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Understanding cybersecurity management for FinTech (UCMF) - introduction to FinTech and the importance of security objects (Article 1)
FinTech encompasses a wide array of technological strategies, many of which have either improved the functionality of existing financial products and services or enabled the development of novel technological solutions for the financial sector. With the rapid growth of digital platforms, ...Read PDF
2021
Understanding Android Malware Families (UAMF) – file infector and potentially unwanted applications (Article 6)
File infector is a malware that attaches itself to APK files, which contain all the data related to an Android application. File infector gets installed with APK files, and it gets executed when the APK file is installed. The APK file can be any Android application such as a game, word processing file, ...Read PDF
2021
Understanding Android Malware Families (UAMF) – Adware and Backdoor (Article 5)
Mobile adware refers to the advertising material hidden inside legitimate apps infected by malware. Most of these apps are available from third-party sources. Adware continuously shows unwanted advertisements on mobile screens even if the user attempts to force-close the app...Read PDF
2021
Understanding Android Malware Families (UAMF) – Riskware – is it worth it? (Article 4)
Riskware is defined as a legitimate program that presents potential risks to the security vulnerabilities on a device. Although it is a legitimate program, bad actors use Riskware to steal information from the device and redirect users to malicious websites or perform functions at the expense of device security...Read PDF
2021
Understanding Canadian Cybersecurity Laws: refactored — our series in summary (Article 10)
In this tenth and final article in our Understanding Canadian Cybersecurity Laws series, we will look back through the previous nine articles and revisit the topics covered in each of them. Our journey begins with the first article, The Foundations, first published by IT World Canada on January 13, 2020... Read PDF
2021
Understanding Android Malware Families (UAMF) – Ransomware and scareware (Article 3)
Ransomware is malicious software used by individuals to encrypt documents on computers or digital devices. Perpetrators demand a ransom from the owner of a device to access the victim’s documents; once in, criminals install ransomware on their mobile phone or computer... Read PDF
2021
Understanding Canadian Cybersecurity Laws: Legislative Modernization — Responding and Adapting to Technological Change in a Global Domain (Article 9)
In this article, we will discuss the Digital Charter Implementation Act, 2020, which was tabled by the government on November 17, 2020, along with its progeny: the Consumer Privacy Protection Act (CPPA) and the Personal Information and Data Tribunal Act... Read PDF
2021
Understanding Android Malware Families (UAMF) – The Trojan: An impersonator in the background (Article 2)
The trojan is a sneaky impersonator that behaves like a legitimate program. It can hide in the background and steal information from the device. Trojan samples often delete, modify, block, and copy data to disrupt services provided by the operating system... Read PDF
2021
Understanding Android Malware Families (UAMF) – The Foundations (Article 1)
Android malware is one of the most serious threats on the internet and has witnessed an unprecedented upsurge in recent years. There is a need to share the fundamental understanding of behaviour... Read PDF
2021
Understanding Canadian Cybersecurity Laws: Measuring Up — Outlining Existing National Cybersecurity Legislation in Canada, the UK, Australia, and the US (Article 8)
In this article, we will outline the relevant national privacy and cybersecurity-related laws currently in effect in the United Kingdom, Australia, and the United States, as fellow common law countries... Read PDF
2020
Understanding Canadian cybersecurity laws: Deep, dark, and undetectable – Canadian jurisdictional considerations in global encrypted networks (Article 7)
The rapid growth of encryption technology has revolutionized the online marketplace and helped to enable the creation of anonymous online networks, like the Dark Net ... Read PDF
2020
Understanding Canadian cybersecurity laws: Peer-to-peer privacy protection - “Intrusion upon seclusion” and the protection of intimate images (Article 6)
The prevalence of digital communication has created nearly limitless possibilities for the rapid, large-scale sharing of private communications, intimate images, and personal information... Read PDF
2020
Understanding Canadian Cybersecurity Laws: Insert Something Clever Here - Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (Article 5)
As we continue to adapt to the changing demands to navigate the spread of COVID-19, an increasing number of workspaces and social interactions have had to rely much more heavily on email and ... Read PDF
2020
Understanding Canadian Cybersecurity Laws: Interpersonal Privacy and Cybercrime - Criminal Code of Canada (Article 4)
The global spread of COVID-19 has been a huge catalyst in our increased reliance on digital technologies, particularly our networked communication infrastructure. With the rapid influx of demand for ... Read PDF
2020
Understanding Canadian cybersecurity laws: Privacy Protection in the Modern Marketplace-PIPEDA (Article 3)
With the global spread of COVID-19, on-line scams are circulating and malicious actors have been spreading malware intended to steal individual information through both personal and corporate networks. We previously outlined... Read PDF
2020
Understanding Canadian cybersecurity laws: Privacy and access to information, the Acts (Article 2)
The Privacy Act and the Access to Information Act were both implemented by the Canadian federal government in 1985 and have acted as a starting point for more recent legislation... Read PDF
2020
Understanding Canadian cybersecurity laws: the foundations (Article 1)
The end of 2019 marked the end of a decade that has been shaped by rapid technological development, advancing data-use research, and an increasingly hyper-connective global infrastructure... Read PDF
2020
Researchers named among top researchers for Canada 150
The cybersecurity Research and Academic Leadership award, Canada 2019
The cybersecurity academic award, Canada 2017