Security Archives - Page 58

Phishing expedition warning

A recently published report from IBM Corp. suggests that phishing schemes are growing in sophistication, allowing would-be Internet criminals to target their victims by name.A targeted or “spear phishing” attack is designed to

Published on: September 21st, 2005 Neil Sutton

More tools for McAfee VARs

Starting this month the company's partners can offer customers a 30-day trial of its IntruShield, Foundstone appliances and WebShield software before they have to pay.It also announced an improved phone and online hotline

Published on: September 21st, 2005 Howard Solomon

Retail sector open for security VARs

Canadian retail executives believe online and Internet transaction processing will have highest area of projected IT growth in the industry over the next 12 months, according to a recent survey.But the poll, conducted

Published on: September 20th, 2005 Jeff Mackie

Zotob worm wreaks havoc

While things are back to normal, the Zotob worm affected computers in the trading division and head office of the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce.“The patch had been rolled out throughout large parts

Published on: September 20th, 2005 Sarah Lysecki

Protecting the customer

Privacy legislation in Canada, the U.S. and the EU can get a little confusing. Consider this alphabet soup: PIPEDA. PIPA. HIPA. GLBA. Organizations need to protect their personal data or face ramifications, the

Published on: March 15th, 2005 Vawn Himmelsbach

Extending our sixth sense

I recently had the pleasure of meeting and interviewing John W. Thompson, the chairman and CEO of Symantec Corp. I found him to be a man driven to educate society on the evils

Published on: March 15th, 2005 Paolo Del Nibletto

Symantec CEO warns of day-zero attacks

Less than two days after the release of an Auditor General report criticizing federal IT security, the CEO of Symantec Corp. warned that the threat is getting worse. ""The average span of time

Published on: March 15th, 2005 Martin Slofstra

Playing with firewalls

In these unfriendly times, keeping vandals and crooks off networks of any size is a constant battle. Administrators face a juggling act, trying to balance adequate access to resources inside and outside of

Published on: February 10th, 2005 Lynn Greiner

VAR eyes new hard drive protection market

A Canadian reseller sees sales opportunities opening up with the release by Centurion Technologies of a new hard drive protection solution. ""We believe we now have an arena of new customers,"" Jay Lakhani,

Published on: February 10th, 2005 Howard Solomon

To serve and protect

Everyone is feeling insecure about IT security today, and with good reason. In a survey of readers conducted by CSO Magazine, 70 per cent of respondents reported at least one e-crime or intrusion

Published on: February 10th, 2005 Lynn Greiner

Sobeys fires SAP over ERP debacle

Jennifer Brown Canadian grocery giant Sobeys Inc. said it has no plans to reconsider its decision to pull the plug on its year-old, SAP-powered ERP system. The Stellarton, N.S.-based company claims the system

Published on: February 9th, 2001 CDN Staff