August 2010

Fraud schemes on the rise in Canada

Published on 23 August, 2010 - 18:52 by Terranova fraud, social networking, social networking security, News
According to a report from Criminal Intelligence Service Canada released Friday, August 20, 26 per cent of Canadians said they'd been approached with a fraud scheme some time last year. That's up from 17 per cent in 2007 and 14 per cent in 2006. That could mean that fraudsters, with access to social media such as Facebook, are launching more schemes.  According to the report, "Securities fraud is becoming increasingly sophisticated,. "Online social networking sites provide fraudsters new fora...

Why you need a project manager and a communication champion

Published on 2 August, 2010 - 21:46 by Terranova business case, communication champion, Planning, project manager, project plan, regulatory constraints, security policy, Planning
Before diving into the planning process for a security awareness training project, it’s important to assign a project manager and appoint a communications champion as part of the project.  Creating a project includes defining business objectives and scope (what’s included and what’s not) in a project plan document. Ideally, the project objectives will closely mirror those described in the business case that was either verbally provided or put into an actual written document to obtain the...