Articles By Howard Solomon

Risk management, shared services highlight Trump cyber security order

On the campaign trail last year candidate Donald Trump vowed to make U.S. federal IT systems “as secure as modern...

May 12th, 2017 Howard Solomon
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Ottawa “behind other governments” in fighting cyber attacks, says FireEye exec

Canada has had a national strategy to protect critical infrastructure for years and is toughening federal cyber defences, but the...

May 10th, 2017 Howard Solomon
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SIDEBAR: What you should be doing to comply with the GDPR

In January the U.K. Information Commissioner's office issued a guide to preparing for the new European Union General Data Protection...

May 5th, 2017 Howard Solomon
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Experts worry Canadian firms won’t be ready for new European privacy rule

The deadline for enterprises to comply with the European Union’s tough new personal data privacy regulations is just over 12...

May 5th, 2017 Howard Solomon

Don’t change lawful access rules, Parliamentary committee recommends

Liberal-dominated parliamentary committee says the government shouldn’t change the current lawful access regime that limits the ability of police to...

May 4th, 2017 Howard Solomon

Many mobile apps leaving ports open, warn university researchers

The old adage that less is more is true when it comes to mobile devices: The less you have on...

May 1st, 2017 Howard Solomon

More ‘widgets’ coming for McAfee endpoint suite, says exec

McAfee LLC gained its independence from Intel Corp. earlier this month, but it wants more attention from infosec pros than...

April 28th, 2017 Howard Solomon
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Weak, stolen passwords still a leading factor in breaches: Verizon report

Odds are your organization will be breached through a hack than any other method, and most likely by attackers leveraging...

April 27th, 2017 Howard Solomon

Patch management essentials

Patch management is one of the drudge jobs that CISOs have to assign their teams to do, but it is...

April 26th, 2017 Howard Solomon
Teamwork

Why creating a Purple Team will improve cyber defence

We often deal in a world of win or lose: Business deals, sports, wars. The same is true for the...

April 25th, 2017 Howard Solomon