Articles By Howard Solomon

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Apple security update sparked by Canadian researchers

Work by a Canadian human rights and technology research team has led to Apple quickly pushing out an update to...

August 26th, 2016 Howard Solomon

Data lakes mean a plunge into the security pool

Many organizations today are convinced that collecting and hoarding data is their future: Without big data, how can they get...

August 26th, 2016 Howard Solomon
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Trying to measure the cost of a breach

CISOs know that data breaches cost money. One question is how much; another is whether the rest of the organization...

August 25th, 2016 Howard Solomon
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Ashley Madison attack aided by credentials theft: Report

Poor administrator identity and access management controls were at the heart of last year’s huge data breach at Avid Life...

August 24th, 2016 Howard Solomon
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Ashley Madison parent company criticized by privacy commissioners over huge breach

Avid Life Media, the Toronto-based parent company of the controversial Ashley Madison dating site that was badly breached a year...

August 23rd, 2016 Howard Solomon
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Companies 100 per cent worse in cyber security than 10 years ago, says expert

How much of an uphill battle are CISOs facing? A pretty big one, at least according to the headlines. There's...

August 23rd, 2016 Howard Solomon
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Putting a new face on old lessons

Sometimes it's hard to find something really new in cybersecurity. Most lessons are riffs on the same rules experts learned...

August 22nd, 2016 Howard Solomon
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Score public data breach reports to restore trust, says security vendor

Some infosec pros think one of the reasons a number of organizations aren't putting enough resources into cyber security is...

August 19th, 2016 Howard Solomon
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“Double-compromised” website reveals importance of patching

Compromising a Web site is a common way for threat actors to either get into an organization or spread malware....

August 19th, 2016 Howard Solomon
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Cisco confirms zero-day exploit in alleged NSA tool hack

Have software-breaking tools used by America's respected electronic spy department, the National Security Agency, been compromised? Since news broke over...

August 18th, 2016 Howard Solomon