BY JOSHUA WOOD, OCTOBER 11, 2017
SECURITY

IT Security: The door you didn’t know was open

As an IT security professional with many years in the business, I can’t remember a time when IT security has been as crucial to the success and survival of businesses. No matter how good a business thinks its IT security is, the bad guys have figured out how to pick the locks. According to Bob Martin from CISCO Systems, “With breaches at more than 13 retailers and a number of unknown breaches that were never  …>> more
BY JOE ADDISON, APRIL 8, 2014
SECURITY

5 things to do if you’re still running Windows XP

If all goes according to plan, today will be the last Patch Tuesday for Windows XP and Office 2003. And while rumours still abound that Microsoft will back down and offer a low cost support option, I’m not holding my breath. However, there are still some legitimate reasons why you may still have Windows XP running in your environment. There may be a critical application that won’t run on anything other than XP and the  …>> more

Social engineering: network security’s weakest point

Recent news about the NSA accessing personal information, and allegations of Canadian officials spying on their Brazilian counterparts, has brought surveillance and security issues to the public eye once again. Because network security is one of my areas of specialization, people often come to me when topics such as these ones make the headlines. Everybody is quick to scrutinize the technology – what was wrong with the technical solution, the architect or the network. However,  …>> more
BY RANDY MANDRISH, JULY 29, 2013
SECURITY

‘Lost’ smartphones experiment reveals that most people are snoops

Have you ever thought about what might happen if you left your smartphone behind? People are naturally curious, but when a lost mobile device is discovered, curiosity can lead to the violation of personal privacy and the exposure of sensitive personal information. To put this idea to the test, Symantec performed an experiment to see what would happen if they “lost” 50 smartphones in public areas. How many people would try to tamper with the phones  …>> more