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Archive for the data security Category

Uber used tech tool to shield data from police outside U.S.

Posted 12 January 2018 by coastvan | Tagged As: | Categories: data security | Comments Off

NEW YORK — The ride-sharing company Uber confirmed Thursday that it had technology to shield company data when law enforcement raided its offices outside the U.S.


Border inspections of electronic devices hits record high

Posted 8 January 2018 by coastvan | Tagged As: | Categories: data security | Comments Off

WASHINGTON — The government inspected a record number of international travellers’ electronic devices last year, expanding a practice that has drawn alarm from privacy advocates.


Google says phones, tablets also affected by newly discovered security issue

Posted 4 January 2018 by coastvan | Tagged As: | Categories: data security | Comments Off

TORONTO — Google says a newly discovered security vulnerability initially thought to be linked to most modern computers is actually a threat to smartphones and tablets as well.


"Case not made" for Liberal bill’s problematic cyberspy powers, researchers

Posted 19 December 2017 by coastvan | Tagged As: | Categories: data security | Comments Off

OTTAWA — The Liberal government’s ill-defined plan to give Canada’s cyberspy agency wide-ranging powers to go on the attack against threats could trample civil liberties, warns a newly released analysis.


Privacy commissioner opens formal investigation into Uber data breach

Posted 11 December 2017 by coastvan | Tagged As: | Categories: data security | Comments Off

OTTAWA — The federal privacy commissioner said Monday it has opened a formal investigation into the large data breach that Uber announced in November.


Experts: Focus on managing cyber attacks, not eliminating them

Posted 10 December 2017 by coastvan | Tagged As: | Categories: data security | Comments Off

TORONTO — Companies trying to stay ahead of the increasing threat of cyberattacks need to be cognizant of one simple fact: there is no perfect antidote or turnkey solution against criminals bent on breaching their systems.


Study finds Canadian companies may be at risk when replacing IT equipment

Posted 30 November 2017 by coastvan | Tagged As: | Categories: data security | Comments Off

According to a study conducted by Leger and commissioned by TechReset, data security is the main concern for 93 per cent of IT professionals. However, only two out of 10 IT professionals say their company hires a specialized company when disposing of u…


Tech firms scrounging for skilled workers training their own

Posted 24 November 2017 by coastvan | Tagged As: | Categories: data security | Comments Off

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. — Some information technology companies are growing so concerned about their inability to find enough digital talent that they’re training their own.


Tap young talent on looming security issues, Google executive urges

Posted 20 November 2017 by coastvan | Tagged As: | Categories: data security | Comments Off

HALIFAX — One of the world’s top technology executives is urging democratic countries to turn to youth in a bid to find innovative solutions to looming security problems.


Canada faces Russia linked cyberthreats at home and abroad, NATO chief says

Posted 20 November 2017 by coastvan | Tagged As: | Categories: data security | Comments Off

HALIFAX — The head of NATO is urging Canada to be vigilant about the threat of Russian cyberwarfare both on the battlefield and at home.


VerticalScope confirms user information stolen from six hacked websites

Posted 13 November 2017 by coastvan | Tagged As: | Categories: data security | Comments Off

Toronto-based VerticalScope Inc. says six of the community websites it administers were hacked last month in the latest of a recent series of data breaches affecting Canadian online user information.


No one is immune from hacks, says former Yahoo CEO

Posted 9 November 2017 by coastvan | Tagged As: | Categories: data security | Comments Off

WASHINGTON — Former Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer told lawmakers Wednesday that the threat from state-sponsored hackers has changed the playing field so dramatically that even the best-defended companies can fall victim.


FBI again finds itself unable to unlock a gunman’s cellphone

Posted 9 November 2017 by coastvan | Tagged As: | Categories: data security | Comments Off

WASHINGTON — The Texas church massacre is providing a familiar frustration for law enforcement: FBI agents are unable to unlock the gunman’s encrypted cellphone to learn what evidence it might hold.


Accenture survey: concern about cybercrime limiting Canadians’ use of online services

Posted 6 November 2017 by coastvan | Tagged As: | Categories: data security | Comments Off

According to a survey by Accenture, 53 per cents of Canadian respondents say their concern about cybercrime is limiting their use of online services.


Digital Threat Detection webinar now available for replay

Posted 27 October 2017 by coastvan | Tagged As: | Categories: data security | Comments Off

Canadian Security magazine recently hosted “Digital Threat Detection & Response Best Practices,” a webinar presentation provided by Mike Wilkinson, Managing Consultant, Trustwave SpiderLabs Incident Response (North America).