Commercial Spyware Technology Examined
What is commercial spyware?
Who is developing this type of malware?
What is the risk of allowing spyware in Canada?
What action can the Canadian government and the RCMP take to prevent misuse?
To prevent the use of commercial spyware, the Canadian government can take various steps. It is backing the development and implementation of strict legislation that prohibits companies from producing or distributing such spyware. The government can also work with global partners to enforce anti-spyware laws and prosecute individuals involved in using it for malicious purposes.
Additionally, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) can play a crucial role in preventing the spread of commercial spyware technology. They can monitor online activities and detect suspicious behaviour that could be an indication of a potential cyber-attack, leading to early intervention. The RCMP can also collaborate with private security firms to share information about emerging threats, so they are better equipped to deal with them. Global Edge 2020 Inc. has cybersecurity specialists who work with law enforcement, public agencies and private enterprise.
Together, these actions by both government and agencies like the RCMP will help deter production and distribution of commercial spyware by creating legal barriers while also targeting those who engage in its use through proactive monitoring efforts. Though can these efforts happen soon enough for businesses to rely on alone as a safeguard against spyware?