Following the arrest of two teenagers who allegedly planned to kill three classmates, Global Montreal’s Senior Anchor Jamie Orchard speaks to cyber expert Terry Cutler about how important it is for parents to know what their children are doing online.
Two teenagers, aged 14 and 16, have been charged with conspiracy to commit murder and assault in an alleged plot against three of their classmates.
For many thirty-somethings in 2016, having a Tinder account isn’t particularly unusual.
The dating app for smartphones forms a profile by connecting to the users’ Facebook account. While Montrealer Sydney Krause does indeed have an account on the popular social network, she found herself surprised to find out she was active on the dating program as well.
“I got a call from my boyfriend and he asked me if I had a Tinder account and I said ‘No,’” she said. “He said ‘I didn’t think so, but you do.’”
IT security professionals in Canada often form groups to share information with members, but rarely outside the group. Now they’re coming together in a national network to broaden information sharing and best practices across industries. The Canadian Cybersecurity Alliance was quietly launched earlier this month with a goal of marshalling more resources to stand up to online attackers. So far 50 groups have agreed to participate in the alliance (see below for a partial list). The alliance is led by a 12-person national council co-ordinated by Gilles Racine, past president of the Ottawa chapter of the High Technology Crime Investigation Association. According to council member and communications lead Terry Cutler, vice-president of cyber at Sirco, a Montreal private investigation firm, the alliance was born out of a need for many of these groups to be more organized in cybersecurity. “We all complement each other, but nobody’s talking to each other,” he said in an interview. With the alliance “you’ll have some of the brightest minds across Canada collaborating together.” “We want to create interconnects between the groups so nobody remains siloed.” He said the alliance is akin to a roundtable.