Defence Minister Peter MacKay has committed $20 million to fund projects aimed at making Canada safer from cyber attacks.
Canadians are about to get their first comprehensive look at the extent of cyber crime on domestic business.
More than 2,000 USB keys were replaced after a hard drive and key went missing.
Privacy concerns are driving Canadians away from smartphone apps and online services.
After intense opposition from the public, the Canadian government pledged to not introduce additional legislation to monitor online activity.
The Canadian government should to make it mandatory for utility companies and others to tighten security, a former official told a security conference.
The nascent partnership between a Chinese development group and an entrepreneurial hub funded by three levels of Canadian government has raised concerns from an outspoken former security adviser to Nortel Networks.
The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has unnerved privacy experts with a change to its electronic tax-filing policy: It has removed several authentication requirements for electronic filers.
Canadian telecommunications giant Telus is bolstering its security offering with the acquisition of digital security and forensics company Digital Wyzdom.
Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC), a department of the Government of Canada, was reeling last month after the personal data of 583,000 Canadians was lost on a portable hard drive.
Behind the rallying cry, "Privacy equals freedom," Ontario's Information and Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian struck a partnership with Oracle to celebrate International Privacy Day: Jan. 28.
A young, Montreal-based computer science student, his former college and the institution's IT provider all found themselves thrust into the media spotlight over the student's stance on ethical hacking.
Canada remains vulnerable to cyber attacks by "terrorist groups [which] have expressed interest in developing the capabilities for computer-based attacks against Canada's critical infrastructure."
The personal information of about 583,000 former post-secondary students is unaccounted for, as a result of a breach of security at the agency responsible for issuing student loans.
The Canadian government has no plans to follow the recommendations made in a report it commissioned into ethical hacking.
Public Safety Canada and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security launched an action plan last month to back up a February 2011 border security partnership.
The Canadian government has unlocked $155 million in funding to bolster cyber security, just as the Auditor General issued a negative report.
Canada is not saying whether it will block Chinese firm Huawei from bidding on a secure communications network, after imposing a national security exemption on contract tenders
The provincial government of British Columbia has fired four employees and suspended three others after allegations that health data was shared inappropriately.
Canadian energy companies may be at risk from activist hacker groups, according to documents obtained from the country's national security agencies.
Border security controls are costing Canada $19.1 billion in lost revenues each year, according to a report released last month.
India's government claims it has found a way to monitor email sent via BlackBerry, something even manufacturer Research In Motion (RIM) claims it can't do.
The head of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) offered the agency's assistance to Public Safety Minister Vic Toews to make the government's controversial internet surveillance bill more palatable.
The Canadian government enacted a national security exception to bar foreign IT companies from bidding on the construction of its new telecommunications system.
The personal information of 1,000 Canadian government officials was stolen as part of a vast data heist last December, it has been revealed.
Canada's cyber security risks are greater than the government believes, according to internal documents.
A New York law firm is suing a Canadian for alleged federal cyber squatting after he conducted what he claims was research into a "black hole email vulnerability".
An internal report has informed the federal government to put an appeals mechanism in place to cope with imperfect biometric systems.
Anonymous has posted the personal information of Canadians online as part of a protest over the treatment of student protesters in Montréal.
Ontario received a record number of privacy complaints last year, according to the province's privacy commissioner.
In a budget move last month, the Canadian government axed a watchdog responsible for keeping tabs on its secret spy agency.
A website now is available to help the public check for DNSChanger infection.
The investigation into fraudulent robocalls in Canada escalated this month, as Elections Canada said that 7,000 calls had gone out across the country.
A malicious attacker deliberately attempted to interfere with a crucial party leadership vote in Canada last month, according to a company commissioned to run the online voting system used.
A political storm has beset Victor Toews, the public safety minister that backs a controversial lawful access bill in Canada.
Seven Ontario residents have been charged for stealing in a massive ATM skimming operation.
Following a disagreement between Google and Tipping Point, this year's CanSecWest conference will play host to two challenges.
Hacktivist online community Anonymous exposed prominent Canadian neo-Nazis last month after hacking into a fascist website.
Ann Cavoukian, Ontario's information and privacy commissioner, slammed the Canadian legal system in her opening speech at a symposium on surveillance and privacy late last month.
Canada received a mediocre ranking in cyber security, according to a new report ranking countries on their security stance.
Representatives from the Pirate Party of Canada highlighted the irony of Canadian government officials using file-sharing sites to infringe on copyright.
Canadian lawyers may have opened a legal can of worms by requesting the public release of heavily censored photographs.
Publicly traded Canadian companies experienced 50 percent more cyberattacks in 2011 than in the previous year, study
A massive Chinese-based hacker attack on Canadian federal government agencies late in 2010 was aimed at uncovering information about the takeover bid for Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan.
The Harper government has announced plans to reintroduce the "lawful internet access" law, which could shutter Canada's small internet service providers.
The Supreme Court of Canada has heard arguments seeking to overturn a lower court ruling on so-called fair dealing of copyrighted material.
A survey by the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) found reservations about internet use
The Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) sounded an alert at least two months before a massive internet intrusion was spotted at the Treasury Board of Canada.
Canada has reintroduced controversial copyright measures in a new bill that will legally enable companies to stop Canadians copying digital products.
The Canadian government has launched a consumer IT security awareness campaign in a bid to help Canadians protect themselves.
Talks on the unified border agreement between Canada and the United States first unveiled in February are complete.
