Articles By Howard Solomon

Canadian firms lagging in zero trust, SASE architectures, survey suggests

Canadian organizations are lagging other countries in implementing zero trust and secure access service edge (SASE) architectures, a global survey for Cisco Systems suggests. According to a report released this week, only 39.5

Published on: December 13th, 2021 Howard Solomon

Canadian websites temporarily shut down as world scrambles to mitigate or patch Log4Shell vulnerability

Federal and provincial departments including the Canada Revenue Agency, Employment and Social Development Canada and the Toronto region transportation system Metrolinx took their websites offline over the weekend to deal with the critical

Published on: December 13th, 2021 Howard Solomon

Cyber Security Today, Dec. 13, 2021 – The hunt for apps with log4j vulnerabilities continues, new threat and ransomware groups discovered and a warning to WordPress admins

The hunt for apps with log4j vulnerabilities continues, new threat and ransomware groups discovered and a warning to WordPress admins Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It's Monday December 13th. I’m Howard Solomon, contributing

Published on: December 13th, 2021 Howard Solomon

It could take years for applications using vulnerable version of Java log4j library to be patched, says expert

Infosec leaders around the world are being urged to heed warnings from national computer emergency teams, software suppliers and cybersecurity experts about a critical logging-related vulnerability in Apache, Apple iCloud and other business

Published on: December 11th, 2021 Howard Solomon

Cyber Security Today, Dec. 10, 2021 – E-commerce websites infected through a Google utility, poor OAuth implementation leads to hacks, and more

E-commerce websites infected through a Google utility, poor OAuth implementation leads to hacks, and more. Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It's Friday, December 10th. I’m Howard Solomon, contributing writer on cybersecurity for ITWorldCanada.com.

Published on: December 10th, 2021 Howard Solomon

Cyber Security Today, Dec. 8, 2021 – Microsoft, Google disrupt botnets and worrisome news about Emotet malware

Microsoft and Google disrupt botnets, worrisome news about Emotet malware, and more. Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It's Wednesday, December 8th. I’m Howard Solomon, contributing writer on cybersecurity for ITWorldCanada.com. Some good news

Published on: December 8th, 2021 Howard Solomon

Ottawa releases Ransomware Playbook to help Canadian organizations fight attacks

Ottawa is urging Canadian organizations to take the threat of ransomware more seriously, both through pleas for action and the release of free anti-ransomware resources. In a letter released this morning, the ministers

Published on: December 6th, 2021 Howard Solomon

Cyber Security Today, Dec. 6, 2021 – A scam aimed at verified Twitter users, a ransomware warning from the FBI, and more

A scam aimed at verified Twitter users, a ransomware warning from the FBI, and more Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It's Monday December 6th. I’m Howard Solomon, contributing writer on cybersecurity for ITWorldCanada.com.

Published on: December 6th, 2021 Howard Solomon

Cyber Security Today, Dec. 3, 2021 – A holiday ransomware warning, ManageEngine patches needed, and more

A holiday ransomware warning, ManageEngine patches needed and be careful downloading software. Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It's Friday, December 3rd. I’m Howard Solomon, contributing writer on cybersecurity for ITWorldCanada.com.   IT leaders

Published on: December 3rd, 2021 Howard Solomon

Cyber Security Today, Dec. 1, 2021 – The FBI seizes alleged ransomware gang member’s funds, a cloud computing security report from Google and more

The FBI seizes alleged ransomware gang member's funds, a cloud computing security report from Google and more malware found in the Android store. Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It's Wednesday, December 1st. I’m

Published on: December 1st, 2021 Howard Solomon

Cyber Security Today, Nov. 29, 2021 – Ikea under phishing attack, evasive JavaScript loader discovered and malware found hiding in Linux calendars

Ikea under phishing attack, evasive JavaScript loader discovered and malware found hiding in Linux calendars. Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It's Monday November 29th. I’m Howard Solomon, contributing writer on cybersecurity for ITWorldCanada.com.

Published on: November 29th, 2021 Howard Solomon

Cyber Security Today, Nov. 26, 2021 – Advice to online retailers for the holiday season, lengthy prison terms for cybercrooks and watch for Android updates

Advice to online retailers for the holiday season, lengthy prison terms for cybercrooks and watch for Android updates Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It's Friday November 26th. I’m Howard Solomon, contributing writer on

Published on: November 26th, 2021 Howard Solomon

Cyber Security Today, Nov. 24, 2021 – A new Windows zero-day bug is found, a cybersecurity support program for Canadian teachers and students and a holiday warning from the FBI

A new Windows zero-day bug is found, a cybersecurity support program for Canadian teachers and students and a holiday warning from the FBI Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It's Wednesday, November 24th. I’m

Published on: November 24th, 2021 Howard Solomon

Cyber Security Today, Nov. 22, 2012 – A sex video site exposed, free incident and vulnerability response advice and a detailed look into the Conti ransomware gang

A sex video site exposed, free incident and vulnerability response advice and a detailed look into the Conti ransomware gang Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It's Monday November 22nd. I’m Howard Solomon, contributing

Published on: November 22nd, 2021 Howard Solomon

Cyber Security Today, Nov. 19, 2021 – Warning for FatPipe administrators, BIOS alert for Intel processors and new website malware found

Warning for FatPipe administrators, BIOS alert for Intel processors and new website malware found. Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It's Friday November 19th. I’m Howard Solomon, contributing writer on cybersecurity for ITWorldCanada.com.  

Published on: November 19th, 2021 Howard Solomon