Global ‘Elderwood’ attacks in 2014 suggest deeper threat

A flurry of "zero-day" attacks around the world this year could have a common origin in the "Elderwood" attack platform, says a new report by security company Symantec. The platform is a "consumer-friendly"

Published on: May 15th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

Implications for encryption

(This blog is by Sangam Manikkayam Iyer, principal security specialist, Symantec Canada) Companies of the past, present and future would all agree: data is critical for business, and its integrity and confidentiality must

Published on: May 6th, 2014 IT World Canada

Symantec unveils new intelligence-focused approach to security

Symantec Corp. is launching a slate of new security solutions for the enterprise, focused on an approach that shows IT staff only the most dangerous attacks headed their way – and letting them

Published on: May 5th, 2014 Candice So

7 signs of Internet security trouble

Every year Symantec issues an Internet Security Threat report, which gathers data from its products, services and third party sources to paint a picture of the security landscape. What it found in 2013

Published on: April 15th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Spear phishing campaigns are more sophisticated: Symantec

Cyber-criminals are getting better at using targeted attack methods and strategic planning to break into the digital data vaults of major corporations, according to Symantec Corp. Last year set a record both in

Published on: April 8th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Symantec chops CEO

Symatec Corp. has suddenly fired CEO Steve Bennett and temporarily replaced him with long-time board member Michael Brown. The move came Thursday almost two months after the company reported revenue for the quarter

Published on: March 21st, 2014 Howard Solomon

RSA conference: One shared threat database in security’s future

SAN FRANCISCO – With daily headlines about new malware, dangerous threats, and unforeseen attack vectors, it might be easy to believe that hackers will soon be the victors of the cybersecurity war. But

Published on: February 27th, 2014 Candice So

Symantec to kill Backup Exec.cloud

A lack of features such as mobile access and content-sharing has prompted Symantec Corp. to announce it is shutting down its cloud-based backup solution, Backup Exec.cloud. Cloud data backup solutions have become prevalent

Published on: November 27th, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano

Mobile device users putting workplace at risk: Report

Many Canadian workers are sharing corporate information with friends and families through online storage sites and some are allowing their kids to download games, shop and play on work devices. These and other

Published on: October 3rd, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano