#EncryptITWC – An IT World Canada.com Twitter chat

Updated by Candice So Apr. 24, 2014 at 4:05pm ET: We ran a Twitter chat on encryption under the @itworldca Twitter account. Read on for a quick recap of the tweets from today's

Published on: April 17th, 2014 Candice So

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

Use big data to fight security threats in 2014: Ovum

Enterprise organizations should look to big data analytics and other options to battle increasing security threats in 2014, according to technology analyst firm Ovum. The best protected government and military and enterprise systems

Published on: November 26th, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano

Organizations taking longer to detect breaches: report

The retail industry reported 15 per cent more data breaches in 2012 compared to the previous year but what could be more alarming is that it is taking longer for organizations to detect

Published on: February 14th, 2013

New EU cybercrime rules to impact business

Businesses are concerned over the European Commission’s plans of imposing strict data breach reporting rules on companies and organizations in its efforts to combat global cybercrime.Under the proposal, European Union countries would have

Published on: February 7th, 2013

Interview: Symantec’s October surprises

In this week's podcast, we talk to Kevin Haley, director of Symantec Security Response, about the company's latest intelligence report. He'll tell us about some new online threats that are emerging, how people

Published on: November 16th, 2012 brian bloom

Top 7 security threats for 2013

The cat-and-mouse game between hackers and security professionals continues. As security technologies evolve over the next year, we can expect cybercriminals to step up their game in several key ways, says Chris Astacio,

Published on: November 15th, 2012 brian bloom

Sourcefire puts persistent malware in its sights

It’s almost impossible to stop every online outlaw from breaking into your network. So, an enterprise security firm has decided to go after the repeat offenders. Sourcefire Inc. a Maryland-based cyber-security company, has

Published on: November 12th, 2012 brian bloom

Info leaks on Canadian sites: Privacy Commissioner

Some of Canada’s most-visited Web sites operated by large corporations are giving away user information – without their consent or knowledge – to third party advertisers, the Privacy Commissioner reports.Jennifer Stoddart and her federal

Published on: September 26th, 2012 Brian Jackson