Articles By Howard Solomon

Canadian firms targeted by job recruitment scam to gain company intelligence: Report

Canadian natural gas and telecom firms are among critical infrastructure organizations around the world that have been targeted by a...

December 12th, 2018 Howard Solomon
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Patch new IoT devices fast, researchers warn, or they’ll be in a botnet

For some time threat actors who create Internet of Things-based botnets have been relying on brute force attacks to take...

December 12th, 2018 Howard Solomon
Cyber Security Today - podcast feature

Cyber Security Today: Dec. 12, 2018 — Ransomware, router attacks and pirated software

Ransomware author bails on payback,  another round of router attacks and pirated Mac software has malware Welcome to Cyber Security...

December 12th, 2018 Howard Solomon

Congress report: Equifax breach ‘entirely preventable,’ blames ‘culture of cyber security complacency’

The massive 2017 breach of credit reporting company Equifax was "entirely preventable," according to a staff report of a U.S....

December 11th, 2018 Howard Solomon
Cyber Security Today - podcast feature

Cyber Security Today: Dec. 10, 2018 — Malicious attachments, support problems and it’s no toy

A new malware campaign includes targeted attachments, a games publisher's customers get a surprise from its support centre and a...

December 10th, 2018 Howard Solomon
Huawei Canada HQ

Huawei UK agrees to address technical issues: News report

Huawei has reportedly given in to the demands of U.K. intelligence agencies to address serious risks in the Chinese company's telecom...

December 7th, 2018 Howard Solomon
Cyber Security Today - podcast feature

Cyber Security Today: Dec. 7, 2018 –Cyber certification program endorsed, Australia goes after encryption and Android update

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce endorses a cyber certification program for business, Australia goes after encryption and Android update is...

December 7th, 2018 Howard Solomon

Senate committee: Proposed bill won’t protect Canadian elections from foreign meddling

The Trudeau government's proposed changes to the federal Elections Act to block possible online foreign interference in Canadian elections has...

December 7th, 2018 Howard Solomon
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Foreign countries ‘very likely’ to target Canada in election year, says Cyber Centre

With a federal election scheduled in 2019 state-sponsored cyber threat actors will "very likely" target Canadians’ opinions through malicious online influence...

December 6th, 2018 Howard Solomon

Canadian Chamber of Commerce endorses cyber certification program for business

A year ago a certification program for confirming to the public that a Canadian business has at least minimal cyber...

December 6th, 2018 Howard Solomon