Historically, the field of cybersecurity has been largely unregulated, with little to no requirements needed to be met by corporations. Recently, health centers, municipalities, universities, and other Canadian businesses and organizations have been targeted by electronic espionage and ransomware. In many instances, the attacks go unreported because the corporations fear their reputation may be damaged if word spreads that their existing security was incompetent. Often corporations decide it is in their best interest to pay the ransom fee in order to dismiss the problem, rather than to reach out for external assistance. Recently, the Government of Canada has introduced a new Canadian cybersecurity bill forcing corporations to prioritize mandatory reporting of cyber attacks and the meeting of new security standards.
Distributed times call for distributed infrastructure.
We’ve been solving technology and networking engineering problems since 1996. We’ve seen a lot over the years while helping our customers adapt to an ever changing landscape, including during times of crisis and overcoming “unprecedented” challenges.
Our lives are run through email. Not only does email manage our professional activities, but it follows us home as well. We use it as a form of online ID. We build a profile of ourselves in our inbox with each subscription and service we link. No longer are we simply sending communications to one another. We are crafting an epicenter of sensitive information that is fully readable and entirely unprotected.
The cloud offers agility to enterprises of all sizes. This technology continues to transform the capabilities of organizations. The achievements obtained by using a cloud-based infrastructure are many, but this kind of deployment also presents security concerns.
Major changes to Canada’s Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) are coming into law this fall. Now is the time for organizations to pay careful attention to their role in protecting the privacy of customers.
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