Security Archives - Page 175

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

Spam battle hinges on awareness: Symantec

While their inboxes are getting flooded with easy money and miracle cure offers Canadians still don't know what to do about spam, a survey shows. On Tuesday, Symantec Corp.'s Toronto offices released the

Published on: May 20th, 2003 Monika Rola

You’ve got evidence!

TORONTO -- Security issues and internal network breaches are an inevitable part of doing business, so limit the damage in advance with a records management policy.That was the consensus of experts speaking at

Published on: May 20th, 2003 Neil Sutton

What doctors don’t know about privacy

OTTAWA -- Canadians have good reason to fear for the privacy of their health-care information, experts told the 15th Annual Canadian Information Technology Security Symposium Wednesday.Speaking to an audience of public sector IT

Published on: May 14th, 2003 Monika Rola

Ontario to expand use of digital signatures

OTTAWA -- The Ontario government will boost the number of digital certificates within the public sector to 100,000 in the next few years to ensure the electronic information of its 11 million residents

Published on: May 14th, 2003 Scott Foster

Canada’s finance sector ignores security standards

Canada's financial institutions have the lowest adoption of security standards worldwide, the least deployment of biometrics and is the only region with less than 100 per cent use of baseline technologies including anti-virus

Published on: May 12th, 2003 Kristy Pryma

Canada still cool to biometrics applications

Heightened security concerns and science fiction movies aside, biometric technologies aren't yet facing widespread adoption in the Canadian public sector. For one observer, however, there is a growing interest as costs drop and

Published on: May 9th, 2003 John Saunders

Security concerns set the agenda at CIPS conference

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

Published on: May 7th, 2003 Patricia MacInnis

We stand on guard

Since the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the U.S. — and now with a war in Iraq — Canadians are more concerned than ever about what to do in the case of

Published on: May 3rd, 2003 Vawn Himmelsbach

If you’re unable to chase hackers away, learn how to lead them right into a trap

If you check out the Web site of Ottawa's public transit system (, you will find information on ""bait cars."" The city equips some of its own cars with GPS systems and then

Published on: May 3rd, 2003 Greg Meckbach

Privacy complaints prompt CCRA database purge

Canada Customs and Revenue Agency will reduce information sharing in its controversial database of travel information as a concession to concerns from some of the country's top privacy advocates. The privacy commissioner of

Published on: April 9th, 2003 Monika Rola

Technology director emphasizes importance of fine-tuning intrusion detection systems

If you think wired systems are secure just because they're wired, you may be kidding yourself, says Kelly Kanellakis.Some industry watchers warn wireless local-area networks are less secure because they send data over

Published on: April 9th, 2003 ITBusiness Staff

Saskatchewan Gaming Corp. eyes facial recognition

Ocean's 11 might have been a very different movie if George Clooney and co. had to contend with facial recognition software.Some of the largest casinos in Las Vegas, Nev., and around the world

Published on: April 7th, 2003 Neil Sutton