The targets of cyber-crime: The Potash Corp. case

Posted by Mark Dineen on December 8th, 2011

Why some information may be valuable to cyber-criminals is not always immediately clear.  The motives behind targeting some organizations and precisely what data hackers may have been attempting to breach can be hard to pin point, making cyber-crime a seemingly random and unpredictable event. This seemed to be the case earlier this year when hackers penetrated the computer systems […]

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Security & Social Media

Posted by Mark Dineen on November 30th, 2011

As social media becomes more routine in the everyday lives of individuals, it is becoming more important that organizations learn to moderate the use of the technology by their employees.  Simple solutions, like banning employee’s use of social media sites like Facebook or Twitter while at work are often not effective and could even prove […]

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Too Small to Attack? Small Business and Online Security

Posted by Mark Dineen on November 21st, 2011

A recently released study conducted by Symantec’s (a large provider of security software) revealed that although most small business owners are aware and knowledgeable of the potential security risks their businesses face online and are aware of the potential damages (both financially and otherwise) security breaches could cause to their organization, many do not take […]

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Generating Secure Online Passwords

Posted by Mark Dineen on November 18th, 2011

One of the most common topics in relation to security is passwords.  Virtually every account on the internet – from social media to online banking, photo sharing to email – requires a user-generated password upon registration.  Password security measures are put in place to provide authentication and grant access to only those who provide the […]

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Security in Online File Transfer Solutions

Posted by Mark Dineen on November 2nd, 2011

Last week, a blog entry entitled ‘Sorry DropBox, I still don’t trust you’, made the social media rounds.  The entry, written by award winning tech writer Ed Bott, was created in response to Mr. Bott’s past and more recent experiences with DropBox.  For those of you who are unfamiliar with DropBox, DropBox is a web-based […]

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