Average cost of U.S. data breach climbs to US$12.7 million: Report

The cost of a data breach in terms of public confidence and trust in an organization is hard to measure. But if you want to put a figure on the economic cost to an

Published on: October 7th, 2014 Howard Solomon

The chase at Chase begins

When banks get hit by a data breach it's big news because of what's at stake -- banks have more personal data on customers than retailers -- and the assumption that the bigger

Published on: October 6th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Yes, it’s a bad year for breaches

It not only feels like 2014 is a terrible year for data security, it is, at least in the U.S., where the Identity Theft Resource Center keeps track. The centre's most recent count

Published on: September 30th, 2014 Howard Solomon

New bug worse than Heartbleed

Security experts are flagging a new bug in Bash, a type of popular Linux software, saying it could be more dangerous to users than Heartbleed. Bash, which is used to control the command

Published on: September 25th, 2014 Candice So

IT systems of US military contractors breached, says report

The need for departmental co-operation was one of the prime lessons from the 9/11 attack which governments -- and the private sector -- should have come away with if they want to increase IT

Published on: September 18th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Augment encryption with tokenization

For the protection of sensitive data, tokenization is every bit as important as data encryption. We are all very familiar with the requirement to encrypt sensitive data at rest as well as in

Published on: September 17th, 2014 Michael Ball

Monitoring software adds ability to send alerts

Organizations with very sensitive data don’t merely have tough network security gear; they may also go so far as recording every keystroke employees enter and monitoring for suspicious activity. One supplier is Boston-based

Published on: September 15th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Are most Canadian companies willing to “roll the dice” on data breaches?

We roll our eyes when news reports reveal another data breach, but maybe we shouldn’t be surprised: A privacy lawyer at one of the country’s biggest law firms, says 70 per cent of

Published on: September 12th, 2014 Howard Solomon

No short-cuts to IT security, Canadian retailers warned

Retailers around the world are reeling from an avalanche of data thefts this year, leaving many paralyzed about what to do. But a Canadian security expert warned retailers here not to take short-cuts

Published on: September 12th, 2014 Howard Solomon