Windows XP end of support – Mitigating the security concerns

Only a few more days now, and Windows XP will officially be end of life.  April 8, 2014 will be the last day that Windows XP or Office 2003 receive any bug fixes

Published on: March 19th, 2014 Brian Bourne

Hacktivists ‘want to kill your business’: Kaspersky

PUNTA CANA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – There are a lot of threats on the cyber landscape, but one of the threats that concerns Eugene Kaspersky the most is hacktivism. Kaspersky, the founder of Russian IT

Published on: February 12th, 2014 Jeff Jedras

Fortinet launches newest high-throughput firewall appliance

Network security appliance maker Fortinet Inc. has built a new network firewall appliance for enterprise data centres, large service providers, cloud providers, and carriers. The California-based company announced it was releasing the FortiGate-3700

Published on: October 7th, 2013 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

Move over Anonymous, make way for The Unknowns

The latest shadowy hacker group to strike is calling itself The Unknowns, and they're bragging they've hacked NASA Glenn Research Center, the U.S. Air Force, the European Space Agency and others, posting some

Published on: May 3rd, 2012 Ellen Messmer

Armageddon DDoS bot uses Apache Killer

The latest version of a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) bot called Armageddon integrates a relatively new exploit known as Apache Killer, DDoS mitigation vendor Arbor Networks said on Tuesday.The Apache Killer exploit was released

Published on: March 7th, 2012 Lucian Constantin

25 alleged Anonymous members nabbed

Interpol said Tuesday that 25 people suspected of being affiliated with the Anonymous hacking group were arrested in four countries in South America and Europe, with authorities seizing IT equipment, payment cards and

Published on: February 29th, 2012 Jeremy Kirk

Cisco firewall hits small business sweet spot

There are two ways to look at the Cisco SA 520 network security appliance. On one hand, it offers a solid array of features: 65Mbps IPSec VPN throughput, 100Mbps overall throughput, integrated firewall

Published on: November 23rd, 2010 Paul Venezia

Five tricks workers use to visit blocked Web sites

There may have been a time when blocking certain sites was acceptable in most office environments. But what was once considered off-limits is now essential in many organizations. Social media sites like Facebook

Published on: August 16th, 2010 Joan Goodchild

North American firms wary about cloud computing security

Given the plethora of cloud service providersin the market how does a business decide who to go with?For many firms the level of security offered is likely to be the vital factor in

Published on: May 14th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Public hotspots pose security pitfalls

Picture this: You're at a café with your laptop and latte in hand, getting ready to review new sales leads and the quarterly financial projections. First you hop on the free Wi-Fi that

Published on: April 20th, 2010

IT understaffing exposes firms to vicious online attacks

The recent gutting of IT departments during the recent recession may be putting numerous businesses at risk as cyber criminals step up their online attacks.More than 75 per cent of small and medium

Published on: February 25th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Brutal botnet attack affects more than 75,000 computers

Security researchers at Herndon, Va.-based NetWitness Corp. have unearthed a massive botnet affecting at least 75,000 computers at 2,500 companies and government agencies worldwide. The Kneber botnet, named for the username linking the

Published on: February 19th, 2010 Jaikumar Vijayan

Hackers crack tough authentication to pillage bank accounts

Security measures such as one-time passwords and phone-based user authentication, considered among the most robust forms of security, are no longer enough to protect online banking transactions against fraud, a new report from

Published on: December 17th, 2009 Jaikumar Vijayan