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

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

I Think Security launches all-in-one solution for mobile, cloud, and desktops

I Think Security Ltd., a data security startup based in Waterloo, Ont., is launching a new security solution that aims to protect businesses’ data on desktops, on mobile devices, and in the cloud

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 3rd, 2014 Candice So

Backing up your data? It’s still possible to lose it, Kroll survey finds

It’s an oft-repeated warning that we’ve heard time and time again – back up your data, because you just never know if something might go wrong. And there’s nothing more disheartening than finding

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 2nd, 2014 Candice So

SMBs would rather tidy desks than back up data, AVG study finds

If there was a list of deadly sins in data management, here's something that would probably be on it. According to a new study from anti-virus solutions provider AVG Technologies, about 37 per

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 18th, 2013 Candice So

The future of managing BYOD: race to mobile data management

With the bring your own device (BYOD) trend catching on within offices everywhere, businesses are thinking about how to integrate their employees' devices into their workplaces. The question is, how do you manage

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 24th, 2013 Candice So

SearchYourCloud offers free multi-cloud storage search, encryption

For those of you who can't resist the convenience of a cloud storage account or two (or five) but still fret about the security of your files there, the now freely-available SearchYourCloud application

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 6th, 2013 Brian Jackson

WatchGuard adds data loss prevention service to appliances

Seattle-based unified threat management (UTM) solution provider WatchGuard Technologies is unveiling a data loss prevention (DLP) service for its appliances today, the company announced. XTM Data Loss Prevention is intended to help keep

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 29th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Data loss is the super-villain of costly IT errors [infographic]

Apple Inc. is the latest big brand to face a potential customer data loss conundrum. But it's joining a long list of well-known brands that have suffered a similar or even worse fall

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 24th, 2013 Brian Jackson

How much could a data breach cost your business? Possibly $3.1 million

Imagine this scenario – you’ve just discovered hackers have reached into your system, pulled your customers’ records, and cost you both your reputation and the business of some of your customers. So now

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 6th, 2013 Candice So

Investment regulators latest in long line of high-profile data breaches

It seems lately that major security breaches involving the loss of thousands or millions of pieces of identifiable information are a daily occurrence. The Investment Regulatory Organization of Canada is the latest to

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 17th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Canada, Italy lead in mobile data loss

The bring-your-own-device trend has brought a lot of productivity and flexibility into many Canadian organizations but it has also spawned a serious security issue for a large number of businesses, according to a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 19th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Public-facing sites, workstations critical security risk: IBM

Major security breaches in 2011 were perpetrated by hackers who broke into secured networks using entry points such as employee workstations and devices, data servers and public-facing Web site, according to a report

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 9th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

IT security managers: stressed out but well-paid

IT managers are losing sleep over the threat of data loss and not a few think protecting their company’s network is more stressful than handling a divorce, according to a recent survey commissioned

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 29th, 2011 Nestor Arellano