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January 2014 in review: Spectrum auction suprise

The first month of the year ought to be sluggish for news, with people shaking off the holiday, and, in...

December 13th, 2014 Howard Solomon

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6 tips to improve data breach response

       Senior executives and boards are waking up to the dangers of cyber attacks. But how ready are they to...

December 4th, 2014 Howard Solomon

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Home Depot bill for cleaning up breach so far is US$43 million — and climbing

Security vendors always warn that the cost of fixing an IT breach can be costly. Sometimes organizations dismiss this as...

November 25th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Data breach notification in Canada

Canada needs a data breach notification system, and fast

2011 was declared the Year of the Data Breach. It was overshadowed by 2012's cybercrime exploits. Then 2013 broke all...

November 17th, 2014 Claudiu Popa

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Police close Silk Road 2.0 alleged criminal network and 400 Web sites

The dismantling this week of the SilkRoad 2.0 Web site for anonymously buying and selling alleged illegal drugs and other unlawful goods...

November 7th, 2014 Howard Solomon

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Federal data breaches up again

The number of data breaches reported to the federal privacy commissioner by bureaucrats increased, hitting a record high according to...

October 30th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Adobe hack might be worse than thought: Report

Put IT security in hands of a chief risk officer, says Canadian expert

Organizations must take IT security away from the information technology department and put it in the hand of a chief...

October 20th, 2014 Howard Solomon

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You’re going the wrong way about data encryption if you’re not doing this

For the protection of sensitive data, tokenization is every bit as important as data encryption. We are all very familiar...

October 10th, 2014 Michael Ball

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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....

October 7th, 2014 Howard Solomon