Lessons learned from Japan: use cloud-based disaster recovery strategy

The world is still watching the island nation of Japan intently as it struggles to address the aftermath of a record 8.9 magnitude earthquake, followed by a devastating tsunami, a volcano eruption, and

Published on: March 18th, 2011 Tony Bradley

Study reveals best ways to secure data in SSDs

Until a university study emerged last week, few experts suspected that it's more difficult to erase data stored on solid-state drives (SSD) than that on hard disk drives (HDDs).Industry experts were taken aback

Published on: March 1st, 2011 Lucas Mearian

McAfee mobile security bundle aims to reduce IT headache

Are your workers clamouring to recruit their personal iPads for telework duty? Are any of your executives lobbying IT to be given corporate network access for their Android phone?The trend towards using personal

Published on: February 25th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Know when to hold it, know when to Shred it

Early this year, the Bruyere Family Medical Centre in Ottawa warned its patients to keep an eye on their credit ratings because two of the clinic's computers storing the personal information of about

Published on: February 23rd, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Onsite and Off-site Mac back up

Macworld cares about your data, and you should too. If you don't backup, assume that you will someday lose data that is important to you. We've covered the basics of how to keep

Published on: February 17th, 2011 Lex Friedman

Perform an online background check using free Web services

I know what you're thinking--but hear me out. Plenty of reasons for doing an online background check exist, and not all of them are sketchy.In fact, everyone should do at least one online

Published on: February 16th, 2011 Sarah Jacobsson Purewal

Commit to “Loving” your data

By: Blake McConnell For most people, Valentine’s Day conjures up thoughts of candy, flowers and secret admirers. Well, here at Symantec, it makes us think about information. Yes, information. It may not be

Published on: February 14th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

Privacy by Design comes to power: Protecting personal information in the Smart Grid

 The current electrical grid is seen by some as the greatest engineering achievement of the 20th century.  But it is increasingly out of date and overburdened.  Efforts to modernize the grid – making

Published on: February 4th, 2011 Ann Cavoukian

How Google and Apple will eliminate passwords

Imagine sitting down at a public PC, surfing the Web, visiting Facebook, checking your online bank account and buying something on Amazon.com -- all without entering passwords or credit card information. It gets

Published on: February 1st, 2011 Mike Elgan

Organize iPad content securely with Yojimbo for iPad

Users of Bare Bones Software's information organizer Yojimbo 3 have a new way to access their data. Yojimbo for iPad is a new companion product to the Yojimbo Mac software. An iPad tab

Published on: January 27th, 2011 Stuart Gripman

Should you strike back against cyber attackers?

Should revenge assaults be just another security tool large IT shops use to counter cyber attacks? It's a controversial idea, and the law generally frowns on cyber attacks in general, but at the

Published on: January 24th, 2011 Ellen Messmer

How to secure data on portable drives

It is almost mind-boggling how much data can be stored on a portable drive or USB thumb drive.As convenient as it is it to be able to carry 1TB of data in your

Published on: January 11th, 2011 Tony Bradley

Half of SMBs not prepared for disaster

If a power outage should hit the city, or an ice storm similar to the one the one that covered Montreal in 1998 occur once more or if cyber terrorists strike against IT

Published on: January 11th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

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