Articles By Howard Solomon

Nova Scotia privacy czar calls for mandatory breach notification

Nova Scotia should require all firms in the province to notify affected individuals and the provincial privacy commissioner of all privacy...

July 8th, 2017 Howard Solomon
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Time for ‘agile procurement’ for cyber security services, says expert

Outsourcers, managed service providers and cloud providers have increasingly been a part of a CISO’s portfolio for delivering service to...

July 8th, 2017 Howard Solomon

Canada ‘regrets’ UN group can’t reach consensus on applying international law in cyberspace

International tension over alleged nation-state backed cyber attacks on governments and the private sector has been mirrored with the recent...

July 5th, 2017 Howard Solomon
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Patch management could have stopped NotPetya attacks: Verizon

Good patch management could have stopped the spread this week of the NotPetya ransomware, says one of the world’s expert...

June 29th, 2017 Howard Solomon

New ransomware strain will victimize those who haven’t installed Microsoft patch

Canadian infosec pros have been crossing their fingers today that all their Windows systems are patched to block what is...

June 27th, 2017 Howard Solomon
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Experts debate value of China’s promise to Canada not to back industrial theft

China's promise not to conduct or knowingly support cyber theft of Canadian corporate intellectual property for its companies is worthless,...

June 27th, 2017 Howard Solomon

What should governments do to confront global cyber threats?

 Canada and China have agreed to an industrial espionage pact that neither country will mount a government-backed cyber attack to...

June 26th, 2017 Howard Solomon
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Nearly half of compromises due to insecure remote-access software and policies: Report

Metrics are vital for CISOs to do their job effectively. Unfortunately the numbers included in the latest Trustwave global survey...

June 21st, 2017 Howard Solomon

Ottawa to create new group to oversee all intelligence agencies’ activities

The creation of new Canadian security intelligence review committee that will oversee the activities of all federal security and intelligence...

June 20th, 2017 Howard Solomon

Average data breach could still cost a Canadian organization millions: Report

The average cost of a data breach suffered last year by 27 Canadian companies was $5.78 million, or $255 per...

June 20th, 2017 Howard Solomon