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Panama Papers: Canadian law firms a ‘sweet spot’ for attack, says intelligence expert

Canadian lawyers are among those in the global legal community who may be looking closer at their information security procedures...

April 6th, 2016 Howard Solomon

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Basic security practices and user education imperative to blunt breaches: IBM

Cybercrime continues to increase every year, with seemingly no words adequate to describe it. IBM found one to describe 2015:...

February 23rd, 2016 Howard Solomon

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Half of cyber attacks on Canadian firms succeed, survey suggests

A group of Canadian infosec pros say the number of cyber attacks their organizations faced increased 17 per cent in...

February 9th, 2016 Howard Solomon


Five Canadian hotels in Hyatt chain victims of malware

People who stayed or bought services at five Canadian Hyatt hotels were among 250 in the chain that may have...

January 18th, 2016 Howard Solomon

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Canadian data breaches in 2015: Big firms weren’t the only targets

Of all the publicly-disclosed data or privacy breaches in this country in 2015, one topped them all by a wide...

December 21st, 2015 Howard Solomon

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How to get the most out of your incident response plan test

When Martin Bally became CISO of TRW Automotive in 2013, the billion-dollar international manufacturing giant had narrowly escaped being the...

December 4th, 2015 Howard Solomon

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Force Canadian organizations to have a CSO, says expert

Regulators have to force organizations to have independent chief security officers if this country is to make progress fighting cyber-attacks,...

November 11th, 2015 Howard Solomon

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End the tyranny of passwords

We all know how much of a bad idea writing down complex passwords is. Yet people do it all the time....

October 28th, 2015 IT World Canada Staff

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SecTor 2015: Make detailed incident reports public, CISOs told

When there's a serious aircraft incident in the United States, the National Transportation Safety Board investigates and issues an exhaustive...

October 22nd, 2015 Howard Solomon