CDN Top 100 winner Herjavec Group buys security provider

A Toronto-based security company that was named one of the country’s top IT firms in last year’s CDN Top 100 Solution Providers event is expanding its customer base with the acquisition of a

Published on: September 11th, 2014 Nestor Arellano

How IT departments pour security dollars down the drain

IT departments spend hundreds — maybe millions — of dollars a year on network security systems to protect the organization from ever-increasing threats. But a Symantec Corp. technology evangelist says the worst thing

Published on: June 19th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Follow Friday: Focus on security

This week we turn our attention of information security and encryption and focus on three industry experts. Paul Ducklin, is chief technology officer of security software company Sophos. Recently, his bog on the

Published on: June 12th, 2014 Nestor Arellano

Physical and IT security come together at the West Edmonton Mall

The West Edmonton Mall is one of Canada’s largest retail destinations, but no one would shop there if they didn’t feel safe. That’s why the company that runs the mall has been investing

Published on: January 30th, 2014 CDN Staff

Shortage of IT security pros putting networks at risk: Cisco

Networking vendor Cisco Systems is warning in its Cisco 2014 Annual Security Report that a worldwide shortage of nearly a million skilled security professionals is hampering the security efforts of organizations at a time

Published on: January 17th, 2014 Jeff Jedras

Symantec shifting to channel competencies model for Symantec 4.0

Security vendor Symantec Corp. has announced a shift in its channel program that will move the focus from developing product specializations to solution competencies, as part of a wider corporate shift the company

Published on: December 6th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

How big data analytics can help cyber security

Enterprise organizations should look to big data analytics and other options to battle increasing security threats in 2014, according to technology analyst firm Ovum. The best protected government and military and enterprise systems

Published on: November 26th, 2013 Nestor Arellano

SMBs have false sense of IT security: report

A new report by security vendor McAfee and retailer Office Depot found there appears to be a gap between how secure small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) feel from an IT perspective, and how

Published on: November 1st, 2013 Jeff Jedras

SecTor 2013 roundup: From limits on ethical hacking to three tips for security pros

In just seven years, Brian Bourne of solution provider CMS Consulting and a dedicated team of volunteers from across the IT security community have built the annual SecTor Security Education Conference into the

Published on: October 10th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Android malware scourge targeted by Kaspersky Internet Security for Android

Security vendor Kaspersky Lab is looking to counter the rapidly expanding number of Android exploits coming from cybercriminals with its recent release of Kaspersky Internet Security for Android. Smartphones and tablets are increasingly

Published on: October 4th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

McAfee puts the freeze on malware

LAS VEGAS -- In a conference full of admissions, McAfee’s executive vice-president of global sales, Steve Redman added one more. He told the audience at the Focus conference that McAfee took its eye

Published on: October 4th, 2013 Paolo Del Nibletto

HP SureStart security offering will help MSP stickiness, profitability

Hewlett-Packard Co. says its new SureStart technology is the industry’s first held-healing system BIOS security solution. What does it mean for the channel? Stickier managed service providers, and insight into client systems. According

Published on: September 19th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Kaspersky launches 2014 security offerings

Security software vendor Kaspersky Lab has launched its refreshed line of security solutions for 2014: Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2014 and Kaspersky Internet Security 2014. The vendor is touting several enhancements and new features that

Published on: August 13th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Kaspersky says partner recruitment up 300 per cent in 2013

Russian security vendor Kaspersky Lab has set ambitious goals around growing its presence in the business to business segment this year, and it released figures this week to demonstrate that it’s well on

Published on: August 1st, 2013 Jeff Jedras