Proactively and reactively protecting proprietary data

For businesses in the information age, handling data well is as important as the proper management of financial and physical resources….According to the U.S. data loss study and Canadian experts, portable devices are often weak points for data security. “If I were to suggest a plan for organizations, I’d recommend they restrict how and where data is stored,” said Steve Pottle, director of risk management services for York University, in the Financial Post March 13. “The best way to prevent loss is to remove the data from the devices themselves. Don’t store anything confidential on any mobile device, and if you’re going to do it anyway, encrypt it.” Read full story.

‘God’ particle find keeps scientists searching for a higher theory
Based on the latest data from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) near Geneva, Switzerland, the long-hypothesized Higgs particle – the subatomic rock upon which our current understanding of the material universe is built – appears to be real. But any larger forces or entities operating behind the scenes remain as maddeningly hidden as ever…. “We want to see new phenomena,” said Veronica Sanz, a theoretical physicist at York University, in The Globe and Mail March 13. “For the moment there is no such thing and so we are getting impatient.” Read full story.

Leading science programs for Asian students
York University is another leading provider of science credentials in Canada, reported Asian Correspondent March 15. It is based in Toronto, one of the world’s most diverse and dynamic cities. This is also the third-largest university in the country, which means students enjoy access to some of the finest laboratories, facilities and equipment the world has to offer. Read full story.

Bringing Balabanova to life through discussion at library
Socialism has a bad name in the modern world. “And undeservedly so, in my opinion,” said Bob Augustine in the Niagara Advance March 14. The York University history professor emeritus who has retired to Niagara-on-the-Lake will open the next session of the Famous and Infamous discussion series with a presentation about Angelica Balabanova, a communist and social democrat. Read full story.