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Want to use IoT to collect personal data? Pay consumers: Intel

More than half of Canadian consumers - 55 per cent - might be willing to share personal data collected from IoT devices if companies paid for it, while 71 per cent believe they

Published on: March 31st, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Amika Mobile aims to protect gunshot victims with new emergency service

Ottawa-based Amika Mobile, which has developed a platform used by businesses, retailers, educational institutions, and governments alike to notify first response units and contact potential victims during emergencies, is now applying its expertise

Published on: March 28th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Secure messaging scorecard shows which messaging apps are most trustworthy

How can businesses be sure the messages they're exchanging are safe from prying eyes? Encryption is a first step that many service providers are implementing, but digital civil rights organization the Electronic Frontier

Published on: March 15th, 2016 David Hamilton

Google adds new business-related security features to Gmail

Google Inc. has added additional security features to its Data Loss Prevention (DLP) service for Gmail, the company announced this week, making it a bit harder for users to send out sensitive information

Published on: March 1st, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Customer data: If you can’t protect it, don’t collect it, says cyber security expert

Businesses should stop collecting Internet data they don’t need or can’t secure and consumers must take responsibility for the risks they expose themselves to in exchange for online convenience, a security expert said

Published on: February 25th, 2016 Christine Wong

Interac collaborates with IBM to introduce new secure digital payment service

As mobile payments - and the security risks associated with them - gain traction, the need to protect users' personal information grows too, a fact that hasn't escaped the notice of Canada's leading

Published on: February 22nd, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Business execs have a cybersecurity blind spot: IBM study

Business leaders are worried about the threat posed by cyber-criminals to their organizations, but not as worried as they are about rogue actors, according to a study conducted by IBM's Institute for Business

Published on: February 17th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Companies aren’t tapping into 80 per cent of digital opportunities: Cisco

San Jose, Calif.-based Cisco Systems Inc. has released a new report that it's hoping will serve as a call to action for complacent companies that believe they're harnessing digital technology to the best

Published on: January 14th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Microsoft to finally end support for Internet Explorer 8, 9, and 10

Many a web developer will be celebrating on Jan. 12, which Microsoft Corp. has announced will be the day it ceases support for all but the most recent version of Internet Explorer. On

Published on: January 7th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Twitter warns potential Canadian targets of “state-sponsored” attack

A Canadian non-profit organization which specializes in privacy, security and freedom of speech may itself be the target of a cyber attack. Winnipeg-based Coldhak was one of several Canadian Twitter users to recently

Published on: December 14th, 2015 Eric Emin Wood

Ring plus Kevo provides video peephole and smart lock for your front door

A new partnership between two smart home technology providers now enables homeowners to see and speak with whoever is at their front door, and let them in - all from a smartphone app. This Internet-of-Things door system combines the

Published on: November 25th, 2015 David Hamilton

Report: Canadian millennials savvy on tech but sloppy on security

New research suggests millennials, highly valued by many employers for their tech smarts, may actually be the weakest demographic link in Canada when it comes to cyber security. Despite fearing cyber crime less

Published on: November 23rd, 2015 Christine Wong

Telus invests in Zenedge, adds new cloud-based protection for business customers

California-based online security provider Zenedge will be ensuring Telus business customers are protected from malicious traffic following Telus Ventures' participation in a $4 million Series B investment round. Zenedge provides a perimeter defense around an organization's

Published on: November 20th, 2015 David Hamilton

The most hackable holiday gifts [Infographic]

With the holiday season fast approaching, consumers should be careful about what tech gifts they might be unwrapping. Intel Security has released an infographic of the "Most Hackable Holiday Gifts" to help ensure Canadians stay secure while

Published on: November 12th, 2015 David Hamilton