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Education: Masters in Journalism.

Highlights of your career: Working on events such as the FIFA World Cup and Olympic Games and surviving the pressure.

What malware do you hate the most? Is it alright to hate them all?

Favorite activities: Trying to figure out what is happening in Game of Thrones. Hiking in the summer and hibernating in the winter.

Golden rule for cyberspace? Privacy, privacy and even more privacy.

When did you get your first computer and what kind was it? I think it was in the early 2000s and it was the Dell Dimension 4500.

Favorite computer game / activity: Street Fighter II; Super Mario; Sonic the Hedgehog; Pro Evolution Soccer/FIFA.

US rules on reporting cybersecurity flaws set to change according to source

Cyber vulnerability hoarding? The US government publishes its Vulnerabilities Equities Policy (VEP) and describes the process by which cyber flaws found by agencies such as the NSA are handled.

Canadian SMBs: How technology can help you go global

As you company grows globally you will be faced with many challenges and it can be easy to forget, unintentionally, some of the steps you have gone through to get to the position your company finds itself in.

Canadian SMBs: How technology can help you stay energized

Canadian small and medium businesses (SMBs) use a multitude of skills and resources to continuously improve all aspects of their companies’ performance.

Canadian SMBs: The importance of a stable foundation

You always build from the ground up, and every small-medium business (SMB) must build a strong foundation with their management team.

WPA2 security issues pose serious Wi-Fi safety questions

‘KRACK’ or Key Reinstallation AttaCK, as it has been labeled, means third parties could eavesdrop on a network meaning private conversations would no longer be private.

Canadian SMBs: How technology can help you have a better start in business

A recent Ipsos survey, found that only 26 per cent of Canadian SMBs feel very confident that their business and its information is safe from cyberattacks

Cybersecurity in Asia Pacific

As the Asia Pacific region continues to grow, and adoption of digital technologies – by consumers and businesses – continues, the region is starting to appreciate how attractive it has become to cybercriminals.

Equifax hack could affect half the population of the US

The credit reporting agency, Equifax, has revealed that they suffered a huge cyberattack that could affect up 143 million Americans.

Critical security flaw leaves Fortune 100 firms vulnerable

The discovered weakness would allow hackers to remotely run code on servers that utilize the REST plugin from Apache Struts, and it is reported that all versions since 2008 are affected.

Chinese cryptocurrency crackdown

China banned the raising of funds using token-based digital currencies and deemed the practice illegal on Monday, in a move seen as an attempt to impose more regulations on the virtual market.

Six million Instagram accounts hacked

A hack believed to target only celebrity accounts on Instagram has also accessed millions of users’ private data.

WikiLeaks suffers defacement at the hands of OurMine group

WikiLeaks’ whistleblowing website suffered an attack from the group known as OurMine on Thursday

Google removes 300 Android apps following DDoS attack

Google has been forced to remove almost 300 apps from its Play Store after learning that apps were being hijacked for DDoS attacks.

More than 700 million email addresses leaked in huge data breach

Huge data breach sees more than 700 million email addresses and passwords leaked publicly thanks to a misconfigured spambot, dubbed ‘Onliner’.

Spanish giants the latest to fall foul of hackers

Real Madrid’s official Twitter account was hacked with a post announcing the signing of rival Lionel Messi.

Hackers can control damaged phones using replacement screens

Replacement screens for cracked smartphones bought from third party vendors could leave you vulnerable to hackers, a new study has revealed.

PlayStation social media accounts briefly hacked

Sony became the latest entertainment company to suffer at the fingertips of hackers after their PlayStation social media channels were temporarily hacked on Sunday evening.

Google pays $10,000 for student’s bug

Google has rewarded a Uruguayan student with $10,000 after he exposed a security flaw that could allow hackers to access sensitive data.

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