Security Archives - Page 3

Peace of mind not the only reason to go offline during a vacation: Intel

With summer officially upon us, it's safe to assume that more than a few Canadians will be making a list of potential vacation destinations and checking travel websites for deals, if they haven't

Published on: June 21st, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Security experts share 4 ways you can use technology to boost workplace safety

John Malevich and Harold Chadwick both served in the Canadian army for more than 25 years, and draw from their experience in dangerous situations in their current jobs, which frequently involve teaching others

Published on: June 8th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

I got pwned. Did you?

There's little sense in hiding behind the fact that, like millions of LinkedIn members, I was alarmed to read that some 117 million passwords were released last month in relation to a 2012

Published on: June 6th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

How a cybersecurity startup built a business based on lessons from competitive sport

Denver-based ProtectWise is hardly the first company to advocate for a new business model in the tech industry, but it might be the first to take its cues from the world of professional

Published on: May 27th, 2016 Jackie Atkins

Here are the top 10 anti-spam products that actually work

Austria-based security testing organization AV Comparatives (AVC) recently tested 12 high-profile spam filter software products for effectiveness and useability. Overall, 10 of the products tested blocked more than 90 per cent of the

Published on: April 27th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

BlackBerry CEO reassures customers of device’s security in wake of RCMP reveal

BlackBerry is defending itself in light of revelations that it had given the RCMP the global encryption key to its personal devices. In an official blog post attributed to company chief executive John Chen, the

Published on: April 18th, 2016 Dave Yin

Microsoft officially ends support for SQL Server 2005

It’s official: support for Microsoft Corp.’s venerable database offering SQL Server 2005 came to an end this week. As of April 12, the 10-year-old server product is officially out of Microsoft's product lifecycle

Published on: April 15th, 2016 Ryan Patrick

Want to use IoT to collect personal data? Pay consumers: Intel

More than half of Canadian consumers - 55 per cent - might be willing to share personal data collected from IoT devices if companies paid for it, while 71 per cent believe they

Published on: March 31st, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Amika Mobile aims to protect gunshot victims with new emergency service

Ottawa-based Amika Mobile, which has developed a platform used by businesses, retailers, educational institutions, and governments alike to notify first response units and contact potential victims during emergencies, is now applying its expertise

Published on: March 28th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Secure messaging scorecard shows which messaging apps are most trustworthy

How can businesses be sure the messages they're exchanging are safe from prying eyes? Encryption is a first step that many service providers are implementing, but digital civil rights organization the Electronic Frontier

Published on: March 15th, 2016 David Hamilton

Google adds new business-related security features to Gmail

Google Inc. has added additional security features to its Data Loss Prevention (DLP) service for Gmail, the company announced this week, making it a bit harder for users to send out sensitive information

Published on: March 1st, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

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