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

Canadian audit committees ill-equipped to face cyber threats: KPMG

Developing cyber security strategies are not a high priority for audit committees of many Canadian firms and as a result these organizations lag behind their international counterparts on cyber security issues, according to

Published on: May 28th, 2014 Nestor Arellano

Canadians need more guidance on mobile security: IDC

Analyst firm International Data Corp., Canada reports that a growing number of mobile users in the country are becoming more cognizant of the need to secure their devices but are still not quite

Published on: May 27th, 2014 Nestor Arellano

Global POS botnet attack hits Canada

Retailers’ point-of-sale (POS) systems seem to be one of the soft targets for cybercriminals looking to steal payment and credit card information from unsuspecting users. A huge global botnet, discovered last week, affected

Published on: May 27th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

Canadian cloud service providers remain vulnerable to Heartbleed

More than a month after the Heartbleed bug caused panic across the country, no less than 40,000 computer and network systems in Canada are still “exploitable” through the OpenSSL vulnerability, according to a

Published on: May 21st, 2014 Nestor Arellano

Follow Friday: Three Canadian security experts you should follow on Twitter

With the increasing influence of cloud and communication technologies in our daily lives, online and mobile security have rapidly become a top concerns for many organizations in the last few years. This week’s

Published on: May 8th, 2014 Nestor Arellano

Windows XP users won’t get fix for IE bug

Microsoft Corp. has issued a security advisory about a flaw in its Internet Explorer Web browser which could allow hackers to install programs on a user’s machine. The bug affects Internet Explorer 6, 7,

Published on: April 28th, 2014 Nestor Arellano