With all of the data breaches making headlines today - like the Canada Revenue Agency's loss of 900 Social Insurance Numbers due to Heartbleed this week - it's becoming clearer than ever that businesses and organizations need to closely guard their data. One of the easiest ways to do that?
Sometimes it takes a crisis to get people to pay attention. The Heartbleed bug definitely counts as a crisis, and the people responsible for OpenSSL now have reason to hope they'll be taken more seriously by some industry players with deep pockets. Considering the role that OpenSSL plays in making
Mistakes can happen in any organization, but when the office of the federal privacy commissioner loses an unencrypted hard drive with personal information it must sting. But that's what happened on Feb 14 during the agency's move to Gatineau, Que. from its home across the river in Ottawa. The Toronto Star revealed
To earn the professional designation of Information Systems Professional, or I.S.P., CIPS now requires applicants to pass an ethics exam. I was on the committee that helped create that exam and I think we can learn almost as much from the questions we did not include as from those questions