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

Data breach notification in Canada

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

FEATURE SecTor 2015 stage

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

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Almost all stolen data has a price, report warns

Canadians often worry that we suffer by comparison to our neighbors to the south. But in one category we're way...

October 15th, 2015 Howard Solomon

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Cost of data breaches keeps going up. Do boards care?

There are, arguably, four things one can depend on: Life, death, taxes and the increasing cost to organizations of cyber...

October 6th, 2015 Howard Solomon


Trumped: Toronto luxury hotel one of seven hit by malware

Luxury chain Trump Hotel Collection has confirmed its five-star Toronto inn was among seven hit earlier by malware inserted into the...

October 2nd, 2015 Howard Solomon