Security Archives - Page 173

If security keeps you up at night, take this pill

Network security. It's a bad dream and getting more nightmarish all the time. Aside from the mounting attacks by hackers, think also of how increasingly complex and far flung the territory is you

Published on: December 8th, 2003 Andy Shaw

SOC hop

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: December 4th, 2003 Jennifer Brown

Why’s that guy taking so long in the company restroom?

The ease of cracking Wi-Fi security systems is shocking. Recently, a Canadian brokerage firm installed a Wi-Fi network on its trading floor. WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) was enabled and no one could enter

Published on: December 4th, 2003 Rock Jethwa

Canadian security lab to probe computational complexity

OTTAWA -- Operators of a new security research lab at Carleton University are preparing to wage an unconventional war against malicious viruses and worms. The lab, which was officially opened Monday, was described

Published on: November 24th, 2003 Scott Foster

Electronic frontier not quite the promised land

I was bullish about the Net back in 1996. It really seemed like the exciting ""electronic frontier"" that people such as Howard Rheingold and Nicholas Negroponte promised it would be. I remember meeting

Published on: November 21st, 2003 Matthew Friedman

No lock on security

If there's one topic IT types don't easily tire of it's security. A rash of virus and worm activity this past summer underscored, yet again, how critical security is to the smooth running

Published on: November 19th, 2003 Patricia MacInnis

Patch management costs spiral to US$19 million: ISS

Companies that use several different types of network security devices are often doing the same task several different times, according to an executive at one network security firm.Christopher Klaus, founder and chief technology

Published on: November 13th, 2003 Greg Meckbach

The war on error

TORONTO -- Errors in user judgment may be as much to blame for network security concerns as any technology shortcomings or viral attacks, according to network managers.""We see our biggest challenge right now

Published on: November 13th, 2003 Neil Sutton

Public interest group report takes aim at identity theft

A recent report from the Public Interest Advocacy Centre points to a need for increased vigilance around identify theft, not just for potential victims but the organizations that handle sensitive data on a

Published on: November 10th, 2003 Neil Sutton

Where’s our homeland security plan?

TORONTO -- Security companies trying to sell information technology solutions to Ottawa are being hobbled because the federal government doesn't have a government-wide IT architecture, says a former senior civil servant.""There doesn't seem

Published on: November 5th, 2003 Howard Solomon

CATA urges transparency around security breaches

TORONTO -- The Canadian government needs to take a more active role in setting standards and creating a culture of transparency around IT security, executives and members of the Canadian Advanced technology Alliance

Published on: October 28th, 2003 Shane Schick

EMI Music Canada puts lockdown on downloads

EMI Music Canada is one step closer to preventing listeners from hearing its recordings any sooner than intended through security technology from Musicrypt Inc.Toronto-based Musicrypt’s Digital Media Distribution System (DMDS) currently allows partnered

Published on: October 21st, 2003 Liz Clayton

Edmonton jail swaps push-button lock for touch screens

Canada's prison system is undergoing an IT upgrade whereby certain institutions are replacing push-button locking systems with touch-screen technology to improve security. The most recent addition is the Edmonton Institution , a maximum

Published on: October 20th, 2003 Neil Sutton

Heeding the warning

If security is such a big issue, then why do organizations continue to treat it like an afterthought?Joe Seanor, a senior consultant with Avaya's Enterprise Security Group warns that while the topic of

Published on: October 2nd, 2003 Martin Slofstra

Is it time your security cop was certified?

CAs, CGMAs and MBAs. We all know who they are. But what's a CISSP? If you do not know, that may soon change. The reason is the events of Sept. 11 2001 combined

Published on: October 2nd, 2003 Erik Heinrich