CANADA NEWS

Federal data breach legislation advances as provincial lapse nears

A Canadian federal bill that would force companies to notify individuals of breaches moved a step closer to being law in October.

Wildfire breach affects 15,000

British Columbia's provincial government is notifying 15,000 individuals after a privacy breach in its Wildfire Management Branch.

RCMP record keeping needs work, says Privacy Commissioner

Canada's RCMP cannot tell whether it complies with federal privacy law when gathering information about citizens without a warrant, according to a report.

Childrens' Hospital apologizes for rogue employee breach

Alberta Health Services is apologizing following a data breach at Alberta Children's Hospital.

Canadian launches $500m class action against Home Depot

A Canadian is leading a $500 million class-action lawsuit against Home Depot following its data breach in which up to 56 million US and Canadian credit cards were stolen.

OPINIONS

Failing the security test: Target wasn't the first failing grade, or the last

Failing the security test: Target wasn't the first failing grade, or the last

It's easy to get hung up on discussions around chip-and-pin, malware and network segmentation, and in the process lose sight of the broader trends that underlie many breaches.

Four commonly overlooked security gaps

Four commonly overlooked security gaps

If organizations are looking to raise their security profile, they should certainly examine these commonly overlooked areas.

Product Reviews

Barracuda Web Application Firewall Model 660

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The Barracuda Web Application Firewall is a hardware-based device which is used to monitor, assess and remediate web-based application vulnerabilities.

Fortinet FortiDB 1000D

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The FortiDB 1000D is a hardware appliance that monitors, audits and identifies vulnerabilities in databases. There are three deployment options: network sniffer, native audit and network agents.

Identity Finder Sensitive Data Manager

Sensitive Data Manager ties discovery to business issues making classification easier and more relevant.

CA Data Classification

This is a clean product with a well thought-out goal and a well-executed solution. It is part of the overall CA suite of access control products with which it integrates smoothly, and it offers dynamic classification and recognition.

Boldon James Classifier

Allows users to apply relevant visual and metadata labels.

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