Cable & Telecom

Canadian security initiative will “prevent lightbulbs from killing the Internet”

WHEN THE MIRAI BOTNET hit in 2016, security professionals were appalled to discover the devices that were bombarding sites with traffic in distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks were basic IoT devices such as security cameras, baby monitors and other consumer devices whose base operating system was some flavour of Linux.They were further disturbed to learn most home Internet gateways had virtually no security effective enough to protect users from IoT devices – and IoT devices in the main have no protection from evil coming in from the Internet. Worse yet, we learned most IoT device manufacturers were woefully behind...

Our industry and COVID-19

We've gathered a number of links where Canadian cable, radio, television, telecom and wireless companies have posted their responses to the Covid-19 pandemic.