Smart home device vendors know their products are not secure: Symantec

Not only are smart home devices not secure, but device manufacturers are not doing anything about it, according to Symantec. In a recent white paper published by the security vendor, the company described

Published on: March 23rd, 2015 Dave Yin

Women are less concerned about cyber threats: Kaspersky

A recently released survey conducted by Kaspersky Lab and B2B International reveals that female Internet users care less about protecting themselves online than men. While awareness may be a factor, the survey also revealed that

Published on: March 6th, 2015 Dave Yin

Follow Friday: Ethical hackers to follow on Twitter

For this week’s CDN #FollowFriday, we are showcasing ethical hackers that can provide insight on this practice.  First up is is Steve Werby, a security strategist, and business-minded hacker and researcher. He tweets at: @stevewerby

Published on: March 5th, 2015 Dave Yin

Hackers have plenty of choice in extorting information: Intel Security

When it comes to how best to extort information, hackers have plenty of choice. That's a key finding of a report entitled "Hacking the Human Operating System" released by Intel Security, in which the

Published on: March 4th, 2015 Dave Yin

5 ways to raise security awareness in the workplace

Educating staff about safe IT practices is a never-ending process — at least it is in the best organizations. But what’s the best way to do it? E-mail pleas, memos left on desks,

Published on: February 13th, 2015 Howard Solomon

Companies should be protecting personal devices: Intel Security

If you are an employer who met resistance from workers in the past when implementing information security, the time may be ripe to revisit the practice. This was a key finding in a

Published on: January 29th, 2015 Dave Yin

New Canadian certification program puts privacy first

Tech companies must build privacy and security into their solutions from the very beginning rather than tack it on as an afterthought - this was the resounding message today at a data privacy

Published on: January 28th, 2015 Dave Yin

Symantec reboots information management brand under Veritas

Symantec Corp. unveiled today "Veritas Technologies Corporation" as the name for its information management company along with the company logo. The announcement comes after its decision in October last year to split into two

Published on: January 28th, 2015 Dave Yin

What tops the list of concerns for CIO’s in 2015

Analytics, cyber security and more BYOD headaches will be top concerns of chief information officers in various organizations for 2015 and beyond according to experts. "By 2017, 80 per cent of the CIO's time will

Published on: December 15th, 2014 Nestor Arellano

Why talking anti-spam could be good for MSPs

When’s the last time you thought about anti-spam? “Wow Stuart,” you might say. “Who cares? What a basic service.” Well, you are right that anti-spam is a basic service, but that’s exactly why

Published on: November 5th, 2014 Stuart Crawford

Security opportunities for MSPs

What is the biggest thing in tech news today? It’s not the cloud, and it’s definitely not “managed services.” With the advent of things like Office 365, it’s just not all that interesting

Published on: October 17th, 2014 Stuart Crawford

BERserk rips through Web security

Intel Security Advanced Threat Research team has uncovered a critical forgery vulnerability in Mozilla’s Network Security Services (NSS) crypto library that could allow attackers to forge RSA certificates used to secure data transmissions.

Published on: September 26th, 2014 Nestor Arellano

Heartbleed remains serious threat to enterprise: Security firm

It is believed to have infected nearly half a million of the Internet’s secure Web servers and just two weeks before the tax filing deadline in April, it forced Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)

Published on: August 28th, 2014 Nestor Arellano

Long View names former Telus security exec as new CISO

IT consulting firm Long View has appointed as its security chief a long-time executive for Canadian telecommunication giants. Long View announced that Gary Hawkings, a security technology and operations expert, will be the

Published on: July 2nd, 2014 Nestor Arellano