Articles By Howard Solomon

malware, cyber crime, data theft, network security

Canadian firms over-confident about detecting fraud, says consulting firm

Are Canadian businesses over-confident about their ability to stop all kinds of fraud? Yes, says a tax and business consulting firm...

February 28th, 2017 Howard Solomon

RCMP again complains about Shared Services Canada’s performance

The failure of vital routers supporting core network and IT functions last month  that blinded the RCMP prompted the head...

February 27th, 2017 Howard Solomon
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Most pen testers say they can crack a system within 12 hours: Survey

Most CISOs are cautiously optimistic about their teams' ability to detect and stop intrusions. They understand that not all attacks...

February 24th, 2017 Howard Solomon
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Canadian cyber firm confirms it was the victim described in RSA investigation

A Canadian cyber security software and services company has acknowledged that it was the victim of backdoor malware inserted into...

February 23rd, 2017 Howard Solomon
Ten tips for more secure sofware

How an attacker beat anti-fraud protocols, and other cyber security incident cases

No matter how smart the IT security team is, sometimes a little thing gets overlooked that cost an enterprise a...

February 22nd, 2017 Howard Solomon
security and privacy issues

Kaspersky releases secure IoT operating system for developers

The lack of security in the number of Internet of Things (IoT) devices is increasingly worrying to CISOs trying to...

February 21st, 2017 Howard Solomon

The worst presentation CISOs make to boards (and how to avoid it)

SAN FRANCISCO – For a CISO arguably it’s a toss-up over which is worse: Learning there’s been a network intrusion,...

February 21st, 2017 Howard Solomon

Government needs to regulate cyber security of IoT, somehow, say experts

SAN FRANCISCO -- Governments have an obligation to quickly improve the cyber safety of the millions of industrial and consumer...

February 20th, 2017 Howard Solomon

Can’t get users to change behaviour? The problem may be the security team

SAN FRANCISCO – At any gathering of infosec pros – like here at the annual RSA Conference – you can...

February 16th, 2017 Howard Solomon

Embrace and conquer chaos, infosec pros told

SAN FRANCISCO – Chaos is the word infosec pros might use to describe the challenges thrown at them daily. Usually...

February 15th, 2017 Howard Solomon