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

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,

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

Published on: August 6th, 2013 Brian Jackson

WatchGuard adds data loss prevention service to appliances

Seattle-based unified threat management (UTM) solution provider WatchGuard Technologies is unveiling a data loss prevention (DLP) service for its appliances today, the company announced. XTM Data Loss Prevention is intended to help keep

Published on: July 29th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Startups and corporations move to change the privacy and security landscape

When Apple Inc. announced it had a security breach at its developer portal last week, it issued this statement: “An intruder attempted to secure personal information of our registered developers from our developer

Published on: July 26th, 2013 Candice So

From Big Blue to code red, Privacy by Design framework being widely adopted as industry standard

Talking at a sports arena in the middle of St. Petersburg, Russia, the chief data scientist of IBM Corp.'s entity analytics group describes how his software will anonymize personal information, making it impervious

Published on: July 25th, 2013 Brian Jackson

McAfee asks for your face and your voice in exchange for access

For users looking for more than just a password to protect sensitive documents, McAfee Inc. has just rolled out a new facial recognition service to keep their data from prying eyes. Launched July

Published on: July 25th, 2013 Candice So

Fortinet’s new line of appliances converge security with networking

Fortinet's 10 new appliances are designed to help businesses stay secure while simplifying their network infrastructure. The security vendor announced its new line of unified threat management boxes on July 19. Whereas IT

Published on: July 22nd, 2013 Brian Jackson

The next person to hack your company could be anyone – if they’re willing to pay

Forget Anonymous, or even a high-profile hacker like Weev, famous for exposing a loophole at U.S. mobile giant AT&T. The next hacker eyeing your company as a potential way to cash in could

Published on: July 3rd, 2013 Candice So

Business-grade Dropbox? Active Directory integration enabled

While the Dropbox cloud-based file sharing service was quickly a hit with users, it was also quickly identified as a security concern by their IT managers. A new partnership may help assuage their

Published on: June 25th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

IT-friendly businesses do better – but Canadians less confident about IT

Small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) who show more confidence in their IT departments are better at using IT to boost their business - yet Canada lags behind in its support of IT, says

Published on: June 21st, 2013 Candice So

AVG acquires LPI Level Platforms, providing more cloud services to SMBs

Security solutions provider AVG Technologies is acquiring LPI Level Platforms Inc., an Ottawa-based company that builds remote monitoring and management software, adding its services for small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs). AVG, which made

Published on: June 12th, 2013 Candice So

Measuring risks to your company’s data security

The next time you need to make a decision involving the security of your company's data, it may be a good idea to rethink your approach before you launch into action. That was

Published on: June 12th, 2013 Candice So

Take our State of the SMB 2013 Survey for a chance to win

What aspects of IT security stress you out the most? What are the most important factors you consider when approaching cloud computer? What's the biggest challenge you face with technology at your small

Published on: June 6th, 2013 Brian Jackson