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

Coalition of vendors unmasks cyber espionage group

More than one IT security expert has said enterprises and vendors need to work more closely to fight the rising amount of cyber crime. Last week some of the biggest names in IT

Published on: October 20th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Put IT security in hands of a chief risk officer, says Canadian expert

Organizations must take IT security away from the information technology department and put it in the hand of a chief risk officer if they want to make a meaningful dent in the increasing

Published on: October 20th, 2014 Howard Solomon

YouTube popularity attracting criminals

Enterprises are increasingly using YouTube as their vehicle for hosting internal an external videos. However, researchers at vendor Trend Micro have discovered that criminals are exploiting the popularity of site by finding ways

Published on: October 20th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Don’t fear cloud computing, mobility, says Citrix security lead

Cloud computing and mobility have been in the headlines recently, but not for showing how enterprises use them for making huge productivity gains. Instead they're signs for some of insecure systems thanks after

Published on: October 16th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Dell’s latest NGFW for mid-size firms

Dell's SonicWall division has added a fourth next generation firewall to its SuperMassive 9000 series, which it says has the same protection and performance as its flagship SuperMassive 10000 Series. The new 2U-sized 9800

Published on: October 14th, 2014 Howard Solomon