Cybersecurity video highlights from Technicity

Canadian cyber-security experts from both the public and private sector descended upon Toronto today to take part in Technicity, an event co-hosted by IT World Canada and the City of Toronto. In between

Published on: November 26th, 2013 Brian Jackson

All Hands on Tech: Dropcam

Are you looking for a low-cost, DIY security system? Do you wonder what your pets are doing at home all day long? Do you want a great way to prank your coworkers? Get

Published on: November 22nd, 2013 Brian Jackson

How to set up your own PRISM surveillance system at home

Internet users have been left reeling in the wake of the National Security Agency files released by Edward Snowden to The Guardian newspaper. Suddenly the big, digital universe that promised anonymity to those

Published on: October 11th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Fingerprint scanners soon to replace passwords for many mobile users

Let's face it, remembering passwords is a huge problem. As the number of online accounts requiring some level of security we keep grows, remembering the passwords and protecting them becomes an ever greater

Published on: October 7th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Canada must build routing infrastructure to skirt US snooping, CIRA says

Editor's note: Inspired by this article, CIRA has created an online forum for further discussion on the topic. Visit it and leave a comment. Canada saw another Internet Exchange Point (IXP) booted up Sept.

Published on: September 30th, 2013 Brian Jackson

D-Link’s Extreme SMB Networking Makeover offers $10,000 prize

Update: Our first finalist has been selected! AGSI is a Hornby, Ont.-based IT services, Web services, and hosting provider that is our first of three candidates to receive an Extreme SMB Networking Makeover. Read

Published on: September 25th, 2013 Brian Jackson

The end of Groklaw and our online privacy?

“My personal decision is to get off of the Internet to the degree it's possible. I'm just an ordinary person. But I really know, after all my research and some serious thinking things

Published on: August 28th, 2013 Monica Goyal

News flash: National security through obscurity doesn’t work

How did secrecy become ubiquitous in the Information Age? It looked good on paper. Pervasive surveillance would be needed to protect the populace, and technology could facilitate the enormous challenge of inspecting global

Published on: June 17th, 2013 Claudiu Popa

Will the 2012 Olympics set new surveillance records?

Never in the history of the Olympics has there been a more publicized series of security blunders before the actual event. People on terrorism watch lists are waved through airport security, contractors unable to hire qualified

Published on: July 21st, 2012 Claudiu Popa

Employers warned against asking for job applicants’ Facebook log-in

Facebook on Friday warned employers about trying to gain inappropriate access to Facebook accounts to check out private information about potential employees, citing possible legal liability. In recent months, Facebook has seen a

Published on: March 23rd, 2012 Loek Essers

Obama’s blueprint for Internet Bill of Rights

The White House has unveiled a plan to create a “Bill of Rights” for consumer privacy on the Internet, and announced that Google, Microsoft and Yahoo have agreed to comply when consumers choose

Published on: February 23rd, 2012 John P. Mello Jr.

How to monitor your business with mobile apps

If you have an office or a retail store, you may also have a security system that to alert you and the police in case of a break-in--or a webcam set up to

Published on: February 17th, 2012 Angela West

Is Vic Toews against freedom?

By Brian Jackson It’s hard to imagine what points Public Safety Minister Vic Toews thinks he is scoring when he describes those concerned about the implications of increased government Internet surveillance as supporting

Published on: February 14th, 2012 Brian Jackson

North Korea trains cyber warriors while Canada lags in Net security

North Korea is trying to boost its cyber war capability by sending its best programmers abroad for training in the latest hacking techniques, a defector from the country has told a security conference

Published on: June 2nd, 2011 John E. Dunn and Nestor E. Arellano