Panorama Software says it can make live graphics like this one in its new product, Necto 14. (Image: Panorama Software).

Published: April 23rd, 2014


Avoiding data breaches is almost impossible – so now what?

Don’t try to avoid data breaches altogether – that’s a waste of time. Nowadays, dealing with a breach is now simply part of being a security professional. Instead, focus on mitigating the damage

Published on: March 3rd, 2014 Candice So

One shared database in security’s future: Trilling

SAN FRANCISCO – With all the weekly headlines about new malware, dangerous threats, and unforeseen attack vectors, it might be easy to believe that hackers will soon be the victors of the cybersecurity

Published on: February 27th, 2014 Candice So

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

Published on: February 18th, 2014 Candice So

Securing your database is about more than just securing your network

If you run a business harbouring sensitive information within a database – anything from intellectual property, to digital cash, to your customers’ data – you need to secure it. It sounds like such

Published on: January 21st, 2014 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,

Published on: October 1st, 2013 Candice So

Execs don’t recognize sensitive data when they see it: IT admins

Today's companies, clearly very good at collecting data, seem "less savvy when it comes to how to classify and manage it."That's the conclusion of a survey among 100 IT executives and others conducted

Published on: March 8th, 2012 Roy Harris

Epsilon was warned about phishing attack that caused data breach

The massive data breach at email service provider Epsilon may have been caused by a targeted spear-phishing campaign that the company should have known about for at least four months, Australian newspaper ITNews

Published on: April 8th, 2011 Jaikumar Vijayan

Need to get off the cloud?

Cloud computing platforms aim to improve IT's ability to be agile. For instance, cloud platforms let you quickly build and install applications, and change the resources underneath later to make them run better.Once

Published on: March 7th, 2011 Kevin Fogarty

Felt maker saves $100K with server virtualization

A scheduled hardware refresh was the perfect time for an Ontario felt company to trim its server farm and wrap its IT systems under a new virtualized environment.Mississauga, Ont.-based Brand Felt Ltd. was

Published on: March 1st, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Scaling online gaming networks to handle fame

So you've finally got your online game out and players are pouring in. Are you sure you'll have enough servers to handle your sudden popularity and the accompanying demands on your Website?For online

Published on: December 7th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Why government Open Data initiatives are a boon for business

An initiative to make public information residing in government databases more accessible to citizens is gaining ground and slowly unlocking business opportunities for many Canadian start-ups, according to adherents of the initiative. David

Published on: November 11th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

SMBs migrating to cloud-based data backup

Millions of small- and medium-sized businesses are vastly underserved by suppliers of data protection hardware and services, even though the organizations have many of the same needs as large enterprises, a new research

Published on: October 13th, 2010 Lucas Mearian

Exotic (and quixotic) security exploits

Can you think of 007-style, modern day heists that captured – if only briefly – the attention of the media? An article I read recently on an ingenious attack that literally involves siphoning

Published on: October 5th, 2010 Claudiu Popa

B.C.’s Green Party hires Toronto-based green IT provider

There's never a good time for your technology to fail, but Rebecca Helps still regrets that her database system crashed during the Green Party of British Columbia's annual general meeting.The executive director of

Published on: October 4th, 2010 Brian Jackson