Articles By Howard Solomon

Microsoft brand to erase Nokia soon

The Microsoft brand will soon be stamped on smart phones at a wireless store near you. It's not unexpected after the company bought the handset division of Nokia earlier this year, but in a

Published on: October 24th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Why security awareness testing can be a risky business

Lance Spitzner is a sneak. His job as an awareness officer is to catch employees engaging in risky IT security behavior, and he’ll do almost anything to snare you. Which is how he

Published on: October 24th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Rogers launches LTE-Advanced wireless for faster speeds

Rogers Communications has become the first wireless carrier to activate the next generation of technology, called LTE-Advanced, which will roughly double the download speeds users with standard LTE devices see now . The

Published on: October 24th, 2014 Howard Solomon

M2M will bring government regulation, predicts IT consultant

The so-called Internet of Things sparks two emotions among security professionals: A certainty that government regulation will be needed to prevent needless deaths, and an equal determination to keep legislators away from the

Published on: October 23rd, 2014 Howard Solomon

Privacy Act goes to committee

The second of the Harper government's pieces of digital legislation has been steadily going through the Senate, but it may now get more public attention because it has been referred to the House of Commons

Published on: October 23rd, 2014 Howard Solomon

IBM, Microsoft team on cloud

In the race for domination of cloud computing, Microsoft and IBM have found big names to partner with: Each other. The companies said Wednesday they are now working together to make some of

Published on: October 23rd, 2014 Howard Solomon

HP releases commercial OpenStack

Hewlett-Packard has released the commercial version of its Helion OpenStack software for building private clouds, along with a development platform for creating cloud-native applications. Based on the open source Cloud Foundry project,  the

Published on: October 23rd, 2014 Howard Solomon

OpenText Q1 results strong, says CEO

OpenText Corp. began its current first quarter by chalking up $453.8 million in revenue (all numbers $U.S,), an eight per cent increase over the previous quarter and almost 40 per cent up over

Published on: October 23rd, 2014 Howard Solomon

Zero-day Windows exploit could come via PowerPoint

The latest weapon hackers are using to get into many versions of Windows are PowerPoint slides. Microsoft issued a security advisory this week on a vulnerability affecting all supported versions of Windows except WinServer 2003. So

Published on: October 23rd, 2014 Howard Solomon

Security pros forgetting the basics, complains expert

All IT security conferences have one thing in common: Speakers have dozens of ghastly, yet funny, stories of blunders. Kellman Meghu, Check Point Software's Toronto-based head of security engineering, told a couple at

Published on: October 23rd, 2014 Howard Solomon