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Canada's critical infrastructure open to cyberattacks, warns think tank

Canada’s critical infrastructure is becoming increasingly vulnerable to cyberattacks, as well as other risks, warns policy think tank Macdonald-Laurier Institute.
07 December 2011

California county cops to publishing names of deadbeat patients

California’s Contra Costa County has informed around 4,700 residents that confidential information about debts they owed to the Health Services Department was posted online.
07 December 2011

The Americanization of the Internet: Why Kaspersky has resigned from the BSA

Kaspersky has resigned from the Business Software Alliance (BSA). First reports indicated that it was because of the BSA’s almost automatic support for the US Stop Online Piracy Act, or SOPA. Now Eugene Kaspersky has personally explained the reasons: ‘SOPA-Dodger – or why have we decided to withdraw from the Business Software Alliance’.
07 December 2011

Should infected computers be prevented from connecting to the internet?

There is a growing movement demanding that infected PCs be forcibly disconnected from the internet. The suggestion is that internet access is a privilege rather than a right, and that it should be revoked for PCs that are infected with malware.
07 December 2011

House panel mulls compromise cybersecurity legislation House panel mulls compromise cybersecurity legislation

The House Homeland Security Committee’s cybersecurity subcommittee examined compromise cybersecurity legislation during Tuesday hearings.
06 December 2011

Australian authority releases security framework for new health records system

Australia’s National E-Health Transition Authority (NEHTA) has released a security and access framework for health information in preparation for a transition to personally controlled electronic health records (PCEHR) that Australians can sign up for starting next year.
06 December 2011

Employee negligence contributes to 32% rise in patient data breaches Employee negligence contributes to 32% rise in patient data breaches

The frequency of data breaches in the healthcare sector has increased by 32% this year, largely because of employee negligence, according to a survey by ID Experts and Ponemon Institute.
06 December 2011

One in four IT security staff abuse admin rights, survey shows

At least one in four IT security staff use their privileged login rights to look at confidential information, a survey has revealed.
06 December 2011

Christmas: a time of cheer, fraud and over-reaction

Christmas is the annual festive period when shoppers make merry and fraudsters make money. We need to take care; but perhaps our guardians shouldn’t be over-zealous.
06 December 2011

M86’s new technology protects schools

M86 Security has released a new version of its Web Filtering and Reporting Suite specifically aimed at schools. With pupils’ growing use of both personal and school-issued portable devices, it is becoming increasingly important that staff are aware of what’s going on in order to adequately discharge their ‘duty of care’ on school premises.
06 December 2011

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