Articles By Howard Solomon

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WiFi vulnerability ‘looks really bad’

Infosec pros around the world are reacting with dismay to a report of a serious vulnerability in their WiFi networks...

October 16th, 2017 Howard Solomon
Password Prompt

Warning issued for password control over system accounts

Some vulnerabilities are buried deep in code. Other times a vulnerability is right under the noses of infosec pros. One...

October 16th, 2017 Howard Solomon
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Companies should report more detail in breach reports: Federal privacy czar

The federal privacy commissioner's office hasn't given up hope that Ottawa will make companies include more detail about data breaches...

October 12th, 2017 Howard Solomon
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This cyber attack gives new meaning to the word ‘sophisticated’

Security experts recently have taken to noting the increased sophistication of the tactics of threat actors. A column this week...

October 11th, 2017 Howard Solomon

Carleton University to head international cyber network

Two Canadian universities and a technology accelerator are among 14 organizations from 10 countries that have formed a network to...

October 11th, 2017 Howard Solomon
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At Montreal ICS security conference, worries over Canada’s readiness to face cyber attacks

Five years ago industrial cyber security expert Terrance Ingoldsby was speaking to a group of officials at a Canadian energy...

October 11th, 2017 Howard Solomon
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Canadian firm attacked via software supplier shows need for third party security

The world is agog at a news report that Russian intelligence two years ago stole classified U.S. National Security Agency...

October 10th, 2017 Howard Solomon

Cyber security awareness month: Training doesn’t always have to be serious

Cyber security is serious, right? Not all the time. Sometimes a little levity goes a long way. That’s what next...

October 6th, 2017 Howard Solomon
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DDoS trends, DNS survey signal warnings to infosec pros

Two vendor reports out this week may be of interest to CISOs in planning their defensive strategies. --Imperva, a supplier...

October 5th, 2017 Howard Solomon

Equifax CEO: Stolen data wasn’t encrypted, blames human, technological errors

In the past three years credit rating company Equifax spent some US$250 million on cyber security, including protecting consumer data...

October 3rd, 2017 Howard Solomon