Data Protection

What Is the Cost of Losing Your Online Privacy?

Matthew Held | Posted 07.17.2015 | Canada Business
Matthew Held

Anyone who uses a social network, a website, app or a gadget that regularly collects some personal information about them is a product. Companies increasingly know more about you than your family and friends. The fear is what happens when the information you provide in one context is used in an entirely different context because it is sold. Internet spying and surveillance according to a 2012 Wall Street Journal report is one of the fastest growing businesses, estimated to be worth $156 billion a year. Mostly private companies capture data from countless channels.

Your Confidential Emails Aren't As Secure As You Think

Neil Seeman | Posted 02.15.2015 | Canada
Neil Seeman

Just like a postcard, an email passes through a lot of different people's easy access. The average email is fully stored and searchable on about six computers. Astonishingly however, lawyers, accountants, political leaders and financial professionals transmit highly confidential information by email.

The Cyber Security Crisis Must be Confronted

Neil Seeman | Posted 02.09.2015 | Canada Business
Neil Seeman

The number one concern of businesses is -- or should be -- cyber-security. According to the FBI, law firms and accounting firms conducting high value deals are the most targeted by criminals. Cyber issues are now a boardroom matter.

Cloud Computing: The Great Equalizer of Tech Power

Larry Keating | Posted 10.23.2013 | Canada Business
Larry Keating

The power of sophisticated, robust, scalable computing, formerly the reserve of only those who could afford it, is becoming available to companies of any and every size. When this becomes true for all information systems, accounting, HR, project management, etc., information technology as a competitive edge will no longer be the domain of only those who can afford it.

Privacy Regulators and the Media Can Make a Bad Data Breach Worse

Larry Keating | Posted 07.16.2013 | Canada Business
Larry Keating

Privacy Commissioners, rightfully, seem more incensed than ever when yet another loss of personal information occurs. Whether it's a server breach fr...

Bring Your Own Device: Beware the Hype, Stay Secure

Larry Keating | Posted 04.26.2013 | Canada Business
Larry Keating

BYOD or Bring Your Own Device, is a growing phenomenon that allows employees, even encourages them, to bring their own connected devices to the workplace. Organizations need to be careful about the implementation of BYOD and the reasons for allowing it.

A Concrete Way to Protect Your Kids Online

Larry Keating | Posted 03.24.2013 | Canada Business
Larry Keating

I have heard over the years some noble attempts to monitor and manage these threats, from having computers only in the family room to removing the web browser completely, but there is a better way.

Surfing the Web's Like Driving a Car: Buckle Up Your Info

Larry Keating | Posted 01.21.2013 | Canada Business
Larry Keating

We wouldn't let our children, our most important personal assets, drive around without a seat belt. But we still resist the idea that an appropriate amount of effort and investment is critical in securing our most important business asset, our information. To a hacker, your system password alone is as about as good as wrapping your data in a big red bow.