Articles By Howard Solomon

Look for transferable capabilities, not set skills, to beat cyber talent shortage: Deloitte

Trying to fill the demand for cyber security talent is arguably the second most important job a CISO faces.  But...

July 6th, 2018 Howard Solomon
Cyber Security Today - podcast feature

Cyber Security Today: Backup your data, Linux distro escapes damage and watch for crypto-mining

An Australian company caught with poor backup procedures, Gentoo Linux distribution escapes damage from cyber attack, and  Kaspersky and McAfee...

July 6th, 2018 Howard Solomon
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Another Emotet banking trojan campaign is spreading, warns Canadian managed security provider

A Canadian security vendor  has warned of seeing evidence of an increase in the number of customers successfully infected by...

July 5th, 2018 Howard Solomon

The limits of an insider threat program

Insider threats are always on the minds of CISOs, although defining the threat is one of the biggest problems. Some...

July 5th, 2018 Howard Solomon

UK minimum cyber security standard should be followed in Canada, says expert

There's no shortage of advice to infosec leaders about what they ought to be doing to tighten the IT security...

July 4th, 2018 Howard Solomon
Cyber Security Today - podcast feature

Cyber Security Today: Online survey company hacked, macOS malware scam and Samsung smart phone users get an unwelcome surprise

Online survey company  Typeform hacked, malware scam hits macOS users and Samsung smart phone users get an unwelcome surprise Welcome to...

July 4th, 2018 Howard Solomon
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CompTIA paper helps firms to build a cyber security culture

Cyber security is on the minds of most members of boards and the C-suite. However, there are still many other organizations that...

July 3rd, 2018 Howard Solomon
Cyber Security Today - podcast feature

Cyber Security Today: Limit admin access, a botnet gains more modules and watch your suppliers

Happy Canada Day weekend. Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It's Monday July 2nd. To play the podcast, click on the arrow...

July 2nd, 2018 Howard Solomon

Two upcoming government projects show future for digital ID in Canada

Governments are tremendous issuers of paper needed by businesses which they regularly need access to, ranging from licences to reports....

June 22nd, 2018 Howard Solomon
Cyber Security Today - podcast feature

Cyber Security Today: A tricky new botnet, ignore smart phone popups and watch out for tunnels

A tricky new botnet has been found, ignore Android smart phone popups and watch out for tunnels. Welcome to Cyber Security...

June 22nd, 2018 Howard Solomon