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Virtual currencies have to be regulated, says security expert

There's no shortage of people who have opinions on the virtual currency called Bitcoin. This week alone you could find a headline on Mashable that read, "Retailers Who Take Bitcoin Love It," while

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 7th, 2014 Howard Solomon

The three V’s of big data – and the security risks that come with it

We’ve been hearing the phrase “big data” being tossed around among companies, industries, and organizations for some time now – but what does it really mean? For Jerrard Gaertner, president of the Canadian

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 31st, 2014 Candice So

Dell leads funding round for cloud video surveillance firm

A fundraising round for a cloud-based video surveillance system has attracted an unlikely pair of investors in Michael Dell and Enrique Salem. Austin, Texas-based Eagle Eye Networks Inc. announced this morning that MSD

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 31st, 2014 Brian Jackson

Visa to launch tokenization service for wearables, smart devices

Visa Inc. has put together a slew of new offerings to secure online payments – not just for the desktop, but for smart devices and wearables. On Thursday, the payments processor said it’s

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 24th, 2014 Candice So

New variant of malware, Gyges, can quietly exfiltrate government data

There’s a new piece of malware targeting government organizations – and according to the security researchers who unearthed it, it’s basically invisible and can avoid being detected for a long period of time.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 18th, 2014 Candice So

Half of security professionals want more from vendors, survey says

Half of Canada’s IT security professionals are disappointed in the technology they pay for, feeling it doesn’t keep their organizations’ data safe enough, according to a new survey sponsored by Websense Inc. and

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 17th, 2014 Candice So

Trustwave promises customers zero malware with new offering

U.S.-based security solutions provider Trustwave Holdings Inc. is launching a new managed services offering – and it’s promising that businesses that sign up for it will never get infected with malware. Trustwave’s new

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 15th, 2014 Candice So

Hackers turning to Microsoft Office to attack users

It may have been a while since you’ve seen the viruses that once were a risk to Microsoft Word and Excel users in the 1990s. As threatening flaws in the programming language for

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 8th, 2014 Candice So

Panasonic launches video surveillance system for SMBs

Panasonic Canada Inc. has released a video surveillance system aimed at small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs), giving them more options for digital video recording. Built to complement Panasonic’s existing WJ-NV200 recorder, the new

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 7th, 2014 Candice So

IT managers avoiding unlicensed software for security reasons, BSA says

Among business owners, one of the biggest concerns of using unlicensed software is the chance of installing malware through an unpatched, unsafe version of the software, according to a new survey from the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 2nd, 2014 Candice So

Hackers piggybacking off legitimate apps to install mobile malware

If you were desperate for another round of Flappy Bird and downloaded a clone of it, once the game’s creator took the original down, you may have downloaded malware as well, according to

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 26th, 2014 Candice So

Video cameras not just for surveillance, survey respondents say

Businesses using digital video cameras aren’t just using them for surveillance purposes – they’re also planning to expand those cameras into other areas of operation, according to new survey results. Eagle Eye Networks

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 25th, 2014 Candice So

Exit interview: Ann Cavoukian leaves privacy watch dog role to lead Ryerson’s big data institute

In the 15 years that Ann Cavoukian has been the Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner, the very definition of privacy itself has evolved with the digital age. Cavoukian is the first commissioner to

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 24th, 2014 Brian Jackson

AskMen.com sending visitors to download malware, Websense says

Updated on June 24, 2014 at 4:50pm ET to reflect comments from AskMen.com. Hackers have compromised AskMen.com, a men’s interest website on dating, celebrity news, and health – and they could be infecting

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 24th, 2014 Candice So

Spammers sending more texts ahead of CASL, researchers find

If you’re a resident of Montreal, Que., chances are you’re one of the most targeted people to receive text messaged spam on your phone – and you may have gotten more than usual

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 20th, 2014 Candice So