Articles By Richard Bray

Usability critical for good mobile security

Usability critical for good mobile security

The consequences of a data breach can be far-reaching and complex, but in almost every case the cause is simple....

April 21st, 2008 Richard Bray
These WISE guys aim to shape future of wireless security

These WISE guys aim to shape future of wireless security

The world can't get enough wireless. Canada's Research in Motion has put a whole desktop of communication in anybody's pocket....

March 10th, 2008 Richard Bray
Government faces Facebook reality

Government faces Facebook reality

The power of social networking struck the federal government with unmistakable force in December. Industry Minister Jim Prentice had intended...

December 21st, 2007 Richard Bray
Access policies can unlock database value

Access policies can unlock database value

If the devil is in the details, data warehouses might be the IT security manager's gateway to a fiery underworld.The...

December 5th, 2007 Richard Bray
Public utility’s bare insecurities

Public utility’s bare insecurities

EditorialThe shocking image of an electrical generator ripping itself apart in a simulated hacking attack opens a CNN report on...

October 31st, 2007 Richard Bray
The economics of e-security

The economics of e-security

Hacker market pushes security mainstreamWhen a computer scientist gets an MBA, and then becomes almost infatuated with economics, the result...

October 5th, 2007 Richard Bray
Stupid tags don’t make smart cards

Stupid tags don’t make smart cards

EditorialPossibly as early as the beginning of next year, Canadians and Americans will be breezing across the border between British...

September 17th, 2007 Richard Bray
Estonia’s unsolved zombie insurgence

Estonia’s unsolved zombie insurgence

The origin of the attacks on Estonia's Internet infrastructure may never be known. Hackers typically don't sign their work with...

July 22nd, 2007 Richard Bray
Privacy, link analysis and counter-terrorism

Privacy, link analysis and counter-terrorism

Battle lines may soon be drawn for a confrontation over "the world's longest undefended border," the 8,800 kilometres that divide...

May 30th, 2007 Richard Bray
It’s time for a new password

It’s time for a new password

Users hate passwords. They don't like entering them to gain access to a system; they don't like inventing new ones...

May 10th, 2007 Richard Bray