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

Technology and your business

Welcome to my first blog post on the revitalized ITBusiness.ca Web site.  My intention is to use this blog as a place to share a blend of experiences and thoughts from time to time.

Published on: March 11th, 2013 Brian Bourne

The risk of commoditizing security and privacy

Protecting your small business means more than checking off a few boxes If you’ve taken a stroll through office superstores or even a modern mega-bookstore you’ve no doubt noticed the abundance of ‘kits’

Published on: March 4th, 2013 Claudiu Popa

What are the risks facing your business and your data?

A secret unit of the Chinese army is linked to global cyber espionage. A recent survey indicates that the majority of Web surfing young employees don’t follow online security policies. How are emerging

Published on: March 1st, 2013 Claudiu Popa

McAfee report outlines evolving threat landscape

Security vendor McAfee released its McAfee Threats Report: Fourth Quarter 2012 this week, reporting that sophisticated attacks originally targeting the financial services industry are now hitting other critical sectors of the economy. “We

Published on: February 22nd, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Staples should pay customers to wipe data

When you want people to do something for you that is tedious and just altogether easier to skip, nothing works better than cold, hard cash. Staples Inc. should consider paying its customers to

Published on: June 24th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Threats of BlackBerry ban a wake up call for business travelers

Whether government officials and Research In Motion Ltd. (RIM) executives are able to avert possible restrictions on BlackBerry use in the Middle East and Southeast Asia or not, the threat of a ban

Published on: August 9th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Facebook Strengthens User Privacy Controls

In recent times, social networking giant Facebook has found itself in the spotlight again, and under the gun regarding its complex privacy settings. Last month Facebook responded to growing user discontent with the

Published on: June 18th, 2010 Ann Cavoukian

The Toronto G8/G20 Summits:

 How Simple Security Communication Blunders Can Negatively Impact Public Opinion Apparently Toronto drew the short straw. It’s our turn to host the distinguished G8 and G20 summits this year and Canada is certainly

Published on: June 16th, 2010 Claudiu Popa

‘We did nothing illegal’, say iPad email hackers

The hackers who harvested an estimated 114,000 Apple iPad 3Gowner e-mail addresses defended their actions Friday as "ethical" and said they did nothing illegal.The hacking group Goatse Security obtained the e-mail addresses using

Published on: June 15th, 2010 Gregg Keizer

Privacy remains a social norm

Recently, a considerable amount of controversy ensued when Mark Zuckerberg, head of the world’s most popular online social network, Facebook, was misquoted as saying, “privacy is no longer a social norm.” What he

Published on: April 12th, 2010 Ann Cavoukian

Smart strategies to slash mobile telephone costs

With wireless usage exploding, corporate telecom managers are faced with the specter of untold numbers of wireless devices chewing up voice and data services, not to mention creating major risks for corporate security.

Published on: March 31st, 2008 Brad Reed