Snapchat’s breach of trust: What’s the big deal?

Easily one of the most addictive time wasters ever to emerge from Silicon Valley, Snapchat has grown by leaps and bounds over the past two years.  Yet for anyone watching this juggernaut from

Published on: January 3rd, 2014 Claudiu Popa

5 reasons you’d be an absolute fool to launch a faulty product

Every day, business managers and IT execs risk their reputations by taking insecure systems and vulnerable applications to market Do you really need 5 reasons? I don't think so. But it serves to illustrate

Published on: July 23rd, 2013 Claudiu Popa

Operationalizing privacy by design: From rhetoric to reality

Information management and its protection is imperative to any organization’s success, regardless of its size. Privacy breaches can have profound and long-term adverse consequences, including significant financial impact and damage to the reputation

Published on: December 4th, 2012 Ann Cavoukian

Cloud security dos and don’ts after the latest Dropbox breach

The bottom line with free cloud-based storage services like Dropbox is that you get the type of security you pay for with them, a Toronto security expert warns. And since those services are

Published on: August 1st, 2012 Christine Wong

Full Canadian impact of Visa, MasterCard breach still not clear

There's still no official word on how many Canadian Visa and MasterCard customers may have been affected by the security breach at payments processing company Global Payments Inc.Visa and MasterCard are staying mum

Published on: April 3rd, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Video Rewind: Data security important when accepting plastic payment

With new services offering small merchants a way to accept credit card payments on an iPhone (such as the product offered by Payfirma) it's now easier than ever to ask your customers "will

Published on: January 26th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Companies exposing Canadians’ personal information face no penalty

By Brian Jackson As social networking becomes more popular and online advertisers seek more effective ways to target their messages, our society is trying to cope with how to protect our privacy while

Published on: December 9th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Video Rewind: Data security a must for small merchants

With the Privacy Commissioner of Canada revealing it had conducted an audit into Richmond Hill, Ont.-based Staples Inc.'s inability to effectively wipe out hard drives, many small businesses might have data security on

Published on: June 23rd, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

Staples fails to wipe returned hard drives, Privacy Commissioner finds

The continued failure of retail giant Staples Canada Inc. to wipe personal information from all data storage devices resold in its stores after various consumer complaints is “very surprising and hugely concerning,” says

Published on: June 21st, 2011 Christine Wong

Sony’s peril causes hackers to pile on the pressure

The apparent ease with which hackers have breached Sony networks in recent days shows how much work is still needed to fully secure the company's networks, analysts say.Sony, along with three external security

Published on: May 24th, 2011 Jaikumar Vijayan

Video Rewind: Ontario Privacy Commissioner takes stand against recent ‘disasters’

Speaking at a Toronto-based privacy conference today and in a blog post on ITBusiness.ca, Ontario Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian calls the recent privacy breaches involving Apple and Sony "unacceptable and avoidable." The privacy

Published on: May 5th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

iPhone tracking controversy & PlayStation breach: Both unacceptable and avoidable

The following is an excerpt from Commissioner Cavoukian’s keynote presentation at the IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium on May 5, 2011. Privacy by Disaster is what you get when you don’t do Privacy by

Published on: May 5th, 2011 Ann Cavoukian

Windows XP more dangerous OS than Vista, Windows 7

Microsoft has released a new Security Incident Report--the eighth volume of Microsoft's quarterly overview of computer and network security trends. The report illustrates once again that security can be greatly improved by upgrading

Published on: May 4th, 2010 Tony Bradley

Security breach shuts down payroll service yet again

For the second time this month, PayChoice Inc., a large online provider of payroll processing services, has had to shut down its online portal because of a security breach.The company said its Online

Published on: October 20th, 2009 Jaikumar Vijayan