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Everything you wanted to know about ransomware basics.

Ransomware is absolutely everywhere. All different types of companies from around the world are getting hit by this potentially devastating cybercrime.

What is going on? Why is ransomware so effective? Is there anything we can do about it?

This video essay gives…

Apple makes moves to enforce privacy and curb bad actor behaviour at the operating system level

Apple’s keynote kicked off their Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) with a two hour keynote covering the new versions of all of Apple operating systems (OS);

There were a number of new features in each OS but the flashiest new…

IAM turns ten and has changed how we look at cloud security forever.

The AWS Cloud really started out as a service or two. Those of us using the first few services didn’t really think of it as a “cloud”. At that point it was just a series of services that were very good at solving very specific problems.

Amazon SQS was the…

Apple vs. Facebook Battling For Your Privacy

I discussed this issue with Omar Dabaghi-Pacheco on CBC Ontario Today on Tuesday, 01-Jun. Have a listen to our conversation and calls with concerned consumers around Ontario.

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After years of quiet moves behind the scenes, Facebook came out swinging at Apple in December of 2020…

Privacy and security are often talked about in very different ways, yet they are two sides of the same coin.

Both are critical in our modern world but often overlooked. Both are critical to ensuring that the digital world is safe and works as intended. …

Merriam-Webster defines dumpster fire as “an utterly calamitous or mismanaged situation or occurrence”. Seriously, they actually defined it. After first being spotted in 2006, “dumpster fire” has become commonly used and has to be in the running for word of the year for 2020. But it’s curiously lacking from our…

Andy Jassy’s keynote at AWS re:Invent sets the tone for the upcoming year for AWS. With AWS re:Invent now wrapped up, what course was set?

Any keynote delivered by the CEO at Amazon Web Services is bound to have an impact not only on the company and its customers but…

Every year, I write an “Ultimate Guide” to the AWS re:Invent conference. 2020 has changed everything, this conference and my guide is no exception.

Typically, the guide plays a critical role for the 40–50,000 people who descend on Las Vegas for a week trying to get the most out of…

The tips, tricks, and insider hints for the 2019 AWS re:Invent conference in Las Vegas from December 2–6, 2019

Reserved seating is now open. Book your favourites in the Session Catalog now so you don’t miss out!

AWS re:Invent is taking place December, 2—6, 2019 in Las Vegas. Yet again, this promises to be the biggest cloud event of the year. Last year’s event was amazing. …

A look back at the 2018 re:Invent session guide for security

With over 3,300 sessions, AWS re:Invent 2018 was jam packed full of content.

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Leading up to AWS re:Invent 2018, I wrote a guide to security-themed breakout sessions for the conference site. The guide was designed to lead you through a week of content that would either change…


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