Don’t Get Screwed By Your Security Cameras

Don’t Get Screwed By Your Security Cameras

It’s ironic that most companies use video surveillance cameras to watch for trouble, not realizing that improper use of these cameras could get a company into trouble. A recent study at the University of Toronto concluded that the vast majority of Canadian businesses operating security cameras do so with little regard for federal privacy legislation. Although the…

Suspect a Privacy Breach? Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Clam Up!

Suspect a Privacy Breach? Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Clam Up!

The impact of a privacy breaches in Canada primarily focuses on the damage caused to the individual whose information was compromised and the resulting reputational impact on the business reporting the breach. But there are much better reasons to report suspected breaches of security or privacy to the authorities than just the fear of damaging…

Ten most overlooked security threats for small businesses

Ten most overlooked security threats for small businesses

A quick Google search for security threats that plague small businesses turns up a vast amount of results ranging from such banalities as hackers to the most outlandish of exaggerations about brand monitoring and diverted funds. To be sure, small businesses are prone to the same weaknesses and vulnerabilities as larger enterprises, but their smaller…

Facebook security and privacy hardening guide

Facebook security and privacy hardening guide

 By default, Facebook assumes that when you sign up, you want to share a certain amount of data, establish connections and be found by others. This makes some sense, since it is after all a social network and it didn’t get to be the world’s largest such community by encouraging users to be paranoid about their…

QR Code Security – Are we ready to discuss the risks?

QR Code Security – Are we ready to discuss the risks?

The Quick Response codes we see on everything from movie posters to business cards are becoming the ubiquitous contact links of an entire new generation of mobile devices and the people who use them. Originally invented in Asia at the end of the last millennium (circa 1994 Japan, actually), these matrix or 2D (two-dimensional) barcodes…