Staples should pay customers to wipe data

When you want people to do something for you that is tedious and just altogether easier to skip, nothing works better than cold, hard cash. Staples Inc. should consider paying its customers to

Published on: June 24th, 2011 Brian Jackson

WiFi devices could lead to data breach, warns privacy commissioner

WiFi-enabled smartphones, laptops and other mobile devices could turn their users into walking data leaks just waiting to happen, Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian said yesterday. The provincial privacy chief spoke

Published on: June 15th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Honda Canada admits data breach

Honda Canada has issued a warning that a data breach exposed the personal data of an unspecified number of customers. The company hasn't yet disclosed details on how the company's systems were breached,

Published on: May 27th, 2011 Jaikumar Vijayan

Give Canada’s Privacy Commissioner the teeth it deserves

Canada’s Privacy Commissioner, Jennifer Stoddart, called for her role as privacy watch dog to be given sharper teeth on Wednesday at Canada 3.0 in Stratford, Ont. Stoddart is asking for the ability to

Published on: May 6th, 2011 Brian Jackson

PlayStation network hack results in massive-scale identity theft

The massive Sony PlayStation Network data breach that exposed personal and password information -- and possibly credit cards -- of an estimated 77 million people is an identity-theft bonanza."This is a gold mine

Published on: April 28th, 2011 Ellen Messmer

Catastrophic Playstation breach: Inventory of what you may have lost

By Claudiu Popa  For the past few days, we’ve been privy to tidbits of information about the recent PlayStation Network breach (heretofore known as the PSN Breach) often dismissive and always shrouded in

Published on: April 28th, 2011 Claudiu Popa

5 ways to keep SharePoint content private

From its humble beginnings as a repository for Office documents to its current role as a hulking enterprise-wide information portal, Microsoft's SharePoint Server suite has always been about content.SharePoint's vast feature set now

Published on: February 14th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Incident response lessons from the Gawker Media breach

There were plenty of security lessons to be learned from the recent Gawker Media breach. One of the lessons that has been glossed over was the failure of Gawker to have a plan

Published on: January 7th, 2011 George V. Hulme

Privacy amendments lack teeth, critics say

Privacy experts area applauding a bill currently before parliament that would require Canadian businesses to disclose when they lose customer data, but saying it must go further and also put penalties in place.

Published on: December 6th, 2010 Brian Jackson

E-mail mgt service offers law firm peace of mind

Have you just sent a confidential e-mail to the wrong person? Do you want it back, but can't be sure if the receiver copied or printed it?Conventional e-mail has become indispensible for many

Published on: June 25th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

G20 Summit: Business data security in the 'Zone'

WHAT’S YOUR RISK FACTOR?   The G20 Summit – truly the largest security event in Canada’s history – creates unprecedented challenges to the security of business information in the “zone.” Customer and employee records,

Published on: June 22nd, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

Google Street View snatch included passwords, e-mail

Wi-Fi traffic intercepted by Google's Street Viewcars included passwords and e-mail, according to the French National Commission on Computing and Liberty (CNIL).The Commission launched an investigation last month into Google's recording of traffic

Published on: June 22nd, 2010 Peter Sayer and Gregg Keizer

Automated security software brings respite to three-person IT dept

Automated security software for both file server and client machines brought much needed relief to harried IT staff at a Quebec farm equipment distributor.Instead of constantly "putting out fires", the trio -- who

Published on: June 22nd, 2010 Nestor Arellano

East European gang ‘responsible’ for two-thirds of phishing attacks

A new report blames a single Eastern European gang for about two-thirds of all phishing attempts conducted in the last half of 2009.The phishing group -- named Avalanche by security researchers because of

Published on: May 14th, 2010 Robert MacMillan