Articles By Howard Solomon

Cyber Security Today - podcast feature

Cyber Security Today – Still more COVID-19 scams, Tupperware hack and beware of free Best Buy USB sticks

Still more COVID-19 scams, Tupperware hack and beware of free Best Buy USB sticks Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It's...

March 27th, 2020 Howard Solomon

Some Ontario beer chain outlets forced to use cash-only after cyber attack

Some of Ontario's 450 industry-owned retail beer outlets known as The Beer Store have been forced to accept only cash...

March 26th, 2020 Howard Solomon

Weak and re-used passwords still common, says vendor report

Many employees of Fortune 1,000 companies are still using and re-using weak and insecure passwords if an analysis of stolen...

March 26th, 2020 Howard Solomon

COVID-19: Toronto mayor sparks debate on possible use of cellphone data for infection detection

As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads across Canada, a brief remark by Toronto Mayor John Tory has opened an emotional discussion...

March 25th, 2020 Howard Solomon
Cyber Security Today - podcast feature

Cyber Security Today – The latest news on COVID-19 scams, and how GE was victimized when a supplier was hacked

The latest news on COVID-19 scams, and how GE was victimized when a supplier was hacked. Welcome to Cyber Security...

March 25th, 2020 Howard Solomon

Microsoft warns critical vulnerability in Windows already being exploited

Administrators and infosec pros will have to increase the surveillance of their networks for suspicious activity after Microsoft announced the...

March 24th, 2020 Howard Solomon

During a crisis, use and disclosure of personal information may be extended, ‘can be very broad’ says regulator

Canadian public and private sector organizations generally are allowed to collect and disclose personal information only with the consent of...

March 23rd, 2020 Howard Solomon
Cyber Security Today - podcast feature

Cyber Security Today – Database with 5 billion records left open, Rogers warns Canadians of data exposure and FBI warns of financial help scam

Database with 5 billion records left open, Rogers warns Canadians of data exposure and FBI warns of financial help scam....

March 23rd, 2020 Howard Solomon

Now that more employees are working from home because of COVID-19, time for IT to toughen controls

It's been a week since the Canadian and U.S. governments moved from urging to pressuring organizations to make employees work...

March 20th, 2020 Howard Solomon

Why aren’t women in cybersecurity? Because sometimes they get groped at work

Early in her career as a network administrator for an American firm, Diana Kelley was groped in a data centre....

March 20th, 2020 Howard Solomon