Currently a freelance writer. Former editor of ITWorldCanada.com and Computing Canada. An IT journalist since 1997, Howard has written for several of ITWC's sister publications, including ITBusiness.ca. Before arriving at ITWC he served as a staff reporter at the Calgary Herald and the Brampton (Ont.) Daily Times.
One of Canada's biggest car and truck rental agencies is trying to recover after being hit by a ransomware attack. A spokesperson for U.S.-based vehicle rental giant Enterprise Holdings acknowledged Saturday that its
Four of Canada's privacy commissioners have denounced the controversial facial recognition company Clearview AI. The software firm has been used by law enforcement agencies around the world - including Toronto - allowing them
The Liberal government has promised to give businesses 18 months to get ready if and when Parliament passes its recently proposed changes to the federal privacy law covering the private sector. However, the
The federal government's proposed new privacy legislation is a welcome improvement over the existing law, most legal experts agreed Tuesday during an online panel discussion. However, a number of them also predict what
Two privacy experts have mixed feelings about the proposed new federal privacy regime for the private sector. On the one hand, former Ontario privacy commissioner Ann Cavoukian and University of Ottawa law professor
Marriott International has been fined the equivalent of $34 million by the U.K. Information Commissioner for failing to keep the personal data of over 300 million customers secure. That's a drop from the
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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