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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

Hootsuite certified for highly regulated industries

Social media management platform Hootsuite has passed an audit that confirms the platform is suitable for use in heavily regulated industries, the company announced. The Service Organization Control (SOC) 2 Type 1 audit

Published on: September 15th, 2015 Dave Webb

BlackBerry buys secure app & containerization vendor

Less than half a year following its acquisition of Israel-based security company WatchDox, BlackBerry is at it again. This time, the Canadian smartphone maker has acquired former rival Good Technology, which offers secure

Published on: September 9th, 2015 Dave Yin

Security threats, five years after Intel bought McAfee

Intel Corp. recently released its McAfee Labs Threat Report 2015, marking five years since the chipmaking giant acquired the security company to complement its portfolio of products. The report is a retrospective of

Published on: September 8th, 2015 Dave Webb

It’s time to start thinking about securing the Internet of Things: Dell

LAS VEGAS – Dell sees great potential in the Internet of Things for the line of business worker but adds it’s never too early to start thinking about how to keep all of

Published on: September 8th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Manulife calls on voice biometrics to authenticate customers over the phone

Manulife has joined the expanding list of Canadian financial services companies betting on biometrics to boost security. The company said Tuesday that customers can now use their own voices to authenticate their identities

Published on: September 2nd, 2015 Christine Wong

Dell pitches identity & access management as answer to business complexity

LAS VEGAS – When users, partners and IT managers think of Dell and security, the SonicWall firewall product likely comes to mind. But the vendor is building a security portfolio that integrates all

Published on: August 31st, 2015 Jeff Jedras

BlackBerry broadens support for secure file sharing tool WatchDox

BlackBerry Ltd. has unveiled new platform support and a new app for WatchDox, its secure enterprise file sharing and mobile content management solution. The Waterloo, Ont.-based mobile communications solutions vendor has launched a

Published on: August 26th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Not only are DDoS attacks increasing, they’re also lasting longer

New research from data security solutions vendor Imperva sheds new light into directed denial of service (DDoS) attacks against businesses, showing not only are attack volumes increasing – attacks are lasting longer as

Published on: August 26th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

New DDoS attack avenue can be blocked: Level 3

News about security breaches affecting major companies is now becoming commonplace. Just two days ago, hackers posted sensitive information about users of Ashley Madison. Now Toronto-based telecom vendor Level 3 Communications has revealed a new

Published on: August 21st, 2015 Wolston Lobo

Internet of Everything opens new attack vectors for cybercriminals: Cisco

The digital economy and the Internet of Everything (IoE) are inspiring new attack vectors and monetization schemes for cybercriminals that organizations will need to defend against, according to a new report from networking

Published on: August 12th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Kaspersky Lab adds private browsing, stops freeware from changing settings

With the latest update of its line of flagship security solutions for home users, security vendor Kaspersky Lab has added several new features, including private browsing and new change control that can prevent

Published on: August 10th, 2015 Jeff Jedras