Some IT pros still turn off security features for performance: McAfee

Every department in an enterprise is under pressure these days to increase performance, which sometimes means taking shortcuts. But a new report from McAfee suggests that many IT departments are putting their organizations'

Published on: October 29th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Check Point lets IT secure mobile data in a Capsule

Letting the personal mobile devices of staff and business partners to connect to the corporate network is increasingly becoming the norm, with one recent survey suggesting 75 per cent of organizations around the

Published on: October 28th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Organizations taking shortcuts on IT security, says vendor

Target, Home Depot, and last week, Staples – it seems as though there are always new headlines cropping up about data breaches at major retailers or restaurants. For consumers, that can be worrying

Published on: October 27th, 2014 Candice So

Sophisticated attack uses fake Web sites as bait

Government, media and military organizations in the United States, Europe as well as opponents of the Russian government are the targets of a new systematic attack using what Trend Micro researchers are describing

Published on: October 27th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Why security awareness testing can be a risky business

Lance Spitzner is a sneak. His job as an awareness officer is to catch employees engaging in risky IT security behavior, and he’ll do almost anything to snare you. Which is how he

Published on: October 24th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Security pros forgetting the basics, complains expert

All IT security conferences have one thing in common: Speakers have dozens of ghastly, yet funny, stories of blunders. Kellman Meghu, Check Point Software's Toronto-based head of security engineering, told a couple at

Published on: October 23rd, 2014 Howard Solomon

Beware of gift iPads

The first day of the annual SecTor security conference in Toronto was filled with presentations on what to do -- and not to do -- to enhance enterprise protection. Here's a synopsis of

Published on: October 22nd, 2014 Howard Solomon

Give up trying to stop attackers at the perimeter, says ex-CSIS official

It's not just me. After listening to former assistant director of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) turned security consultant Ray Boisvert tell the annual SecTor security conference in Toronto on Tuesday about

Published on: October 22nd, 2014 Howard Solomon

CIRA adds more DNS protection for .ca subscribers

Canada's domain name authority has added a new service to help organizations reduce the impact of malicious attacks to their DNS (domain name system) infrastructure. The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) has created

Published on: October 21st, 2014 Howard Solomon