two-year period, from September 22, 2022, to September 22, 2024. Read More