CIRA’s top 5 posts of 2017

We're looking forward to bringing you more great content on the state of in the internet in Canada in 2018 –here's recap are five of the top blogs posts from 2017.

Canada’s internet is constantly changing, and 2017 was no exception. Whether it was the latest cyberattack, tips on how to register a .CA domain name or a story about a unique project funded by our Community Investment Program, we wrote a lot of blogs in 2017.

We hope to keep bringing you more great content in 2018, but to recap what's been happening in 2017, here are five of the top blogs posts from the past year.

Looking for a job? Here’s an action plan to improve your online presence

Millennials, growing up as digital natives, have had the opportunity to chronicle every milestone, moment and meal on social media. As this generation enters the competitive job market, they’ve found a need to address their current online presence to optimize the results when a potential employer Googles their name. This post provides some great tips on auditing and improving your online presence.

The internet must remain open – even for those we disagree with

This past summer, The Daily Stormer got booted from several domain name Registrars – and a debate ensued online on the topic internet censorship. This post by CEO Byron Holland explains CIRA’s stance on the issue of the open internet.

Internet Exchange Points: Part of a Smart Community

In this post CIRA CTO Jacques Latour explains how IXPs in Canada allow for local, direct connections that provide cost savings, greater bandwidth and higher speeds – essential ingredients for a Smart Community.

Breaking news: WanaCryptor ransomware exploding globally – underscores the need for a defence strategy

While no longer breaking news – the WanaCryptor ransomware attacks took place this past May – this event served as a sign of things to come for cybersecurity in the following months. This post looks at how the attack happened and how such hacks are impacting organizations around the world.

IXmaps re-launches tool to help internet users see where their data is traveling

This post looks at the revamped IXmaps tool that helps users understand how data travels across the internet. The project was originally launched in 2008 by Andrew Clement and researchers at the University at Toronto, OCAD and York University to bring attention to the issue of privacy and data sovereignty.

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