Security Archives - Page 157

On privacy patrol: look who’s watching now

Anyone who is a fan of George Orwell's vision of society in his novel 1984 is going to love this, but the rest of us have good reason to be afraid — very

Published on: November 8th, 2002 Erik Heinrich

Layered approach is crucial in protecting yourself from internal, external threats

One of the biggest security hurdles for companies is implementing the right technology in order to comply with their own internal policies and the law of the land, according to Rosaleen Citron, chief

Published on: November 4th, 2002 ITBusiness Staff

Private and public sector deeply divided on smart card issue

Replacing paper ID such as driver's licences and health cards with smart cards would reduce the amount of fraud perpetuated on the health care system and prevent identity theft, says the CEO of

Published on: October 30th, 2002 Kathleen Sibley

Ontario schools settle software piracy disputes

Two Ontario technical colleges have learned their lesson about software piracy and settled claims with the Canadian Alliance Against Software Theft (CAAST) out of court.The York College of Information Technologies in Toronto paid

Published on: October 23rd, 2002 Neil Sutton

Network Associates avoids customer belt-tightening

Steve Richards is used to the insinuation, jokingly made by customers of Network Associates International, that the security company writes the viruses themselves.But when you talk to people inside NAI, where Richard works

Published on: October 17th, 2002 Shane Schick

Symantec offers ‘rules of engagement’ to IT industry

NEW YORK -- Symantec Corp. promises a more unified approach to enterprise security with an architecture built on open standards designed to interact with competing products.Symantec Enterprise Security Architecture (SESA), introduced Tuesday by

Published on: October 1st, 2002 Neil Sutton

RCMP urges hacker victims to press charges

OTTAWA -- Executives at ProPharm Ltd., a pharmaceutical computer systems maker, got a surprise last year when their security consultant was found in the company’s boardroom well before a scheduled meeting.The IBM consultant,

Published on: September 25th, 2002 Zachary Houle

Cyber-Sabotage delegates grapple with risky IT projects

OTTAWA -- There’s a modern-day retelling of the tortoise and the hare going on between business and government in the race to address security and privacy concerns. At least, that’s what one industry

Published on: September 18th, 2002 Zachary Houle

Bell adds security, privacy services to Sympatico

Consumers are setting expectations with Internet service providers about security and privacy that will influence features offered to the corporate sector, according to one of the country's largest ISPs. Bell Sympatico Tuesday introduced

Published on: September 17th, 2002 Shane Schick

Hackers head back into hiding, Cyber Crime event told

OTTAWA — Security threats are getting harder to identify now that hackers are fleeing to the digital underground, presenters told the audience at Cyber-Sabotage 2002 conference Tuesday.Kirby Kuehl, an information security architect with

Published on: September 17th, 2002 Zachary Houle

Net prompts Ontario to mull fraud law update

TORONTO -- The Ontario's Ministry of Consumer and Business Affairs is planning to introduce legislation that would require clear contracts on Internet transactions.At a public forum to educate the public on Internet fraud

Published on: September 16th, 2002 Geoffrey Downey

The chief security officers stand alone

He couldn’t have known the significance of the call. He would never have guessed.WhiteHat Inc. had just opened its doors to students arriving for a four-day IT security course. As the company's chief

Published on: September 10th, 2002 Geoffrey Downey

Sun seeks Canadian firms to join Liberty Alliance

TORONTO -- Enterprises are ready to develop federated networks that manage individual identities over the Internet, according to the man largely responsible for the Liberty Alliance project.Sun Microsystems of Canada Monday hosted a

Published on: September 9th, 2002 Shane Schick

The hidden threat of instant messaging

Instant messaging is a tool most teenagers would say they'd have a hard time living without. In theory, conducting a conversation via computers in real-time means no one can eavesdrop on what is

Published on: September 3rd, 2002 Jennifer Brown

Risk-averse enterprises logging off: security expert

MONTREAL – Fear of security breaches is causing some organizations to unplug their internal networks from the Internet altogether, according to an expert who spoke this week at the 17th annual World Computer

Published on: August 28th, 2002 Patricia MacInnis