Author Archives: Aysha Tayab-Ratsep

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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David Skillicorn comments on the efficacy of the COVID-19 contact tracing app

As COVID-19 restrictions continue to ease, the uncertainty of contracting the virus still remains. In an effort to bridge this gap, the Trudeau government will launch a smartphone app which will alert Canadians when they’ve been in contact with someone … Continue reading

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David Skillicorn talks to Global News on Preventing Extremist Content on Social Media

In the wake of the shooting that was live streamed at the Christchurch Mosque on March 15th, 2019, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern  has called a Christchurch Call to Action Summit, a push for tech companies to prevent users … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Dr. Parvin Mousavi on Her Recent Achievements

It’s been an exciting time for Dr. Parvin Mousavi over the past few weeks. She has been named as the  2019 recipient of the IEEE Canada C.C. Gotlieb Computer Award! Established in 2007 and named in 2012, the IEEE Canada C.C. … Continue reading

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MsC Student Zac Baum Receives the Agnes Benidickson Tricolour Award

  A big congratulations goes to Zac Baum on winning the Agnes Benidickson Tricolour Award. This will be the third time a Queen’s School of Computing student has won this award. The first two recipients were Eric Rapos and Max … Continue reading

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