58 cents or $200 – how much does a lost record cost? Just how accurate can you be when estimating the cost of a lost record in a data breach? A spat between Verizon and data breach expert Larry Ponemon has thrown the question into sharp focus. This figure is important to CISOs. They have […]Read more
Should IoT devices tell you how they’re messing with your privacy? Or is privacy an illusion anyway? IBM has formed an entire business unit around it, Cisco says that there will be 50 billion devices connected to it, and governments are quietly grumbling about the privacy implications of it. Welcome to the Internet of Things. […]Read more
When SecTor opens its doors this October, it will once again be cybersecurity awareness month, as dictated by the Canadian government. Cybersecurity awareness is certainly a serious issue, but are we getting it right? And if not, why not? Not only is cybersecurity awareness failing as a concept, but the entire concept may be a […]Read more
We’re getting more vulnerabilities these days, but are we disclosing them responsibly? And what does that mean, anyway? The National Vulnerability Database – a NIST site that documents security flaws as they emerge – added 7,903 software security flaws last year, compared to 5,186 in 2013. That’s a 52% increase. And Secunia, which publishes a […]Read more
A decade on, TASK is more important to its members than ever. It has been ten years since the Toronto Area Security Klatch (TASK) first started. We formed it because we wanted to create a community of security practitioners in the Toronto area. A year later, we created SecTor, a small, high-quality security conference that […]Read more
Canada has no shortage of data breaches. Last year, it suffered 276,000 record breaches across 57 incidents – and that number is artificially low, claim some, because these are only the publicly reported breaches. Companies probably aren’t reporting a lot of them. Today, there is no federal law that mandates it, and precious few provincial […]Read more
Held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in downtown Toronto, the SecTor conference runs two full days, October 20th and 21st, with an optional training day October 19th. Featuring Keynotes from North America’s most respected and trusted experts, our speakers are true security professionals with depth of understanding on topics that matter. SecTor is a […]Read more
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