Expert: Cyber security, cyber attacks, and data breaches

Published: 18 December 2019

Cyber security breaches at LifeLabs, Desjardins, Capital One, and TransUnion underscore the rising threat of attacks and the challenge of preventing them. Millions of people may have had their personal information exposed online earlier this year. As a result, companies like Equifax are facing greater scrutiny for their data collection and web tracking practices.

Here is an expert from McGill University that can provide comment on these issues:

Benjamin C. M. Fung, Canada Research Chair in Data Mining for Cyber Security; Associate Professor, School of Information Studies, McGill University

“Even though the data is anonymous, it is possible to reidentify individuals by linking other pieces of information.”

Benjamin Fung is a Canada Research Chair in Data Mining for Cyber Security, an Associate Professor of Information Studies at McGill University, an Associate Member of Computer Science at McGill University, and a Co-curator of Cyber Security in the World Economic Forum. Dr. Fung has over 120 publications that span the prestigious research forums of data mining, machine learning, privacy protection, cyber security, services computing, and building engineering. His data mining works in crime investigation and authorship analysis have been reported by media worldwide.

ben.fung [at] (English)

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