Articles By Howard Solomon

Canadian firms hindering customer data access requests, study suggests

Businesses could do a better job at responding to Canadians' requests to look at the personal data they hold, according...

February 22nd, 2018 Howard Solomon

Organizations still able to unravel cyber defences, says Trend Micro report

The cyber breaches of 2017 had a wide range of sometimes conflicting patterns -- for example, despite ample media warnings...

February 21st, 2018 Howard Solomon

Cyber crime costs the world almost US$600 billion a year: Report

Cyber crime may now cost the world almost US$600 billion a year, up from USĀ $445 billion three years ago. That...

February 21st, 2018 Howard Solomon
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Scanned Canadian passports found on open FedEx Amazon S3 bucket

The revelation last week of the discovery of unprotected scanned identification documents from a number of countries -- including Canadian...

February 20th, 2018 Howard Solomon

US report proposes framework for government to get at encrypted data

Lawmakers should think carefully before passing laws that will give governments the ability to access encrypted messages, says a report...

February 15th, 2018 Howard Solomon

UK says Russian military to blame for NotPetya malware

The government of Russia has officially been blamed by the U.K. for last year's NotPetya ransomware attack. In a statement...

February 15th, 2018 Howard Solomon
Self Driving Gauge

Trend Micro, Panasonic team to build cyber secure system for vehicles

Connected and autonomous cars are apparently the future, with vehicle manufacturers and suppliers devoting millions to research and regularly announcing...

February 15th, 2018 Howard Solomon
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Canadian managed detection services firm goes south for new CEO

Last year Kerry Bailey was part of a U.S. private equity firm considering taking a big ownership in one of...

February 14th, 2018 Howard Solomon
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Canadian websites victimized by cryptominer hack of third-party supplier

Over 4,200 websites around the world, including several in Canada, have learned the hard way to be wary of third-party...

February 13th, 2018 Howard Solomon
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Reminder: Chrome to soon conspicuously brand sites not using HTTPS

Organizations have only four and a half months to upgrade their Web sites to use HTTPS encryption. After that, Google...

February 12th, 2018 Howard Solomon