Articles By Brian Jackson

Nymi’s $15 million Series B closing could lead to thousands of enterprise customers

If Karl Martin, the CEO of Nymi Inc., was wearing his Toronto-based firm's namesake Nymi Band authentication device, which identifies a person's unique heartbeat, it may have detected a quickened pace when he closed a

Published on: May 19th, 2017 Brian Jackson

WannaCrypt just the beginning as Shadow Brokers tease more NSA tools

Shadow Brokers, the group that leaked the U.S. National Security Administration worm that weaponized the WannaCrypt / WannaCry malware for last weekend's global attack, says it's just getting started. In a convoluted post

Published on: May 17th, 2017 Brian Jackson

BlackBerry AtHoc Account automates communications during a crisis

BlackBerry Ltd. has been building its brand around securing the "enterprise of things" since exiting smartphone design and manufacturing, but its new product in the AtHoc line is all about communications with people

Published on: May 17th, 2017 Brian Jackson

How to protect your company against the global WannaCrypt ransomware attack

Executives in charge of security should immediately warn employees against opening any suspicious Word documents and apply patches to any legacy Windows systems to avoid falling victim to a ransomware attack that is

Published on: May 15th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Using Google Home in Canada – All Hands on Tech

Americans have enjoyed the benefit of Amazon's Alexa for years and Google Home since November, yet Canadians are left waiting for official support for these smart home assistants. But what if there's really

Published on: May 15th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Google Assistant learns Canadian French – Google Home launch next?

Google Assistant has finished its Canadian French lessons and is ready to graduate to consumer chat app Allo, according to Google Inc. The search giant announced the new language support for Allo on

Published on: May 9th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Cybersecurity map updated with 2016 budget stats [Malware map]

Editor's note: Story and map updated with malware data from April 2017 Canada's malware infection rate took another dip in April, down 14.3 per cent to about 75,000 total infections detected by SpyHunter

Published on: May 9th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Trump’s executive order mandates digital transformation at federal level

Digital transformation has become such a compelling trend that even Donald Trump is jumping on the bandwagon. The U.S. President, who hasn't been shy about signing a series of executive orders since taking

Published on: May 8th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Connected North helps take Indigenous education into 21st century

When Cisco Systems Inc. began the Connected North program three years ago with the vision of connecting every indigenous school in Canada to an HD video telepresence network, you might call it an

Published on: May 5th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Google blocks fast-moving fake Google Docs scam

Google says it's disabled the accounts sending out a convincing fake Google Docs invitation in a widespread phishing scam that hit inboxes around the world yesterday. "We have taken action to protect users

Published on: May 4th, 2017 Brian Jackson

BlackBerry KeyOne First Look – All Hands on Tech

For some smartphone users, there are no two sweeter words than "BlackBerry keyboard". If you're one of those people, then we've got news for you - the BlackBerry KeyOne is all about the

Published on: May 4th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Regulating Uber led City of Toronto to save $3.4 million

What began as a discussion about how to regulate Uber led to the City of Toronto implementing a new, digital Vehicle for Hire solution that created new revenue streams and saved $3.4 million

Published on: May 3rd, 2017 Brian Jackson

Kobo updates Aura H20 model

Toronto-based Rakuten Kobo Inc. revealed its new mid-range e-reader, the upgraded Kobo Aura H20, on Tuesday. In updating the model that was first introduced to the market in August 2014, Kobo CEO Michael

Published on: May 2nd, 2017 Brian Jackson

Google Home appears to be available in Canada

Google Home hasn't been officially launched in Canada yet, but its availability on two major e-commerce sites suggest an announcement is imminent. While Google's competitor to the Amazon Alexa devices has been available

Published on: April 30th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Toronto Public Library forges new space for makers as core to its digital transformation

Picture this: a video studio with a green screen that you can book, an array of Raspberry Pi devices, and 3D printers complete with lessons on how to use them. Am I describing

Published on: April 25th, 2017 Brian Jackson