Carleton University in Ottawa opened a new computer security research centre on last month in part to focus on narrowing the gap between academic-driven theoretical research and practical business applications.
Microsoft Windows XP is the way of the future for automated teller machines (ATMs), according to NCR Corp. But the anticipated migration to XP from IBM's OS/2, today's dominant ATM platform, will bring with it a whole new slew of security issues, a company official and analyst cautioned at a press briefing Tuesday.
Cisco Systems Inc. is warning customers using its Aironet wireless access points (APs) about a security vulnerability that could allow attackers to obtain keys used to secure communications on wireless networks.
A veritable who's who of global computer virus experts descended on Toronto recently forrn the 13th Virus Bulletin international conference, where discussions covered everything fromrn worm charming to educating end users.
Despite recent examples such as the blackout in Ontario and raging forest fires inrn British Columbia, many Canadian organizations still fail to see the need for arn comprehensive disaster recovery plan.
Despite last month's debilitating power outage, for many Ontario-based enterprises it was still business continuity as usual in the wake of the catastrophe, according to a couple of IT managed services providers.
Summary: Morningstar Inc.'s Canadian subsidiary is being forced to spend thousands of dollars on a security audit to reassure users about the safety of its investment-research Web site after a person claimed he broke into the unit's servers and accessed confidential customer information.
Experts say that training can reduce security incidents by anywhere from 45% to 70%.
"We asked ourselves why security training couldn't be fun as well as informative."
IT World Canada and it's creative arm, Amazing! Agency have created some training materials which actually make security training engaging and interesting. Each unit starts with a fun video or interactive game and let's you get the interest of the group....
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