Articles By Howard Solomon

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Doing basic security still pays, says report

The annual Verizon Communications Breach Report is always full of information of value to IT security pros, largely because of...

April 20th, 2015 Howard Solomon
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Startup offers another way to protect password databases

There are lots of ways hackers get passwords, including phishing and Web page scraping. Outright theft of an entire password...

April 16th, 2015 Howard Solomon
cloud computing, cloud nfrastructure, cloud services, IT

Don’t get boxed in by file sharing sites

Consumer oriented cloud file sharing sites are the bane of CSOs. While they make the shipping of large documents for...

April 16th, 2015 Howard Solomon
security and privacy issues

Easier encryption, certificate management

Two security vendors have added to the capabilities of their offerings, one by expanding the ability of organizations to encrypt...

April 15th, 2015 Howard Solomon
Time, clock , Woman, IT, technology

Network breaches not being caught fast enough, says report

Despite huge amounts of money spent on network defence, organizations are still lagging in the time it takes to detect...

April 14th, 2015 Howard Solomon
email. communication

Phishing for a solution to email with malware? Try this book

Technology is a marvelous tool that enables people in the 21st century to effortlessly communicate with each other in almost...

April 13th, 2015 Howard Solomon
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Simda botnet taken down by police

Amidst all the bad news about breaches and new variants of viruses comes one small ray of sunshine: The Simda...

April 13th, 2015 Howard Solomon
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Canadian firms don’t do enough penetration testing, says expert

There is an Olympics of penetration testing. It's called the Olympics. And arguably the gold medal winner for the last...

April 10th, 2015 Howard Solomon
bandaid, fix, repair

Stop the panic when major bugs have to be patched

Patching is one of those less glamorous tasks that have to be assigned to IT staff, yet it is an...

April 9th, 2015 Howard Solomon
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Ontario hospital’s cure is an Android-powered cordless phone

Mobile apps have seized the world by storm, with millions of Canadians buying smart phones to take advantage of the...

April 9th, 2015 Howard Solomon