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Canada’s cyber spy agency says authorities are investigating possible security breaches at Canadian organizations doing COVID-19-related research — less than a week after it warned that Canadian intellectual property linked to the pandemic is a “valuable target” for state-sponsored actors.

“We’ve seen some compromises in research organizations that we’ve been helping to mitigate and we’re still continuing to look through what’s the root cause of those,” said Scott Jones, head of the Communications Security Establishment’s Cyber Centre, during an appearance in front of the Commons industry, science and technology committee this evening.

Source: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Date: May 27th, 2020

Link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/cse-research-compromises-1.5577744

Discussion

  1. ” we’ve seen activity coming from organizations where they’ve seen malicious activity, or at least suspicious [activity]”. What might be included in “suspicious activity”?
  2. What are some ways you could guard against malicious activity from hostile forces?

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