Why creating a Purple Team will improve cyber defence

We often deal in a world of win or lose: Business deals, sports, wars. The same is true for the...

April 25th, 2017 Howard Solomon

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Most pen testers say they can crack a system within 12 hours: Survey

Most CISOs are cautiously optimistic about their teams' ability to detect and stop intrusions. They understand that not all attacks...

February 24th, 2017 Howard Solomon

How to steal a firewall

Could a stranger walk into your server room and walk out with a firewall? Before answering, all CIOs and CSOs...

November 11th, 2016 Howard Solomon

Only do penetration tests if your security program is up to it, say experts

Penetration testing is an exam that cyber security experts tout for finding out the true strengths and weaknesses of an...

October 19th, 2016 Howard Solomon

More good advice to CISOs on penetration testing

If your IT staff isn't doing penetration testing of the organization -- or hiring an outside firm to do it...

September 21st, 2015 Howard Solomon

Canadian firms don’t do enough penetration testing, says expert

There is an Olympics of penetration testing. It's called the Olympics. And arguably the gold medal winner for the last...

April 10th, 2015 Howard Solomon

Beware of gift iPads

The first day of the annual SecTor security conference in Toronto was filled with presentations on what to do --...

October 22nd, 2014 Howard Solomon

When meeting the IT security standard isn’t enough

There's a price to be paid for organizations that aren't on the leading edge of security -- they usually get...

September 1st, 2014 Howard Solomon

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Justice staff fall for phishing ploy

When the CEO asks IT how secure the organization is the answer ranges from 'As good as the budget you give...

June 23rd, 2014 Howard Solomon