Test your Anti-Spam and Security Knoweldge
Apr26

Test your Anti-Spam and Security Knoweldge

Industry Canada has just announced the launch of a quick email security quiz for individuals and Businesses on the FightSpam.gc.ca website. There are two series of questions that you can review covering security when using public Wi-Fi hotspots, and the need for Anti-virus and Firewall solutions. If you are already familiar with these topics these quizzes will server as a quick and simple reminder, but if you have a non-technical...

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CRTC CASL Regulation Summary
Mar14

CRTC CASL Regulation Summary

Overnight we found what appears to be the official version of the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commissions (CRTC) CASL regulations on the Canadian Employment Pension Law website along with a brief overview of the regulations. Here is a quick Summary: Information to be included in an email message has been clarified to include these key identifiers: CEM’s need to be the name by which the person sending the...

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CAUCE: Epsilon Interactive breach the Fukushima of the Email Industry
Apr04

CAUCE: Epsilon Interactive breach the Fukushima of the Email Industry

Republished from the CAUCE.org site. A series of attacks on the Email Service Provider (ESP) community began in late 2009. The criminals spear-phish their way into these companies that provide out-sourced mailing infrastructure to their clients, who are companies of all types and sizes. Upon gaining access to an ESP, the criminals then steal subscriber data (PII such as names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses, and in...

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Canada’s New Anti-spam Law | A Brief History
Jan04

Canada’s New Anti-spam Law | A Brief History

First up: Happy New Year – I hope you have a wonderful and prosperous 2011. To start the year I’ll be running through the final version of Canada’s new anti-spam law (Bill C-28) in a section by section review with comments and my non-legal opinions. Brief history: May 2004: Industry Canada forms the Federal Anti-Spam Task Force (FAST-F) May 2005: FAST-F submits report entitled Stopping Spam: Creating a Stronger,...

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Q&A: C-28 – How do I know you’re in Canada?
Dec16

Q&A: C-28 – How do I know you’re in Canada?

I received this question today about C-28 and it’s been a while since I posted a Q&A so I thought it would be fun to start these up again… Q: Dear EmailKarma.net, I don’t see anything mentioned (in C-28) about how you are responsible as a sender to know if the person you are sending to resides in Canada. I have two questions about this? 1) I guess the logical answer is clients need to capture this at time of sign...

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