What questions should we be asking about the eBay breach?

Shortly after the eBay press release hit the wire, the media started calling to ask for my feedback on the whys and the hows of this latest debacle. "Why did this happen?" "Why

Published on: May 21st, 2014 Claudiu Popa

E-commerce and point-of-sales among biggest targets for data breaches

Sensitive, confidential data was hackers’ top target in 2013, alongside credit card and debit card credentials – and two of the worst hot spots were in e-commerce and point-of-sales (POS) terminals, according to

Published on: May 21st, 2014 Candice So

6 questions to ask when choosing an encryption solution

By Pat Correia, senior product marketing manager at McAfee Inc. I was pleased to participate in ITWorldCanada.com’s recent #EncryptITWC Twitter chat and it was great interacting with IT experts and users alike over

Published on: May 15th, 2014 blogger

The cost of a data breach in 2014: $3.5 million, Ponemon study says

2013 was an interesting year in security, with some fairly high-profile data breaches making the news. In December 2013, news broke that U.S. retail giant Target Corp. had suffered a major breach, losing

Published on: May 12th, 2014 Candice So

Microsoft issues patch for Internet Explorer, includes Windows XP

Microsoft Corp. is issuing an emergency update to Internet Explorer today, aiming to patch a vulnerability found Apr. 26 – and it’s also releasing this update for Windows XP, despite ending support for

Published on: May 1st, 2014 Candice So

#FollowFriday – The encryption edition

Every Follow Friday, we round up a list of people with active Twitter accounts, ones that we feel are worth a click on the 'follow' button. This week, we're focusing on experts in

Published on: April 24th, 2014 Candice So

RCMP nab suspect in Heartbleed attack on Canada Revenue Agency

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said Wednesday it arrested a 19-year-old man from London, Ont. who is alleged to have used the Heartbleed computer bug to steal 900 social insurance numbers from

Published on: April 16th, 2014 Nestor Arellano

CRA loses 900 SIN numbers through Heartbleed bug

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has suffered a data breach thanks to the Heartbleed vulnerability, losing about 900 Social Insurance Numbers (SIN) of taxpayers stored in its database. First reported last week, the

Published on: April 14th, 2014 Candice So

Inform customers of data breach or pay $100,000 per case: new privacy bill

Updated Apr. 8, 2014 at 5:19pm ET by Candice So to include comments from the Privacy Commissioner of Canada. Businesses and organizations will be formally required to tell individual customers and the Privacy

Published on: April 8th, 2014 Candice So

How Windows XP can affect the cash register

Businesses have been getting warnings for months about the end of support date for Windows XP. On April 8, Microsoft Corp. will stop releasing patches for XP, and by now, many businesses will

Published on: April 4th, 2014 Candice So

I Think Security launches all-in-one solution for mobile, cloud, and desktops

I Think Security Ltd., a data security startup based in Waterloo, Ont., is launching a new security solution that aims to protect businesses’ data on desktops, on mobile devices, and in the cloud

Published on: April 3rd, 2014 Candice So

Block hackers by learning the 7-step ‘kill chain’ method

Hackers and cybercriminals are becoming savvier, with the bulk of their attacks now aimed at specific targets, according to a new report from security solutions provider Websense Inc. Instead of launching Hail Mary-esque

Published on: April 2nd, 2014 Candice So

Attackers upping the ways they use DDoS attacks

Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks are getting more complex, with attackers becoming wise to the ways of DDoS threat prevention. That’s according to a new report from Incapsula Inc., a U.S.-based security

Published on: March 28th, 2014 Candice So

Trustwave acquires Cenzic for better static and dynamic security testing

Security solutions provider Trustwave Holdings Inc. is acquiring Cenzic Inc., a company focused on continuous automated security testing, for an undisclosed sum. Making its announcement on Tuesday, Trustwave said it will be harnessing

Published on: March 19th, 2014 Candice So