Toronto’s top-notch ICT cluster [infographic]

Forget about claiming the title of 'Silicon Valley North.' Toronto is a high tech eco-system unto itself and one of the leaders in North America when it comes to supporting innovative firms. From

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 15th, 2013 Brian Jackson


Websense Triton looks to intercept targeted cyber attacks

Cybercriminals continue to get more sophisticated and this has led to more successful luring of victims. San Diego-based Websense, Inc. is addressing this concern with its updated Triton defense version 7.8 that attempts to quell

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 12th, 2013 Paolo Del Nibletto

Interview with McAfee’s Doug Cooke

What are the key security issues facing Canadian businesses? Complexity is the top one, according to Doug Cooke director of sales engineering at McAfee. Mobile devices mean the number of endpoints are exploding,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 8th, 2013 Jim Love

Spammers full of tricks, offer no treats for Halloween

Spammers seem to have an uncanny ability to figure out a way to get past our filters - both the ones we put up with our technology and our brains through critical thinking.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 29th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Small business forecast looks ‘cloudy’ with a chance of success

The cloud is big news for small businesses.  Empowered by the cloud, even the smallest business can be more competitive and more secure from the dangers of a volatile economy.  But the cloud

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 29th, 2013 Shawn Freeman

How much fun could an IT security conference be, anyway?

In many ways, attending Toronto's biggest hacker conference is like drinking from a fire hose. At any point in time you have 6 seminars of which at least half are of particular interest.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 10th, 2013 Claudiu Popa

Lock picking, hacking, and dongles on the Sector show floor

In years of covering many technology conferences across North America, I have to say there are few exhibitor show floors as interesting as the one put on at Sector. Rather than the endless

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 10th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Microsoft turns corner on malware spike in Canada

Installing anti-virus software really does make a difference, or at least that's the message that Microsoft Corp. is getting across at the Sector security conference in Toronto. A malware spike experienced in Canada

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 9th, 2013 Brian Jackson

D-Link’s Extreme SMB Networking Makeover offers $10,000 prize

Update: Our first finalist has been selected! AGSI is a Hornby, Ont.-based IT services, Web services, and hosting provider that is our first of three candidates to receive an Extreme SMB Networking Makeover. Read

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 25th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Symantec updates Norton product line to penalize bad behaviour

As children across the country are headed back to class this week, teachers will be on the lookout for early signs of which students will be trouble over the course of the year

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 4th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Are online banking apps, mobile ransomware a match made in cybercrime heaven?

In a recent report, antivirus software maker McAfee (now safely in Intel's hands and no longer related to notorious troublemaker/troubadour John McAfee) reports a vast increase in the number of unique instances of

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 22nd, 2013 Claudiu Popa

3 bonehead IT security errors made in Elysium

In Elysium, if there is anything stretched thinner than the transparent political message in this movie, it's the security loopholes that serve as critical plot devices. One of the summer's big screen blockbusters,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 20th, 2013 Brian Jackson

AVG snags Canadian CEO from Mozilla

Amsterdam-based security software vendor AVG Technologies N.V. has a new head honcho - Canadian Gary Kovacs will be the firm's new CEO and managing director, AVG announced July 30. Kovacs announced his decision

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 6th, 2013 Brian Jackson