Articles By Howard Solomon

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No surprise about this malware

"Know your enemy" is an old defensive strategy derived from the ancient Chinese military treatise The Art of War. It's...

December 17th, 2014 Howard Solomon
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Security predictions 2015: Encryption increases in enterprises

History has a way of repeating itself. 2013 ended with revelations of a huge data breach at Target Brands Inc....

December 16th, 2014 Howard Solomon
data, big data, network, code

June 2104 in review: Big stories from big data

Big data held centre court this month, thanks to a conference in Toronto. We got a bunch of big stories...

December 13th, 2014 Howard Solomon
The US National Security Agency headquarters

May 2014 in review: What’s really in that router?

Just over a year ago (June, 2013) a number of publications began posting disclosures from former NSA security contractor Edward Snowden...

December 13th, 2014 Howard Solomon
What we learned from Heartbleed

April 2014 in review: Heartbleed hits

After weeks of reports of data breaches related to retail point of sale devices, a new crisis: Data breaches related...

December 13th, 2014 Howard Solomon
Target department store

March 2014 in review: On Target

It was difficult to come up with words to describe the magnitude of the Target stores data breach in the...

December 13th, 2014 Howard Solomon
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

February 2014 in review: New CEO takes charge at Microsoft

It didn't take as long as the 2008 AWS spectrum auction, but the 700 MHz auction that ended this month...

December 13th, 2014 Howard Solomon
Anthony Lacavera, Wind Mobile, in 2013 © IT World Canada

January 2014 in review: Spectrum auction suprise

The first month of the year ought to be sluggish for news, with people shaking off the holiday, and, in...

December 13th, 2014 Howard Solomon
The Neptune 4W can be configured with five drives

Eurocom upgrades Neptune mobile workstation with i7 Extreme CPU

Canadian laptop maker Eurocom has released the fourth generation of its Neptune workstation, which can come with one of eight...

December 11th, 2014 Howard Solomon
Internet of Things Canada IDC

Here comes the Internet of Things

Leading up to our Internet of Things Twitterchat on July 30, here are a few facts and figures gleaned from...

December 10th, 2014 Howard Solomon