Alberta bank customers to enjoy multi-featured SMS banking

Albertans could soon be checking their bank balances with a text message as the province's largest home-grown financial institution is set to roll out a mobile banking service.Edmonton-based ATB Financial will be allowing

Published on: February 3rd, 2009 Brian Jackson

Vanquish spam, conquer archives – take control of your e-mail in 2009

Why are so many technical advances a constant balance between useful and frustrating? I nominate e-mail as one of the most helpful yet aggravating advances when you judge easy communications against spam and

Published on: January 27th, 2009 James E. Gaskin

The merits and risks of employee-supplied tech at work

As the economy sours and end-users demand a more personal computing experience at work, "bring your own PC" policies are fast finding favor in the enterprise. With CFOs on the prowl for ways

Published on: January 21st, 2009 Ephraim Schwartz

How to keep your laptop data private and safe

The largest single type of security breach is the stolen or lost laptop, according to the Open Security Foundation, yet these computers are among the least protected of all IT assets. The costs

Published on: January 21st, 2009 Mel Beckman

Google Desktop, Word may expose encrypted data

If you're using encryption software to keep part of your computer's hard drive private, you may have a problem, according to researchers at the University of Washington and British Telecommunications.They've discovered that popular

Published on: July 17th, 2008 Robert MacMillan

Cloud-computing and the seven deadly data risks

Cloud computing is fraught with security risks, according to analyst firm Gartner. Smart customers will ask tough questions, and consider getting a security assessment from a neutral third party before committing to a

Published on: July 7th, 2008 Jon Brodkin

Eight easy ways to protect your company data – and reputation

With privacy laws getting more stringent, Canadian businesses need to take a hard look at their compliance policies or face dire consequences, experts say.Penalties for not playing by the book are stiff, warns

Published on: June 16th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Five easy ways to burglar-proof your laptop

Theft of laptops and other mobile devices is spiraling, and the consequences – financial and other – are getting increasingly dire.These two disconcerting realities are attested to by survey findings from a range

Published on: June 4th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Canadian company pushing pill dispensing kiosk

A Canadian firm says it can help the healthcare industry cut down prescription errors and improve patient-pharmacist contact by installing automated pill dispensing kiosks at doctors' offices, clinics, drugs stores and hospitals.PharmaTrust, a

Published on: May 7th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

New EMC appliance blends storage and security features

A recently launched software package that integrates data storage with encryption and key management technologies may be a good option for companies looking for a single device that combines these capabilities, industry insiders

Published on: April 20th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

New reputation tools foil treacherous Web 2.0 hack attacks

Reputation-measurement is one of the newer ways of blocking malware in a world where threats have grown more elaborate and cunning, and Web 2.0 has grown the audience for rich media.While the continuing

Published on: April 4th, 2008 Stephen Bell

Disk encryption in Windows, Linux, Apple laptops easily cracked

The disk encryption technology used to secure the data in your Windows, Apple and Linux laptops can be easily circumvented, according to new research out of Princeton University. The flaw in this approach,

Published on: February 25th, 2008 The Network World Staff

Multi-layered security vital for mobile data protection

"Eternal vigilance" said Wendell Phillips in 1852 "is the price of liberty."It's also the price you pay for keeping your data secure, especially data residing on mobile devices.Protecting portable digital information, says an

Published on: January 4th, 2008 Joaquim P. Menezes