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

IT managers avoiding unlicensed software for security reasons, BSA says

Among business owners, one of the biggest concerns of using unlicensed software is the chance of installing malware through an unpatched, unsafe version of the software, according to a new survey from the

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

Hackers piggybacking off legitimate apps to install mobile malware

If you were desperate for another round of Flappy Bird and downloaded a clone of it, once the game’s creator took the original down, you may have downloaded malware as well, according to

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 26th, 2014 Candice So

AskMen.com sending visitors to download malware, Websense says

Updated on June 24, 2014 at 4:50pm ET to reflect comments from AskMen.com. Hackers have compromised AskMen.com, a men’s interest website on dating, celebrity news, and health – and they could be infecting

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 24th, 2014 Candice So

Spammers sending more texts ahead of CASL, researchers find

If you’re a resident of Montreal, Que., chances are you’re one of the most targeted people to receive text messaged spam on your phone – and you may have gotten more than usual

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

How Cryptolocker and ransomware take data hostage

From “software leases” to Cryptolocker, ransomware has been around for a while – but criminals are now taking victims’ data hostage as a way to make money, moving to mobile devices and other

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

New PCI standard disappointing, Toronto conference told

Every transaction system used by a North American business that uses credit cards has to follow the Payment Card Industry (PCI)'s standards. But against the background of continuing breaches at retailers,the PCI’s latest

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 18th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

Canadian security professionals unsure about defenses, Ponemon study finds

A little over half of Canada’s IT security professionals aren’t very confident about their ability to defend against attacks – and 77 per cent of them aren’t getting the support they need from

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 5th, 2014 Candice So

FIFA World Cup is hackers’ chance to score personal data

It’s a ritual once every four years – fans gathering in soccer jerseys emblazoned with their favourite players’ names across the back, storming pubs and bars all over Canada to cheer on their

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

What questions should we be asking about the eBay breach?

Shortly after the eBay press release hit the wire, the media started calling to ask for my feedback on the whys and the hows of this latest debacle. "Why did this happen?" "Why

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 21st, 2014 Claudiu Popa

E-commerce and point-of-sales among biggest targets for data breaches

Sensitive, confidential data was hackers’ top target in 2013, alongside credit card and debit card credentials – and two of the worst hot spots were in e-commerce and point-of-sales (POS) terminals, according to

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 21st, 2014 Candice So

6 questions to ask when choosing an encryption solution

By Pat Correia, senior product marketing manager at McAfee Inc. I was pleased to participate in ITWorldCanada.com’s recent #EncryptITWC Twitter chat and it was great interacting with IT experts and users alike over

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 15th, 2014 blogger