Data breaches in federal departments soar in 10 months

Here's another sign of how bad network security is in the national capital: The federal government suffered more data breaches in the last 10 months than it has the the last 10 years,

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Policy, practice gap behind federal data breach

The disappearance of an Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) portable hard drive containing the personal information of 583,000 student loan recipients illustrates the critical need to put security and privacy policies into

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When IT security fails

About five years ago I got a call on a Sunday morning from the bank that provided my credit card. Had I done any travelling lately, I was asked – to Israel. No,

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: March 24th, 2014 Howard Solomon

The CIO scandal that could redefine the profession

The way IT is perceived in the enterprise from now on may come down to whether you see Beth Jacob as a victim, a failure, or both. When the CIO of Target stepped

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: March 19th, 2014 Shane Schick

#FollowFriday – People who watch spectrum auctions, big data, and data breaches

For our weekly #FollowFriday post we're bringing you three nerds to add to your list. And we mean that in the good way, in the way that only nerds can be curious enough

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Laptop with health records of 620,000 Albertans stolen

Almost four months after the incident, Albertans are just finding out that a laptop containing the health records of 620,000 residents of the province has gone missing. The laptop, which belongs to an

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Most data breaches can be prevented, says industry study

Over 740 million personal data records held by corporations and governments were exposed in 2013, says an industry association that believes almost all of the breaches could have been avoided with basic security

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Obama curtails NSA’s phone snooping activities

United States President Barack Obama on Friday called for an end to the way the National Security Agency monitors and gathers data on telephone records of Americans as well as those of heads

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NSA uses radio waves to break into computers

The United States National Security Agency has been relying on a secret channel of radio waves that allows the agency access to almost 100,000 computers around the world, even if the machines are

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: January 15th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano