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Published: August 20th, 2013


Four myths about protecting your data

IT administrators may be the first line of defence against hackers eager to tap into companies’ networks. But even they may have some inaccurate beliefs about how hackers operate – and those can

Published on: August 8th, 2013 Candice So

Attack against privacy watchdog is a shallow, partisan distraction attempt

It's understandable that Liberal Party pundit Warren Kinsella simply wants the media to stop talking about the controversial scrapped gas plants and government deletion of emails under Liberal supervision. But to attack Ontario

Published on: July 26th, 2013 Brian Jackson

From Big Blue to code red, Privacy by Design framework being widely adopted as industry standard

Talking at a sports arena in the middle of St. Petersburg, Russia, the chief data scientist of IBM Corp.'s entity analytics group describes how his software will anonymize personal information, making it impervious

Published on: July 25th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Negligent insiders contribute to costly data breaches

Canada has experienced its share of high profile data breaches in the past year, with much of the attention focused on storage devices gone missing from government departments. While protection against hacking attacks

Published on: July 15th, 2013 Sean Forkan

Canada’s privacy watchdog calls for sharper teeth in digital age

The Privacy Commissioner of Canada wants to beef up privacy laws to keep up with the pace of the digital age and its endless thirst for acquiring personal information, the office announced today.

Published on: May 23rd, 2013 Brian Jackson

How could LivingSocial’s failure do more good than harm?

When LivingSocial.com discovered that the personal information of their 50 million or so users had been stolen, they did what most companies do: they initiated an investigation and hunkered down to weather the

Published on: April 30th, 2013 Claudiu Popa

Tragedy when loss of data leads to loss of life

Security assessments are always interesting. I know, I do them all the time. You can never guess what you'll find when you're investigating a breach and a federal agency recently found that to

Published on: January 14th, 2013 Claudiu Popa

Businesses embracing cloud software: IDC

Cloud-based software offerings overcame recent high profile data breaches to grow 27 per cent in the Canadian market, according to an IDC Canada study.Revenues from cloud software, or software as a service (SaaS),

Published on: November 21st, 2012 Brian Jackson

Anonymous claims PayPal hack on Guy Fawkes Day

Update: PayPal has responded to the alleged breach by saying an internal investigation finds no evidence to support Anoymous' claim of stolen passwords. Other reports on the Web now indicate a different payment

Published on: November 5th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Data breaches are down but hackers are more selective: Symantec

The latest data breach figures from Symantec present a ‘good news, bad news' scenario.Symantec's August 2012 Intelligence Report compares the number ofbreaches for the first eight months of this year with the same

Published on: September 12th, 2012 Christine Wong

Big increase in data breaches during 2012

We’ve heard a lot of anecdotal cases of password leaks and other data breaches from some high-profile services this year, but now software vendor SecurityCoverage is showing some research that indicates data breaches

Published on: August 23rd, 2012 Brian Jackson

Wyndham case highlights security risks of hotel Internet use

A little over a month after the FBI warned travelers of an uptick in data being stolen via hotel Internet connections, the Federal Trade Commission has filed a complaint against Wyndham Worldwide Corporation

Published on: June 27th, 2012 Michael Cooney

Data lost or breached at 82.5 per cent of government IT systems in Canada

Government IT managers in Canada are over-confident and reactive rather than proactive when it comes to protecting public data from security threats, a new study suggests. Although 97.5 per cent of government IT

Published on: June 14th, 2012 Christine Wong

Web app checks for compromised LinkedIn passwords

A New York-based Web developer and his colleagues have built a Web-based application for people to see if their LinkedIn password hash is among 6.5 million released on a Russian hacker forum.The password

Published on: June 7th, 2012 Jeremy Kirk