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David Skillicorn comments on the possible cybersecurity breach at Kingston Health Sciences Centre

A recent interruption in online access at the Kingston Health Sciences Centre has led to suspicions of a cybersecurity breach. Professor David Skillicorn offers further insight on the current situation and possible solutions.   Full story here: KHSC investigating possible … Continue reading

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Gabor Fichtinginger receives the Prizes for Excellence in Research award

The recipients of this year’s Prizes for Research in Excellence Awards have now been released and we are proud to announce that Gabor Fichtinger one of the three recipients. Recognized as one of the highest internal research award since 1980, … Continue reading

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Queen’s School of Computing’s collaboration with Kingston Distributed Systems gains widespread recognition in Kingston

On October 26th,  Dr. Hossam Hassanein and Dr. Sameh Sorour from the Queen’s School of Computing and the team at Kingston Distributed Services were presented with a cheque of $740,000 to conduct a Joint NSERC Alliance project titled Democratizing Edge … Continue reading

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Professor David Skillicorn discusses the the government’s plans to introduce digital wallets

Professor David Skillicorn was a recent guest on CFRC 101.9 FM on Friday October 23rd. David offers his professional perspective on the province’s decision to launch digital wallets.   Full interview here: https://podcast.cfrc.ca/2020/10/are-digital-wallets-a-viable-option/

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David Skillicorn comments on the recent data breach by Canadian real-estate company Brookfield Residential

Canadian real-estate company Brookfield Residential has faced a data breach by DarkSide,  a new ransomware group  has downloaded  confidential data from the company’s website.  Professor David Skillicorn provides further details on the hacker’s potential strategy behind the attack. Read the … Continue reading

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David Skillicorn comments on the suspected data leak at the Royal Military College

Concerns have been circulating around the recent cyber attack that took place at the Royal Military College in July. Students’ academic and financial information has been leaked and threats to pay a ransom may be looming on the horizon. David … Continue reading

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David Skillicorn comments on security concerns associated with the TikTok app

With social media platforms being widely used, security and privacy becomes something of the past. Among all popular platforms, TikTok poses the greatest amount of concerns and risks to one’s security. Professor David Skillicorn speaks with Global News and shares … Continue reading

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Selim Akl receives the Distinguished Service Award

  It is with great joy that we announce Selim Akl as one of the recipients of the Distinguished Service Award. His 42 years of service and dedication to the School of Computing as well as his outstanding and sustained … Continue reading

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Ahmed Hassan receives the 2020 TCSE New Directions Award from the IEEE Computer Society Council on Software Engineering

The IEEE Computer Society Technical Council on Software Engineering (TCSE) has awarded the 2020 TCSE New Directions Award to Dr. Ahmed Hassan of the School of Computing and Dr. Thomas Zimmermann of Microsoft Research. Drs. Hassan and Zimmermann received recognition … Continue reading

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Professor David Skillicorn comments on the cybersecurity attack at the Royal Military College

In response to the recent unknown data breach that took place at the Royal Military College,  all staff have been advised not to use any of the computers on site until further notice. Professor David Skillicorn shares his thoughts on … Continue reading

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