Time to empower, not blame security’s ‘weakest link’

By Nestor E. Arellano It’s getting to be tiring hearing that tech users are data security’s weakest link. Recently we reported on a study released by Symantec Corp. which outlined the key differences

Published on: July 7th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

A thought on cloud security…

By Brian Bourne There have been no shortage of Cloud service failures recently.  The latest being discussed in this ITBusiness article: “Dropbox drops the ball on account security”. So this raises the question. 

Published on: June 22nd, 2011 Brian Bourne

AT&T security chief advises on protecting mobile workforce

Data breaches, anonymous mob-like hacker attacks, trojans stealing money from your bank account - the number of security threats due to business being conducted in the online world can be scary. It used

Published on: June 21st, 2011 Brian Jackson

Something good out of LulzSec attacks

By Nestor E. Arellano In the simulated network attack used in the recently concluded SC Canada Congress security conference, organizers attributed the hypothetical theft of a fictitious company’s data to a secretive band

Published on: June 16th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Execs break their own rules when it comes to mobile policy

As awareness of the security risks around corporate mobile devices grow, the number of Canadian companies employing mobile device management (MDM) tools has jumped. However, a recent survey indicates that the leading violators

Published on: May 20th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Epsilon was warned about phishing attack that caused data breach

The massive data breach at email service provider Epsilon may have been caused by a targeted spear-phishing campaign that the company should have known about for at least four months, Australian newspaper ITNews

Published on: April 8th, 2011 Jaikumar Vijayan

How to prevent WikiLeaks from publishing your data

Government and intelligence officials around the globe have been caught off guard and in many cases embarrassed and compromised by disclosures of documents on the Web site WikiLeaks. For security and IT professionals,

Published on: February 16th, 2011 Chris Knotts

Canada's new privacy bill lacks teeth

  A new bill known as the Safeguarding Canadians’ Personal Information Act, currently passing through Parliamentary approvals, is set to extend Canada’s existing privacy legislation.  The bill will force organizations to both report

Published on: August 31st, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

Canadian organizations see huge spike in data breaches

There's been a huge spike in the number of data breaches and their cost to companies across Canada.Breaches cost an average of $834,149 per organization, according to recent country-wide poll.The joint survey, released

Published on: October 1st, 2009 Nestor Arellano