April 29, 2013
Technology companies often deal with independent contractors in the course of their daily operations. However, did you know that many of these independent contractors may actually be considered employees of the company? A recent post on the British Columbia Employment Advisor blog describes factors that help determine whether an individual is a contractor or an employee:
level of control that an individual has over the job being done
March 08, 2013
As cyber security becomes a more prevalent topic in the media, we are starting to see the U.S. Government take the lead with new executive orders and strategies to help eliminate threats. Recently, due to Congress inaction, President Obama signed an executive order that addressed seven focus areas:
Defense Industrial Base Information Sharing Program Now Open to Other Sectors
NIST to Lead Development of Cybersecurity Framework
January 08, 2013
With the new year upon us, a slew of forecasts are being made for what lies ahead. Looking back at 2012, a troubling trend emerged that is poised to escalate moving forward. Over the last year, state-sponsored cyber attacks were at the forefront of news media, with many experts predicting that they will be commonplace in 2013 and beyond. No longer are wars fought only on the battlefield - attacks on national critical infrastructure can be just...
November 13, 2012
On Tuesday, November 6th, as Americans went to the polls, we saw history made in many ways. While I could talk about Barack Obama being elected to a second term in the oval office or the groundbreaking gay marriage and marijuana votes in several states across the country, I am choosing instead to focus on the history made in the field of technology (as that is why I write the blog).
Minutes after the major news networks projected Barack Obama...
October 22, 2012
Cyber crimes are one of the fastest growing and most costly forms of crime that businesses face.
A Cyber Liability policy tailored to the needs of your business can be very reasonably-priced and well worth the transfer of risk.
New Canadian legislation is in the works (Federal Bill C-12 introduced into First Reading on September 29, 2011) which will mandate a notification requirement for privacy breaches.
Most Cyber Liability policies will...
October 12, 2012
For today’s post, I am going to be getting on my soap box as I see a troubling trend with the use of technology. I have commented a lot on this blog about data breaches and privacy rights which affect businesses and other institutions around the world. Straying a bit from my usual topics of discussion, I would like to share my thoughts on those abusing technology to spread hateful, derogatory messages and the cyber-bullying now rampant in our...