In the media...

I have been fortunate recently to be invited to contribute to media stories centered on cybersecurity. This page lists all the links to these interviews, both television and radio. The bulk of these are in French, as they have been in local Quebec media, as well as Radio-Canada (the French arm of the CBC) across the country.

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September 21, 2022

CJAD800 AM

Discussion with Elias Makos about the Uber breach: Major security breach at Uber by lone hacker (iheartradio.ca)

September 16, 2022

CTV News Montreal

Interview with Matt Grillo to discuss the cyber incident at the City of Laval: Cyberattack in Laval | CTV News

August 19, 2022

Radio-Canada Québec

I speak with Guillaume Dumas about the latest Apple security updates: Sécurité informatique : une mise à jour urgente chez Apple

August 15, 2022

Radio-Canada Estrie

Speaking with Mathieu Beaumont about the impact that a cyberattack can have on a company, this following the incident at BRP: Cyberattaques et conséquences pour les entreprises

August 11, 2022

Radio-Canada Québec

Following my interview yesterday on RC Ottawa-Gatineau, it’s Radio-Canada Québec’s turn: Est-ce possible de disparaître complètement de l’internet?

August 10, 2022

Radio-Canada Ottawa-Gatineau

On air with Radio-Canada Ottawa-Gatineau to discuss a NordVPN survey: Disparaître complètement de l’internet

August 9, 2022

Radio-Canada ICI Estrie

BRP of Valcourt reports “malicious activity” on its network and shuts down the plant. The video does not seem to be available on the site, but I am quoted in the report: BRP suspend temporairement ses opérations à Valcourt en raison d’une cyberattaque

August 9, 2022

107.7 FM Estrie

RCMP admits to using “spyware” in investigations; I discuss this with Martin Pelletier of 107.7FM Estrie: La GRC doit justifier l’utilisation de logiciels espions

August 9, 2022

Radio-Canada Toronto

Another interview about the RCMP and spyware, this time on Radio-Canada Toronto: L’utilisation des logiciels espions

July 25, 2022

Radio-Canada Ottawa-Gatineau

Discussion on Radio-Canada Ottawa-Gatineau about online scams: Comment se protéger de la prolifération des arnaques en ligne ?

July 21, 2022

LCN

Interview with Katia Laflamme of TVA to talk about protecting your identity in the wake of a trailer rental scam: La fraude de la roulotte, une arnaque bien organisée | TVA Nouvelles

July 20, 2022

CJAD800 AM

Radio interview on Montreal’s CJAD800 with David Heurtel to discuss whether the RCMP is using spyware to spy on Canadians (my first English media appearance, and apparently I should tryout for Just for Laughs!!): Why is the RCMP refusing to name the spyware they use to monitor Canadians? (iheartradio.ca)

July 8, 2022

The Big Rogers Outage

On Friday, July 8th, Canadians woke up to major Internet issues; initially it was thought that the Interac system was down. As we all quickly found out, however, it was bigger than that. The entire Rogers network had dropped off the Internet!


It didn’t take long before the phone started to ring and I was invited to comment on the issue both on radio and television, as well as some follow-ups on Monday.

8:10 AM

106.9 FM

11:15 AM

Radio-Canada Téléjournal

Recorded a segment for TV report: Panne chez Rogers | Info | ICI Radio-Canada.ca

3:15 PM

98.5 FM

4:15 PM

Radio-Canada Toronto

6:00 PM

TVA Quebec

Monday July 11th, 2022

10:30 AM

106.9 FM

Update with the initial radio station that had called me on Friday morning: Une mise à jour à l’origine de la panne Rogers — 106.9 Mauricie (fm1069.ca)

10:00 PM

Noovo

(...and now, back to our regular programming!)

