Articles By Howard Solomon

Cyber Security Awareness Month: Where Canada’s SMBs should start

Small and mid-sized businesses make up the majority of companies in this country and employ about 90 per cent of the workforce, yet many have valuable intellectual property, personal information on customers or

Published on: October 5th, 2017 Howard Solomon

Equifax CEO retires in wake of breach

Equifax CEO Richard Smith has become the latest casualty of the company’s huge and mis-handled data breach. The company announced this morning that Smith has joined the CIO and CISO in leaving the

Published on: September 26th, 2017 Howard Solomon

Equifax CIO, CSO retire after breach disclosed

Senior officials at many organizations are able to escape the fallout from data breaches, at least publicly. However, when the breach reaches a certain size some firms have to show the public they're

Published on: September 18th, 2017 Howard Solomon

Equifax breach could cost hundreds of millions of dollars, Forrester analyst says

The Equifax data breach could cost the international credit rating company hundreds of millions of dollars in direct damages, says an industry analyst who just wrote a report on calculating the costs of

Published on: September 11th, 2017 Howard Solomon

Samsung head sentenced to five years in bribery trial

Samsung Group leader Jay Y. Lee has been convicted of bribing former South Korean President Park Geun-hye and sentenced to five years for bribery, hiding assets abroad, embezzlement and perjury. According to the Guardian,

Published on: August 25th, 2017 Howard Solomon

Cybersecurity firm Kaspersky fires back at critics

In the semi-opaque world of cyberspace, where attribution of attacks is more art than science and governments and the private sector often work together, a security vendor’s reputation is paramount. With U.S. government

Published on: July 12th, 2017 Howard Solomon

Marketers more concerned than IT pros about company brand and reputation: Survey

Marketing officers and IT professionals don’t always see eye to eye on lots of issues. According to a new survey, one of them is the impact of a data breach on their company’s

Published on: May 16th, 2017 Howard Solomon

Bell Canada says it’s been hacked, apologizes to customers

Bell Canada says its customer subscriber database has been hacked, with the exposure of almost 2 million email addresses, 1,700 customer names and/or telephone numbers. “There is no indication that any financial, password

Published on: May 16th, 2017 Howard Solomon

Weak, stolen passwords still a leading factor in breaches: Verizon

Odds are your organization will be breached through a hack than any other method, and most likely by attackers leveraging users’ weak or stolen passwords, according to the annual Verizon Data Breach Investigations

Published on: May 2nd, 2017 Howard Solomon

45% of employees admit to unsafe data access practices, Dell finds

Most employees know how important it is to protect sensitive enterprise information, but in practice many admit they engage in risky behavior. That's the conclusion of a new Dell survey of 2,608 professionals who

Published on: April 21st, 2017 Howard Solomon

Canadian among four charged by U.S. in 2014 Yahoo hack

American law enforcement officials have worked with Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) to help stop cyber crime. However on Wednesday the Justice department accused the FSB of recruiting a man with dual Canadian and Kazakh

Published on: March 16th, 2017 Howard Solomon

Beware of this sophisticated Gmail phishing scam

Google Inc. is warning Gmail users to activate two-step verification to protect their accounts after the discovery of what is being called a highly effective phishing technique targeting Gmail and other services that

Published on: January 19th, 2017 Howard Solomon

Android malware steals Google account information from 1 million users

There's a reason to make sure devices you or you administer have the latest software -- the older the software, the more likely hackers can find vulnerabilities. Proof of that was demonstrated this

Published on: December 1st, 2016 Howard Solomon

Rogers CEO Guy Laurence to step down immediately, be replaced by former Telus CEO

Rogers Communications Inc. CEO Guy Laurence has suddenly left the company, it was announced this morning, without an explanation for why he stepped down. The Globe and Mail noted that last month Laurence

Published on: October 17th, 2016 Howard Solomon

Telus’ big data marketing done with customer privacy intact

For many organizations the promise of big data is the ability to deliver the right tailored offer to customers at the right time. But experts say it has to be done in a way

Published on: June 2nd, 2015 Howard Solomon