Hackers increasingly targeting cloud providers, not consumer devices

Rather than going after your smartphone, more and more cybercriminals will simply seek out cloud providers for their collections of consumer and corporate data – all at a faster rate than before, putting

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 15th, 2014 Dave Yin

2015 predictions by Candice So, staff writer at ITBusiness.ca

In the year 2015... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9SrVBoemmY Canadian marketers will become more involved with programmatic ad buying, and they will stop perceiving it as limited to real-time bidding for cheap ad inventory. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hX8nBYhp_tk We will

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

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.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ 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 –

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ 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

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 1st, 2014 Candice So

HP launches mobile device management tool for small businesses

Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) has launched a new tool for small businesses that want to prevent data from leaking from their employees’ mobile devices. On Monday, HP said it was releasing Touchpoint Manager, a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 10th, 2014 Candice So

Why data breaches keep happening

Target, Home Depot, and last week, Staples – it seems as though there are always new headlines cropping up about data breaches at major retailers or restaurants. For consumers, that can be worrying

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 27th, 2014 Candice So

Businesses’ chief security concern is data security: Kaspersky

Protecting data from being leaked or hacked – that’s the top security priority for businesses around the world, according to a new survey from Kaspersky Labs. In a survey released today, which Kaspersky

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 27th, 2014 Candice So

BlackBerry launches the Passport for $200, 2-year plan with Telus

Updated on Sept. 24 at 3:38pm EST to include more details and quotes on the BlackBerry Passport. BlackBerry Ltd. unveiled its long-awaited Passport smartphone today, announcing the square-screened phone is now available in

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

Content Raven repurposes data security tool for content marketing

Content Raven, a Massachusetts-based file storage company, has released a new marketing analytics tool geared towards content marketers – something of a departure from its original focus on file security. Right now, Content

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 4th, 2014 Candice So

Nuix’s data visualizations tool highlights security threats in graphic form

With all of the data constantly flooding our screens, sometimes we need ways to make sense of what we’re seeing. That’s where data visualizations can come in handy – and in an industry

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 19th, 2014 Candice So

BlackBerry moving onwards and upwards, internal memo says

BlackBerry has now moved out of a difficult, turmoil-ridden restructuring process, and it's back on track for growth, according to a memo that CEO John Chen sent out to the company's employees on

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 5th, 2014 Candice So

The three V’s of big data – and the security risks that come with it

We’ve been hearing the phrase “big data” being tossed around among companies, industries, and organizations for some time now – but what does it really mean? For Jerrard Gaertner, president of the Canadian

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 31st, 2014 Candice So

Juggling security and marketing: Q & A with Phil Umrysh of LoyaltyOne

Phil Umrysh has a unique job. As the director of information security and compliance at LoyaltyOne Inc., he’s the head of security in a company focused on marketing – and that puts him

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 13th, 2014 Candice So