July 5, 2014

The lastest on risks from social media in Episode 34 of the Social Media Security Podcast

f you want to keep up on the latest news regarding risks from using social media, check out the Social Media Security Podcast. Tom Eston and […]
March 31, 2015

Why not put a 2 person over-ride in every commercial airliner?

Just a quick thought after this week’s air crash in France, in which the co-pilot locked the pilot out of the cockpit and intentionally crashed the […]
June 16, 2015

LastPass password manager gets hit – nobody is immune, but this is about as good as you can hope for

Yesterday, the online password management system known as LastPass announced that they had detected an attack on their service's client data which appears to have been partially successful...
September 22, 2015

Speaking at BSides Ottawa – a great security conference tradition

What do you do if you're interested in learning about security and hanging out with a variety of interesting people to network and share ideas...
January 27, 2016

Putting all your eggs in one basket with a password manager

Should you use a password manager? It really depends on how many different accounts you have. The trade-off you need to decide on is: Should I […]
February 8, 2016

Malicious apps inflate each others' ratings… and other security stories (Streetwise Security News Issue #17)

Issue #17 of the Streetwise Security News contains the following stories: Feature Story: Malicious apps can inflate each others’ ratings… Terminology: “Responsible Disclosure” From Scott’s Blog: […]
February 8, 2016

Highlighting privacy risks from connected devices – Is it FUD?

I was recently asked to participate in an interview with CBC news columnist Laura Fraser. The topic to be discussed was privacy risks from connected devices. […]
February 28, 2016

Streetwise Security Tip: Don't forget to back up your smartphone data

Nobody ever thinks they will lose their phone, and they don't think much about the importance of the data on their devices. Aside from the privacy implications of the data on your phone being accessed by others, you should consider the impact of what would happen if you lost access to the data on any of your devices.
February 28, 2016

Media news stories featuring comments From Scott

This month there were a couple of news stories that highlighted privacy risks to consumers. It’s fun to do these interviews, but sometimes frustrating when the […]
February 28, 2016

Data Breach Story: Hospital pays $17,000 in ransom to recover patient data

The Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center ended up deciding to pay $17,000 in ransom after network computers with their Electronic Medical Records were hit by a ransomware attack. It's a little unnerving that the hospital did not seem to have any backups, and that 10 days elapsed from the time the data was locked up.