Canadian firms seeing fewer data breaches – why that could actually be bad

This year, the number of reported security incidents dropped by 22 per cent among large businesses in Canada, compared to 2013. That might sound great, but Canadian businesses also saw a 15 per

Published on: December 1st, 2014 Candice So

New PCI standard disappointing, Toronto conference told

Every transaction system used by a North American business that uses credit cards has to follow the Payment Card Industry (PCI)'s standards. But against the background of continuing breaches at retailers,the PCI’s latest

Published on: June 18th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

Is “Wrongsourcing” Security Worth the Risk to Your Business?

There are all kinds of reasons to insource operational tasks, especially ones of the IT persuasion. But when organizations choose to insource activities that should instead be outsourced services, that’s what I call

Published on: July 10th, 2013 Claudiu Popa

One size security doesn’t fit all for SMBs: Kaspersky

SAN FRANCISCO – Many small businesses view IT security as either a daunting undertaking or an unnecessary expense, but some form of security is necessary for any small business, and it’s not a

Published on: June 14th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Integrated security comes to web apps

Web apps are becoming increasingly important business tools to many organizations and, if not secured, they also risk becoming a security weakpoint that can be exploited to gain entry to sensitive business data.

Published on: June 11th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Security vendor reports security threats increasing

Security software and solutions vendor McAfee released its third quarter threat report on Wednesday, finding a significant increase in mobile malware and a new record for database breaches.Additionally, McAfee reported jumps in ransomware

Published on: November 14th, 2012 Jeff Jedras

Cyber criminals set up shop in the cloud

SYDNEY -- Legitimate businesses may well be turning to cloud computing in increasing numbers, but so too are illegitimate business, according to the Australian Minister for Home Affairs and Justice, Brendan O'Connor.In a

Published on: December 2nd, 2010 Tim Lohman

Canadian IT security survey uncovers paradoxes, ironies

Reports of IT threats continue to grow but Canadian firms keep slashing security budgets, according to a study. Insider breaches are on the upsurge yet local organizations are concentrating their efforts on fighting

Published on: October 9th, 2009 Nestor Arellano

Canadian organizations see huge spike in data breaches

There's been a huge spike in the number of data breaches and their cost to companies across Canada.Breaches cost an average of $834,149 per organization, according to recent country-wide poll.The joint survey, released

Published on: October 1st, 2009 Nestor Arellano

What can you afford NOT to do on IT security?

Few expect to be hit with outright budget reductions, at least in the short term; regulatory requirements and the ever-expanding list of external and internal threats make it hard to devote less money

Published on: December 22nd, 2008 Jaikumar Vijayan

New technology tools help retailers curb theft

It's difficult to be a customer-focused retailer these days if you're too busy worrying that your employees are stealing merchandise and money from right under your nose-and contributing to the $40 billion shrink

Published on: March 13th, 2008 Thomas Wailgum

IT security certifications guide will make hiring easier

Finding qualified personnel to secure corporate networks can be difficult, especially for HR professionals who may not understand how the industry works and what qualities they should be looking for in a candidate.

Published on: January 10th, 2008 Vawn Himmelsbach