Three things a new CISO should do

Congratulations: You're the new chief information security officer for an organization. In this time of increasingly successful cyber attacks, on...

February 4th, 2020 Howard Solomon

Canadian open banking review turns to answering data security questions

A committee advising Ottawa on the feasibility of open banking is about to turn its attention to the toughest part...

February 3rd, 2020 Howard Solomon

Ottawa should follow allies in public-private collaboration, says cyber industry group

Fed up with what it believes is a federal government that doesn't work closely enough with the private sector on...

January 31st, 2020 Howard Solomon

From ransomware infections to cryptomining scams, fake factory honeypot provides lessons for CISOs

How tempting a target are companies with industrial control systems to online threat actors? A lot, according to a fake...

January 29th, 2020 Howard Solomon

Huawei to get only partial access to UK’s 5G networks

Huawei and other "high risk" telecom providers will be excluded from the core of the U.K.'s 5G and gigabit-capable networks, Prime...

January 28th, 2020 Howard Solomon

Ontario construction firm victim of ransomware attack

A multi-million dollar Ontario construction firm that has worked on major federal and provincial projects including facilities for national defence...

January 27th, 2020 Howard Solomon

Rogers’ internal passwords and source code found open on GitHub

Sensitive data of another major Canadian firm has been found sitting open on the GitHub developers platform. Security researcher Jason...

January 24th, 2020 Howard Solomon

Phishing training needs both broad and targeted approach, says report

Employees are one of the weakest points infosec pros have to deal with in preventing cyber attacks, particularly when it...

January 23rd, 2020 Howard Solomon

New report says Windows’ EFS encryption could be leveraged by ransomware

Infosec teams are being warned about a vulnerability in Windows' file encryption capability which may mean temporarily abandoning the EFS...

January 21st, 2020 Howard Solomon