Wednesday, March 07, 2007No excuses for SickKids, says Ontario privacy chief The theft of a laptop from a SickKids physician has resulted in a swift order from Ontario's Information and Privacy Commissioner, Ann Cavoukian. Cavoukian has ordered the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto to implement specific protection mechanisms, including the strong encryption of any personal data that is taken off-site.
Thursday, March 01, 2007Shutting the tap on data leaks Corporate security lapses are once again sweeping the news hour, but these days the culprit is just as likely to be an inside source - a paid employee at a reputable company - as a hacker doing evil somewhere in a Moscow basement
Monday, February 12, 2007Coping with the enemy within Corporate security lapses are once again sweeping the news hour, but these days the culprit is just as likely to be an inside source -- a paid employee at a reputable company – as a hacker doing evil somewhere in a Moscow basement.
Wednesday, December 20, 2006Beware of old drives' tales Data thieves don't have to be programming wizards to get their hands on your personal information. They often find hard drives that contain financial and other sensitive data at flea markets, charity shops, the city dump, and even on eBay. These tips will help you render an old drive's files unreadable.
Tuesday, December 19, 2006Trojan worming its way through Skype chat? Computer security analysts are studying reports of a worm that may be circulating via a feature in Skype Ltd.'s popular VOIP (voice over Internet protocol) service.
Sunday, October 15, 2006New military Evoting lacks security, critics say An electronic system set up last month by the U.S. Department of Defense to help overseas soldiers and other military personnel and contractors cast ballots in U.S. elections lacks security safeguards, critics say.
Thursday, August 03, 2006Sybase enhances mobile management package Pitching tighter integration for ease of use, Sybase Inc. has repackaged its iAnywhere line of mobile software products to make e-mail, security, application and device management more interoperable.
Monday, July 24, 2006Toronto's new WiFi network raises many concerns The wireless fidelity (WiFi) network soon to be launched by Toronto Hydro Telecom Inc. has triggered quite a few concerns about user privacy, data security, and even public health.
Tuesday, June 27, 2006Antiphishing security software in the making Symantec Corp. said it would release in September a beta version of a security software product that hardens a computer's defenses against e-commerce and banking fraud. The software, Norton Confidential, will detect when a Web site or malicious program is trying to swipe a user name or password, a rising form of Internet crime called phishing, Symantec said.
Thursday, May 25, 2006Product hits
Thursday, May 11, 2006Accelerator doubles up With more Web-based applications, denser content and richer media fattening up the enterprise cyberworld, the demand for more sophisticated application accelerators is higher than ever, and growing.
Monday, April 10, 2006Security: Guarding the crown jewels Protection of the organization’s crown jewels, its critical data assets, begins with a sound data security strategy. By adopting the best practices outlined in this article, you can help prevent unauthorized access to sensitive corporate data while preserving legitimate access to data resources and supporting the detection of misuse of data by authorized users.
Thursday, March 30, 2006How to fend off the pigs The New York Times recently took a front-page swipe at the (Internet) age-old question of whether an unprotected wireless network amounts to an open invitation for any piggybacker who happens by with a laptop.
Thursday, October 27, 2005Portable drives that protect your data USB flash drives are ideal for transporting large quantities of data, but they have a knack for getting lost. Luckily, several new models are designed to protect data. Here are a few.
Thursday, September 15, 2005Builder outsources collaboration There was a time, not six months ago, that Darren Soltes would cringe at the notion of having to resort to e-mail as a professional, urbane communication tool in the workplace. Soltes wanted to work together, to pool resources and act as a team in real-time.
Tuesday, September 06, 2005SPIT is biggest VoIP threat, experts say Voice over IP (VoIP) may be gaining ground in the consumer market, but companies are taking their VoIP deployment one step at a time, generally using the technology within the confines of the enterprise network. Businesses are not too concerned about VoIP security either, according to industry experts. And as long as VoIP communications are within the bounds of the company network, security is a no-brainer, they say.
Monday, September 05, 2005Living in an all-Internet Protocol world Hossein Eslambolchi is a man of many titles. He is president of AT&T Global Networking Technology Services and AT&T Labs, as well as CIO and CTO of AT&T proper. When Hossein talks, I listen. And what he talks about in late August is the inevitable move to 100 percent IP networking.
Thursday, June 23, 2005senior partner, Fox Group Consulting At the heart of Telus Mobility’s new Multi-Network Data Access Solution (MNDAS) is IBM’s WebSphere Everyplace Connection Manager (WECM) that will provide security, authentication and roaming across multiple wireless networks. Announced last month, this new managed service offering serves both the public safety (such as government and police departments) and business sectors for data access and transfer.
Wednesday, June 22, 2005Fairmont enhances customer service with self-service kiosks One of Toronto's oldest hotels has turned to new and innovative technology to enhance customer service. Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is running a pilot project with three wireless self-serve kiosks at Toronto's venerable Fairmont Royal York. Fairmont partnered with IBM to create these kiosks. Big Blue provided the kiosk hardware, middleware, software, application development service, as well as implementation services.
Monday, December 13, 2004Novell Linux Desktop heads to the office Every new Linux distribution, particularly from an established vendor such as Novell Inc.'s SUSE division, brings with it the question "Is it ready to take on Microsoft on the desktop?" We recently got a copy of the Novell Linux Desktop, which was created to offer an alternative corporate desktop operating system that meets the needs of most structured task workers.
Monday, October 11, 2004Polycom heads for the desktop Polycom Inc. next week is set to take the wraps off a software-only desktop video client that requires no special hardware, and a management appliance to simplify customer call scheduling and distribution of software updates to endpoints.
Sunday, June 13, 2004Network Associates updates IPS products Network Associates Inc. on Monday announced new versions of its two intrusion prevention (IPS) products, IntruShield and Entercept, that it says will make it easier to protect corporate networks from so-called "zero day" attacks, attempts to break in to networks using previously unknown vulnerabilities.
Thursday, April 29, 2004Can't get Star Wars trailer? Blame Canada A Canadian company has developed a security system that protects previews and special events footage as they're beamed from satellites directly into cinema-house projector rooms.
Wednesday, March 31, 2004Cutting the Cord Even though wireless has undeniable appeal, embracing it is certainly not without risk. Here's some advice from a variety of experts on how to perform your 'high-wireless act' without taking a fall.
Thursday, February 12, 2004Avaya makes security standard Avaya Inc. is moving away from a proprietary security protocol to a standards-based solution for its new IP telephony software, Communications Manager 2.0. It's a move that could make all the difference to security-conscious companies, says one industry observer.