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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

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