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Heartbleed Bug

Published on 14 April, 2014 - 08:45 by sgelinas heartbleed, News
A serious security vulnerability, baptized "Heartbleed," has recently been reported in OpenSSL software, a widely used communications security product. OpenSSL sets up a secure connection between a computer and an application (e.g., the Web), by encrypting the information exchanged to protect personal and confidential data. For example, on a secure website connection, a small lock appears and the sites address begins by https://, guaranteeing secure communication.The software vulnerability...

Terranova Training wins at Dunamis 2014!

Published on 27 March, 2014 - 14:46 by sgelinas prizes, News
A new team member made ​​its debut at Terranova Training! We are proud to introduce the Dunamis Trophy we won on March 26, at the 33rd edition of the Dunamis Gala which recognizes companies and business people of the city of Laval.Terranova Training is thrilled to be the winner of the "Business Services - up to 15 employees" category.Dunamis, a contest organized by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the City of Laval, is the annual event which recognizes excellence and innovation...

Terranova Training finalist for the prestigious Mercuriades Awards!

Published on 12 March, 2014 - 11:20 by sgelinas Mercuriades, prizes, News
We are very pleased to announce that Terranova Training is a finalist at the prestigious Mercuriades 2014 in the category Export and International Development.Mercuriades, which is in its 34th year, is a competition organized by the Federation of Chambers of Commerce of Quebec ( FCCQ ) that celebrates entrepreneurship, success and ambition of local businesses.Terranova Training is proud to be a finalist alongside Quebec companies that stand out for their excellence and expertise!"Since the...

Target CIO Resigns Following Massive Data Breach

Published on 5 March, 2014 - 16:51 by sgelinas News
Target Corp.’s Chief Information Officer Beth Jacob is resigning, effective immediately, in the wake of the massive data breach during the holiday 2013 shopping season during which as many as 70 million customers had their personal information stolen, including 40 million debit and credit card accounts.   Read full article on TechCrunch http://techcrunch.com/2014/03/05/target-cio-resigns-following-massive-data-breach See how Terranova can help prevent data breach http://www.tnawareness....

Consumerization of IT Through BYOD: Is Your Company Ready?

Published on 4 March, 2014 - 09:49 by sgelinas BYOD, Courses
The consumerization of IT is when employees use their own personal mobile devices, such as laptop computers, tablets, smart phones, etc. at work, referred to as BYOD (bring your own device). This use is becoming increasingly common and exposes companies to a variety of risks, including the protection of personal information. Canadian businesses appear to be leading the world in IT consumerization. In fact, according to a recent study, more than 75% of them allow employees to use their own smart...

Terranova Training, finalist at Dunamis 2014

Published on 24 February, 2014 - 11:13 by sgelinas nominee, prizes, News
Laval’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry unveiled the finalists of the 33rd Edition of Concours Dunamis 2014 on February 12, at Château Royal in Laval. Co-chairs of Concours Dunamis 2014, Andrée Courteau, President and CEO of Tourisme Laval, and Robert Lefebvre, President of CLD Laval, presented the 54 finalists of Concours Dunamis 2014 in front of nearly 150 of the community’s business personalities.Terranova Training Inc. is a finalist in the category "Business...

Governance and Information Security

Published on 14 February, 2014 - 11:22 by Terranova
Information security governance is a subset of corporate governance and can complete or encompass the governance of information technologies. It directs or strategically aligns information security activities and ensures that the company’s business objectives are reached. It also guarantees that information security risks are adequately managed and that information resources are used responsibly. The board of directors and senior management are responsible for information security governance....

Supporting information security through a security policy

Published on 6 February, 2014 - 16:40 by
Information security policies play an important role in information security governance. They serve to formally communicate the general expectations and intentions of senior management with respect to safeguarding information, in accordance with the business objectives and needs of the organization. It is through a security policy that management demonstrates its support of and commitment to information security. A security information policy generally includes the following: Scope (assets,...

The Bad Habits of Senior Managers: A Risk to Information Security

Published on 23 January, 2014 - 13:46 by Terranova
A recent survey by Stroz Friedberg, a firm specialized in investigation and risk management, revealed that senior managers are contravening their organizations’ security protocols, putting the protection of sensitive and confidential information at risk. In fact, according to the survey: almost 90% of senior managers upload work files to their personal email or cloud accounts;over 50% have sent sensitive information to the wrong people;approximately 50% take work-related files with them after...

Defining an Information Security Program

Published on 10 December, 2013 - 22:59 by
An information security program consists of a set of activities, projects and initiatives to be implemented in a coordinated manner, in order to meet business objectives and realize the company’s information security strategy. Outlined below are the steps to follow when defining an information security program. First it is necessary to determine the security results expected to support the company's business operations which can be defined according to security objectives or the desired state...