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IBM recommends a different type of protection for dating app users

If you're searching for love with a mobile app this Valentine's Day, you might want to use protection - protection for your mobile device, that is. About six in 10 dating apps on

Published on: February 12th, 2015 Brian Jackson

New Microsoft Outlook app could infringe on businesses’ privacy

The new Microsoft Outlook app for iOS may be the one of the best email apps to come out in a while – but according to IT security professionals, it also presents myriad

Published on: February 6th, 2015 Candice So

Study shows problems with anonymizing data to improve security

With an increasing number of organizations looking to leverage so-called big data comes increasing risk that the datasets created could be misused by internal staff or hackers. To combat this, many companies try

Published on: February 4th, 2015 Howard Solomon

IT professionals juggling less confidence and expertise with more severe threats, survey says

A lack of in-house expertise is holding Canadian IT professionals back from protecting their companies’ data, according to new research. In a new survey conducted by the Ponemon Institute and Scalar Decisions, about

Published on: February 4th, 2015 Candice So

Adware found in Google Play store app that has been downloaded millions of times

If you’re an Android user, and you’re going to download games from the Google Play store, make sure they’re not Durak, a card game, this IQ test game, or this Russian history trivia

Published on: February 3rd, 2015 Candice So

CISOs don’t get the respect they need, consultant says

Jeff Bardin doesn’t sound like an angry man, perhaps because he has a cold. But on the line three days ago from California, the U.S. security consultant sounds terribly resigned at how chief

Published on: February 2nd, 2015 Howard Solomon

Companies should be protecting personal devices: Intel Security

If you are an employer who met resistance from workers in the past when implementing information security, the time may be ripe to revisit the practice. This was a key finding in a

Published on: January 30th, 2015 Dave Yin

80 per cent of Canadians will choose a business on its privacy reputation, survey says

Businesses and governments in doubt about customer attitudes are towards data privacy have a new measurement tool. According to a new survey, nine in 10 Canadians are concerned about privacy — including 34

Published on: January 29th, 2015 Howard Solomon

Here are the 25 worst passwords of 2014 – and yes, ‘123456’ is one of the worst offenders

With all of the data breaches and online security scares in the last year or two, you'd think people would be more careful in choosing decent passwords. Unfortunately, you'd be wrong. On Tuesday,

Published on: January 21st, 2015 Candice So

What Obama’s mandatory data breach reporting law could mean for Canada

The U.S. government is planning to bolster protection of consumer data through a new law requiring companies to report data breaches – and that law could set a new standard for the way

Published on: January 19th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Does your SMB have a business case for Windows Server 2003 migration?

Your SMB may not have a business case for Windows Server 2003 migration.  That’s right.  While slim, there is a chance that you may not need to go through the painstaking process of upgrading

Published on: January 13th, 2015 Dave Yin

Arcsoft’s Simplicam now comes with facial recognition feature

Arcsoft is adding a facial recognition feature to its software for the Simplicam, a small Wi-Fi surveillance camera for small businesses and home owners, the company announced at CES today. Based in California,

Published on: January 6th, 2015 Candice So

Data breaches, social media gaffes among top tech and legal business risks for 2015: BLG

As much as tech can present a lot of business opportunities, it can also create a lot of pitfalls for organizations. That’s according to Borden Ladner Gervais (BLG) LLP, a Canadian law firm with

Published on: December 17th, 2014 Candice So

Network intrusions: A 2015 prediction from Howard Solomon, former editor at ITWorldCanada.com

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALIvWJbsnE4 In the year 2015, the ability of IT to detect network intrusions won't improve. There will be more stunning attacks, so your job in the short run is defense. Train staff on

Published on: December 15th, 2014 ITBusiness Staff

Hackers increasingly targeting cloud providers, not consumer devices

Rather than going after your smartphone, more and more cybercriminals will simply seek out cloud providers for their collections of consumer and corporate data – all at a faster rate than before, putting

Published on: December 15th, 2014 Dave Yin