Articles By Brian Jackson

Verizon’s $350 million discount on Yahoo purchase shows cost of breaches is real

Those looking to affix a hard cost to a data breach now have new figure to help calculate it, and a big one after Verizon Communications Inc. announced it will pay $350 million

Published on: February 21st, 2017 Brian Jackson

These 5 service providers are Canada’s security leaders, according to IDC

IBM Corp., Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Ltd., Bell Canada, CGI and the Herjavec Group are the leaders in the security services market in Canada, according to a new vendor assessment report from IDC Canada.

Published on: February 16th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Bell’s MTS acquisition approved by federal regulators

BCE Inc. will be able to acquire Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. under the $3.9 billion deal the telecommunication carriers made last year, after federal regulators gave the transaction the green light, according to

Published on: February 15th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Ottawa firm aims to bring mobile-first tech to first responders

On an average fall day, Ottawa Professional Firefighter's Association Captain Vic Dillabaugh found himself racing towards the University of Ottawa alongside 10 other members of a hazardous materials team, responding to an ammonia

Published on: February 15th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Practice safe data privacy this Valentine’s Day [infographic]

When discreet online dating website Ashley Madison suffered a data breach in summer of 2015, it may have been the most sensational example of online matchmaking leading to privacy violations, but unfortunately, it's not

Published on: February 13th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Ottawa now has 9x the average malware infection rate in Canada [Malware map]

Editor's note: Story and map updated with malware data from January 2017 Just as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has asked his Minister of Democratic Institutions to make cyber security her top priority, Ottawa's

Published on: February 12th, 2017 Brian Jackson

YouTube still a Super Bowl commercial destination for Canadians

It might be the first year that Canadians will be seeing American commercial programming during the Super Bowl LI's simulcast from NRG Stadium in Houston, but many will already be watching the much-hyped

Published on: February 2nd, 2017 Brian Jackson

Slack for Enterprise release to compete with Microsoft Teams

Vancouver-based collaboration software startup Slack Technologies Inc. is expected to announce its new Slack for Enterprise edition at an event in San Francisco on Tuesday morning, according to a report in Business Insider.

Published on: January 30th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Legal woes don’t prevent AirBnB from making profits: Bloomberg

Legal strife with several cities hasn't stopped short-term rentals website Airbnb from turning its first profit since launching in 2008, according to a Bloomberg report. Airbnb become profitable for the first time in

Published on: January 27th, 2017 Brian Jackson

BMO reflects on digital transformation to mark 200th anniversary with unique ‘fountain’

The Bank of Montreal (BMO) kicked off its 200th anniversary year by revealing a unique fountain with a digital twist at the location of its first-ever branch, in Toronto on Tuesday. Like many

Published on: January 24th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Inside Shopify’s new R&D office in Toronto

Published on: January 19th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Microsoft and RBC announce new investments in Canadian AI

One of Canada's largest banks and a multinational software firm are both announcing expanded investment in artificial intelligence (AI) that will include partnerships with Canadian universities, according to announcements made Wednesday morning. Microsoft

Published on: January 18th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Help us tell your story of digital transformation, not the story of your disruption

What is digital transformation? In my mind it's a few things - it's a story, it's a process, and it's the overarching business challenge of our times. The concept is connected to the

Published on: January 17th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Apple’s App Store more popular – but potentially less secure – than ever

Apple Inc. announced on Thursday that it saw record-setting numbers for the App Store at the end of 2016 - right after it indefinitely extended the deadline for developers to meet tougher requirements

Published on: January 5th, 2017 Brian Jackson

The Empire’s security report to Darth Vader re: stolen Death Star plans

This is a memo from Imperial Fleet CISO Jace Sloane to Sith Lord and Apprentice to the Emperor Darth Vader concerning the theft of the Empire's proprietary Death Star plans. ***Warning, this article

Published on: December 19th, 2016 Brian Jackson