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Whose Fingerprints Are On The Network?

With the number of reported security incidents expected to skyrocket to more than 200,000 by the end of this year and economic losses resulting from identity theft rising to US$24 billion, enterprises are

Published on: March 21st, 2003 Dianne Daniel

RBC moves to chip-on-card technology

It's been a long time coming, but microchip credit cards are slowly making their way to Canadian consumers, even if they have to use them overseas to realize the true benefits.International travelers looking

Published on: March 19th, 2003 Jennifer Brown

Symantec security report predicts increase in number of blended threats

Arecently issued report has confirmed what most IT managers probably already know: it's a dangerous world out there network-wise, and it's not going to get any better.According to the Internet Security Threat Report,

Published on: March 17th, 2003 Kathleen Sibley

B.C. researcher evaluates cyber attack vulnerabilities

VANCOUVER -- Attendees at the 2003 edition of the ASI Exchange in Vancouver on Tuesday heard that Canada’s critical infrastructure is at risk from cyber attacks and malicious code.One of the spotlight speakers

Published on: March 12th, 2003 Jeff Jedras

B.C.’s Ministry of H.R. reviews security after server theft

A plan to centralize the management of IT infrastructure in the government of B.C. is under serious review after a server theft from a Ministry of Human Resources office building.The server, along with

Published on: March 12th, 2003 Neil Sutton

Survey warns IT managers to make disaster recovery top priority

TORONTO — Power outages and surges are the leading cause of computer downtime of more than 12 hours, according to a study from Contingency Planning Research. They account for one-third of all outages,

Published on: March 11th, 2003 Jennifer Brown

Security experts offer cautionary tales of complacency

Mining companies have more to fear than collapsing shafts and veins running dry, according to security experts.Fraud and organized crime aren't as common as canaries and miners' hats, OCA Inc.'s chief operating officer

Published on: March 6th, 2003 Geoffrey Downey

That ’70s disaster recovery plan

TORONTO -- As snow and ice storms cripple the eastern seaboard and headlines threaten war, CIOs might understandably be getting a little nervous about the stability of systems on the home front.According to

Published on: February 18th, 2003 Jennifer Brown

Missing Hard Drive Prompts Lawsuit

The disappearance of a corporate hard drive containing thousands of customer records is the largest privacy debacle in Canadian history, experts say.On Jan. 16, a disk drive went missing from Information Systems Management

Published on: February 17th, 2003 Neil Sutton

Chair to study how laws adapt to IT

MONTREAL – The Université de Montréal’s Faculty of Law has inaugurated what is believed to be the first Chair in Canada in information technology and e-commerce law to study how modern law adapts

Published on: February 7th, 2003 Brian Dunn

Those are the risks you don’t take

Canadian enteprises need to move IT security from a watercooler topic to a solid investment area, experts told a conference Tuesday.Panelists at the Strategy Institute's second annual Managing IT Security Risk conference said

Published on: February 4th, 2003 Monika Rola

HRDC takes anti-virus action

Human Resources Development Canada is responding to higher security risks that come with more Canadians accessing its services online by deploying a McAfee anti-virus suite.Network Associates Inc. said that together with partner Sensible

Published on: February 3rd, 2003 Monika Rola

IT vulnerabilities jump 80 per cent

A report issued Monday by anti-virus vendor Symantec Corp. has confirmed what most IT managers probably already know: it's a dangerous world out there network-wise, and it's not going to get any better.According

Published on: February 3rd, 2003 Kathleen Sibley

Guarding against threats from within

You've installed a firewall. Is your network is secure? Think again. A firewall is not enough. Proper network security requires at least one (if not several) firewalls, anti-virus software and intrusion detection. That's

Published on: January 15th, 2003 Grant Buckler

Visa to issue passwords through Canadian banks

Visa Canada will be taking steps later this year to combat consumer concerns about shopping online by providing Internet passwords through issuing banks.Visa Canada's ""Verified by Visa"" program will be introduced in April.

Published on: January 13th, 2003 Neil Sutton