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22 July 2022

Quebec government supports the In-Sec-M program to improve cybersecurity 

The cybersecurity cluster will receive financial support of more than 3,5 millions canadian dollars to continue its actions against cyber criminality.  With this financial support, the Quebec government wants to help In-Sec-M build a project that aims to have a better cybersecurity system and datas protection…

10 June 2022

Summer disconnection : unplug it all to better reconnect

Summer is coming and maybe your vacations too… Time off doesn’t mean work, not at all… In fact, vacations are the perfect occasion to rest and therefore, it is quite essential to disconnect completely from work.  How to do it ?  Put away your computer, your…

8 June 2022

Cybersecurity : no one can go without it

All companies, in every field, can be targeted by a cyber attack at some point. Everyone is at risk and needs to be careful.  Statistics show that cyberattacks are bountiful, tend to be more frequent and target every fields of the industry as well as small…

21 February 2022

Are Electronic Signatures Legally Binding?

Electronic signatures have become a critical component of doing business in a paperless world. If you have not adopted them yet, you should start! More and more companies are completely ditching paper, and doing everything online. Electronic signatures are the next step in that transition. Every organization needs signatures, and…

7 February 2022

Cybersecurity, a major issue in the electoral process

At the polls, citizens. To your keyboards, citizens. Soon enough, the first scenario will give way entirely to the second. Being able to vote from anywhere, on Canadian soil, abroad, without even having to travel… It’s a dream that many people have.

30 January 2022

VPN Protection Online For Canadians

If you have listened to YouTube videos in the last 2 years, it is sure that you have seen a sponsorship or an advertisement for a VPN service. On TV, it is online casinos and sports betting services, on the internet, VPNs completely dominate the advertisements.

26 January 2022

I’ve been hacked! Now what?

You probably feel like shouting at the top of your lungs right now. You are angry, sad, and concerned. We get it.  Being hacked can be quite critical. Your private information and potentially your money is in jeopardy.  So, what do you do now?…

18 January 2022

Zoom on Zoom Security

Not so long ago, Skype and Google HangOut reigned supreme in the video conferencing world. Not very much used and fairly niche, these services all had their share of accessibility and rendering quality problems, which limited their potential to become truly mainstream. 2 years ago, Zoom…

18 January 2022

Your first steps in cybersecurity training are free! 

Are you personally intrigued by cybersecurity or want to change careers to a field of the future like ours? Want to dip your big toe to estimate the temperature of the water before completely diving in? Here are some cybersecurity training courses for beginners that are…

13 January 2022

New Year, New Cybersecurity Resolutions

If there is one place that we haven’t stopped frequenting for the past few years, it is virtual space. The year 2021 will have given us many examples of the importance of protecting your computer data. As proof, the Quebec government has even created a Ministry of Cybersecurity and Digital.

9 November 2021

Helping our Children Protect Their Digital Identity

Growing up with technology and being hyper-connected from a young age, it is generally assumed that young people have a good control over their digital lives or that they are not really vulnerable targets for cyberattacks. However, young people do not necessarily have the critical thinking and analytical skills required…

14 October 2021

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month

Internationally recognized, Cyber Security Awareness Month takes place every year in October to inform the public about the importance of cyber security. This year’s theme is “Life Happens Online”. Now more than ever, everyone is connected on the Internet. Whether it is for work, to talk with family and friends,…

24 August 2021

Important Framework Agreement Between ENISA and RHEA Group

The European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) and RHEA Group have signed the first framework agreement to implement the Ad hoc Cybersecurity Assistance Mechanism, with the goal of supporting the States member of the European Union (EU) in case of cybersecurity-related transborder incidents or crisis. According to RHEA Group, the…

19 August 2021

IRCC to renew its biometric hardware

As a courtesy, this communiqué is to inform you that IRCC has begun soliciting industry, through a Request for Information (RFI), on new innovations and feedback related to enterprise biometric collection solutions and service models. Background The Canadian Immigration Biometric Identification System (CIBIDS) facilitates the collection of…

