#EncryptITWC – Recapping an ITWorld Canada.com Twitter chat

Updated by Candice So Apr. 24, 2014 at 4:05pm ET: We ran a Twitter chat on encryption under the @itworldca Twitter account. Read on for a quick recap of the tweets from today's

Published on: April 24th, 2014 Candice So

Federal privacy office loses drive with personal data

Mistakes can happen in any organization, but when the office of the federal privacy commissioner loses an unencrypted hard drive with personal information, it must sting. But that’s what happened on Feb. 14

Published on: April 24th, 2014 Howard Solomon

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

2013 year of the ‘mega breach’: Symantec

Cyber-criminals are getting better at using targeted attack methods and strategic planning to break into the digital data vaults held by major corporations, according to Symantec Corp. Last year set a record both

Published on: April 8th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Telus acquiring Enode to boost security

Telus Corp. is strengthening its security offerings by buying a Quebec City-based risk management consulting firm it has been a partner with for many years. The telecommunications company said this morning it will

Published on: March 24th, 2014 Howard Solomon

You can’t hack that: 4 ways to avoid an IT data breach

Companies have good reasons to fear data breaches. Whether it’s a single hacker targeting Twitter accounts with a phishing scheme or an orchestrated attack on a major U.S. retailer, sometimes it feels like

Published on: March 11th, 2014 Shawn Freeman

Well.ca loses customer credit card data in security breach

Well.ca, a Canadian online retailer for health and beauty products, has suffered a data breach, losing the credit card information of "a few thousand" of its customers. In an email to its customers

Published on: February 18th, 2014 Candice So

Pressure’s mounting for IT departments: Trustwave

IT professionals are feeling more under pressure than ever, thanks to a wave of security threats, high expectations from executives, and new technologies entering the workplace, according to a new survey from security

Published on: February 14th, 2014 Candice So

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

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

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

How much could a data breach cost your business? Possibly $3.1 million

Imagine this scenario – you’ve just discovered hackers have reached into your system, pulled your customers’ records, and cost you both your reputation and the business of some of your customers. So now

Published on: June 6th, 2013 Candice So