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Privacy Commissioner unearths apps demanding too many permissions

After doing a mobile apps "sweep," the office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada has found a lot of consumer apps are asking for unnecessary permissions without explaining why – and that’s a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 11th, 2014 Candice So

Facebook rolls out Privacy Checkup tool to remind users of their settings

Facebook Inc. is launching a new tool that will help users quickly check out and customize their privacy settings. Branded the new feature as Privacy Checkup, the Palo Alto, Calif.-based company will be

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 4th, 2014 Candice So

Rolotune launches social network for privacy-conscious job seekers

If you’ve ever looked for a new job online, you’ve probably heard LinkedIn is one of the best places to go hunting. Still, there’s always the concern your boss might see you’ve been

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 28th, 2014 Candice So

Symantec to pull Norton products together into one cloud-based suite

Symantec Corp. is going to be revamping its Norton product line this week, replacing its line of security products with one cloud-based suite. On Wednesday, Symantec announced it was going to be pulling

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 22nd, 2014 Candice So

OpenText updates its legal document management software

OpenText Corp. has launched its latest version of a document management solution for the legal industry, aiming to help lawyers and legal departments keep their sensitive documents secure, even while they’re on the

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

Nuix’s data visualizations tool highlights security threats in graphic form

With all of the data constantly flooding our screens, sometimes we need ways to make sense of what we’re seeing. That’s where data visualizations can come in handy – and in an industry

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 19th, 2014 Candice So

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