Articles By Howard Solomon

data security,privacy,security

Data on hundreds of thousands of Canadians left on bankrupt retailer’s hard drives for sale

Owners and managers of a failed company face a range of responsibilities: Making sure there is an orderly winding down...

September 24th, 2018 Howard Solomon
Cyber Security Today - podcast feature

Cyber Security Today: Sept. 24, 2018 — Ransomware hits a brewery, beware of remote access control software

Ransomware note comes in French, ransomware from a resume hits a brewery and beware of remote access control software. Welcome...

September 24th, 2018 Howard Solomon
Cyber Security Today - podcast feature

Cyber Security Today: Sept. 21, 2018 — Another e-comm web site hit, mobile bank app warning, digital currency theft

Newegg e-commerce site victimized, a warning about phone mobile bank apps and a digital currency theft from an exchange. Welcome...

September 21st, 2018 Howard Solomon
bitcoins, cryptocurrency

Cryptojacking is proof of big security problem, report warns CISOs

Infosec pros know there are any number of signs that despite best efforts an organization's network security may have been...

September 20th, 2018 Howard Solomon
Cyber Security Today - podcast feature

Cyber Security Today – Sept. 19, 2018: Mobile spyware, European cyber crime report, update Apple devices

Canadian researchers find evidence of mobile spyware, European police report on cyber crime released and update your Apple devices) Welcome...

September 19th, 2018 Howard Solomon

Privacy commissioner to hear breach notification guidance comments by Oct. 2

Privacy officers have less than two weeks to advise the federal privacy commissioner what kind of guidance it should offer...

September 18th, 2018 Howard Solomon
Cyber Security Today - podcast feature

Cyber Security Today: Sept. 17, 2018 – A browser con, an ad scam and lack of password control

A Google Chrome browser con, watch for online ad scams and a lack of password control.   Are you a...

September 17th, 2018 Howard Solomon

Stolen federal device wasn’t encrypted, violating government rules

Editor's note: This is an updated version of a story that first appeared Sept. 14. The federal government now says...

September 14th, 2018 Howard Solomon
oops, mistake, error

Misconfigured MongoDB database exposed customer data: Researcher

Criminals, activists and nation states are snooping around your organization looking for security vulnerabilities, and if it's not them then...

September 14th, 2018 Howard Solomon
Cyber Security Today - podcast feature

Cyber Security Today: Laptop encryption advice, insecure mobile apps and guilty pleas

Advice on protecting encrypted laptops, insecure mobile apps found and guilty pleas from a hacker Welcome to Cyber Security Today....

September 14th, 2018 Howard Solomon