Federal Budget to Spend up to $1 Billion on Cyber Security

Murray Brewster, CBC News, explains how new money is coming from the Federal government to protect the 2019 election.

According to Brewster, the United States is still reeling from the effects of the 2016 presidential election, which the American intelligence community says was disrupted by Russian hacking and information influence operations.

With money in the budget to also include training and retaining cyber security experts, the requested amount will be allotted once details are agreed on about which departments will get funding, and where the rest of the money will be placed.

“There has also been a lot of debate in Canada about how to leverage the military to address the cyber skills shortage and meet its own growing needs for people with sophisticated technical skill sets,” stated Brewster.

The full article can be read here.

Freedom Mobile Private Details Extracted by Hacker

According to an article published by www.hackread.com, a hacker, using the alias NullHumanity, has identified a flaw in the customer login system of Freedom Mobile. With approximately 2,000 accounts at risk, the hacker explained he does not plan to exploit them.

The article mentioned that although this hacker has no plans to access the accounts for any reason but to inform Freedom of this flaw, there are others who wouldn’t be so kind.

“If a hacker manages to access secondary API through guessing the phone number and PIN combination, then he can expect to get sensitive details like date-of-birth, full name, phone number, email IDs, full call history, and billing-related information.”

The full article can be read here.

Winter Games Hit by Cyber Attack

The PyeongChang Winter Games were hit by a cyber attack, and although critical operations were not affected, event organizers were forced to shut down servers. The official games website also had to be taken offline to prevent further damage.

With cyber attacks rising in past Olympics games, this most recent attack in South Korea won’t be the last. According to the article, written by Aaron Tan, Japan is already bracing itself for more cyber attacks, aimed at the Tokyo Olympics in 20202.

Read the official article here.

Cyber Security for Marketers

Cyber Security for Marketers: Four Tips to Get Started

Esther Jeohn, head of global marketing at Penta Security Systems Inc, gives information on how you can deflect or even block the cyber-breach blow. Reading these four tips will give you and your PR team ideas on how to stay protected when it comes to cyber security. With the majority of marketing work done on the go, many of the platforms used are Cloud-based.

“The myriad of platforms make my workflow a whole lot easier, but the lack of integrations into one seamless platform inevitably means that information is being distributed to multiple locations. That information could be anything from company financial figures to customer contact information—which, if it fell into the wrong hands, could mean bad business,” says Jeohn in the article, which can be found here.

What can you do, as a marketer, to keep yourself and your company protected?

McCall Lake Business Leaders – Networking Event

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March 1, 2018: Let’s Taco ‘Bout Fun!

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Results Matter Cloud Services will be hosting our first ever taco and networking evening. This event is open to any one looking  to have engaging conversations over good food while

crushing their opponent in one of our speed networking games. Here is a rough agenda of the evening:

5:30 PM to 6:15 PM – Refreshments at the build your own taco stand

6:15 PM to 7:20 PM  – Speed networking and ice breaking games

7:20 PM to 7:30 PM – Door Prize draw winner announced

So come join us to have a fun evening while connecting with fellow businesses. Please RSVP by Feb 23 at our Eventbrite page here, or email rabail@rmcloud247.com

When registering for the event, please inform us of any dietary restrictions. We look forward to meeting you!