Security Archives - Page 161

Can technology give us secure skies?

A few years ago, most Canadians would have laughed at the idea of terrorism on Canadian soil. But recent events have caused governments around the world — including our own — to step

Published on: February 6th, 2004 Vawn Himmelsbach

Digital detective tracks perps online

Det. Peter Jupp, of the Ottawa police department's high-tech crime unit, has seen it all when it comes to computer-related crimes -- short of victims being beaten to death with hard drives. Jupp

Published on: February 4th, 2004 Vawn Himmelsbach

GIS system has saved money and improved City of Winnipeg services

Over the past several issues, I have been discussing the City of Winnipeg's investment in a GIS system. This is the conclusion. From 1987 to now, the total cost of the project has

Published on: February 4th, 2004 Peter Bennett

Protecting servers from theft is the first step in achieving IT security

In spite of increasing threats to computer system security, most local government IT departments have been concentrating on barricading the doors while leaving the windows wide open. Every year, security becomes an increasingly

Published on: February 4th, 2004 Rob Carnegie

Provide incentives for ‘safe network behaviour’

Imagine being faced with 100,000 potential hackers inside your organization. With the appropriate human and technical resources, however, it may not be that big a problem, according to one network manager. Facing a

Published on: February 4th, 2004 John Saunders

BCE Emergis reworks internal identity provisioning

TORONTO -- A 4,000-page phone bill may be the best argument yet for consolidated billing and a revised approach to identity management.That's the size of the bill Bell Canada was sending to key

Published on: January 28th, 2004 Neil Sutton

Excellent explanation of Wi-Fi security and how to war-drive with a chip can

Wi-Fi seems to be an issue that every IT networking manager has to deal with. In How Secure is Your Wireless Network? Safeguarding your Wi-Fi LAN, Lee Barken includes instructions on ""war driving""

Published on: January 27th, 2004 Greg Meckbach

Yankee Group VP warns we’re at least five years away from wireless roaming

Cisco executives' vision of the future is one where mobile users will be able to roam easily between public and private wireless networks, but some analysts warn this vision is far from reality.

Published on: January 27th, 2004 Greg Meckbach

Security of health data prompts Ontario legislation

Ontario health organizations will soon have to review the way they handle customer information to ensure their procedures comply with the new bill presented to the Ontario government.The Health Information Protection Act, or

Published on: January 26th, 2004 Katherine Lemay

BorderWare turns 10

When John Alsop started selling security solutions, he also had to sell people on the concept of the Internet.BorderWare, the Toronto-based provider of network security products, got its start 10 years ago this

Published on: January 22nd, 2004 Shane Schick

Going deep inside the SOC

It's a war on terror you don't hear about on the nightly news, and the base from which these special ops work is a quiet suburb. But stopping hackers and viruses in their

Published on: January 20th, 2004 Jennifer Brown

Preparing for PIPEDA’s arrival

While the deadline for compliance with the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act was Jan. 1, most organizations in Canada will find themselves scrambling to catch up if they haven't already complied.

Published on: January 20th, 2004 Jennifer Brown

Piracy watchdogs fine eight firms for unlicensed software

Groups leading the charge against software piracy say eight companies in Ontario and Alberta have agreed to pay a combined total of $330,300 for using unlicensed software, but some are concerned that illegal

Published on: January 20th, 2004 Fawzia Sheikh

Reporting of security incidents ‘credibility issue’

The Canadian government must take a more active role in setting standards and creating a culture of transparency around IT security, Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance says. A CATA survey of 300 firms shows

Published on: January 12th, 2004 Shane Schick

All roads meet at the NEXUS

Another Canadian province will soon boast smoother border crossings, and a unified system for Canadian-U.S. commuters is one step closer, as the NEXUS program continues to grow -- this time in Quebec.NEXUS, a

Published on: December 17th, 2003 Liz Clayton