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Designated Canadian firms would have to report cyber breaches under proposed law

Certain companies in four federally-regulated Canadian critical infrastructure providers — including banks, telcos, energy providers and transport companies — would have to toughen their cybersecurity and share cyber threat information with Ottawa under proposed legislation introduced today by the federal government. Specific companies would be designated after the legislation passes, although in a briefing with […]

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Canadian military provider suffered ransom attack, says news report

The parent company of a Canadian military contractor has acknowledged suffering a ransomware attack, according to a news report. Global News said U.S.-based TransDigm Group issued a statement confirming there was what it called a “third-party intrusion” into their network “that disrupted … operations, in connection with a ransom demand.” TransDigm is the parent company […]

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LockBit claims Mandiant data will be published, Mandiant says no evidence of theft

A major ransomware gang claimed today it has data from Google subsidiary Mandiant, one of the biggest names in threat intelligence and incident response. According to several news sites, the LockBit gang’s data leak site now lists Mandiant.com as one of its victims, along with the notice “All available data will be published.” Mandiant quickly […]

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G7 needs group to share best cybersecurity practices in light of Russian attacks on Ukraine, says Canada

In the face of what it calls Russia’s “malicious cyber activities” in its war against Ukraine, Canada is urging the G7 nations to create a working group to share cybersecurity best practices for protecting their IT and telecom critical infrastructure. Innovation, Science and Industry Minister François-Philippe Champagne told reporters Friday he made that suggestion after […]

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Open-source software community releases plan to boost application security

Under pressure after the discovery of several open source vulnerabilities including Log4Shell, leading open-source groups and software firms have created a 10-point plan for ensuring ongoing improvements in the security of open-source code. The plan, released Thursday with the encouragement of the White House, includes commitments of US$30 million in funding from Amazon, Google, Intel, […]

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Cybersecurity course for disadvantaged youth now offered by Canadian agency

Post-secondary Canadian institutions are increasingly offering cybersecurity courses to help fill the demand for infosec pros. The latest is a Toronto-area not-for profit agency called Youth Employment Services (YES) that trains disadvantaged and vulnerable youth aged 15 to 29. Next month it starts a cybersecurity course with paid training in conjunction with IBM. Graduates of […]

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Canada and Five Eyes allies issue another plea to critical infrastructure firms to prepare for Russian cyber attacks

Canada and its allies in the Five Eyes intelligence co-operative have issued another warning to organizations in the critical infrastructure sectors to be prepared for cyberattacks from Russia as a response to governments helping Ukraine. Similar to a warning issued in March, it says “evolving intelligence” indicates that the Russian government is exploring options for […]

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Hackers going after VMware Workspace ONE Access and VMware Identity Manager; patch now

Hackers are trying to take advantage of a recently discovered critical vulnerability in VMware Workspace ONE Access and VMware Identity Manager, adding to the pressure to install patches for this as soon as possible. The Bleeping Computer news site quotes security researchers saying a proof-of-concept exploit has been released online for the VMware CVE-2022-22954 remote […]

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