Cable & Telecom

CRTC decides regime on blocking botnet traffic needed

GATINEAU – The CRTC said today that telecommunications service providers will have to adhere to a regime that will set a minimum standard for blocking botnet traffic, which it said constitutes a “significant issue for cyber security, both in terms of volume and severity of harm.” Botnets are networks of malware-infected devices that are controlled from a central location and used to do things like steal data and/or send an overwhelming number of communications to a server, which causes it to fail (denial-of-service attack). The increasing number of internet-connected devices coming to market, a lot largely with flimsy security measures, are...

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.