Articles By 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

Hackers force death of Canadian Bitcoin exchange

Digital currencies hold appeal to some enterprises, but the security of exchanges is a weak point. The latest to fall is Canadian exchange CaVirtex over what it says is a possible breach. On

Published on: February 20th, 2015 Howard Solomon

Mobile fraud losses ‘staggering’: Report

As the number of people buying products with smartphones, tablets, and laptops increases, so is the amount of mobile fraud. That’s the not surprising conclusion of a new study financed by two security

Published on: February 5th, 2015 Howard Solomon

Study shows problems with anonymizing data to improve security

With an increasing number of organizations looking to leverage so-called big data comes increasing risk that the datasets created could be misused by internal staff or hackers. To combat this, many companies try

Published on: February 4th, 2015 Howard Solomon

CISOs don’t get the respect they need, consultant says

Jeff Bardin doesn’t sound like an angry man, perhaps because he has a cold. But on the line three days ago from California, the U.S. security consultant sounds terribly resigned at how chief

Published on: February 2nd, 2015 Howard Solomon

80 per cent of Canadians will choose a business on its privacy reputation, survey says

Businesses and governments in doubt about customer attitudes are towards data privacy have a new measurement tool. According to a new survey, nine in 10 Canadians are concerned about privacy — including 34

Published on: January 29th, 2015 Howard Solomon

Canadian enterprises have to think beyond desktop: Citrix

If being mobile is the ability to go anywhere and do anything, Citrix Systems Inc.’s global mobility roadshow might be considered the ultimate example. The one-day conference is making stops in a number

Published on: October 16th, 2014 Howard Solomon