Tag Archives : #security

Know thyself, know thy enemy  

Sometimes a new lens can show an age-old problem in a clearer light. At least that’s the thinking behind a new white paper from HP Enterprise (HPE) The Business of Hacking, which puts a new spin on how C-level stakeholders can view the cybercrime community. There is no question that cybercrime has become an enterprise […]

Shogo Cottrell, security strategist, HPE Security, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Colin Wallis, executive director, Kantara Initiative

Are passwords really passé?  

Future proofing anything is a monumental challenge in the IT world these days. Identification and authentication are areas that are especially problematic. For every password protocol or biometric innovation, there’s a very real threat of counterattack. The digital identity world is coming out with all sorts of innovations; some are viable, some border on the […]

Held for Ransom

Within the past month, several high-profile attacks have brought an increasingly popular form of malware into the public eye. It’s known as ransomware, and it encrypts the victim’s files, then demands payment for the key to decrypt them. And people are paying – the Cyber Threat Alliance reports that people have paid over $325 million […]

Jerome Segura, senior security researcher, Malwarebytes

Shawn Rosemarin, Chief-of Staff, Americas Systems Engineering, VMware

Mobility Phase III – a new take on business productivity

In today’s work world, productivity is measured by outcome rather than time, and performance, not presence, serves as the better gauge of employee value. And while brick and mortar buildings continue to exist to support some in-office activities, a new distributed workforce model has evolved that relies increasingly on mobile and collaboration technologies that link […]

The ugly truth about ransomware

Recent media coverage of hospitals attacked by ransomware in Ottawa and Norfolk County has alerted everyone to the inherent dangers – and complexity – of these nefarious attacks, which are increasing at an alarming rate. While cyberattacks receiving the most press in recent years have been focused on stealing information or outright theft, the motivation […]

Amir Belkhelladi, cybersecurity practice lead, Deloitte Eastern Canada