Informatica Security, Canada's leading provider of data protection and privacy risk assessments announced that Heartbleed vulnerability analysis is now included by default in its Verify™ IT security audits. The comprehensive, 21-stage verification adds the ability to detect infected spam servers and privacy breaches, protecting reputations, bringing cost savings and legislative compliance to the more than 1.1 million Canadian businesses that depend on digital technologies.

After many years of criticism and derision, the Canadian government is introducing its most aggressive anti-spam and privacy legislation to date.

"Too often, Canadian small businesses  underestimate the value and importance of compliance, assigning it very low priority" said Julie King, managing editor, and Privacy by Design Ambassador designated by Ontario's Information and Privacy Commissioner, Dr. Ann Cavoukian. "Companies should seek support from a trusted security company or Risk Advisor just as they demand specialized expertise with their accounting and legal needs".

The Canadian Anti-Spam Law (CASL Bill C-28) comes into effect this year and carries penalties up to $10 million per instance of unsolicited message. The recently tabled update to PIPEDA, Bill S-4 or Canada's new Digital Privacy Act proposes to levy charges of $100,000 per client whose privacy breach is inadequately detected and disclosed.

"For many Canadian companies, these are guaranteed guilty sentences" said Claudiu Popa, Principal Risk Advisor and CEO of Informatica Security. "The best statistics I've seen show that between 1/3 and 1/2 of all computers are infected with spam bots and data stealing malware. To make matters worse". According to, an estimated 500,000 servers continue to be vulnerable to the Heartbleed OpenSSL bug.