CANADA NEWS

Health law needs reform, says provincial privacy watchdog

The Albertan Information and Privacy Commissioner has formally asked the government to amend the province's Health Information Act with mandatory breach reporting and notification measures.

Well.ca security not that well, letter reveals

Well.ca, an online store selling health and beauty products, exposed names, addresses and credit card details for some of its customers in December, it admitted last month.

Canada signs Wedge Networks to secure government data centers

The Canadian government has hired Wedge Networks, a provider of cloud-based security services, to secure its computing infrastructure.

Canadian spies defend airport data collection

Canadian intelligence agency officials defended themselves at a Senate hearing early in February, after it was revealed that they had collected data on passengers travelling through Canadian airports via Wi-Fi access points.

Canadian Commissioner calls for privacy overhaul

The Canadian government should overhaul privacy legislation and reign in intelligence agencies to reflect a changing security landscape, its Privacy Commissioner told parliamentarians in late January.

Features

Dealing with Uncle Sam

The U.S. presents opportunities for Canadian cyber security firms. So why aren't more of them approaching? Danny Bradbury finds out.

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The cool factor: New tech in banking has an edge

The cool factor: New tech in banking has an edge

Disruption is expected; financial crime should be, too.

Me and my job: James Hill senior security architect, Consolidated Data Services

Me and my job: James Hill senior security architect, Consolidated Data Services

James Hill senior security architect, Consolidated Data Services (CDS), discusses his role at his organization.

Product Reviews

AlienVault Unified Security Management v4.4

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AlienVault’s Unified Security Management product is an excellent introductory SIEM appliance.

BlackStratus LOG Storm v4.3.0.86

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LOG Storm from BlackStratus combines log management and correlation systems with real-time monitoring and an integrated incident response system all on one easy-to-deploy and use appliance.

CorreLog Enterprise Server v5.4.0

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System administrators looking to extend their logging capabilities, or security professionals needing to gain deeper insights into their computing environments, might start their search with the CorreLog Enterprise Server.

EiQ Networks SecureVue v3.6.6

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SecureVue from EiQ Networks provides log gathering, correlation and analysis services for numerous operating systems, network and security devices, combining these services into a solid SIEM platform that offers vulnerability and compliance monitoring, incident management and configuration auditing in one easy-to-use package.

EventTracker Enterprise v7.5

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This feature-rich tool is designed to meet the needs of organizations of all sizes. It hits all the marks for an enterprise SIEM.

HP ArcSight ESM v6.5c

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HP’s ArcSight ESM is a mature product that collects events from virtually any source.

LogRhythm v6.2

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Combining SIEM, log management, file integrity monitoring and analytics with powerful forensic tools, LogRhythm v6.2 offers security professionals a powerful monitoring and auditing platform to keep them informed, and an excellent investigatory tool in case things go wrong.

McAfee Enterprise Security Manager v9.3.2

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Enterprise Security Manager from McAfee is a truly enterprise-grade SIEM. Able to process thousands of events per second and store billions of events and flows, it offers great visibility into network activity for customers of any size.

NetIQ Sentinel v7.1

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NetIQ’s SIEM helps to quickly identify and respond to threats and to simplify management and compliance reporting. It delivers scalable log collection, aggregation, correlation, and analysis and reporting capabilities through flexible deployment options.

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