Media Mentions


Feb 4, 2021. How UBC Researchers Use Artificial Intelligence to Help Tackle Fake News.


Dec 30, 2019. Companies, Governments Must Take Hacks Seriously; Here’s how they can win the cybersecurity war right now, writes Hasan Cavusoglu. The Vancouver Sun. A.9. Op-ed was also featured in Vancouver Sun Online, Financial Post,  Montreal Gazette A.9. and Montreal Gazette Online on Jan 2, 2020, Regina Leader-Post on Jan 2, 2020 and Calgary Herald A.7 on Jan 6, 2020.

Oct 9, 2019. TransUnion says data on 37,000 Canadians may have been compromised. CBCca. Also featured in Times Colonist.


Jan 19, 2018. Vancouver expands public access to free wireless. Vancouver Sun.

Dec. 22, 2017.Bread price-fixing scandal: Class actions, payout doubts and a corporate war of words“. CTV News.

Dec. 15, 2017. What does the U.S. repeal of net neutrality mean for British Columbians?” Vancouver Sun.

Sep. 25, 2017.Weakest Link” The Ubyssey.

Sep 15, 2017.Canada’s privacy commissioner investigating Equifax as two executives leave company” The Globe and Mail. Also featured in CP24, News1130, CM, and The High-Tech Facts.

Sep 8, 2017.Canadians affected by Equifax security breach” The Globe and Mail.

Sep 8, 2017.143 million people credit loan assessment information stolen! Canadians included”

March 19, 2017. “UBC experts hope to win cyber security ‘arms race'” News 1130.

March 13, 2017. “Scotiabank funds $2-million cybersecurity and financial data initiative at UBC”. UBC News. Yahoo Finance.

Jan 30, 2017. “Canada’s Securities Regulators to Advise on Cybersecurity”. Bloomberg BNA. Privacy & Data Security Law Resource Center.


Dec 17, 2016.Mystery man gets $16K windfall from accounting error” CBC News.

May 18, 2016.What’s Next: Hasan Cavusoglu on the “Internet of Things” and the high stakes of digital security” What’s Next Series. Sauder School of Business.

Jan 25, 2016.Amazon Could Be Giving Out Your Home Address to Strangers” Vice News.

Jan 15, 2016.B.C. mayor appalled porn site wants $9,700 for local chamber of commerce domain name,”  Jan 14th, 2016 “Barriere Chamber Of Commerce Website Hijacked By Porn Site,” Huffingtonpost Canada. Jan 14th, 2016. “‘Horrible’porn site takes over B.C. town’s chamber of commerce web domain, mayor calls it extortion” The Province.  Jan 15th, 2016. “B.C. town’s chamber of commerce website taken over by pornography after domain expires,”National Post.


Dec 14th, 2015.B.C. not alone in bungling computer projects: Governments (and businesses) around the world have ended up with major IT flops,” The Vancouver Sun.

July 10th, 2015.University of Texas at Dallas study determines why organizations fight data breaches differently,” Also appeared on July 13th, 2015.  “Why Organizations fight data breaches differently,” Homeland Security Newswire.

March 26th, 2015. “Threat to privacy greater than terrorism, professor says,” The Vancouver Sun. Print Edition page B2.

March 25th, 2015.Information privacy at threat by Bill C-51,” UBC News.

Feb 16th, 2015.Largest International Banking Breach in History” Global National. Global News TV.

Jan 23rd, 2015.Cyber crime puts Canadian execs on high alert in 2015: report” Yahoo Finance.


Apr 17th, 2014.Stopping Heartbleed” UBC News.

Sep 20th, 2012. Free Geek Vancouver target of online cyber attack” The Vancouver Courier.

Feb 13th, 2012. Business crime thrives in ‘the cloud’” Financial Post. Also appeared in Montreal Gazzette.

Jan 25th, 2012. “People naive using the Net: Ont. privacy commish“, Vancouver Sun. Also appeared in Ottawa Citizen and Montreal Gazette.

Nov. 18, 2010. “China’s ‘hijacking’ of U.S. data flow stokes fear of cyberespionage “, Globe and Mail.

March, 18, 2010. “Computer virus spurs patient privacy scare” Calgary Herald.

Feb. 10, 2010. “Let the Internet provide your financing: new web loan service in Ont, Que “, Canadian Press. Appeared in Toronto Sun, Lethbridge Herald, The Telegram, Hamilton Spectator, Amherst Daily News, and

April 16, 2009. “Software has a hard impact on the planet“, Georgia Straight.

Feb 24, 2009. “A cybersecurity blanket for your business“, Globe and Mail. An alternative link.

Jan 15th, 2009. CBC Interview. Appeared in News at Six on CBC (Channel 4).

Sep. 15, 2008. “Telus beings shutting down analog cell service“, Canadian Press. Appeared in Toronto Star, Prince George Citizen,,,,,,, CKTB, CKFR, and CFTKTV.

April 15, 2008. “When security intrude on our lives; Voice-print systems offer safety in an insecure world, but how much privacy should we sacrifice?“, Vancouver Sun.

March 25, 2008. Global TV Interview. Appeared in Global National.

Feb 21, 2008. “Laptop containing personal data for 28000 Newfoundland students stolen“, Canadian Press, plus, Brantford Expositor, 940 News, Canada East, News 1130, 570 News, 680 News.

Feb 21, 2008. Interview on CBC Radio One on CBC on a computer hacker ring arrested in Montreal.

June 20, 2007. “Less Spam but threat grows“, National Post.

June 2007. CBC Interview on recently discovered crimal gang. Broadcasted in CBC National.

April 3, 2007. “Finding Lost Goods Made Easy“, The UBYSSEY.

March 2007. “Off the Scale: Unwanted e-mail can harbour insidious threats to computers’ health”, Ottawa Citizen.

March 2007. Commented on NHL Players Association email scandal. Appeared in Canadian Press, Toronto Star, Metro,, CBC News,,,, Read a summary on Sauder’s Viewpoints.

Feb. 4, 2007. “Spam’s filling up our Inboxes“. The Province.

Nov 3, 2oo6. “Witness to a pedophile’s sickening online show“, The Globe and Mail.

Oct. 24, 2006. “Hacker Alert: They are getting much better“, National Post.

Aug. 14, 2006. “Bridging the Patch Gap“, Security Dark Reading.

June 2, 2005. “Internet Vigilante“, Macleans Magazine.

Dec. 2004. Vancouver Sun.

Aug. 2004. CBC interview on stolen computers and privacy implications.

Aug. 2004. CBC interview on Microsoft Service Pack 2. Appeared in Canada Now on CBC and Canada News Business on CBC News World.

Feb 2, 2004. “Microsoft braces for next Mydoom onslaught“. Associated Press.  Appeared in Vancouver Sun, Toronto Star, Axcess News,, and