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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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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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Catherine Stinson comments on the op-Ed written by OpenAI GPT-3

Catherine Stinson, Assistant Professor in the School of Computing and Philosophy Department, discusses the op-Ed written by OpenAI Robot GPT-3 in an interview on Ontario Morning with CBC Radio. To listen to the interview with Stinson on CBC Radio, start … Continue reading

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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 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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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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Amber Simpson receives funding from NFRF 2019 Exploration Competition

Congrats to Amber Simpson who received funding from the New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF) 2019 Exploration competition along with colleague Sharday Mosurinjohn. They have received $250,000 to develop a cancer digital twin from 400,000 medical images that predicts the … Continue reading

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Wendy Powley Receives Chancellor A. Charles Baillie Teaching Award

The School of Computing is happy to announce that Wendy Powley is the recipient of the Chancellor A. Charles Baillie Teaching Award 2020. The Chancellor A. Charles Baillie Teaching Award recognizes undergraduate or graduate teaching or professional teaching that has … Continue reading

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David Skillicorn discusses the risk of package theft on Global TV National

Dr. Skillicorn says people stealing packages are taking a risk because they don’t know if the homeowner has a camera installed. A U.S. study shows over 11 million households have fallen victim to thieves stealing packages that are being delivered … Continue reading

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