June 30, 2022

Radio-Canada PEI

On air with Denis Duchesne of CBC/Radio-Canada P.E.I. to discuss the transfer of Cannabis N.L.’s data to the U.S. via the Shopify platform; the article in question here.
https://ici.radio-canada.ca/ohdio/premiere/emissions/le-reveil-ile-du-prince-edouard/episodes/637867/rattrapage-du-jeudi-30-juin-2022/14

June 30, 2022

Radio-Canada Nova Scotia

On air with Marc Babin of CBC/Radio-Canada Halifax to discuss the transfer of Cannabis N.L.’s data to the U.S. via the Shopify platform; the article in question here.
https://ici.radio-canada.ca/ohdio/premiere/emissions/le-reveil-nouvelle-ecosse-et-t-n/episodes/637872/rattrapage-du-jeudi-30-juin-2022/7

June 2, 2022

LCN: Mario Dumont

Interview on Mario Dumont’s show to discuss the security of credit cards: are they going to disappear?
https://www.tvanouvelles.ca/videos/6307196371112

May 5, 2022

LCN:A vos affaires

My reaction to the Quebec Ministry of Cybersecurity’s announcement about their new “bug bounty” program.
https://www.tvanouvelles.ca/emissions/a-vos-affaires/video/6305681973112

April 21st, 2022

LCN:A vos affaires

Once again appearing on the news show “À vos affaires” with Pierre-Olivier Zappa to discuss the recent warning from the Five Eyes about the threat of cyberattacks to critical infrastructure.
https://www.tvanouvelles.ca/2022/04/21/le-quebec-en-guerre-informatique-avec-la-russie

April 19th, 2022

Radio-Canada PEI

Interview on Radio-Canada Prince Edward Island with host Denis Duchesne to discuss the breach at Rideau Hall back in December. Only new info is that it was a “sophisticated” attack.
https://ici.radio-canada.ca/ohdio/premiere/emissions/le-reveil-ile-du-prince-edouard/episodes/622016/rattrapage-du-mardi-19-avril-2022/12

April 4th, 2022

Radio-Canada Saskatchewan

Interview on Radio-Canada Saskatchewan to provide feedback on the breach last December at the Saskatchewan Liquor & Gaming Authority:
https://ici.radio-canada.ca/nouvelle/1874146/cyberattaque-regie-alcool-saskatchewan-transparence-gouvernement

April 1st, 2022

Radio-Canada Nova Scotia

Interview on the morning show “Le Réveil” on Radio-Canada Nova Scotia and Newfoundland & Labrador to discuss an update on a breach at Eastern Health in N.L. back in November; they held a press conference to update the population, but really…didn’t answer any questions!
https://ici.radio-canada.ca/ohdio/premiere/emissions/le-reveil-nouvelle-ecosse-et-t-n/episodes/618104/rattrapage-du-vendredi-1-avril-2022/7

March 17, 2022

Radio-Canada Estrie

Once again with Mathieu Beaumont of Radio-Canada Estrie to discuss the issue of using Kaspersky antivirus, given the geopolitical situation:
https://ici.radio-canada.ca/ohdio/premiere/emissions/vivement-le-retour/episodes/614367/rattrapage-du-jeudi-17-mars-2022/9

March 2nd, 2022

Radio-Canada Téléjournal Estrie

Very brief appearance in a segment on Radio-Canada Estrie’s Telejournal, a regional news show; the segment was about the need for companies to take cybersecurity seriously in light of the war on Ukraine:
https://www.facebook.com/iciestrie/videos/788805872523805

March 1st, 2022

Radio-Canada Estrie

Radio interview with Mathieu Beaumont on his afternoon show “Vivement le retour”, on Radio-Canada Estrie; we discuss the war in Ukraine and whether Canada is ready:
https://ici.radio-canada.ca/ohdio/premiere/emissions/vivement-le-retour/episodes/609827/rattrapage-du-mardi-1-mars-2022/8

February 27th, 2022

98.5 FM

Call-in to Paul Houde’s radio show, one of the most well-known radio hosts in Quebec; we discuss the threat of cyberwarfare:
https://www.985fm.ca/audio/465620/jacques-sauve

February 25th, 2022

LCN:

À vos affaires

Appearance on the Montreal news show “À vos affaires”, with Pierre-Olivier Zappa:
https://www.tvanouvelles.ca/2022/02/25/russie-elle-a-les-talents-pour-mener-une-cyberguerre