Weekly Update – Trump meets with Silicon Valley, Yahoo Hack, Canadian data centres

IT World Canada's Brian Jackson and Alex Radu discuss the top stories of the week in tech news. 1 billion accounts hacked in record-breaking Yahoo data breach Montreal sits at the centre of

Published on: December 16th, 2016 Alex Radu

One billion Yahoo accounts hacked in largest data breach ever

Just a few months after announcing that in 2014 500 million accounts were hacked, Yahoo Inc. is at it again, disclosing this week that in 2013 one billion accounts were hacked in the

Published on: December 15th, 2016 Alex Radu

Weekly Top 3 Highlights – Microsoft goes open source, AdultFriendFinder hack, Deloitte’s Fast 50

IT World Canada's Brian Jackson and Alex Radu discuss the top stories of the week in tech news. This week, we discuss Microsoft's commitment to open source, the AdultFriendFinder hack and potential fallout,

Published on: November 18th, 2016 Alex Radu

Do you Yahoo? 500M affected by new hack

The hits keep coming for beleaguered search engine icon Yahoo Inc. - and not the good kind. On Thursday, the company revealed that what it called a "state-sponsored actor" stole personal information from

Published on: September 23rd, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

5 things to know about cloud security

Cloud storage services and applications have proven to be a real game changer for today's businesses. Greater reliance on cloud services is a trend that is not expected to stop. According to one cloud

Published on: February 16th, 2016 Robert Cordray

3 tips to prevent a patient information breach

Both medical professionals and patients today are vulnerable to data security breaches. But in the worst case scenarios, it is mishandling of patient data by those same medical professionals that can cause an

Published on: October 8th, 2015 Robert Cordray

Here’s the security mistakes Sony made that you can avoid

Since it planned to release The Interview, a movie that depicted an assassination attempt on the leader of North Korea, Sony has been the target of a series of hacker attacks by a group

Published on: December 17th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Credit cards, healthcare data on hackers’ hit list for 2015: Experian

It seems like there were headlines highlighting yet another data breach almost every week in 2014. Bad news for sure, and what’s worse is that we haven’t heard the last of them yet.

Published on: December 4th, 2014 Candice So

Preventing data breaches doesn’t seem like a top priority for some businesses: Trustwave report

Businesses and consumers alike have been hearing about data breaches for months now. With that in mind, securing customer data should be a top priority, and most businesses will say it is –

Published on: December 3rd, 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

Published on: December 1st, 2014 Candice So

#Follow Friday – 3 people in finance

Every Follow Friday, we round up a list of people with active Twitter accounts, ones that we feel are worth a click on the 'follow' button. This week, we're focusing on the people

Published on: October 3rd, 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

Published on: July 17th, 2014 Candice So

6 signs your web host is hurting your business

If your business website isn't doing well, suffers from customer complaints, or doesn't work the way you envisioned, you shouldn't blame your design or even your web masters. It's possible that your web

Published on: July 3rd, 2014 Joseph Stark

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

Published on: May 21st, 2014 Claudiu Popa