A U.S. case Canadian CSOs should keep an eye on

CIOs and CSOs have some concerns about their enterprises storing data offshore, particularly in the U.S., over worries that there's a risk sensitive corporate or customer data can't be protected from government reach.

Published on: July 17th, 2014 Howard Solomon

TSA cracks down on mobile phones, devices

Are you planning to fly south of the border anytime soon? The United States Transportation Security Administration said travellers to the U.S. may be asked to power up their mobile phones and other

Published on: July 7th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

Spy agency criticized for Canadian data-gathering

The Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC) routinely sweeps up information on Canadian citizens in the course of monitoring global communications and assessing the vulnerability of federal computer networks. That information can be held

Published on: May 30th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

eBay’s security headaches keep piling up

The story about the massive cyber attack that may have compromised as many as 145 million eBay accounts a few months ago – but that was revealed by the online retailer only last

Published on: May 26th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

Tax info may be a little too ‘shared’: privacy watchdog

Canada's sharing of tax information with the US in compliance with American tax laws may jeopardize the privacy of Canadian dual citizens, warns the country's privacy watchdog. A Canadian Press story, reported in

Published on: May 21st, 2014 Andrew Brooks

I spy, you spy – we all spy

A hefty, and healthy, note of scepticism has been sounded about the US government's high-profile announcement that it is charging five Chinese military officials with hacking the networks of American companies and stealing

Published on: May 21st, 2014 Andrew Brooks

Cisco exec slaps Washington on surveillance allegations

Reports that the U.S. National Security Agency has installed some spying capacity  in equipment from Cisco Systems and other American manufacturers destined for those it wants to keep under surveillance has drawn a

Published on: May 15th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Calgary imaging company scores big win with U.S. agency

An Alberta-based Web and mobile diagnostic imaging specialist is at the centre of a huge new contract awarded by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Calgary Scientific's ResolutionMD enterprise image viewer technology

Published on: May 15th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

New report says NSA adds spy systems to US networking gear

US-made routers and servers shipped to customers abroad may contain backdoor software installed by the National Security Agency (NSA), says a new article by Glenn Greenwald, the Brazil-based journalist who facilitated the public

Published on: May 13th, 2014 Andrew Brooks