Articles By Howard Solomon

Are you ready to face cyber security vendor pitches?

Cyber security is hot, with startups offering new solutions popping up regularly. On top of that established vendors are adding...

May 29th, 2017 Howard Solomon

Many Canadian firms don’t take breaches seriously, say experts

The biggest mistake Canadian businesses make after a data breach is not facing up to it, says two experts at...

May 26th, 2017 Howard Solomon

Russian critics hit by phishing, phoney leaked documents, Canadian researchers say

Leaked government documents published by reporters and others in a number of countries have helped expose questionable practices and in...

May 26th, 2017 Howard Solomon
Password Prompt

Allow users to choose long passphrases for passwords, NIST proposes

Poor password hygiene by employees and customers continues to be a major factor in data breaches, particularly as the cost of...

May 25th, 2017 Howard Solomon

Average time to plug SCADA holes is 150 days, says report

Vulnerabilities in enterprise and IoT devices are enough to give chief information security officers nightmares, but holes in industrial supervisory...

May 24th, 2017 Howard Solomon

Employee fired after biggest privacy breach at Canada Revenue, says CBC

Sometimes employees just can’t resist the temptation to snoop through customer files. Hospitals and doctors’ offices, which have detailed medical...

May 23rd, 2017 Howard Solomon

WannaCry ransomware “a wakeup event” for directors: Canadian lawyer

Last week’s global outbreak of the WannaCry ransomware was not only one of the biggest malware infections, it's prompting big...

May 18th, 2017 Howard Solomon

Federal privacy commissioner to initiate investigations, not just wait for complaints

Sensing that Canadians lack confidence in the private sector and government on safeguarding and using their personal data, the federal...

May 17th, 2017 Howard Solomon
Data Breach Graphic

Bell Canada says it’s been hacked, apologizes to customers

Bell Canada says its customer subscriber database has been hacked, with the exposure of almost 2 million email addresses, 1,700...

May 15th, 2017 Howard Solomon
bandaid, fix, repair

WannaCry just a taste of NSA-charged cyber attacks to come

While infosec pros in Canada are scanning their systems to ensure Windows and anti-malware systems are fully patched to deal...

May 15th, 2017 Howard Solomon