SMBs lulled into false sense of online security

A majority of small to medium-size businesses in North America mistakenly assume that they are too low a target for cyber crooks, but a new survey indicates that the sector is in fact

Published on: July 24th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Norton AntiVirus 11 provides ‘set it and forget it’ protection

One company's name springs to mind when it comes to antivirus products: Symantec. Norton AntiVirus (NAV) is the 800-pound gorilla of anti virus software, on both the Mac and the PC, and NAV

Published on: July 15th, 2008 Scott McNulty

Old security threats wreak havoc in new apparel

Tights and skinny jeans may be back in style, but so are security threats of yesteryear. A decade ago, a Master Boot Record (MBR) virus could take down your computer. Now, hackers are

Published on: February 26th, 2008 Vawn Himmelsbach

Honeypot project seeks to entrap more hackers in 2008

An innovative malware honeypot project backed by a leading consortium of IT security experts is preparing to re-launch its global sensor network early this year in an effort to dupe more cyber-criminals into

Published on: January 15th, 2008 Matt Hines

Seven surefire strategies to block network attacks

While network attacks are expected to rise in 2008, security experts say small Canadian businesses can protect themselves by implementing seven practical steps."Protection is not always an expensive proposition," said Marc Fossi, manager

Published on: November 29th, 2007 Nestor Arellano

Internet filters almost useless without strong policies

No matter how advanced the technology behind them is, Internet filters are no substitute for diligently followed security policies, according to IT insiders. "There's no substitute for policies and ethics. You need to

Published on: November 15th, 2007 Nestor Arellano

Ryerson shuts out malware at the gateway

When Ryerson University tested a security appliance at the edge of its network, it blocked 21,000 viruses — in a single day.Like many universities, Ryerson is faced with increasing attacks on its campus

Published on: December 20th, 2005 Vawn Himmelsbach