Skyway Recommended April 7th to 13th

This week: Heartbleed, Heartbleed and More Heartbleed; Net Neutrality; Data Breach Reporting; Ottawa’s Digital Strategy

 

IT World Canada | Hunt on for Heartbleed vulnerability

Revenue Canada site will be closed until weekend as organizations around world scour their systems. Revenue Canada’s IT staffers continue to plow through the department’s servers to see if any personal information or passwords have been accessed after the discovery of the OpenSSL cryptographic vulnerability. Read More…

Globe and Mail | How the Heartbleed bug works, and what passwords you need to change

Internet security experts are scrambling to patch an alarming encryption vulnerability that has exposed millions of passwords and personal information, including credit-card numbers, email accounts and a wide range of online commerce. Read More…

Globe and Mail | CRA halts e-filing amid fears of global data breach

A major cybersecurity flaw that exposes encrypted information to hackers has forced the Canada Revenue Agency to shut down its filing system and push back the deadline for online returns. The flaw, which is known as Heartbleed and affects systems that are designed to protect sensitive information, has major websites around the world rushing to patch a hole that leaves users’ passwords vulnerable to exploitation. Read More…

IT World Canada | Organizations will have to report personal data breaches: Ottawa

Companies that deliberately fail to tell people could be fined up to $100,000 per individual. Organizations will have to tell people if their personal information has been lost or stolen and if there is a risk they could be harmed under new legislation tabled Tuesday by the Harper government. Read More…

Stanford Law School | Interconnection Disputes Are Network Neutrality Issues (of Netflix, Comcast, FCC)

A lot of people have been talking about the “interconnection” deal between Comcast and Netflix and whether that deal is related to network neutrality. (It is.) This question comes partly because the FCC’s 2010 Open Internet Order (also known as the network neutrality order) was recently struck down. So network neutrality lands back at the FCC, with a new Open Internet proceeding, at the same time Netflix starts working so poorly on Comcast that Netflix had to cut a special deal with Comcast. Read More…

IT World Canada | Critics complain Ottawa could have gone further with digital policy

“We get reheated, warmed up leftovers from the last five years,” says one industry observer. The Harper government’s new digital policy has received mixed reviews from some industry observers who hoped Ottawa would be daring in its vision for the country. Read More…


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