Cyber Security for Energy – Spotlight on Ray Boisvert

Ray-Boisvert_blog Cyber Security for Energy speaker Ray Boisvert, President of I-SEC Integrated Strategies & former assistant director of CSIS, speaks to both IT World Canada & The Globe & Mail about data breaches, cyber threats, and how Canadian institutions are preparing.

Give up trying to stop attackers at the perimeter, says ex-CSIS official

By Howard Solomon for IT World Canada After listening to former assistant director of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) turned security consultant Ray Boisvert tell the annual SecTor security conference in Toronto on Tuesday about the never-ending cyber threats against the private sector and governments — skilled hackers, criminals, nation states, insider threats, terrorists, the Dark Web, plus coming water shortages, the rise of the right wing, anti-Semitism and that “Western hegemony is under threat” — the future looked, well, pretty grim. And then he admitted that “my wife accuses me of being in the fear industry.” Not so, he assured the audience. There are mitigation strategies to cyber threats… [Read More]  

Hacked: The escalating arms race against cybercrime

By Shane Dingman, Sean Silcoff and Rachel Greenspan for The Globe and Mail The motives of data raiders range from credit card fraud and intellectual property theft to sowing societal chaos. The perpetrators are not strictly freelance mischief makers of days past, but a shadowy mix of organized criminals, state-sponsored corporate spies and terrorists. In some cases, says Ray Boisvert, former assistant director of intelligence for the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, the interests of the cyberperpetrators converge, including allegations Russia tacitly blessed the recent attacks on JPMorgan Chase & Co and other U.S. banks by unknown hackers in retaliation for Western sanctions over its actions in Ukraine. Meanwhile, James Comey, director of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, recently said all major U.S. companies have been hacked by the Chinese. [Read More]  

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