A secret unit of the Chinese army is linked to global cyber espionage. A recent survey indicates that the majority of Web surfing young employees don’t follow online security policies. How are emerging breach disclosure and privacy rules going to affect your business?

These and numerous other security-related topics are the kinds of issues I intend to discuss in my ITBusiness blog.

Hi, I’m Claudiu Popa, principal Risk Advisor at Informatica (www.SecurityandPrivacy.ca), author and lecturer.

If you’re an avid reader of ITBusiness.ca, you must have come across some of my earlier pieces such as:  10 Internet threats you want to know about, Chinese hackers: the root of all evil or an obvious scapegoat?, QR code security – are we ready to discuss the risks?, and my Facebook security and privacy hardening guide

Since 1989, I have been passionate about protecting intangible assets and advising phenomenal companies on ways to protect reputations and clients against all sorts of threats to information. Along the way, I also managed to write a couple of books, and more are on the way.

Watch out for my next blog post to appear next week on ITBusiness.ca entitled: What small businesses need to know about commoditized security and FUD.

I’ll be talking about how some IT companies and product vendors are using FUD (fear, uncertainty and doubt) to influence your purchases.

Feel free to reach out. Ask awesome questions, make great suggestions or just connect on Twitter (twitter.com/datarisk), Facebook (facebook.claudiupopa.com), Youtube (Youtube.com/securityandprivacy), Google+ (googleplus.claudiupopa.com) and LinkedIN (linkedIn.claudiupopa.com) .

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