Articles By Howard Solomon

Phishing prevention – 4 email gateway options compared

The indictment announced this week against four people – including a Canadian who holds dual citizenship – with the 2014...

March 20th, 2017 Howard Solomon

Canadian among four charged by U.S. in 2014 Yahoo hack

American law enforcement officials have worked with Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) to help stop cyber crime. However on Wednesday...

March 15th, 2017 Howard Solomon
social media

Rogers offers service for protecting corporate social media accounts

Email is threat actors' primary vector for attacking enterprises, but social media is another channel that's getting leveraged. Spoofing an...

March 15th, 2017 Howard Solomon

Is silence better than disclosure for zero-day vulnerabilities?

It's been known for some time that Western government cyber agencies stockpile zero-day vulnerabilities, hoping to find ways of exploiting...

March 13th, 2017 Howard Solomon

Police chiefs, CATA partner to fight cyber crime

By one rough count there were 61 publicly reported data breaches or exposed personal records in Canada last year, led...

March 13th, 2017 Howard Solomon

Worried about WikiLeaks’ alleged CIA malware vault? Have defence in depth, says Canadian expert

CISOs shouldn't sweat about the latest allegation by Wikileaks that the CIA has the ability to hack almost anything -...

March 8th, 2017 Howard Solomon

There’s always value in calling police after cyber incident, says Toronto cop

In the urgency and confusion of a cyber breach calling the police may seem like one of the last things...

March 8th, 2017 Howard Solomon
Ten tips for more secure sofware

Cyber security certification program for Canadian SMBs to launch soon

At a time when there’s no shortage of reports of organizations suffering data breaches, infosec pros have difficulty knowing who...

March 7th, 2017 Howard Solomon
security and privacy issues

Ontario’s new security advisor to create a “centre of excellence” for threat analysis

Ontario’s first security advisor says his office aims to become a “centre of excellence” for assessing strategic issues beyond traditional...

March 7th, 2017 Howard Solomon
Data breach notification in Canada

You’ll never know you’ve been attacked by some countries, Canadian infosec pros told

Wise infosec pros know to assume not only that their organizations can be penetrated, but also that they already have...

March 6th, 2017 Howard Solomon