News and Updates on Information Technology

Canada – University of Saskatchewan

Exploit: Denial of Service (DoS) attack

University of Saskatchewan: Public academic institution

Risk to Small Business: 1.555 = Severe

The University of Saskatchewan was targeted by a DoS attack that attempted to overload the school’s network. The institution took steps to mitigate the consequences of potential DoS attacks and prevent data exfiltration. Currently, the school believes that it successfully protected its data, but a similar attack on a Canadian institution, which we reported last week, ultimately compromised user data.

Individual Risk: At this time, no personal information was compromised in the breach.

Customers Impacted: Unknown

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Today’s organizations face risks on many fronts. Given the increasing costs and serious consequences of a potential breach, data security needs to be a top priority at every company. A company’s ability to protect sensitive information is quickly becoming the difference between long-term success and failure in the marketplace, especially for small-to-medium sized businesses.