Business execs have a cybersecurity blind spot: IBM study

Business leaders are worried about the threat posed by cyber-criminals to their organizations, but not as worried as they are about rogue actors, according to a study conducted by IBM's Institute for Business

Published on: February 17th, 2016 Brian Jackson

The negative correlation between time and your online security

Is your website secure? Most organizations assume that their site is, but most often this is based on assumptions rather than evidence. One element that many organizations misjudge is time. If we look

Published on: January 19th, 2016 Mike Gifford

The web’s gotten complicated

So you have a website, how many third-party organizations are involved in making it run? It’s easy to forget about them, but third-party agencies are ultimately going to be supporting your site. Most

Published on: January 12th, 2016 Mike Gifford

Data breaches, social media gaffes among top tech and legal business risks for 2015: BLG

As much as tech can present a lot of business opportunities, it can also create a lot of pitfalls for organizations. That’s according to Borden Ladner Gervais (BLG) LLP, a Canadian law firm with

Published on: December 17th, 2014 Candice So

Here’s the security mistakes Sony made that you can avoid

Since it planned to release The Interview, a movie that depicted an assassination attempt on the leader of North Korea, Sony has been the target of a series of hacker attacks by a group

Published on: December 17th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Network intrusions: A 2015 prediction from Howard Solomon, former editor at ITWorldCanada.com

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALIvWJbsnE4 In the year 2015, the ability of IT to detect network intrusions won't improve. There will be more stunning attacks, so your job in the short run is defense. Train staff on

Published on: December 15th, 2014 ITBusiness Staff

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

Published on: December 15th, 2014 Dave Yin

Hackers are getting personal information more easily than before: Symantec

In the mobile app world, when hackers want access to personal information, they need simply ask. This is one of several key findings Symantec Corp. released today as part of the company’s “Mobile

Published on: December 12th, 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

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.

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 –

Published on: December 3rd, 2014 Candice So

Former FBI agent creates system to predict insider threats at Dell

When he was on assignment for the FBI in its Los Angeles field office, John McClurg was charged with bringing down hacker Kevin "Dark Dante" Poulson. Poulson orchestrated a hack of Pacific Bell's

Published on: October 31st, 2014 Brian Jackson

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

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

Published on: October 27th, 2014 Candice So