U.S. to drop Internet control

Facing pressure from both foreign governments and independent Internet governance bodies, the Obama administration intends to move key Internet domain name functions it oversees to multistakeholder bodies. The announcement came from the U.S.

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: March 17th, 2014 Howard Solomon

U.S. service providers used to “launder” spyware, say Canadian researchers

The United States is proud of its leadership in information technology. So perhaps it is no surprise that a company that apparently helps governments in their digital spying chose U.S. service providers to

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: March 6th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Enterprise insights from experts, part 2

This is the second of three recent interviews I had with experts who shared their deep insights into the enterprise. All are noted enterprise experts in strategy, enterprise architecture, and transformation and operations improvement.

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: March 6th, 2014 Stephen Ibaraki

Washington slowly moves on improving IT procurement

The difference between the way the Canadian and U.S. governments work was illustrated this week when the U.S. House of Representatives passed a law telling bureaucrats they have to use software smarter. The

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: February 27th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Canada should follow U.S. cybersecurity framework, says expert

Canadian enterprises and governments should adopt a just-released American government framework for tightening IT security of critical infrastructure, says a security consultant. "I don't think we should re-invent the wheel," Kevvie Fowler, a

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: February 13th, 2014 Howard Solomon

U.S. watchdog calls for end to NSA snooping program

A federal watchdog that advises the President of the United States on privacy matters said that the National Security Agency’s collection of bulk phone records is illegal and should be shut down. “The … bulk

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: January 23rd, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

Metadata has had ‘minimal’ effect on catching terrorists: Report

Law enforcement and intelligence agencies can’t get enough information – especially if governments are squeezing them for results. So it is that the U.S. National Intelligence Agency, among other electronic spy agencies, insists

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: January 13th, 2014 Howard Solomon

More revelations of the NSA’s capacity to get into IT networks

Yesterday we told you about a report in Germany’s Der Spiegel about the ability of the U.S. National Security Agency to plant spyware in IT equipment headed for people the agency targets. Today

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: December 31st, 2013 Howard Solomon

U.S. can plant spyware in IT equipment before delivery: Report

Ever wonder why the IT components you order sometimes take an extra day to get to your organization? Maybe a spy agency has “improved” it. That’s the implication in a news story from

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: December 30th, 2013 Howard Solomon