Canada–Canada should be prepared for “unprecedented” levels of cyber risk,warns ex-CSIS official

From the IT World Canada news item:

“I’ve never seen it at this velocity and level of complexity in my 30 years in security,” said Ray Boisvert, the president and CEO of I-Sec Integrated Strategies and a senior associate at communications firm Hill & Knowlton Strategies.

Boisvert should know. He’s also the former assistant director for intelligence at the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS). He noted that technology trends are a contributing factor in the escalating level of cyber threats. The proliferation of devices, the Internet of Things (IoT), virtualization and the growth in data are overwhelming our defences, he said. As well, there are increasing opportunities for email cyber fraud based on information collected from social media.

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