Articles By Howard Solomon

Quebec to adopt COVID Alert amid rising cases

With the number of people testing positive for COVID-19 sharply rising, Quebec is abandoning its opposition to the federally-backed COVID Alert app, apparently hoping it will help health officials and the public slow

Published on: September 30th, 2020 Howard Solomon

Basic security measures could have reduced losses from cyber attacks, says insurance provider

Failing to follow basic security controls is the prime reason why security losses by organizations are increasing in frequency and severity, says a cyber insurance company. In a report released this morning (registration

Published on: September 11th, 2020 Howard Solomon

Canadian law firms team up to file class-action suit against Google

Lawyers in British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec have filed a proposed class-action lawsuit in the three provinces against Google and its parent Alphabet Inc. on behalf of millions of Canadians, alleging the company

Published on: September 4th, 2020 Howard Solomon

Cyber Security Today – Warning for Linux users, fake Verizon, SBA scams and Canadian vets offered cyber training

Warning for Linux users, fake Verizon, SBA scams and Canadian vets offered cyber training. Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It’s Friday August 14th. I’m Howard Solomon, contributing reporter on cybersecurity for ITWorldCanada.com.  

Published on: August 17th, 2020 Howard Solomon

‘Remote access is here to stay,’ healthcare webinar told

Many clinical and administrative staff will be treating patients and accessing data remotely after the COVID-19 crisis settles, experts said during a Canadian webinar on the effects of the pandemic on the healthcare

Published on: August 11th, 2020 Howard Solomon

Cyber Security Today – Survey shows how worried Americans are about online privacy

A new survey shows how worried Americans are about online privacy. Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It's Wednesday August 5th. I'm Howard Solomon, contributing reporter on cybersecurity for ITWorldCanada.com. Online privacy is still

Published on: August 5th, 2020 Howard Solomon

Cyber Security Today – Financial management app hacked, stolen data giveaway, warning for QNAP users and Garmin attack update

Financial management app hacked, stolen data giveaway, warning for QNAP users and Garmin attack update Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It's Wednesday July 29th. I'm Howard Solomon, contributing reporter on cybersecurity for ITWorldCanada.com.

Published on: July 28th, 2020 Howard Solomon

Cyber Security Today – Twitter hack aftermath, more Android malware, actors on alert and a streaming media warning

Twitter hack aftermath, more Android malware, actors on alert and a streaming media warning. Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It's Friday July 17th. I'm Howard Solomon, contributing reporter on cybersecurity for ITWorldCanada.com. This

Published on: July 17th, 2020 Howard Solomon

New cyber insurance provider for SMBs moves into Canada

Small and medium-sized Canadian businesses have a new choice for cyber insurance after a U.S. based company called Coalition decided to offer its service north of the border. Supported by re-insurer Swiss Re,

Published on: July 10th, 2020 Howard Solomon

Cyber Security Today – Warning to online retailers, Microsoft wins over COVID scammers and activists lose control over stolen police data

Warning to online retailers, Microsoft wins over COVID scammers and activists lose control over stolen police data. Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It's Wednesday July 8th. I'm Howard Solomon, contributing reporter on cybersecurity

Published on: July 8th, 2020 Howard Solomon

Cyber Security Today – Home surveillance camera nightmare, jail time for attacker and the most vulnerable software

Home surveillance camera nightmare, jail time for attacker and the most vulnerable software Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It's Monday June 29th. I'm Howard Solomon, contributing reporter on cybersecurity for ITWorldCanada.com.   In

Published on: June 29th, 2020 Howard Solomon

Cyber Security Today – Beware of Lucifer, better privacy controls from Apple and Google, and more

Beware of Lucifer, better privacy controls from Apple and Google and more Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It's Friday June 26th. I'm Howard Solomon, contributing reporter on cybersecurity for ITWorldCanada.com. A new variety

Published on: June 26th, 2020 Howard Solomon

Cyber Security Today – Who do you trust on the internet? A look at three scams

COVID, LinkedIn scams take advantage of your trust. Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It's Monday June 22nd. I'm Howard Solomon, contributing reporter on cybersecurity for ITWorldCanada.com. Today's podcast deals with three scams, which,

Published on: June 22nd, 2020 Howard Solomon

Cyber Security Today – Google erases bad Chrome extensions, Wells Fargo customers get attacked and Netgear router owners warned

Google erases bad Chrome extensions, Wells Fargo customers get attacked and Netgear router owners warned. Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It's Friday June 19th. I'm Howard Solomon, contributing reporter on cybersecurity for ITWorldCanada.com.

Published on: June 19th, 2020 Howard Solomon

How COVID-19 accelerated a hospital’s telemedicine plans

Many organizations have digital transformation plans. For those that were ready, the COVID-19 crisis enabled them to accelerate those plans. A good example is North Carolina’s WakeMed Health and Hospitals, a four-campus not-for-profit institution

Published on: June 17th, 2020 Howard Solomon