Security Archives - Page 158

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

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

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

War in Iraq could cripple Internet: IDC

Online security should be the No. 1 concern of business in the coming year because of the threat of a war in Iraq, according to the head of research for IDC.""There will be

Published on: December 12th, 2002 Howard Solomon

‘Electronic jihad’ fails to materialize

Jewish organizations may have gotten only a temporary reprieve from attacks on their IT systems, an international human rights organization said Tuesday.The Simon Wiesenthal Center (SWC) issued a warning late last week that

Published on: December 3rd, 2002 Shane Schick

Users need to pay more attention to wireless network security: NAI Canada

Jack Sebbag is never short of war stories. The general manager for Network Associates Inc.'s Canadian division says his staff often find rogue wireless networks at client sites — much to the surprise

Published on: November 28th, 2002 ITBusiness Staff

Prairie city prepares for emergencies, disasters

The City of Lloydminster, Sask., is the first Canadian municipality to implement CivicCenter Emergency Support, an emergency preparedness and response application. The application was built by Edmonton-based Kanotech Information Systems Ltd. using Autodesk

Published on: November 25th, 2002 Kathleen Sibley

Small companies to get inside virus scoop

A Canadian grassroots organization dedicated to exchanging information about virus protection has opened its doors to small companies.The Anti-Virus Information Exchange Network (AVIEN) was established two years ago as a means for enterprise

Published on: November 21st, 2002 Neil Sutton

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