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

Block hackers by learning the 7-step ‘kill chain’ method

Hackers and cybercriminals are becoming savvier, with the bulk of their attacks now aimed at specific targets, according to a new report from security solutions provider Websense Inc. Instead of launching Hail Mary-esque

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

Malware from spying on governments now used in cybercrime, Sophos says

Advanced persistent threats (APTs), once the province of hackers hired to spy on foreign governments and to gather intelligence, are no longer a rarity in the world of cybercrime – cybercriminals are now

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

#FollowFriday – 3 people to follow in marketing, 3D tech, and privacy

For today's edition of our #FollowFriday post, we've rounded up a list of three people whose tweets are retweet-worthy. Whether they tweet on marketing and leadership, 3D technology, or privacy and security, these

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 6th, 2014 Candice So

CSEC’s airport tracking in support of ‘lawful access’ erodes trust of Canadians

With an estimated 300 spy agency requests for help with domestic investigations, responsibility for sharing data with the "Five Eyes" foreign intelligence network and an oversight mechanism that has been called "flimsy at

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 31st, 2014 Claudiu Popa

4 New Year’s resolutions to improve your IT operations

New Year's resolution making is a tradition ranging back thousands of years. Breaking those resolutions ranges back equally as long in history. But if you want to make an earnest effort towards improving

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 16th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Why your data is safer in the cloud: Protecting your digital assets across borders

It’s a common misconception that storing your data in the cloud isn’t as secure as keeping it in-house, especially if the cloud service provider is outside your home country. While navigating the complex

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 13th, 2013 Shawn Freeman

AVG helps SMBs with backing up and encrypting data

AVG Technologies has just launched a new cloud security platform, geared towards helping small businesses back up their data. For small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs), anti-virus solutions provider AVG’s new Online Backup tool

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 19th, 2013 Candice So

Canadian SMBs quicker to adopt cloud, but future is still looking a little foggy

Cloud adoption in Canada may be ticking upwards among small businesses, but there may still be a host of barriers that is holding the industry back. In an IT World Canada survey of

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

Four myths about protecting your data

IT administrators may be the first line of defence against hackers eager to tap into companies’ networks. But even they may have some inaccurate beliefs about how hackers operate – and those can

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

McAfee asks for your face and your voice in exchange for access

For users looking for more than just a password to protect sensitive documents, McAfee Inc. has just rolled out a new facial recognition service to keep their data from prying eyes. Launched July

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 25th, 2013 Candice So

Measuring risks to your company’s data security

The next time you need to make a decision involving the security of your company's data, it may be a good idea to rethink your approach before you launch into action. That was

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 12th, 2013 Candice So

How could LivingSocial’s failure do more good than harm?

When LivingSocial.com discovered that the personal information of their 50 million or so users had been stolen, they did what most companies do: they initiated an investigation and hunkered down to weather the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 30th, 2013 Claudiu Popa