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CRA loses 900 SIN numbers through Heartbleed bug

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has suffered a data breach thanks to the Heartbleed vulnerability, losing about 900 Social Insurance Numbers (SIN) of taxpayers stored in its database. First reported last week, the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 14th, 2014 Candice So

Heartbleed a reminder of need for strong security practices: Bitcoin community

The Heartbleed vulnerability that has people busy changing their passwords for many effected popular websites may be a welcome change of conversation about cyber-security in the Bitcoin community. Before the flaw in the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 13th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Inform customers of data breach or pay $100,000 per case: new privacy bill

Updated Apr. 8, 2014 at 5:19pm ET by Candice So to include comments from the Privacy Commissioner of Canada. Businesses and organizations will be formally required to tell individual customers and the Privacy

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

2013 year of the ‘mega breach': Symantec

Cyber-criminals are getting better at using targeted attack methods and strategic planning to break into the digital data vaults held by major corporations, according to Symantec Corp. Last year set a record both

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 8th, 2014 Brian Jackson

How Windows XP can affect the cash register

Businesses have been getting warnings for months about the end of support date for Windows XP. On April 8, Microsoft Corp. will stop releasing patches for XP, and by now, many businesses will

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

I Think Security launches all-in-one solution for mobile, cloud, and desktops

I Think Security Ltd., a data security startup based in Waterloo, Ont., is launching a new security solution that aims to protect businesses’ data on desktops, on mobile devices, and in the cloud

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 3rd, 2014 Candice So

Backing up your data? It’s still possible to lose it, Kroll survey finds

It’s an oft-repeated warning that we’ve heard time and time again – back up your data, because you just never know if something might go wrong. And there’s nothing more disheartening than finding

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

Block hackers by learning the 7-step ‘kill chain’ method

Hackers and cybercriminals are becoming savvier, with the bulk of their attacks now aimed at specific targets, according to a new report from security solutions provider Websense Inc. Instead of launching Hail Mary-esque

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

Attackers upping the ways they use DDoS attacks

Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks are getting more complex, with attackers becoming wise to the ways of DDoS threat prevention. That’s according to a new report from Incapsula Inc., a U.S.-based security

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

Financial services companies leaving BlackBerry behind, survey shows

Financial services organizations are expecting to leave the BlackBerry Ltd. brand in droves, leaving BB10 behind and migrating to other operating systems, according to a new survey from the Ponemon Institute LLC and

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 27th, 2014 Candice So

BlackBerry unveils plans for monetizing BBM

BlackBerry Ltd. is unveiling four new plans to make some money from BlackBerry Messenger (BBM), its flagship instant messaging platform. And while it hasn’t settled on just one plan, it will be trying

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

Telus acquiring Enode to boost security

Telus Corp. is strengthening its security offerings by buying a Quebec City-based risk management consulting firm it has been a partner with for many years. The telecommunications company said this morning it will

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 24th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Tablets handy for SMBs, but they’re challenging to deploy, survey says

Tablets may be a hot commodity for business users, but getting access to the right apps, data, and security controls is hard to come by, according to a new survey released last week

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

Trustwave acquires Cenzic for better static and dynamic security testing

Security solutions provider Trustwave Holdings Inc. is acquiring Cenzic Inc., a company focused on continuous automated security testing, for an undisclosed sum. Making its announcement on Tuesday, Trustwave said it will be harnessing

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

Malware from spying on governments now used in cybercrime, Sophos says

Advanced persistent threats (APTs), once the province of hackers hired to spy on foreign governments and to gather intelligence, are no longer a rarity in the world of cybercrime – cybercriminals are now

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 12th, 2014 Candice So