Half of security professionals want more from vendors, survey says

Half of Canada’s IT security professionals are disappointed in the technology they pay for, feeling it doesn’t keep their organizations’ data safe enough, according to a new survey sponsored by Websense Inc. and

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 17th, 2014 Candice So

AskMen.com sending visitors to download malware, Websense says

Updated on June 24, 2014 at 4:50pm ET to reflect comments from AskMen.com. Hackers have compromised AskMen.com, a men’s interest website on dating, celebrity news, and health – and they could be infecting

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 24th, 2014 Candice So

Canadian security professionals unsure about defenses, Ponemon study finds

A little over half of Canada’s IT security professionals aren’t very confident about their ability to defend against attacks – and 77 per cent of them aren’t getting the support they need from

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 5th, 2014 Candice So

Block hackers by learning the 7-step ‘kill chain’ method

Hackers and cybercriminals are becoming savvier, with the bulk of their attacks now aimed at specific targets, according to a new report from security solutions provider Websense Inc. Instead of launching Hail Mary-esque

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 2nd, 2014 Candice So

Windows error reporting helps researchers uncover attacks

Windows Error Reporting, the program that sends details to Microsoft Corp. each time an application crashes or fails to update, helped researchers find evidence of attacks leveled against an unnamed government agency and

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 19th, 2014 Candice So

Do your PCs leak valuable intel with every Windows error report?

Anyone familiar with any version of Microsoft Windows is largely desensitized to the reality of occasional crashes. These range from process failures you never see to Windows Explorer shutdowns that cause all your

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 3rd, 2014 Claudiu Popa

8 cyber-security threats to prepare for in 2014

Just like those running legitimate businesses, hackers and cyber-criminals alike will be making New Year's resolutions to improve their efficiency and hone their techniques to get a bigger impact for their efforts, according

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

Canada a landing pad for foreign hackers, report finds

Canada is playing host to a slew of foreign cybercriminals, making it one of the top countries in the world for hackers looking for a destination to plant their malware, phishing and command

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 12th, 2013 Candice So

Is out of data Java leaving your business vulnerable to attack?

You probably don’t spend much time worrying about what version of Java your computers are running. But according to a new report from Websense, you should. According an analysis by the IT security

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 27th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Canada one of most popular countries to host malware, phishing operations: Websense

Canada is one of top countries in the world most affected by malware and phishing, according to a report from a San Diego-based security vendor. The biggest cyber-security threat faced by businesses over

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 13th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Cyber-security predictions for 2013

With the end of 2012 fast approaching, security software vendors are gazing into their crystal balls to predict what the threat landscape will look like in 2013.While obviously flipping another page in a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 13th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Canada, Italy lead in mobile data loss

The bring-your-own-device trend has brought a lot of productivity and flexibility into many Canadian organizations but it has also spawned a serious security issue for a large number of businesses, according to a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 19th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Canadian biz failing in social media security

The good news: Canadian businesses and workers are among the world's leaders in social media use.The bad news: The vast majority of Canadian businesses are way behind in protecting their organizations against social

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 5th, 2011 Nestor Arellano