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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

Nymi and Entertech make building and workstation access simple with wearables

Two Toronto-based companies have teamed up to try to make building key cards and password-required workstations a thing of the past. Nymi, a smart wristband that uses biometrics as a means of identity

Published on: October 29th, 2015 Lindsey Peacock

Stolen credit and debit cards sold for $20 on dark web: survey

A new report has put a hard price on an individual data breach — and demonstrated just how cheaply cybercriminals sell off our sensitive stolen financial data. The latest research reveals that credit

Published on: October 21st, 2015 Lindsey Peacock

Actress Nina Dobrev tops Justin Bieber as most dangerous Canadian cyber celeb

A new report from Intel Security has revealed the latest list of dangerous celebrities online with Canadian actress Nina Dobrev earning the top spot. The “Vampire Diaries” star was dubbed the Most Dangerous

Published on: October 6th, 2015 Lindsey Peacock

Almost 90 per cent of work devices lack security to prevent data theft: survey

What’s the biggest threat facing modern-day businesses? According to a recent survey, it could be a data breach on an employee smartphone used for work. A new study from Wakefield Research, commissioned by

Published on: October 2nd, 2015 Lindsey Peacock