Articles By Howard Solomon

Gavel in court

Canadian firms don’t do basics to minimize data breach risk: Lawyer

Few Canadian organizations are prepared to handle data breaches, says a Canadian lawyer who focuses on cyber security and data...

July 24th, 2017 Howard Solomon
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Canadian allegedly head of AlphaBay Dark Web criminal market dead after arrest

After days of rumour on the Internet the U.S. Justice department has confirmed that a Canadian citizen living in Thailand...

July 21st, 2017 Howard Solomon

BlackBerry SecuSuite for Government now meets U.S standard for voice encryption

BlackBerry has toughened the government version of its company-hosted SecuSuite encrypted voice and text capabilities to meet demanding U.S. standards....

July 20th, 2017 Howard Solomon

Failure of UN group on international cyber law ‘not positive,’ says Canadian expert

International law experts worry that the recent failure of a United Nations Group of Government Experts to reach unanimity on...

July 18th, 2017 Howard Solomon
data, network, database

Sandvine to lose Canadian CEO after acquisition

A Waterloo, Ont.-based provider of network policy control for communications service provider has spurned one deal to go private in...

July 18th, 2017 Howard Solomon

This will be a record year for Apple iOS vulnerabilities, says Skycure

Android devices widely outsell their Apple counterparts globally (although narrowly in North America), but that doesn't mean that hackers don't...

July 18th, 2017 Howard Solomon

IBM promises new mainframe can encrypt all data all the time

Encryption is a two-edged sword: It has the benefit of protecting data, but there can be a performance hit. That’s...

July 17th, 2017 Howard Solomon
Cloud Security,

How to protect AWS S3 buckets

The cloud is a wonderful thing for CIOs -- as long as its resources are used in ways that follow...

July 14th, 2017 Howard Solomon

Canadian firm pays $425,000 to recover from ransomware attack

A major Canadian company was forced to pay $425,000 in Bitcoin over the weekend to restore its computer systems after...

July 13th, 2017 Howard Solomon

Kaspersky hits back against critics

In the semi-opaque world of cyberspace, where attribution of attacks is more art than science and governments and the private...

July 12th, 2017 Howard Solomon