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Security predictions 2015: Encryption increases in enterprises

History has a way of repeating itself. 2013 ended with revelations of a huge data breach at Target Brands Inc....

December 16th, 2014 Howard Solomon

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June 2104 in review: Big stories from big data

Big data held centre court this month, thanks to a conference in Toronto. We got a bunch of big stories...

December 13th, 2014 Howard Solomon

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May 2014 in review: What’s really in that router?

Just over a year ago (June, 2013) a number of publications began posting disclosures from former NSA security contractor Edward Snowden...

December 13th, 2014 Howard Solomon

What we learned from Heartbleed

April 2014 in review: Heartbleed hits

After weeks of reports of data breaches related to retail point of sale devices, a new crisis: Data breaches related...

December 13th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Target department store

March 2014 in review: On Target

It was difficult to come up with words to describe the magnitude of the Target stores data breach in the...

December 13th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

February 2014 in review: New CEO takes charge at Microsoft

It didn't take as long as the 2008 AWS spectrum auction, but the 700 MHz auction that ended this month...

December 13th, 2014 Howard Solomon


Alliance of tech leaders vows to kill passwords

Passwords are considered one of the weakest links in IT security: Users fail to create secure ones, forget them, fail...

December 9th, 2014 Howard Solomon

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Another way to protect messages

There are a number of ways to boost communications security, including mobile apps that wipe records of messages and images...

December 5th, 2014 Howard Solomon

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Most firms don’t have ‘mature’ patch management: Survey

IT security professionals have said for years one of the biggest vulnerabilities in organizations are systems that don't have the...

December 5th, 2014 Howard Solomon