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

The cost of a data breach in 2014: $3.5 million, Ponemon study says

2013 was an interesting year in security, with some fairly high-profile data breaches making the news. In December 2013, news broke that U.S. retail giant Target Corp. had suffered a major breach, losing

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

#EncryptITWC – Recapping an ITWorld Canada.com Twitter chat

Updated by Candice So Apr. 24, 2014 at 4:05pm ET: We ran a Twitter chat on encryption under the @itworldca Twitter account. Read on for a quick recap of the tweets from today's

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

Federal privacy office loses drive with personal data

Mistakes can happen in any organization, but when the office of the federal privacy commissioner loses an unencrypted hard drive with personal information, it must sting. But that’s what happened on Feb. 14

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 24th, 2014 Howard Solomon

RCMP nab suspect in Heartbleed attack on Canada Revenue Agency

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said Wednesday it arrested a 19-year-old man from London, Ont. who is alleged to have used the Heartbleed computer bug to steal 900 social insurance numbers from

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 16th, 2014 Nestor Arellano

CRA loses 900 SIN numbers through Heartbleed bug

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has suffered a data breach thanks to the Heartbleed vulnerability, losing about 900 Social Insurance Numbers (SIN) of taxpayers stored in its database. First reported last week, the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 14th, 2014 Candice So

Inform customers of data breach or pay $100,000 per case: new privacy bill

Updated Apr. 8, 2014 at 5:19pm ET by Candice So to include comments from the Privacy Commissioner of Canada. Businesses and organizations will be formally required to tell individual customers and the Privacy

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 8th, 2014 Candice So

2013 year of the ‘mega breach’: Symantec

Cyber-criminals are getting better at using targeted attack methods and strategic planning to break into the digital data vaults held by major corporations, according to Symantec Corp. Last year set a record both

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 8th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Telus acquiring Enode to boost security

Telus Corp. is strengthening its security offerings by buying a Quebec City-based risk management consulting firm it has been a partner with for many years. The telecommunications company said this morning it will

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 24th, 2014 Howard Solomon

You can’t hack that: 4 ways to avoid an IT data breach

Companies have good reasons to fear data breaches. Whether it’s a single hacker targeting Twitter accounts with a phishing scheme or an orchestrated attack on a major U.S. retailer, sometimes it feels like

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 11th, 2014 Shawn Freeman

Well.ca loses customer credit card data in security breach

Well.ca, a Canadian online retailer for health and beauty products, has suffered a data breach, losing the credit card information of "a few thousand" of its customers. In an email to its customers

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 18th, 2014 Candice So

Pressure’s mounting for IT departments: Trustwave

IT professionals are feeling more under pressure than ever, thanks to a wave of security threats, high expectations from executives, and new technologies entering the workplace, according to a new survey from security

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 14th, 2014 Candice So

Snapchat’s breach of trust: What’s the big deal?

Easily one of the most addictive time wasters ever to emerge from Silicon Valley, Snapchat has grown by leaps and bounds over the past two years.  Yet for anyone watching this juggernaut from

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 3rd, 2014 Claudiu Popa