How to protect Secure Shell access

A considerable number of Canadian IT departments rely on the Secure Shell protocol for automating access management thanks to it being embedded in a wide number of IT, networking and security products. Its

Published on: August 25th, 2014 Howard Solomon

BC security firm sold to Kaseya

A British Columbia maker of integrated two factor authentication, single sign on and password management solutions has been snapped up by a provider of cloud-based IT management for service providers and enterprises. Scorpion Software of

Published on: August 12th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Putting the finger on security

Toting around a smart phone with a replacement value of several hundred dollars is something most people do casually these days, with little thought about security. For those who do, Samsung Electronics has

Published on: April 16th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Oracle enhances identity suite

Oracle has enhanced its Identity Management suite to improve protection to enterprise, cloud and mobile applications. The company said Thursday changes to 11g Release 2 of the platform include an wizard to make installation easier, a cloud access

Published on: April 10th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Background: Why the use of voice biometrics is increasing

It's not uncommon to see people walking down a street chattering away over their smart phones through a Bluetooth connection -- but they pull out the handset to type in a password for

Published on: March 11th, 2014 Howard Solomon

SecureKey signs fourth Canadian bank for Concierge

ING Direct Canada, the branchless-bank used by 1.8 million Canadians, has become the fourth financial institution to adopt SecureKey's Concierge service for securely authenticating onto a large number of federal Web sites. The

Published on: December 10th, 2013 Howard Solomon

Two smart card readers for iOS devices

Two-factor authentication isn’t needed to access most computer systems, but if your organization –or branch of the Canadian armed forces -- demands it, it can be a problem using some mobile devices.BlackBerry has

Published on: July 10th, 2013 Howard Solomon

How to make a strong Windows 8 picture password

The latest version of Microsoft Corp.’s Windows operating system offers users a unique way of employing gesture and images as an alternative to passwords when logging onto their machines.Rather than using an alphanumeric

Published on: February 22nd, 2013

Secure mobile e-commerce closer for big carriers

Subscribers to Canada’s three biggest cellphone companies are a step closer to getting a secure system on handsets for e-commerce and other transactions that require assured user authentication. That’s as a result of

Published on: February 20th, 2013 Howard Solomon