Articles By Howard Solomon

Nova Scotia privacy czar calls for mandatory breach notification

Nova Scotia should require all firms in the province to notify affected individuals and the provincial privacy commissioner of all privacy...

June 28th, 2017 Howard Solomon

New ransomware strain will victimize those who haven’t installed Microsoft patch

Canadian infosec pros have been crossing their fingers today that all their Windows systems are patched to block what is...

June 27th, 2017 Howard Solomon
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Experts debate value of China’s promise to Canada not to back industrial theft

China's promise not to conduct or knowingly support cyber theft of Canadian corporate intellectual property for its companies is worthless,...

June 27th, 2017 Howard Solomon

What should governments do to confront global cyber threats?

 Canada and China have agreed to an industrial espionage pact that neither country will mount a government-backed cyber attack to...

June 26th, 2017 Howard Solomon
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Nearly half of compromises due to insecure remote-access software and policies: Report

Metrics are vital for CISOs to do their job effectively. Unfortunately the numbers included in the latest Trustwave global survey...

June 21st, 2017 Howard Solomon

Ottawa to create new group to oversee all intelligence agencies’ activities

The creation of new Canadian security intelligence review committee that will oversee the activities of all federal security and intelligence...

June 20th, 2017 Howard Solomon

Average data breach could still cost a Canadian organization millions: Report

The average cost of a data breach suffered last year by 27 Canadian companies was $5.78 million, or $255 per...

June 20th, 2017 Howard Solomon
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Vancouver flooring site makes online trust group’s honor roll

A Vancouver-based Web site that sells flooring materials has again placed itself on  the Online Trust Alliance’s Top 50 Honor...

June 20th, 2017 Howard Solomon

Cyber threats against Canadian democratic processes will increase, warns spy agency

Canada's electronic spy agency has warned the country's political parties, candidates and news media that it is "highly probable" the...

June 19th, 2017 Howard Solomon
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Canadian casinos, miners targeted by FIN10 group, says report

'Know your enemy," is a military maxim that applies to cyber security. Attribution of an attack can help defenders protect...

June 19th, 2017 Howard Solomon