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Carleton University opens security lab

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.

2004 seen bringing more, worse cyberattacks

The New Year will offer weary network administrators little respite from a new generation of Internet worms, viruses and targeted hacks that appeared in 2003, according to security experts.

NCR touts Windows-based ATMs

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 warns of wireless security hole

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.

How much security

Who plays more games? The people trying to penetrate networks and wreak havoc, or the vendors who dream up products and services to thwart them?

How Boeing fights viruses

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.

Study shows lack of disaster planning

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.

Blackout highlights enterprise need for backup plans

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.

All about defaults

The number one vulnerability in computer systems, says one of the outfits that's supposed to know about these things, lies not in faulty firewalls but in . . . default settings.

Hack forces security audit at Morningstar Canada

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.

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Tour Trend Micro’s new cyber security research lab in Toronto

  Cyber threats are becoming increasingly sophisticated, targeting everything from your inbox to elections, and Canada sees its fair share of them. Between 2011 and...

IBM Think 2018 at a glance

Ginni Rometty, IBM chairman, president and CEO, during her chairman’s address at the Mandalay Events Center in Las Vegas. Photo by Alex Coop. More than...

Executives tell us their password security best practices

For Cyber Security Awareness month in Canada, we asked executives in the tech community about their best practices for password security.

Data breaches put the bottom line at risk as consumers lose trust in brands

A FireEye survey found that consumers worldwide are security-aware and a data breach will affect how much information they share. For IT, it’s leverage at the board level for more investment.