Articles By Howard Solomon

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New Canadian ransomware campaign shows how attacks are tailored: Sophos

There's a large-scale ransomware attack going on this week with attackers using a phony Bank of Montreal template to lure...

May 3rd, 2016 Howard Solomon

Bell’s $3.9 B MTS acquisition faces numerous regulatory hurdles

The country's biggest phone company could get bigger if regulators and the government allow BCE Inc. to buy Manitoba's incumbent...

May 2nd, 2016 Howard Solomon
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Three ways to reduce the odds that incidents become breaches

The annual Verizon Data Breach Investigations report released last week was filled with with informative charts and graphs of data...

May 2nd, 2016 Howard Solomon
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Most data breaches leverage weak, default or stolen passwords: Report

Cyber attackers are well-funded, cunning, ruthless and otherwise mean people But they get a helping hand from their victims, according...

April 29th, 2016 Howard Solomon
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Vancouver gold producer victim of hack, say reports

Vancouver's Goldcorp Inc., one of the world's biggest gold producers, has acknowledged suffering a data breach, according to a news...

April 28th, 2016 Howard Solomon

Another reminder that attackers use spear phishing for initial compromise

A report this week on the discovery of an espionage group exploiting a vulnerability in several versions of Windows Server...

April 28th, 2016 Howard Solomon
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Facing the Canadian infosec job problem: A ‘mess and an opportunity’

An Edmonton-based company began advertising this month for a global security architect. The winning candidate, to earn between $90,000 and...

April 27th, 2016 Howard Solomon
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Vendor issues ransomware warning for those using Android 4.x

Two new reports about ransomware are drawing attention, one because it is alarming to owners of Android smart phones running...

April 26th, 2016 Howard Solomon
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Cybersecurity Alliance forms to help Canadian infosec groups work together

IT security professionals in Canada often form groups to share information with members, but rarely outside the group. Now they're...

April 25th, 2016 Howard Solomon
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DDoS attacks getting more sophisticated, warns vendor

Distributed denial of service attackers are using more sophisticated techniques to break through defences set up by organizations, according to...

April 22nd, 2016 Howard Solomon