BlackBerry defends giving RCMP global encryption key, makes apparent dig at Apple

BlackBerry is defending itself in light of revelations that it had given the RCMP the global encryption key to its personal devices. In an official blog post attributed to company chief executive John Chen, the

Published on: April 18th, 2016 Dave Yin

The RCMP has had access to BlackBerry’s global encryption key for six years

It looks like while the U.S. continues its national debate over privacy versus security in the form of the Apple-FBI dispute, Canadian police have been quietly accessing Canadian phones for years without resistance. Motherboard reports that the

Published on: April 14th, 2016 Dave Yin

FBI unlocks San Bernardino iPhone without Apple’s help, but both sides declare victory

The FBI has announced it succeeded in extracting data from the iPhone belonging to the San Bernardino gunman without Apple's help, ending a two-month-long legal standoff. The U.S. justice department, which previously took

Published on: March 29th, 2016 Dave Yin


IBM is making a new mainframe and it’s for the midmarket

Orlando, Fla. - Mainframes and channel partners just never seemed to mix well in the past. However, IBM is rethinking its mainframe strategy and offering and believes this is the right time for

Published on: February 19th, 2016 Paolo Del Nibletto

Follow Friday: Cryptography and privacy experts to follow on Twitter

Nervous about the FBI and Apple dispute over leaving backdoors open for law enforcement? For this week’s CDN #FollowFriday, we are showcasing cryptography experts, who can shed more light on why this is an

Published on: February 18th, 2016 CDN Staff

New next-gen firewall from Cisco, security mainframe from IBM

Two of the biggest names in IT have announced new products they say will help enterprises better secure their systems. Cisco Systems introduced a new next generation firewall line with an integrated management

Published on: February 16th, 2016 Howard Solomon

Intel unveils next-gen vPro processors with hardware-enabled multi-factor authentication

Most days, Intel is first and foremost a chip maker, designing and refining one of the core ingredients of any computer. But every now and then, the company comes out with a new

Published on: January 19th, 2016 Dave Yin

Here’s the encrypted call and messenger app that Edward Snowden himself uses

There's a slight chance that you value privacy but may not have the $800 or so that the likes of a BlackBerry or Blackphone demand.  If that's the case, this may be the next best

Published on: November 5th, 2015 Dave Yin

Two security vendors unveil easier encryption and certificate management

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

Published on: April 15th, 2015 Howard Solomon

Vysk smartphone case secures your device, at a cost

Smartphone case maker Vysk says that handset manufacturers may be hesitant to step up security as it would limit the functionality of their devices, and that an external option is needed to get

Published on: December 9th, 2014 Dave Yin

Enterprise gets Cirius about encryption

It’s easy to dismiss Cirius Messaging Inc. as a small young company with a good idea. Founded in Vancouver in 2006, it could have been considered a startup for the majority of its

Published on: November 6th, 2014 Dave Yin

Company offers secure voice and data mobile plan

A mobile application company has launched an encrypted international calling plan that promises to protect its users’ conversations from government surveillance efforts. Some analysts believe the service offered by the Geneva-based Silent Circle could

Published on: July 10th, 2014 Nestor Arellano

Cracking encrypted traffic may be easier than you think

Many IT security experts say encrypting data is the only way enterprises can be assured data is protected on premise or in the cloud. But an academic paper says that under certain circumstances

Published on: June 24th, 2014 Howard Solomon