Editor of ITWorldCanada.com and Computing Canada, covering all aspects of enterprise computing, telecommunications, network infrastructure and government IT issues. An IT journalist since 1997, I've written for several of ITWC's sister publications.
It’s taken a while but Canadian CISOs are increasingly outsourcing elements of IT protection to managed security service providers (MSSPs). The logic is inevitable: Faced with attackers who are well funded — sometimes
BlackBerry is extending its security portfolio with the acquisition of a provider of crisis communications solutions for response teams. The company said this morning it is buying San Mateo, Calif.-based AtHoc Inc., whose
A threat intelligence system is essential for organizations to have today to meet the challenge of sophisticated attackers, a security conference audience of Canadian infosec pros has been told. “Without the intelligence-led program
CSOs are increasingly worried about their worst nightmare — insider data theft. After all, insiders have legitimate access to the organization’s most valuable data. Despite the screening employees go through, a number —
There’s a war going on between IT security pros and hackers, so Toronto’s Royal Canadian Military Institute seemed a fitting place to meet the new man leading Intel Corp.’s charge. Christopher Young is
Two security vendors have added to the capabilities of their offerings, one by expanding the ability of organizations to encrypt more data easily, and another giving customers a better way to manage the
When John Chen took over as executive chair and CEO of financially-troubled BlackBerry exactly a year ago, he decided the company had to focus more on serving enterprise customers. Today, the company released
Chinese network equipment manufacturer Huawei Technologies is increasing its investment in Ontario in hopes that will persuade enterprises to buy its switches and routers. The company said on the weekend it is committing
Cloud computing and mobility have been in the headlines recently, but not for showing how enterprises use them for making huge productivity gains. Instead they’re signs for some of insecure systems thanks after
Alcatel-Lucent’s Enterprise division has always stood in the shadow of its bigger telecom equipment maker brother. Now control has been passed to China Huaxin, which will have to decide how much it will
Next month Unify Inc. – formerly Siemens Enterprise Communications – will release its new cloud-based unified communications and collaboration platform as it tries to put a new face on veteran German-based brand. The new cloud
The advantage of virtualization is that it lets administrators put virtual machines anywhere in the cloud. The disadvantage of virtualization is that unless secured they can be copied by anyone and taken anywhere.