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

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

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

Canadians have ‘naive belief’ hackers won’t target them: Trustwave

Small businesses worried about their IT need to find better ways to guard their data – especially as they present easy, unsecured targets, with hackers levelling their sights at them. Contrary to what

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 8th, 2013 Candice So

CWTA launches blacklist of lost or stolen wireless devices

The Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA) has built a database reporting the unique numbers on stolen mobile devices, aimed at making smartphones a less attractive target for would-be thieves. Although it launched today,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 1st, 2013 Candice So

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

What are the risks facing your business and your data?

A secret unit of the Chinese army is linked to global cyber espionage. A recent survey indicates that the majority of Web surfing young employees don’t follow online security policies. How are emerging

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 1st, 2013 Claudiu Popa

Symantec DLP for tablets: Security or strong arm tactic?

It's a late night, and you've fired up Facebook on your ACME.com company-owned iPad to post some bad news. "A reduction in workforce is going to happen this week," you type into your

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 5th, 2011 Tom Kaneshige

Simple ways to keep your PC healthy without breaking a sweat

As you undoubtedly know, you're supposed keep your files backed up, your applications up-to-date, and your antivirus software current. Unfortunately, you are--to speak frankly--too lazy to do these tasks as thoroughly and regularly

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 20th, 2010 Patrick Miller

Five ways employees spill company secrets

A company can buy every top-of-the-line security product known to man, but it won't make a difference for data loss prevention (DLP) unless end users are educated on their own role. Technology is

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 15th, 2009 Bill Brenner

Four ways SMBs can prevent data loss without breaking the bank

Protecting essential information such as intellectual property and customer data is critical for businesses of all sizes and when one considers the financial and legal ramifications resulting from a data breach, it's clear

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 21st, 2009 David Meizlik and Stephen Brunetto

A smart(phone) way of doing business

Over the next few years, many mobile workers currently toting laptops will trade the weighty device for a corporate-issue smartphone that slips into their trouser pocket.As new smartphones boast faster processor times, better

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 12th, 2008 Brian Jackson