Articles By Howard Solomon

Alert issued for Gmail phishing scam

Google is warning Gmail users to activate two-step verification to protect their accounts after the discovery of what is being...

January 18th, 2017 Howard Solomon
1 on 1 Training

Time to get tougher with staff to improve cyber security?

Every CISO knows that people are the weakest link in the organization's security. How to strengthen their resolve so it...

January 18th, 2017 Howard Solomon

Ransomware attacks on insecure Hadoop systems may be next, say security researchers

Security researchers who this month issued alerts on ransomware attacks on insecure MongoDB and Elasticsearch clusters are now warning organizations...

January 17th, 2017 Howard Solomon

Hunt teams no substitute for real-time threat analysis, says report

Having a dedicated hunt team scour months of historical log and other data is a strategy increasingly being adopted by...

January 17th, 2017 Howard Solomon

New Brunswick university opens Canadian Institute for Cyber Security

The latest academic IT security facility opened today with the unveiling of the University of New Brunswick's Canadian Institute for...

January 16th, 2017 Howard Solomon
security and privacy issues

Elasticsearch users increasingly targets of ransomware

IT departments using the open source Elasticsearch search engine for in-house combing of log and other data are being warned...

January 16th, 2017 Howard Solomon

Cloud security spending to increase in 2017, says vendor

As organizations increasingly approve cloud-based applications in 2017 expect spending on cloud security solutions to increase as well, says a...

January 13th, 2017 Howard Solomon
Data Breach Graphic

Canadian infosec pros still too confident they can protect enterprise, says Accenture

Canadian infosec pros are still too cocky about their ability to spot and stop data breaches, says a consulting company....

January 12th, 2017 Howard Solomon
Ten tips for more secure sofware

How to secure remote management software

Remote management software is a boon to infosec pros, for it allows them to access to servers and access employee desktops...

January 11th, 2017 Howard Solomon
Internet of Things Canada IDC

IoT security framework now calls for auto updates on first boot

Internet-connected devices should ship with reasonably current software and/or on first boot push automatic updates to address any known critical...

January 11th, 2017 Howard Solomon