Firm averts Amazon cloud crash by ‘spreading out the risk’

A two-day power outage at Amazon.com Inc. 's Northern Virginia data centre last week crippled several Web sites including those of Foursquare, HootSuite, Quora and Reddit, but thanks to redundant cloud services a

Published on: April 26th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Google’s Person Finder helps locate Japan quake victims

Google was quick to launch a version of its People Finder service to help people find each other in the wake of the devastating 8.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Japan Friday.The service, set

Published on: March 14th, 2011 Sharon Gaudin and Martyn Williams

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, 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

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