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

Published on: March 26th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

Five Ways to Ensure Encryption is More Effective and Manageable

Encrypting data on laptops, notebooks and tablet computers is now widely accepted as a best practice for any organization. Indeed, it is an obligation for most industries that have any form of regulatory

Published on: August 20th, 2013 Jeff

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

Montreal firm updates database management system

Montreal-based Sand Technology Inc. will release in September the latest iteration of its column-oriented database management system, Sand CDBMS 6, the primary focus of which is the cloud scalability for managing workloads, said the company’s

Published on: July 23rd, 2010 Kathleen Lau

Business leaders overvalue data encryption: Study

IT managers are typically well aware of the importance of data encryption, especially when trying to secure laptops and PCs. But, according to a new survey of Canadian IT and business leaders, business

Published on: March 10th, 2010 Rafael Ruffolo


An organization representing Canada’s chartered accountants has released a new guide aimed at helping small and medium-sized enterprises protect the increasing volume of sensitive data they collect. The Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants

Published on: September 4th, 2009 Rafael Ruffolo

TelstraClear embarks on PCI security project

AUCKLAND - Telecommunications provider TelstraClear is investing more than NZ$1 million (US$645,000) over two years to be one of first ISPs in New Zealand to be compliant with the PCI (Payments Card Industry)

Published on: October 6th, 2008 Ulrika Hedquist

Hong Kong earmarks funds for patient data security

HONG KONG - The Hospital Authority here has earmarked HK$35 million (US$4.4 million) to improve patient data security and privacy based on recommendations by the privacy commissioner and authority's own taskforce. The HA

Published on: September 10th, 2008 Computerworld Hong Kong staff

Data security sanctions imposed on U.K. government

The Cabinet Office has published a range of mandatory measures to prevent a repeat of the data loss scandal that hit HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) last year. Any disc, USB stick or

Published on: June 30th, 2008 Computerworld UK staff