E-commerce and point-of-sales among biggest targets for data breaches

Sensitive, confidential data was hackers’ top target in 2013, alongside credit card and debit card credentials – and two of the worst hot spots were in e-commerce and point-of-sales (POS) terminals, according to

Published on: May 21st, 2014 Candice So

Being compliant doesn’t mean being secure: study

Despite growing pressure on enterprises to comply with increasing government and industry security regulations, a majority of Canadian businesses believe falling into line doesn’t make an organization secure. “According to participants, complying with

Published on: March 11th, 2013 Nestor Arellano

Small merchants see value of data protection

Small businesses are increasingly realizing the importance of data replication and protection, according to an Oakville, Ont.-based company that provides hardware, software and online-based data management services.A few years ago, many companies might

Published on: November 11th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Self-wiping hard drive from Toshiba boosts security

Toshiba has come up with a type of self-encrypting hard drive (SED) that can automatically wipe data if it is removed from a paired computer by an attacker.Available in capacities up to 640GB,

Published on: April 14th, 2011 John E. Dunn

Exotic (and quixotic) security exploits

Can you think of 007-style, modern day heists that captured – if only briefly – the attention of the media? An article I read recently on an ingenious attack that literally involves siphoning

Published on: October 5th, 2010 Claudiu Popa

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

Privacy, communication top issues in ITBiz blogging contest

For the billion plus dollars Canadian tax payers paid for the recently concluded G20 and G8 summits, it would be nice if government leaders, especially our own, could have tackled the pressing issue

Published on: July 5th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

3 encryption apps to secure your data

Laptop computers have become mobile stores of massive amounts of information. Add to that the proliferation of removable hard drives, and it becomes crystal clear how much sensitive data is on the move

Published on: March 2nd, 2010 Frank J. Ohlhorst

Privacy training a must for frontline workers, says Ann Cavoukian

Offering frontline workers training in privacy policies and practices is absolutely crucial, says Ann Cavoukian, Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner."Privacy and data security are of no use if they remain at the executive

Published on: November 19th, 2009 Nestor Arellano