New PCI standard disappointing, Toronto conference told

Every transaction system used by a North American business that use credit cards has to follow the Payment Card Industry's standards. But against the background of continuing breaches at retailers the PCI's latest

Published on: June 17th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

Are Canada’s telcos at a security tipping point?

Telecommunications providers are giants targets for cyber-attacks because they are hubs for digital traffic. Which is why they have to shift from being reactive to proactive, a telecom conference in Toronto was told

Published on: June 16th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

Post-breach etiquette: nine rules when the worst happens

Sure, into every life a little rain must fall. But are data breaches as inevitable? These days, the answer seems to be Yes. High-profile hacks like Target, the Heartbleed breaches, eBay... the theft

Published on: June 13th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

Heartbleed lessons for security professionals

With the amounts of sensitive personal data held by businesses and public sector agencies these days, the issue of data security is never far from the news. Occasionally it even makes headline news,

Published on: June 9th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

Wide-angle security: modern threats require modern managers

The fact that C-level management is increasingly viewing the entire enterprise through the same wide-angle lens probably doesn't come as big news to most of us. As operations, management and data are increasingly

Published on: June 5th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

Cloud computing triples probability of major data breach: survey

In 2013 the cloud computing market was worth more than US$131 billion, according to Gartner Inc., with huge growth still to come. With huge increases in the number of employees working from home,

Published on: June 4th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

eBay’s security headaches keep piling up

The story about the massive cyber attack that may have compromised as many as 145 million eBay accounts a few months ago – but that was revealed by the online retailer only last

Published on: May 26th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

Canada hit by worldwide PoS infection

Retailers' point-of-sale (PoS) systems seem to be one of the soft targets for cybercriminals looking to steal payment and credit card information from unsuspecting users. A huge global botnet, discovered last week, affected

Published on: May 26th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

Many Canadian firms still vulnerable to Heartbleed: Consultant

More than 40,000 computer systems, including some run by large enterprises, were still vulnerable to the Heartbleed bug more than a month after the world was alerted to the problem and probably still

Published on: May 21st, 2014 Howard Solomon