Don’t buy these cheap tablets rife with security problems

This weekend's Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals will tempt many Canadians to add to their technology collection with slashed prices on tablets - but what compromises might you be making to save

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 27th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Dell leads funding round for cloud video surveillance firm

A fundraising round for a cloud-based video surveillance system has attracted an unlikely pair of investors in Michael Dell and Enrique Salem. Austin, Texas-based Eagle Eye Networks Inc. announced this morning that MSD

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

Political staff should be punished for deleting records: Privacy Commissioner

Story updated with comments from Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian at 3:57 PM ET. Ontario's top government leaders and their staff should be bound by law to ensure records are maintained

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 17th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Tim Hortons fixes security flaw for nationwide mobile payments rollout

Canada's favourite coffee and donuts shop is rolling out its mobile payments app across the country and has fixed a security gap previously identified by ITBusiness.ca. The TimmyMe app is available for Apple's

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 22nd, 2014 Brian Jackson

Critics of Microsoft’s XP patch decision fail to see the big picture

Punditry is a never ending race to distract and influence large audiences with antagonistic points of view put forward by quasi-intellectual iconoclasts. Often derided as irrelevant, the practice is alive and well in

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 5th, 2014 Claudiu Popa

Bionym’s Nymi: bringing ‘persistent security’ to the masses

Toronto-based Bionym finally demoed their heartbeat authentication bracelet , Nymi, in front of a live audience of the latest We Are Wearables meetup in Toronto on Monday. Designed and (almost) brought to market

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 29th, 2014 Karim Kanji

How to effectively outsource IT projects

Besides humans, your company’s telecommunication network is your most important asset. If you take a second to think about it, every aspect of your business is connected to a network. It allows your

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 22nd, 2014 Ashley Huffman

The trouble with Canada’s Digital Privacy Act

Ontario privacy commissioner Ann Cavoukian has been in the news this week, following her investigation into Canada’s practice of sharing personal (health) information stored by the Canadian Police Information Centre with U.S. border

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 21st, 2014 Tony Drake

Heartbleed a reminder of need for strong security practices: Bitcoin community

The Heartbleed vulnerability that has people busy changing their passwords for many effected popular websites may be a welcome change of conversation about cyber-security in the Bitcoin community. Before the flaw in the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 13th, 2014 Brian Jackson


Heartbleed – don’t panic, but take swift action

What is it?  What impact can it have on your business?  Should you be concerned?  What can you do? Heartbleed is a vulnerability that has been around for two years, but it was

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 9th, 2014 Jim Love

Facebook updates user privacy controls

Facebook is rolling out some changes to its privacy controls aimed at simplifying how its users share information with the audiences they want and educating those users on what's happening with their information

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 9th, 2014 Brian Jackson

CRA shuts down netfile service over Heartbleed concerns

With just over two weeks to go before the April 30 tax deadline, the Canada Revenue Agency has shut down parts of its website over security concerns around the newly-discovered Heartbleed vulnerability. A

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 9th, 2014 Nestor Arellano

‘Unsend’ feature finally comes to email

Vanessa Hojda was an unknown Toronto-based York University student before she accidentally attached a photo of Nicolas Cage instead of her resume to an email job application. After sharing her mishap on her

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 3rd, 2014 Brian Jackson