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Fraudsters cashing in on pandemic, committee told

telecom | 05/20/2020 8:05 pm EDT

The Canadian Anti Fraud Centre has received almost 1000 complaints about fraud attempts related to COVID-19 since the beginning of March, the RCMP’s assistant commissioner of federal policing criminal operations Eric Slinn told a Parliamentary committee Wednesday....

Ottawa taps team to warn of foreign digital interference in elections

Media | 01/30/2019 3:49 pm EST

OTTAWA — The Liberal government has set up a new alert protocol and created a crack-team of top bureaucrats that can warn political parties and the public during an election...

Huawei CFO’s arrest renews political criticisms about 5G access

telecom | 12/06/2018 6:51 pm EST

The Opposition Conservatives are re-upping calls for a ban on Huawei...

Election 2019 still ripe for opinion-shaping, CSE says

Media | 12/06/2018 3:46 pm EST

OTTAWA — Efforts to stanch online misinformation campaigns will not eliminate the very real situation that may see Canadians fall victim to attempts to influence their political opinions, the...

U.S. senators warn Trudeau against Huawei involvement in 5G

telecom | 10/12/2018 1:02 pm EDT

Members of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee are prodding the Canadian government to block Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd from Canada’s next generation network infrastructure, warning it might...

Government formally launches cybersecurity centre

telecom | 10/01/2018 3:47 pm EDT

The federal government launched the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security, the governing body intended to...

CSE cybersecurity centre to launch within two weeks

telecom | 09/21/2018 2:48 pm EDT

OTTAWA -- Canada’s cyber spy agency is set to soon announce details on its new centralized cybersecurity centre, according to Communications Security Establishment (CSE) officials. The Canadian Centre for Cyber Security, announced in the 2018 budget, “stands up in about 10 days from now,” the CSE’s deputy chief of IT security, told MPs Thursday night. The centre has been in the works to consolidate the government’s expertise and response operations to cybersecurity threats under one roof. Jones, who will be leading the centre in Ottawa, said that the CSE has been doing...

CSE defends network security as Tories press on Huawei concerns

telecom | 09/20/2018 8:51 pm EDT

OTTAWA -- Officials from Canada’s cyber-spy agency defended the security of Canada’s telecommunications systems and allowing Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd equipment to operate on them, as MPs...

Cogeco hires lobbyist with wireless spectrum expertise

telecom | 07/03/2018 11:54 am EDT

Amir Bigloo, who has a history of successful spectrum purchases as CEO of...

Connected cars ‘smartphones on wheels,’ Senate committee hears

Media | 04/04/2017 7:57 pm EDT

OTTAWA — The development of connected and autonomous vehicles might be the thing that makes the issue of cyber security tangible, a Canadian intelligence official told senators Tuesday....

StatsCan, CRA outages ‘preventative’ measure: gov’t officials

telecom | 03/13/2017 9:00 pm EDT

OTTAWA — A known software vulnerability led the federal government to pull Statistics Canada and Canada Revenue Agency websites offline late last week, officials said Monday, calling...