Security Archives - Page 165

Canada lags U.S. on e-mail policy, experts warn

Canadian employers should prepare themselves for laws that more closely resemble America’s lawsuit-inspiring regulations, according to the group behind a study of coporate e-mail policies.Fourteen per cent of the 1,100 respondents to the

Published on: June 25th, 2003 Paul Fruitman

Radwanski’s replacement: Who fits the bill?

Canada's privacy community can agree about one thing regarding George Radwanski's successor: they wouldn't want to be on the search committee.Radwanski, Canada's Privacy Commissioner, resigned late Monday amid a storm of controversy over

Published on: June 24th, 2003 Shane Schick

Payments group forbids software-created cheques

Canadian enterprises will be barred from using software to write themselves pre-authorized cheques on an account holder's behalf under a policy that seeks to prevent massive fraud in the finance sector.The Canadian Payments

Published on: June 23rd, 2003 Shane Schick

Police forces team up to access mug shots online

A pilot project launched in three southern Ontario police forces is using distributed networked search technology and a facial recognition search engine to bring down the bad guys. The project, currently being tested

Published on: June 17th, 2003 Kristy Pryma

Private school to track students via smart cards

An independent day school for boys is finally getting ready to issue its first student ID cards -- with security features that will make it impossible to get a free lunch from the

Published on: June 16th, 2003 ACNielsen

Why executives shy away from security disclosure

Canadian enterprises may be even more afraid of falling stock prices than hackers, computer viruses, and worms that could bring their IT infrastructure to a halt, according to a research report released Tuesday.The

Published on: June 10th, 2003 Shane Schick

Yellowknife still not far enough away to stay out of reach of junk e-mail

For the City of Yellowknife, spam had become the virtual equivalent of black flies — painfully irritating and increasingly unavoidable. Spammers were harvesting e-mail addresses off the city's Web site and jamming users'

Published on: June 6th, 2003 Kathleen Sibley

Intrusion detection

Would you know if a hacker launched a stealth attack? How about if a rogue employee ravages your personnel files? Are you sure you'd know about it? Willing to bet your job on

Published on: June 5th, 2003 Dale Tournemille

Access control

The diagram shows two boxes, which represent the servers, sitting on the left. On the other side is the storage software, represented by a somewhat ephemeral cloud. In between are two arrows showing

Published on: June 5th, 2003 Shane Schick

A Dangerous World

SQL Slammer. Code Red. Nimda. Worms, viruses, blended threats. Not to mention hackers, crackers and security slackers. There are more threats to the security and integrity of corporate data than ever before. Compromising

Published on: June 5th, 2003 Dave Webb

Chief security officers predict their own extinction

TORONTO -- They protect enterprises from worms, viruses and denial of service attacks, but the chief security officers for some of Canada's largest organizations admit there may not be a need for their

Published on: June 4th, 2003 Shane Schick

CIO: You’ll be taking security courses the rest of your life

CALGARY—If senior IT execs came to CIO Summit West in search of some solace over their security woes, they probably left disappointed. In fact, they probably went away with a greater sense of

Published on: June 3rd, 2003 Jennifer Brown

University of Calgary: Malware class stays on the sked

Fourth year computer science students at the University of Calgary will still have the opportunity to create malware in a controlled setting this fall, despite vocal opposition from members of the anti-virus community.

Published on: May 27th, 2003 Kristy Pryma

Computer science class has students make malware

The University of Calgary's Department of Computer Science faced critical attack from security experts worldwide Monday over a course where it will teach students how to create viruses.The course, Computer Science 599.48: Computer

Published on: May 26th, 2003 Kristy Pryma

Online crime hits home

CHARLOTTETOWN — IT security weighted heavily on the minds of the more than 200 IT professionals from across the country who gathered here for Informatics 2003, the Canadian Information Processing Society's annual professional

Published on: May 26th, 2003 Patricia MacInnis