Articles By Howard Solomon

Home Depot’s security architect had a temper over earlier dismissal

I like to think that people should be treated honourably when management decides that an employee has to go. But the fact is that a number of staffers do get angry and try

Published on: September 22nd, 2014 Howard Solomon

Security by the numbers

Securing the enterprise is more than making sure everything is patched. Metrics are an essential tool for knowing where you've been, where you are and where you're going. If you haven't learned that

Published on: September 22nd, 2014 Howard Solomon

Dell updates its desktop virtualization software

Dell has pushed out a new version of its desktop virtualization management software for its Wyse clients and PCs. Dell Wyse WMS 7, which delivers almost any Windows application for running on a

Published on: September 22nd, 2014 Howard Solomon

IEEE trying to create interoperability standard for IoT

The Internet of Things is an easy concept to grasp and a difficult one to manage. The IoT results from enabling machines, devices and sensors to connect to the Internet that haven't done

Published on: September 22nd, 2014 Howard Solomon

Canadian MDM provider now links to Apple’s DEP service

A Canadian mobile device security provider is the latest to take advantage of Apple's program to help enterprises easily provision  groups of iOS and Mac OS devices at a time. iBoss Network Security

Published on: September 22nd, 2014 Howard Solomon

Samsung lets users oversee its Knox security platform

Samsung Electronics has enhanced its Knox security platform to give corporate owners of two of its devices the ability to set up secure synchronization of email, calendars and contacts with their desktops but

Published on: September 19th, 2014 Howard Solomon

New Android OS will have encryption turned on by default

With reports of corporate data breaches popping up every day, users of mobile devices could be forgiven for worrying that their units will be next --particularly after NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden gives the

Published on: September 19th, 2014 Howard Solomon

The eyes have it

In a number of provinces it's illegal to use a cellphone while driving a vehicle, unless it's through a hands-free connection like a Bluetooth device. But what about smart watches? They look like

Published on: September 19th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Telus details police requests for subscriber information

The second of the country's three biggest carriers has lifted the lid on the number of law enforcement and government requests for subscriber information it gets in a year. Telus Corp. said Thursday

Published on: September 18th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Ellison drops CEO post, becomes Oracle executive chair and CTO

One of the most colourful people in the U.S. tech sector -- or any country's tech sector -- is stepping upstairs. Sort of. Oracle founder and CEO Larry Ellison suddenly announced Thursday that

Published on: September 18th, 2014 Howard Solomon