11 August 2021

Motorola Solutions Opens New Network and Security Operations Centre for Public Safety in Canada’s Ottawa-Gatineau Connexité Cybersecurity Cluster

Motorola Solutions leverages decades of public safety experience in its new network and security operations centre where it will manage the mission-critical communication networks and command centre software relied upon by Canada’s first responders Motorola Solutions (NYSE: MSI) today announced the opening of its new network and security operations…

10 August 2021

Best tips to protect your business from cyber attacks

Canadians and entrepreneurs are increasingly dependent on the Internet for their daily business. With COVID-19, this trend has accelerated to allow Canadians to work, shop and socialize remotely in accordance with physical distancing guidelines issued by public health. This comes with its share of challenges for Canadian businesses, which are…

6 August 2021

An unlikely alliance? GAFAM responds to US aid

Some web giants, commonly known as GAFAM (Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft) offer their expertise to the US government in cybersecurity. The US Agency for Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security (CISA) is leading a task force made up of officials from the US government as well as people from private…

4 August 2021

Accessible Training to Learn How to Protect Data Against Cyberattacks

Imagine receiving an email nobody wants: “If you want access to your data and your computer system back, you will need to pay”. Your encrypted data are in the hands of blackmailing strangers. What if the media get a hold of the news, adding yet another issue to your plate?…

16 July 2021

4 tips for not leaving cybersecurity vacations

Vacation, finally! Now is the time to take it easy, but not completely: follow these few tips to avoid negative consequences for your personal data online. Pay attention to public internet networks You are finally on vacation! As you wait for the children to choose their ice cream cone in…

22 June 2021

The Other Wound to Heal: Hospitals Increasingly Targeted by Cyberattacks

As the healthcare system is already overflowed by the pandemic, another pernicious nuisance comes along: a cyberattack on the east end of Montreal’s heathcare network, according to Radio-Canada and La Presse. The attack was launched in India, authorities believe. Already, data pertaining to 9 patients and 2,340 residents leaked, newspapers…

18 June 2021

Urgent Need to Act: Mine Workers Could Be Trained on Cybersecurity

A report from the Institut national des mines (INMQ) published this month shows that post-secondary institutions are supportive to adding cybersecurity competency building for future mine workers. This document emphasizes that “at least two thirds of successful cyberattacks affecting mining companies are the result of inappropriate conduct from personnel.” The…

8 June 2021

Ribs and cybersecurity: an issue that reaches our plates

A cyberattack coupled with a ransom demand could have driven up the price of our Souvlaki chicken. This came against the US and Australian subsidiaries of Brazilian food giant JBS. Producing beef, chicken and pork, the company says it resolved the attack very quickly. A rapid response has proven crucial…

31 May 2021

Cybersecurity: 5 essential books

Much was written about cyber ​​security. Novels, essays, articles, technical manuals: you can find anything! Here are 5 essential books to add to your reading list to dive deep into cybersecurity and hacking. The Art of Intrusion: The Real Stories Behind the Exploits of Hackers, Intruders & Deceivers (Kevin…

23 May 2021

Cyber ​​attacks: business leaders worried

While Canadian business leaders appear confident in the recovery of the global economy, they do express serious concerns about cyber attacks. These concerns would outweigh the economic risks associated with the pandemic. According to a PricewaterhouseCoopers Canada survey, most CEOs expect their income and profitability to rise in the near…

19 May 2021

SMEs Support Program

This In-Sec-M program, carried out in partnership with Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions, aims to assist SMEs in their accreditation process to the CyberSecure Canada standard in order to strengthen their competitive advantage by reassuring their customers of their cybersecurity while reducing the impact of cyber attacks and…

19 April 2021

| CIS | Annual Cybersecurity & Identity Summit

At the Annual Cybersecurity & Identity Summit, Roberto Mazzolin, Chief Cyber Security strategist at the Rhea Group, will highlight key challenges facing governments, defence and industry using critical infrastructure to support complex cyber and space capabilities impacted by disruptive technologies and offer recommendations to improve protection of these systems through the RHEA developed CITEF capability. His presentation…

15 April 2021

Child pornography: protect your children

The lockdown has boosted cases of children being sexually exploited on the Internet globally. A La Presse investigation published on April 13, 2020, revealed that “websites used by predators around the world to share tens of thousands of child pornography images are hosted on the computer servers of large…

15 October 2020

How to do Business with NATO?