Canada's federal election on May 2 tipped the balance in favor of Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Conservatives - giving them their first majority after four tries - but did it also swing things in support of online voting?
As the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks approaches, a number of Canadians are voicing their concerns about Prime Minister Stephen Harper's plan to give law enforcement agencies sweeping new powers.
Transport Canada has warned of inadequate security at Canada's airports in a recent review.
Canada's ultra-secretive spy agency is using information about its own citizens for foreign intelligence, according to a report issued by a Government watchdog.
Montreal-based security supervisor Joseph Mercier has been charged by the RCMP after allegedly developing malware to create a botnet.
The new owners of anti-spyware company Lavasoft also own companies linked to deceptive websites and online porn.
An industry Canada employee may have infected his computer with dangerous malware by looking at porn sites, according to an investigative report.
The Canadian intelligence service has singled out cyber attacks as one of the biggest threats facing Canada in its latest annual report.
Cyber intrusions into Canada government sites announced in February did more damage than initially admitted.
Internet security vaulted into the spotlight as an early focal point for Prime Minister Stephen Harper's new government, on both the domestic and international fronts
Canadians - and the organizations responsible for conducting their elections - are split over the merits of online voting.
Months after hackers invaded the computer systems of at least three federal government institutions employees are still feeling the effects.
On his way to a decisive victory in the May 2 federal election, Prime Minister Stephen Harper promised Canadians stability. Will that equate to a stabile, contemporary digital copyright infrastructure?
The massive email hack that compromised records at email service provider Epsilon has hit customers of Canadian retailers and service providers.
Health Canada sent the private information of two individuals to a Toronto resident inadvertently last month in a security gaffe.
For the second time in three years, legislation to bring Canada's copyright law into the digital age has fallen victim to parliamentary dissolution.
Canada's telecommunications networks are vulnerable to homegrown terrorists, concluded the Special Senate Committee on Anti-terrorism.
A team of Italian researchers has presented a crack for the chip-and-PIN card verification system that they say makes it possible to skim a PIN number that can later be used with a stolen card.
The three-year struggle between BlackBerry manufacturer Research In Motion (RIM) and India over what can remain private continues to be played out in public.
Hackers using Chinese IP addresses entered government networks by spear phishing.
Email offerings for Canadian Viagra and other drugs has declined, according to a new report from Symantec.
Scientists in Canada have replicated a botnet to study its behaviour, infecting 3,000 virtual machines with the Waledec malware.
Security costs for the Vancouver Olympics ballooned almost five times over the course of the games' preparation.
The number of breaches affecting Canadian organizations grew last year, but the cost associated with these incidents decreased by more than $654,000 - or almost 80 percent - during the same period.
Responding to pressure from Indonesia's government, Research In Motion has decided to filter pornographic internet content for BlackBerry users in that country.
A Q&A with Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart covering social media, smartphones, educating the public and much more.
Less than half of Canada's small businesses use cloud-based computing services, according to a new survey.
An error in Service Canada's new Access Key site, which was launched on September 26, inadvertently exposed the social insurance numbers and banking information of about 75 people.
The Canadian government has apologised to a veteran after the privacy commissioner found that it mishandled his sensitive personal information.
Montreal-based spammer Adam Guerbuez has declared bankruptcy after courts in the United States and Quebec upheld a decision forcing him to pay over CDN$1bn to Facebook.
As the Canadian Privacy Commissioner concluded an investigation into Google last month, it slammed the company for its unauthorized collection of Wi-Fi data.
There was broad general support for establishing high standards of data security at a public forum convened by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner, but most respondents do not feel that the government should take the lead.
Spamit, a mainstay in the so-called "Canadian pharmacy" business, ended operations due to increased pressure from global anti-spam forces.
Facebook has banned a Montreal man for spamming its members with unwanted ads, and seeks damages.
The Health Council of Canada released a report that warns that the lack of an integrated EHR is leading family physicians to order unnecessary medications and diagnostic tests.
Canada's federal government unveiled its long-awaited cybersecurity strategy in early October, committing $90 million over five years and $18 million in ongoing funding.
A computer containing the names of Tamil refugees has been stolen from the offices of the Canadian Tamil Congress.
Researchers presenting findings on the Stuxnet worm said "This is not a teenage hacker coding in his bedroom-type operation."
The Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA) is investigating more than 1,000 high-value bank accounts in Switzerland, after a former employee stole the account data and handed it to investigators.
Payment card fraud is dropping slowly in Canada as chip and pin technology makes its way into the market, said a report from Canada's Criminal Intelligence Service last month.
The United States has frozen the operations of a fake domain registration service in Canada.
A 19-year-old Saskatchewan resident was charged with launching a cyberattack on a business based in New York City.
PlayNow.com - the British Columbia government-backed online gambling service - was back in the game in late August.
A tax inspector in Vancouver, British Columbia used the Canada Revenue Agency's computers to look up hundreds of citizens' tax records inappropriately for four years, in what amounts to the largest data breach in the Agency's history.
Canadian vendor Research in Motion was reportedly racing to placate Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates as the governments threatened to cut off services.
A ruling by the Supreme Court of Canada makes it clear that it is the responsibility of internet users to ascertain the age of people they chat with, but falls short of saying how.
Canada's privacy commissioner has launched an investigation against an online dating service.
The British Columbia Lottery Corp. closed down North America's only government-sanctioned online casino.
120 billion new unsolicited emails are sent every day, says Symantec analyst.