How Safe Is Your Antivirus Software From Attack?

Another day, another problem with antivirus software. Antivirus tools are designed to protect your computers, but events over the years suggest that they can end up causing their own problems. Antivirus firms have had their fair share of dramas, even over the last few months. In January, Trend Micro patched a security bug in its […]

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Canadian Cybercrime Just Isn’t That Dangerous

Oh, Canada! Fake IDs and stolen logins? Is that all you’re doing? Canadians might just be too polite for more violent forms of cybercrime. We’re involved in online crime to a certain extent, buying and selling stolen data and documents, but that’s where it tends to end for us. That’s the view of Christopher Budd, […]

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IT Futures Registration is Live

Get in on the ground floor Today is a big day for Black Arts Illuminated, SecTor’s parent company. Early bird registration for its new conference, IT Futures, opens today, in co-ordination with a brand new web site.IT Futures will give technology experts and businesspeople alike a unique view into emerging technologies, explaining how they will […]

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Are You Spending Enough On IT Security?

Most Canadian firms aren’t, according to industry figures. How much should your organization be spending on security? According to analyst figures, about 14% of the IT budget – but less than a quarter of companies are spending that much.Last year, IDC released a report analyzing Canadian companies’ security budgets to find out how much they […]

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Moving Beyond The Password

Passwords aren’t secure. So what’s the alternative? Google is testing its own anti-password login mechanism using mobile phones as two-factor authentication (2FA) devices, following hard on the heels of Yahoo, whichlaunched a password-free login system for its users in October.Companies like these are offering new authentication mechanisms because passwords are a terrible way to authorize […]

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When Insider Threats Come From The Outside

Not all insiders work at a desk in your company. Insider threats don’t always come from your office. Are you prepared to manage those that don’t?We all understand the classic insider threat: a malicious employee, perhaps disgruntled at being passed over for a promotion, may steal valuable data to sell on the open market or […]

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Making Malware That Sticks

How do malware writers create and test their malicious code? They lurk all over the world, from basements to offices, trying to take down your machines from afar. Malware writers have produced some devious code, eluding anti-virus tools to get their programs on your machine. From there, they will send spam, serve up their illegal […]

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IoT Security: It’s Coming To The Office – Are You Prepared

Consumer IoT devices are coming to your company, whether you want them or not. When it comes to technology, what finds its way into the home will eventually worm its way into the office.  We saw it with social media, mobile devices, and cloud file sharing services, all of which the IT department now has […]

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IoT Security: Navigating The IoT’s Data Ocean

Ann Cavoukian has a plan to shore up privacy in a ubiquitously connected world Ann Cavoukian is interested in your privacy, especially in a world where everything is connected to everything else. If you thought you were living in a technology landscape filled with data and analytics, you haven’t seen anything yet, she warned. As […]

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IoT Security: Assessing the Hidden Risks

IoT Security: Assessing the Hidden Risks Imagine a scifi novel, set 50 years into the future. In it, someone is confronted by a forest of Internet-connected devices. Dusty, with faded colours and logos that no one remembers, they continue humming away, their blinking lights dim but still active. And no one knows what they do. […]

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IoT Security: Can You Trust Your Fridge?

Tripwire’s IoT Hack Lab team warn about IoT botnets and homes that might be too smart for their own good. What’s the only real way to render an Internet of Things device safe? Unplug it, says Craig Young. He is a security expert at Tripwire, which ran its first IoT Hack Lab at the SecTor […]

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