On October 15, In-Sec-M and NATO hosted a virtual presentation for all Canadian companies and organizations to demystify the process of purchasing and acquiring cybersecurity technologies and services. Martin Bedard, Canadian Liaison Officer, NSPA, introduced Virginie Viscardy, a representative from NCIA, NATO’s primary C3 capability and cybersecurity provider, will present the…

16 July 2020

Canada – Netherlands Cybersecurity Virtual Networking Event

A virtual event between Canada and the Netherlands was organized on June 18 to learn more about the cybersecurity ecosystems of Canada and the Netherlands, as well as meet promising peers and technology partners. Organized by Invest Ottawa, with the collaboration of In-Sec-M, this cross-site allowed several members of In-Sec-M…

14 July 2020

Large-scale project at National Defence

The Department of National Defence released more information earlier this week on a very important project by the Canadian Armed Forces to acquire a cyber defence solution to improve decision support in general and the security of DND and the CAF cyberspace, including the ability to detect, analyze and respond…

14 July 2020

Canadian Laboratory for Digital Identity Receives Several Public and Private Grants

The Digital Identity Laboratory of Canada, headquartered in Gatineau, is approaching its initial funding objective of $ 1M. Thanks to recent grants from the City of Gatineau, the Government of Quebec, Converge Technology Solutions, Equitable Bank and Sagard Holdings, the Laboratory will accelerate the adoption of user-centered digital identity solutions…

6 July 2020

MTL Connect 2020: A Virtual Edition, Real Connections

From October 13 to 18, 2020, MTL connects: Montreal Digital Week will be exclusively online. Organized by Digital Spring, a non-profit organization whose primary mission is to democratize and support digital transformation, publishing has been re-imagined to facilitate networking and the transfer of expertise between participants. “This year, the programming…

14 May 2020

A new national digital identity laboratory

This spring, a national digital identity laboratory was created by several private and public partners, with DIACC and In-Sec-M. The Canadian non-profit organization will provide the resources and independence necessary to create a neutral, healthy and secure environment conducive to promoting, validating and maintaining compliance and technical interoperability between and…

25 March 2020

Creation of the first National Digital Identity Laboratory

The Digital ID and Authentication Council of Canada (DIACC) is pleased to announce a collaborative partnership with Canada’s cybersecurity cluster, In-Sec-M, to create the first national digital identity lab. Leveraging the strengths of their respective members, the two organizations have begun to identify and enumerate the requirements for the future…

10 March 2020

Passports: major changes needed?

The cyber threat landscape is evolving at breakneck speed, in an expanding and increasingly complex landscape. Municipal and government agencies, as well as businesses, simply cannot keep pace. We must recognize that absolute cybersecurity is absolutely impossible. The question is not whether our defenses will be violated, but when they…

28 January 2020

Big start for the first day of In-Sec-M’s first mission to France!

While the International Cybersecurity Forum (FIC) to which the mission will converge as of today was not yet started, strategic meetings with leading French players in the cybersecurity ecosystem took place all day in Paris. During a morning of presentations and private meetings at the Quebec Government Office in Paris,…

18 December 2019

Call to projects – PICQ

The Program developed by Prompt and In-Sec-M will provide the funding, the opportunities, and the strategy to shape and deliver the next generation of cybersecurity innovation in Quebec. Up to 25% of the budget of your innovation projects may be funded through this program. You may add matching…

6 December 2019

New vision for the Quebec government

Quebec’s International Vision enhances and amplifies the Quebec’s International Policy, which is still in force. In terms of international relations, the government will continue to promote Quebec’s identity and interests around the world, while placing greater emphasis on trade and market diversification, as well as on attracting investments.