Secure messaging scorecard shows which messaging apps are most trustworthy

How can businesses be sure the messages they're exchanging are safe from prying eyes? Encryption is a first step that many service providers are implementing, but digital civil rights organization the Electronic Frontier

Published on: March 15th, 2016 David Hamilton

Is it time for a chief ethics officer? Smarter digital technology raises the question

If knowledge is power, and absolute power corrupts absolutely, then does perfect knowledge also result in guaranteed corruption? As software and hardware become smarter and enable more automation of data collection, organizations today

Published on: March 4th, 2016 Brian Jackson

3 tips to prevent a patient information breach

Both medical professionals and patients today are vulnerable to data security breaches. But in the worst case scenarios, it is mishandling of patient data by those same medical professionals that can cause an

Published on: October 8th, 2015 Robert Cordray

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 –

Published on: December 3rd, 2014 Candice So

Visa to launch tokenization service for wearables, smart devices

Visa Inc. has put together a slew of new offerings to secure online payments – not just for the desktop, but for smart devices and wearables. On Thursday, the payments processor said it’s

Published on: July 24th, 2014 Candice So

How Cryptolocker and ransomware take data hostage

From “software leases” to Cryptolocker, ransomware has been around for a while – but criminals are now taking victims’ data hostage as a way to make money, moving to mobile devices and other

Published on: June 19th, 2014 Candice So

New PCI standard disappointing, Toronto conference told

Every transaction system used by a North American business that uses credit cards has to follow the Payment Card Industry (PCI)'s standards. But against the background of continuing breaches at retailers,the PCI’s latest

Published on: June 18th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

Apple adds security, productivity features to iOS for the enterprise

Apple Inc. made its big unveil of iOS 8 on Monday during its Worldwide Developers Conference, showing off a slew of new features with its newest iteration of its mobile operating system. While

Published on: June 3rd, 2014 Candice So

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’s recent #EncryptITWC Twitter chat and it was great interacting with IT experts and users alike over

Published on: May 15th, 2014 blogger

Government agencies still vulnerable to Heartbleed, study says

The Heartbleed OpenSSL bug just refuses to die. Now it looks as if the measures many web sites, including some belonging to Canadian provincial and federal governments, may still be at risk despite

Published on: May 12th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

#EncryptITWC – Recapping an ITWorld Twitter chat

Updated by Candice So Apr. 24, 2014 at 4:05pm ET: We ran a Twitter chat on encryption under the @itworldca Twitter account. Read on for a quick recap of the tweets from today's

Published on: April 24th, 2014 Candice So

#FollowFriday – The encryption edition

Every Follow Friday, we round up a list of people with active Twitter accounts, ones that we feel are worth a click on the 'follow' button. This week, we're focusing on experts in

Published on: April 24th, 2014 Candice So

CRA loses 900 SIN numbers through Heartbleed bug

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has suffered a data breach thanks to the Heartbleed vulnerability, losing about 900 Social Insurance Numbers (SIN) of taxpayers stored in its database. First reported last week, the

Published on: April 14th, 2014 Candice So

Canadian websites hit by Heartbleed vulnerability

Published on: April 11th, 2014 Brian Jackson