Articles By Howard Solomon

Donald Trump at podium - Nov. 8

Trump should push use of strong authentication across U.S. federal systems: Report

President-elect Donald Trump's new administration should toughen identity management across all U.S. federal systems by forcing the use of strong...

December 5th, 2016 Howard Solomon
danger sign, IT risks, security, malware, hackers

Alert: New malware has infected 1 million Android 4 and 5 devices

There's a reason to make sure devices you or you administer have the latest software -- the older the software...

December 1st, 2016 Howard Solomon
security and privacy issues

Microsoft script prevents Win10, WinServer 2016 from giving up recon data

Microsoft's efforts to improve defences of its operating system have paid off with the release of Windows 10.  As noted...

December 1st, 2016 Howard Solomon
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Carleton University recovering from ransomware attack

Carleton University is still investigating the source of a computer attack Tuesday that infected over 3,000 PCs and temporarily interrupted...

November 29th, 2016 Howard Solomon
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Ransomware down, IoT threats up in 2017 predicts McAfee

It's the time of year when experts look ahead to the following year and try to help CISOs with a...

November 29th, 2016 Howard Solomon
Suitcase with Cash

San Francisco transit ransomware attack shows value of being prepared

There are usually many lessons learned from any data breach, but almost always the prime lesson from a ransomware attack...

November 29th, 2016 Howard Solomon
security and privacy issues

What should be in an incident response team’s Go Bag

CISOs form an incident response team with the hope it will never have to be called on. With any luck,...

November 28th, 2016 Howard Solomon
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Nova Scotia privacy breach shows why faxing personal information must end

Nova Scotia's privacy commissioner is urging the provincial health authority to stop allowing doctors to send faxes with sensitive information...

November 25th, 2016 Howard Solomon
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Nearly half of North American enterprises had four or more data breaches in the last year: Report

If North American enterprises ever had any doubt they are the prime targets of cyber attackers, a new Kaspersky report...

November 24th, 2016 Howard Solomon
Bank vault

TrickBot banking Trojan adds Canada to its target list: IBM

Three Canadian banks have been added to the target list of the TrickBot trojan's redirection targets, according to IBM's X-Force...

November 24th, 2016 Howard Solomon