Articles By Michael Ball

security and privacy issues

Darktrace: The enterprise immune system

I understand that many of you reading this have never worked in a security operations centre (SOC), but there's a good chance...

March 3rd, 2015 Michael Ball
Three reasons why executives find IT to be such an enigma

This Canadian company aims to turn virtual desktop infrastructure upside down

First, some history. For the past decade and a half, Citrix and then VMWare have promised to deliver virtual desktop ...

November 28th, 2014 Michael Ball
Data Breach Graphic

This Toronto-based company takes data encryption to new heights– Goodbye hackers

The standard information security mantra is to protect sensitive data where it resides, but I say that with the number...

November 20th, 2014 Michael Ball

You’re going the wrong way about data encryption if you’re not doing this

For the protection of sensitive data, tokenization is every bit as important as data encryption. We are all very familiar...

October 10th, 2014 Michael Ball

The demise of excess access: A eulogy for traditional VPN

Once upon a time, in a world where mobile meant "laptop" or "remote home PC", Corporate network connectivity came in...

August 26th, 2014 Michael Ball