Humans often the weak link in cybersecurity defence

Considering the state of cybersecurity threats these days, many yearn for a simpler time when IP spoofing was the biggest identity theft concern people had in regards to the Internet.A roundup of the

Published on: January 2nd, 2013 Brian Jackson promises to help employers identify best job candidates

A new startup is launching in Canada today and it's declaring war – on resumes, that is promising to help employers slice through resume embellishers and interview actors and see the job

Published on: November 13th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Intuit’s recipe for IT bliss: one room, two pizzas and 24 hours

Ever wondered (or dreamed) about how to whittle down the time between when your employees submit ‘tickets' to your IT department and the end point when they're actually resolved? Intuit CIO Sasan Goodarzi

Published on: October 19th, 2012 Christine Wong

Insider fraud cost firms as much as $3.5 trillion in 2011

The smallest organizations are the most vulnerable to occupational fraud, according to a new study from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE).The 2012 Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud and Abuse

Published on: May 9th, 2012 Brian Jackson

How to do a social background check the legal way

As more people create Facebook profiles (500 million and growing), and sign on to the many social media sites available today, hiring managers are finding they have new opportunities to get background information

Published on: June 17th, 2011 Joan Goodchild

Dropbox accused of misleading users about data security

By Tony Bradley Dropbox, a provider of cloud-based data storage services, is in hot water with the Federal Trade Commission over claims that it lied and intentionally deceived customers into believing that their

Published on: May 17th, 2011 IDG News Service

Canadian software startups statistically solid place to work

Canada’s small software companies are a good place to work if you’re seeking a steady job and not expecting a big raise any time soon, says a new report from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Canada.The

Published on: December 3rd, 2010 Brian Jackson

Facebook flubs and Twitter traps that can get you fired

Travis Megale is happily employed. A regular Facebook user, he knows how to use the site appropriately and what NOT to say or post. Unfortunately, many Facebook members do not. Job termination due

Published on: September 28th, 2010 Joan Goodchild

Firm sues ex-employee for activity on LinkedIn

In a first-of-its kind lawsuit, an IT staffing firm has accused one of its former employees of violating the terms of her noncompete agreement through her conduct on LinkedIn.The lawsuit, filed in federal

Published on: June 17th, 2010 Jaikumar Vijayan

Ex-employee wirelessly disables customer cars, causes others to honk endlessly

More than 100 car owners in and around Austin, Texas recently discovered that their cars wouldn't start. Or that their horns wouldn't stop honking -- all night long. Or that their vehicle leases

Published on: March 19th, 2010 Ian Paul

Blackberry vs. iPhone — the business smartphone faceoff

The BlackBerry has been the smartphone of choice in the enterprise for some time, and for good reason. It mastered the most important business app, e-mail, and comes with all the controls IT

Published on: January 6th, 2010 Chuck Goldman and Brian Reed

Top 10 ways to trash telecommuting

In "The Naked Sun," he envisioned Solaria, a civilization whose telepresence technologies are as good as being face-to-face -- superior, in fact, according to the Solarians, who have developed a collective phobia about

Published on: March 31st, 2009 Bob Lewis

Beware of firing employees for negative Facebook comments

With social networks, we're all instant publishers of information. If you say something about your employer over Facebook or Twitter, you should be prepared to own up to the consequences. But companies would

Published on: March 16th, 2009 C.G. Lynch

Boost employee productivity through effective performance reviews

See related stories: Half of Canada's workforce "dragged down" by office negativitySocial networking helps three Canadian companies boost productivity, engage employeesWith business managers concerned about the impact of an adverse economy on their

Published on: November 14th, 2008 Michelle MacLeod