Securing your database is about more than just securing your network

If you run a business harbouring sensitive information within a database – anything from intellectual property, to digital cash, to your customers’ data – you need to secure it. It sounds like such

Published on: January 21st, 2014 Candice So

Obama has promised NSA reforms, but for phones, not the Internet

With U.S. President Barack Obama announcing high-level changes to government surveillance programs at the National Security Agency (NSA) earlier today, it seems as though much has been promised - but we have yet

Published on: January 17th, 2014 Candice So

DDoS attacks now coming from mobile apps, Prolexic report says

Hackers are now using mobile apps to launch distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks against enterprise clients, according to a new report from Prolexic Technologies Inc., a security solutions provider focused on protecting

Published on: January 14th, 2014 Candice So

#FollowFriday – 3 people to follow on Twitter

Today, Twitter and Starbucks announced you can now tweet a Starbucks gift card at other users on Twitter. Sounds good, right? But before you start sending lattes left and right, you may want

Published on: January 9th, 2014 Candice So

Trend Micro’s 5 predictions for cybersecurity in 2014

Mobile banking heists, exploited vulnerabilities, and data breaches – these could be the cybersecurity hallmarks of 2014, according to a new report from security software provider Trend Micro Inc. In a report released

Published on: January 2nd, 2014 Candice So

Did the NSA Deal Fatally Damage the RSA Brand?

Secrecy is not a poor security practice as much as a compromise of integrity. EMC's RSA Security division recently made headlines when its enterprise products were expertly hacked, undermining the security of thousands of

Published on: December 23rd, 2013 Claudiu Popa

Target’s data breach exposes 40 million credit card numbers

Retail giant Target Corp. has confirmed its cash registers have been hacked, exposing about 40 million credit and debit card numbers. The thieves managed to get customer names, card numbers, expiration dates, and

Published on: December 19th, 2013 Candice So

Ron Deibert: Internet freedom comes down to a ‘clash of two world views’

For anyone following cybersecurity and digital privacy, 2013 has been a whirlwind. When former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden took the lid off of U.S.’ cybersurveillance activities this past June, unleashing

Published on: December 17th, 2013 Candice So

Telus customers want to keep data within Canadian borders

What role does Telus Corp., one of the major telecommunications providers in the country, play in contributing towards our cybersecurity defences? The answer to that question is in the video below, by Daniel

Published on: December 3rd, 2013 Brian Jackson

How the City of Toronto tackles cybersecurity

In some ways, running a city is like running a business. There are costs and pressures, and there's also a pressing need to understand the way cybersecurity and cybercrime are changing. And for

Published on: November 27th, 2013 Candice So

The Internet is a ‘friend, but there are foes,’ Michael Geist says

Thinking about privacy and security isn’t about just fighting cybercrime anymore – it’s about considering where our data is headed and how it’s being used. That’s according to Michael Geist, Canada’s research chair

Published on: November 26th, 2013 Candice So