October and Cyber Security Awareness Month are about to wrap up, which means there were some big announcements released about global protection as well as plenty of Information Technology news coverage.
We’ve been listening closely and put together your must-know updates, security announcements, and IT solutions for October’s Tech Round Up:
Both “Dasher” and customer information was stolen in a recent security breach at DoorDash.
Over 100,000 delivery people had their drivers licence numbers stolen and millions of Canadians and Americans had personal information stolen, including the last four digitals of credit and debit cards used for purchase.
It was reported that hackers were able to gain access through DoorDash’s third-party service provider, but the company was not named.
New Study Shows 5G and AI Increase Cybersecurity Risks
Risk Management’s (IRM) new study, Risky Business, focuses on the increased cybersecurity risks introduced with 5G networks and Artificial Intelligence
Some concerns named are a greater risk of attacks on Internet of Things (IoT) networks, a wider attack surface, a lack of security by design in 5G hardware and firmware, Network intrusion detection and prevention, Fraud detection, and Secure user authentication.
The study was conducted with 50 cybersecurity and risk decision makers from 50 global companies.
80% of enterprises expect 5G to adversely impact them.
Risky Business Study 2019, Risk Management’s (IRM)
Toronto is Warned to Increase Cyber Security Measures ASAP
Toronto’s Auditor General Beverly Romeo-Beehler says the city needs to strengthen information technology and security control to avoid a serious breach, something it has failed to be proactive about since a similar recommendation made three years ago.
Around 4,700 terabytes worth of public data are housed in various systems and computers at the city
Other Canadians cities like Burlington, Ottawa, and Saskatoon have already fallen victim to costly ransomware attacks in 2019 as municipalities become a more popular target for hackers.
Concordia University Receives $1.8 Million to Improve 5G Cybersecurity
The goal of the new in the Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science is to bring together graduate students, professors, industrial researchers and subject matter experts to proactively strengthen cybersecurity for the networks of the future.
By 2024, there will be 4.1 billion cellular IoT connections (according to the Ericsson Mobility Report of June 2019).
Concordia is taking the lead in cybersecurity research, and that includes providing the Canadian telecommunications industry with innovative solutions to counteract costly cyberattacks.
Christophe Guy, Vice-President of Research and Graduate Studies at Concordia
Over the years we have enjoyed many of the perks that come from dealing with a local organization, including: events that keep us connected, fundraisers and educational tools that keep us up to date on the latest IT changes.Jim Inglis, Conestoga Rovers
FoxNet’s use of IoT technology allows our city to stay current and connected. We are thrilled to have participated alongside FoxNet in such inventive use of modern technology.Dan Mathieson, Mayor of Stratford
FoxNet team’s problem solving abilities and strategic approach has been critical in establishing not only success on this project, but a long-term relationship with my former company.Terry Pavey