3 in 10 Canadians not protecting themselves online, survey finds

When it comes to protecting ourselves online, Canadians are not the most savvy bunch in the world – in fact, we commit a lot of cardinal security sins, like sharing passwords, connecting to

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 23rd, 2014 Candice So

Facebook patching vulnerability that could force iPhones to make calls

For iPhone users, there's definitely some convenience in being able to just tap a phone number, kickstarting a prompt that will ask whether they'd like to call it. However, there's some danger in

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

Symantec to pull Norton products together into one cloud-based suite

Symantec Corp. is going to be revamping its Norton product line this week, replacing its line of security products with one cloud-based suite. On Wednesday, Symantec announced it was going to be pulling

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 22nd, 2014 Candice So

Nuix’s data visualizations tool highlights security threats in graphic form

With all of the data constantly flooding our screens, sometimes we need ways to make sense of what we’re seeing. That’s where data visualizations can come in handy – and in an industry

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

The three V’s of big data – and the security risks that come with it

We’ve been hearing the phrase “big data” being tossed around among companies, industries, and organizations for some time now – but what does it really mean? For Jerrard Gaertner, president of the Canadian

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 31st, 2014 Candice So

USB drives aren’t secure, researchers say

It's no big surprise USB drives can carry malware, or that they can infect our computers if we don't use antivirus software and reformatting to keep them malware-free. But those aren't the only

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 31st, 2014 Candice So

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

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

Juggling security and marketing: Q & A with Phil Umrysh of LoyaltyOne

Phil Umrysh has a unique job. As the director of information security and compliance at LoyaltyOne Inc., he’s the head of security in a company focused on marketing – and that puts him

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 13th, 2014 Candice So