Hackers increasingly targeting cloud providers, not consumer devices

Rather than going after your smartphone, more and more cybercriminals will simply seek out cloud providers for their collections of consumer and corporate data – all at a faster rate than before, putting

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 15th, 2014 Dave Yin

Hackers are getting personal information more easily than before: Symantec

In the mobile app world, when hackers want access to personal information, they need simply ask. This is one of several key findings Symantec Corp. released today as part of the company’s “Mobile

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 12th, 2014 Dave Yin

2015 predictions by Candice So, staff writer at ITBusiness.ca

In the year 2015... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9SrVBoemmY Canadian marketers will become more involved with programmatic ad buying, and they will stop perceiving it as limited to real-time bidding for cheap ad inventory. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hX8nBYhp_tk We will

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

Canadian firms seeing fewer data breaches – why that could actually be bad

This year, the number of reported security incidents dropped by 22 per cent among large businesses in Canada, compared to 2013. That might sound great, but Canadian businesses also saw a 15 per

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 1st, 2014 Candice So

How Qualys tackles an incident response

When a new global vulnerability threatens to take centre stage and capture the media's attention, the public naturally contemplates the individual and coordinated efforts of mitigating the risk. It's all hands on deck

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 28th, 2014 Claudiu Popa

Why data breaches keep happening

Target, Home Depot, and last week, Staples – it seems as though there are always new headlines cropping up about data breaches at major retailers or restaurants. For consumers, that can be worrying

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

Businesses’ chief security concern is data security: Kaspersky

Protecting data from being leaked or hacked – that’s the top security priority for businesses around the world, according to a new survey from Kaspersky Labs. In a survey released today, which Kaspersky

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

How to break into containerized Android apps

Chris John Riley can break into your phone. Well, that’s if you are running older versions of Box, LastPass, SpiderOak, Good for Enterprise, on Android. And Riley can do it all within less

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

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