Articles By Howard Solomon

Employee fired after biggest privacy breach at Canada Revenue, says CBC

Sometimes employees just can’t resist the temptation to snoop through customer files. Hospitals and doctors’ offices, which have detailed medical...

May 23rd, 2017 Howard Solomon

Many Canadian firms don’t take breaches seriously, say experts

The biggest mistake Canadian businesses make after a data breach is not facing up to it, says two experts at...

May 19th, 2017 Howard Solomon

WannaCry ransomware “a wakeup event” for directors: Canadian lawyer

Last week’s global outbreak of the WannaCry ransomware was not only one of the biggest malware infections, it's prompting big...

May 18th, 2017 Howard Solomon

Federal privacy commissioner to initiate investigations, not just wait for complaints

Sensing that Canadians lack confidence in the private sector and government on safeguarding and using their personal data, the federal...

May 17th, 2017 Howard Solomon
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Bell Canada says it’s been hacked, apologizes to customers

Bell Canada says its customer subscriber database has been hacked, with the exposure of almost 2 million email addresses, 1,700...

May 15th, 2017 Howard Solomon
bandaid, fix, repair

WannaCry just a taste of NSA-charged cyber attacks to come

While infosec pros in Canada are scanning their systems to ensure Windows and anti-malware systems are fully patched to deal...

May 15th, 2017 Howard Solomon

Risk management, shared services highlight Trump cyber security order

On the campaign trail last year candidate Donald Trump vowed to make U.S. federal IT systems “as secure as modern...

May 12th, 2017 Howard Solomon
security and privacy issues

Ottawa “behind other governments” in fighting cyber attacks, says FireEye exec

Canada has had a national strategy to protect critical infrastructure for years and is toughening federal cyber defences, but the...

May 10th, 2017 Howard Solomon
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SIDEBAR: What you should be doing to comply with the GDPR

In January the U.K. Information Commissioner's office issued a guide to preparing for the new European Union General Data Protection...

May 5th, 2017 Howard Solomon
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Experts worry Canadian firms won’t be ready for new European privacy rule

The deadline for enterprises to comply with the European Union’s tough new personal data privacy regulations is just over 12...

May 5th, 2017 Howard Solomon