HP cloud service gives applications ability to protect themselves

With security breaches mounting in what can only be described as a terrible year for IT security, vendors are coming up with new services to help enterprises fight attacks. The latest was revealed

Published on: September 9th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Video interview: Check Point Software’s Amnon Bar-Lev

Let’s face it: 2014 has been a miserable year for IT security professionals. Every week, it seems, an organization somewhere around the world confesses its systems have been broken into and data has

Published on: August 26th, 2014 Howard Solomon

U.S. warns on POS systems

Canadian CSOs in the retail sector need to be aware of a warning issued Friday by US-CERT that the Backoff point of sale malware continues to be a threat in the sector. Seven

Published on: August 25th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Another warning about Android apps

A security vendor has raked the Google Play store and the Android ecosystem over the coals for allowing apps that have SSL vulnerabilities  susceptible to man in the middle attacks to be made

Published on: August 21st, 2014 Howard Solomon

Reveton ransomware now steals passwords and credentials

Ransomware is one of the uglier threats that security professionals have to deal with. Unfortunately there's a new version in the wild. Security vendor Avast reported Tuesday that the Reveton ransomware that for

Published on: August 20th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Six tips to end SQL Injection attacks

These tips are just the tip of the iceberg for what you need to do to stop SQL Injection attacks. For detailed advice, see this article by Paul Litwin, as well as this

Published on: August 12th, 2014 Howard Solomon

New malware exploit kits flooding market, says Cisco

Cybercrime works pretty much the same way as a capitalism does: where there’s a need for a product or service, someone will try to fill it. That’s one of the messages from Cisco

Published on: August 5th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Elasticsearch vulnerability leads to DDoS malware on Amazon

Security professionals usually don't have to worry about the search engines their organizations chose for plowing through corporate data. But researchers at Kaspersky Labs say attackers are exploiting a vulnerability in the open

Published on: July 28th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Attackers turn to IE: Report

Know your enemy is a good defence for any country, or enterprise. So here's more advice for CSOs from another security vendor about what they're likely to face in the short term. Microsoft

Published on: July 27th, 2014 Howard Solomon