Cybersecurity break-ins are a worldwide problem. With over 40 billion hacks each year through the World Wide Web, the numbers are mind-boggling. The costs are similarly high: governments and businesses can expect to lose roughly $400 billion annually in damages and property loss due to such attacks. As the number of devices grows with an ever-more-connected Internet of Things (IoT), the potential for damage is escalating. Yet the best tools of the era – firewalls, encryption keys, and “honeypots” (dummy servers to trap hackers) – frequently fail.
Kenneth Wong, recent Bachelor of Technology Forensics Investigation grad, in BCIT’s Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity Option, recently presented his graduating project at two international conferences.