How the City of Toronto tackles cybersecurity

In some ways, running a city is like running a business. There are costs and pressures, and there's also a pressing need to understand the way cybersecurity and cybercrime are changing. And for

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 27th, 2013 Candice So

The Internet is a ‘friend, but there are foes,’ Michael Geist says

Thinking about privacy and security isn’t about just fighting cybercrime anymore – it’s about considering where our data is headed and how it’s being used. That’s according to Michael Geist, Canada’s research chair

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 26th, 2013 Candice So

Live stream – Technicity 2013: Focus on cybersecurity

Watch here live now: for our all-day conference live video feed and follow along on Twitter at #Technicity2013. You can check the agenda here. Join the conversation on Twitter: Tweets about "#Technicity2013" // As

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 25th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Virtual currencies like Bitcoin help criminals launder money, McAfee report finds

With the rise of virtual currencies like Bitcoin and Second Life’s Linden dollars, it’s not just early adopters swapping their physical cash for Internet bits and bytes. A lot of criminals are taking

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 16th, 2013 Candice So

Three thoughts for IT security professionals, from SecTor’s G. Mark Hardy

For IT professionals, the security landscape is constantly changing, with new threats regularly cropping up and new ways of combating cybercrime trying to keep up. Yesterday, cyber security expert G. Mark Hardy delivered

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 9th, 2013 Candice So

Canadians not protecting smartphone data with BYOD, Symantec study finds

Canadian consumers and small businesses are taking some serious risks in failing to guard their smartphones and their data, according to a new study from Symantec Corp. Releasing its 2013 Norton Report yesterday,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 2nd, 2013 Candice So

Mobile threats are growing, McAfee report finds

Mobile threats are on the rise, with more mobile malware coming from lookalike banking apps, adult-only entertainment apps, targeted Trojan viruses and spyware, according to a new report from security solutions provider McAfee

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 26th, 2013 Candice So

Are online banking apps, mobile ransomware a match made in cybercrime heaven?

In a recent report, antivirus software maker McAfee (now safely in Intel's hands and no longer related to notorious troublemaker/troubadour John McAfee) reports a vast increase in the number of unique instances of

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 22nd, 2013 Claudiu Popa

The next person to hack your company could be anyone – if they’re willing to pay

Forget Anonymous, or even a high-profile hacker like Weev, famous for exposing a loophole at U.S. mobile giant AT&T. The next hacker eyeing your company as a potential way to cash in could

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 3rd, 2013 Candice So

Big increase in master boot record attacks: McAfee report

Any startup looking to gain a foothold in a given market knows there's a minimum threshold to surpass before you can start gaining traction - a niche that must be carved out and

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 5th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Ransomware scam collects fake fines from embarrassed victims

I have to hand it to cybercriminals, they're wily and they're hard working. They change tactics and techniques continuously to attract new prey and evade detection. Many are successful in tricking even the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 21st, 2012 Paul Wood

Phishers set up shop in legit Canadian sites

 Are you sure you're the only business using your Web site?A recent report by security company Websense Inc. indicates that a number of legitimate business sites in the country may be unwittingly hosting

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 9th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Financial sector not investing enough in cybersecurity: PwC study

Too few organisations in the financial services sector are investing in the response mechanisms needed to cope with cybercrime incidents, a PwC survey has found.This is despite cybercrime now being a major cause

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 27th, 2012 John E. Dunn

Rogue

Good news from the security frontline. The phenomenon of rogue antivirus 'scareware' really does appear to be on the wane, at least according to figures from security company Enigma Software.The US-based company's statistics

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 3rd, 2011 John E. Dunn