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Most makers of IoT devices still don’t explain how personal info is used: Report

Makers of Internet-connected devices are still not being up front enough with buyers about the amount and handling of personal...

September 22nd, 2016 Howard Solomon

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Top tips for securing big data environments

Protecting data security is a detailed, continuous responsibility which should be part of every best practice. Organizations that know their...

September 2nd, 2016 IT World Canada Team

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Ashley Madison attack aided by credentials theft: Report

Poor administrator identity and access management controls were at the heart of last year’s huge data breach at Avid Life...

August 24th, 2016 Howard Solomon

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Many federal managers had unneeded access to employees’ personal information: CBC

As many as 70,000 managers had excess and unneeded access to the personal details of all 300,000 federal employees enrolled...

July 21st, 2016 Howard Solomon

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Canada’s privacy laws need to be updated. But don’t look to Europe or the US for guidance, experts say

Even Justin Trudeau thinks Canada needs to update its data privacy laws for the 21st century, but the recently passed E.U.-U.S. Privacy...

July 21st, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

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Breach notification reporting can be complicated without proper skills, tools

A key question raised by pending changes to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), which require organizations to...

July 18th, 2016 Gary Hilson

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U.S. law can’t force American service providers to turn over foreign data: Court

Organizations  worried about the ability of American law enforcement agencies to get at electronic data in foreign data centres have...

July 15th, 2016 Howard Solomon

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How SaskPower handled an employee snooping incident

Although the odds are data breaches will be executed by people outside the enterprise, the possible threat of insiders always...

July 8th, 2016 Howard Solomon

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Is Blockchain a “world-changing” technology?

Blockchain is the technology that underpins the Bitcoin cryptocurrency. Because Bitcoin is much loved by anarchists, drug dealers and fraudsters,...

June 27th, 2016 Yogi Schulz