Articles By Howard Solomon


Trumped: Toronto luxury hotel one of seven hit by malware

Luxury chain Trump Hotel Collection has confirmed its five-star Toronto inn was among seven hit earlier by malware inserted into the...

October 2nd, 2015 Howard Solomon
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Most data thefts could be stopped, says cyber investigator

It often seems as if organizations are helpless against cyber attacks -- after all, even veteran experts admit that a...

October 2nd, 2015 Howard Solomon
hospital, doctor, nurse, health care

How a Canadian hospital faces insider threats

Recent data thefts by outside attackers at several U.S. hospitals have grabbed headlines in the past year for stealing millions...

September 30th, 2015 Howard Solomon
Energy, power, electric image

Canada not doing enough to protect critical infrastructure: Expert

Just before security consultant Ray Boisvert stood to address a Toronto conference on cyber security and Canadian critical infrastructure, the...

September 29th, 2015 Howard Solomon
cloud security

BYOK: A key to better cloud security, but is it for you?

In the fight to keep ahead of canny cyberattackers CISOs can be forgiven for sometimes hoping there's s magic tool...

September 28th, 2015 Howard Solomon
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Inside SIEMs: How to get the most out of event management suites

Building a secure IT infrastructure including firewalls, advanced threat detection, two-factor authentication, encrypted data, segmented networks and the like helps...

September 25th, 2015 Howard Solomon
Big Data and Analytics

Sidebar: Avoid these six SIEM pitfalls

Security information and event management (SIEM) suites can be valuable when implemented and configured right -- and security teams are...

September 25th, 2015 Howard Solomon
security and privacy issues

DomainTools’ new Web service merges DNS search tools

As the flood of malware and indicators of attack increases security analysts need access to more automated systems or risk...

September 24th, 2015 Howard Solomon
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Health care industry warned again it’s in the cross-hairs of cyber-thieves

Health care providers and insurers are seeing 340 per cent more security incidents and attacks than most industries, according to...

September 23rd, 2015 Howard Solomon
Security password

Investigators took only a week to crack bulk of Target’s passwords

The embarrassing 2013 data breach at Target Corp. which saw 40 million customer debit and credit card accounts exposed after attackers...

September 22nd, 2015 Howard Solomon