Articles By Howard Solomon

Security pros forgetting the basics, complains expert

All IT security conferences have one thing in common: Speakers have dozens of ghastly, yet funny, stories of blunders. Kellman Meghu, Check Point Software's Toronto-based head of security engineering, told a couple at

Published on: October 23rd, 2014 Howard Solomon

Beware of gift iPads

The first day of the annual SecTor security conference in Toronto was filled with presentations on what to do -- and not to do -- to enhance enterprise protection. Here's a synopsis of

Published on: October 22nd, 2014 Howard Solomon

Give up trying to stop attackers at the perimeter, says ex-CSIS official

It's not just me. After listening to former assistant director of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) turned security consultant Ray Boisvert tell the annual SecTor security conference in Toronto on Tuesday about

Published on: October 22nd, 2014 Howard Solomon

Interconnect firm expands to UK

A global direct interconnection startup has bought a British counterpart to gain an automation platform. IIX Inc., based in California and headed by Canadian Al Burgo, said Wednesday it has bought Allegro Networks

Published on: October 22nd, 2014 Howard Solomon

CIRA adds more DNS protection for .ca subscribers

Canada's domain name authority has added a new service to help organizations reduce the impact of malicious attacks to their DNS (domain name system) infrastructure. The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) has created

Published on: October 21st, 2014 Howard Solomon

Three Canadian cities make long list for Smart Communities

Three Canadian cities are among the 21 regions in the running for the 2015 Smart Communities competition. Selected from 300 entries, the winner will succeed Toronto, which won the title of Intelligent City of

Published on: October 21st, 2014 Howard Solomon

Microsoft adds muscle to Azure

Microsoft has made it clear the company won't be left behind in the race to provide on-premise as well as virtual cloud services to enterprises. The announced the G-series of virtual machines for

Published on: October 21st, 2014 Howard Solomon

Group pushes framework to help CIOs better manage technology

An association of vendors has created a group to promote the emerging IT4IT open standard and reference architecture for managing information technology. The Open Group said Monday its IT4IT Forum will be an

Published on: October 20th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Coalition of vendors unmasks cyber espionage group

More than one IT security expert has said enterprises and vendors need to work more closely to fight the rising amount of cyber crime. Last week some of the biggest names in IT

Published on: October 20th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Put IT security in hands of a chief risk officer, says Canadian expert

Organizations must take IT security away from the information technology department and put it in the hand of a chief risk officer if they want to make a meaningful dent in the increasing

Published on: October 20th, 2014 Howard Solomon