Articles By 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
Gavel in court

Mandatory cyber audits coming for publicly-traded companies, Canadian audience told

Governments or regulators are getting so sensitive about cyber security they may demand publicly-traded companies to undergo annual cyber audits...

March 3rd, 2017 Howard Solomon

Canada under-invests in IT, senior bureaucrat tells cyber security conference

It’s one thing when a security vendor or consulting firm talks about how increasingly difficult it is to fend off...

March 2nd, 2017 Howard Solomon