Human error causes WannaCry to infect 159 speed cameras in Australia

With NotPeyta spreading rampantly across the world, it’s worth remembering that the last ransomware de jour, WannaCry, is still out there. As many as 159 speed cameras in Victoria, Australia – mostly in the state’s capital, Melbourne – have been infected by the ransomware. We initially reported that up to 97 cameras had been infected, ...

Volvo announces end of gas-only engine production by 2019

All Volvo car models launched after 2019 will be electric or hybrids, making it the first major traditional automaker to set a date for phasing out vehicles powered solely by the internal combustion engine. Volvo will begin producing electric motors on all its cars from 2019, becoming the first traditional automaker to forgo the combustion engine altogether. The ...

This is how restaurant chefs are taking risks with your food safety

A survey of more than 200 chefs reveals some questionable food safety practices in restaurant kitchens. Whenever you eat out, you’re doing it in good faith. You’re putting trust in that establishment; acting on the assumption that staff members take food safety seriously all along the supply chain. If you’ve ever had food poisoning, you ...

An ISOteric experience at PECB Insights Conference

We were invited to attend the first PECB Insights Conference in Montreal. We shared, discussed and learned a lot about Information Security. Expert speakers, tasty food, an ISOteric experience! Thank you PECB for the invitation!

Who is more prepared for GDPR? The UK, Europe or the US?

Study finds IT professionals in the UK are more supportive of and informed about GDPR than their counterparts in the EU and the US. GDPR preparation should be dominating boardroom and IT discussions as the May 2018 deadline approaches. But how exactly are IT departments preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)? Research from Spiceworks ...

U.S. rice farmers turn sustainability into Carbon Credits, and Microsoft is first to buy

By changing how they use water, rice growers in Arkansas, Mississippi and California cut their methane emissions and opened a door for agriculture in carbon markets. The world's largest software maker made a novel purchase recently—from a handful of rice farmers. Microsoft bought carbon offsets from rice farmers in Arkansas, Mississippi and California who had ...

ISO 52000 leads the way on clean energy building solutions

If you want to find major emitters of global carbon dioxide, look no further than your city’s skyline. Buildings account for more than one-third of all final energy consumption and half of global electricity use. And they’re responsible for approximately one-third of global carbon emissions. According to the International Energy Agency, energy consumption in buildings ...

Canada joins in the cyberwarfare game

It is not new, or particularly surprising, that the federal government has decided Canada needs to up its capabilities in terms of cybersecurity. Early in 2016 a former CSIS director, Richard Fadden, suggested Canada needs to be able to launch its own cyber attacks as well as maintain cyber defences. And the recently released defence ...

China agrees to cease cyber-attacks on Canadian private sector

Officials representing the Chinese and Canadian governments signed an important agreement that concerns Canada's private sector. Both countries have agreed not to conduct cyber-attacks that target commercial proprietary data. China was represented by their Communist Party's Wang Yongqing, and Canada was represented by national security and intelligence advisor Daniel Jean. The bilateral pact materialized four ...

Launch of a new international clinical trial for breast cancer

Health Sciences North Research Institute Scientist and Laurentian University Professor Dr. Amadeo Parissenti announced the launch of an international clinical trial (BREVITY) to validate the use of the RNA Disruption Assay™ (RDA™) tool for treatment and management of breast cancer in North America and Europe. The trial has been designed in collaboration with key opinion ...

Talking Cyber-Risk with Executives

Explaining risk can be difficult since CISOs and execs don't speak the same language. The key is to tailor your message for the audience. On March 7, a bipartisan bill was introduced to the Senate called the Cybersecurity Disclosure Act of 2017. The bill’s purpose is to “promote transparency in the oversight of cybersecurity risks ...

Global ransomware attack causes turmoil… again!

Companies across the globe are reporting that they have been struck by a major ransomware cyber-attack. British advertising agency WPP is among those to say its IT systems have been disrupted as a consequence. The virus, the source of which is not yet known, freezes the user's computer until an untraceable ransom is paid in ...

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