Articles By Howard Solomon

Cyber Security Today: More COVID-19 scams, beware of Zoom and video conference hijacking, a Win10 update for VPN users, and more

More on COVID-19 scams: Beware of Zoom and video conference hijacking, SMS cons. Also, a Win10 update for VPN users Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It's Wednesday April 1st. I'm Howard Solomon, contributing

Published on: April 1st, 2020 Howard Solomon

Cyber Security Today – A roundup of work from home online safety tips, and more

A roundup of work from home online safety tips, and more Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It's Monday March 30th. I'm Howard Solomon, contributing reporter on cybersecurity for ITWorldCanada.com. To hear the podcast

Published on: March 30th, 2020 Howard Solomon

Cyber Security Today – Still more COVID-19 scams, Tupperware hack and beware of free Best Buy USB sticks

Still more COVID-19 scams, Tupperware hack and beware of free Best Buy USB sticks Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It's Friday March 27th. I'm Howard Solomon, contributing reporter on cybersecurity for ITWorldCanada.com.  The

Published on: March 27th, 2020 Howard Solomon

Some Ontario beer chain outlets forced to use cash-only after cyber attack

Some of Ontario's 450 industry-owned retail beer outlets known as The Beer Store have been forced to accept only cash for sales after a cyber attack. On Thursday morning, the company put out

Published on: March 26th, 2020 Howard Solomon

Cyber Security Today – The latest news on COVID-19 scams, and how GE was victimized when a supplier was hacked

The latest news on COVID-19 scams, and how GE was victimized when a supplier was hacked. Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It's Wednesday March 25th. I'm Howard Solomon, contributing reporter on cybersecurity for

Published on: March 25th, 2020 Howard Solomon

Microsoft warns critical vulnerability in Windows already being exploited

Administrators and infosec pros will have to increase the surveillance of their networks for suspicious activity after Microsoft announced the discovery of a vulnerability in the way Windows processes fonts that could lead

Published on: March 24th, 2020 Howard Solomon

Cyber Security Today – Database with 5 billion records left open, Rogers warns Canadians of data exposure and FBI warns of financial help scam

Database with 5 billion records left open, Rogers warns Canadians of data exposure and FBI warns of financial help scam. Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It's Monday March 23rd. I'm Howard Solomon, contributing

Published on: March 23rd, 2020 Howard Solomon

Cyber Security Today – Canada’s Trudeau dragged into COVID-19 scam, how not to be victimized by SIM card swaps, NutriBullet hit and more

Canada's Trudeau dragged into COVID-19 scam, how not to be victimized by SIM card swaps, NutriBullet hit and more. Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It's Friday March 20th. I'm Howard Solomon, contributing reporter

Published on: March 20th, 2020 Howard Solomon

Cyber Security Today – COVID-19 scams continue, here’s how to avoid them

COVID-19 scams continue. Here's how to avoid them Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It's Wednesday March 18th. I'm Howard Solomon, contributing reporter on cyber security for ITWorldCanada.com.  Criminals continue to try to sucker

Published on: March 18th, 2020 Howard Solomon

COVID-19: BlackBerry, Citrix among firms seeing leap in remote access solution sales

With Canada's Chief Public Health Officer urging Canadians to avoid gatherings of 50 people or more to limit the spread of COVID-19, IT leaders without pandemic business continuity plans -- or who have

Published on: March 17th, 2020 Howard Solomon

Cyber Security Today – COVID-19 scams multiply, stolen corporate documents from ransomware attack and a data breach with big implications

Covid-19 scams multiply, stolen corporate documents from ransomware attack and a data breach with big implications Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It's Monday March 16th. I'm Howard Solomon, contributing reporter on cybersecurity for

Published on: March 16th, 2020 Howard Solomon

Cyber Security Today – Avoid this COVID-19 map, get Wise about this phoney website, a big payday for crooks and women in cybersecurity

Avoid this Covid-19 map, get Wise about this phoney website, a big payday for crooks and women in cybersecurity. Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It's Friday March 13th . I'm Howard Solomon, contributing

Published on: March 13th, 2020 Howard Solomon

Don’t accept ‘no,’ women who want careers in cybersecurity can get one, says Juniper Networks exec

Samantha Madrid's path to becoming vice-president of Juniper Networks' security business began in high school when she was told, 'no'. It's not uncommon for women to be told no, particularly those trying to

Published on: March 12th, 2020 Howard Solomon

Cyber Security Today – Don’t be flattered by an award scam, Microsoft pushes MFA and why you need to patch fast

Don't be flattered by an award scam, Microsoft pushes MFA and why you need to patch fast. Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It's Wednesday March 11th. I'm Howard Solomon, contributing reporter on cybersecurity

Published on: March 11th, 2020 Howard Solomon

How IT leaders can prepare for COVID-19 challenges

With the coronavirus spreading globally, industry experts are warning IT leaders to confirm their business recovery and pandemic preparedness plans are updated in case large numbers of employees have to work remotely or

Published on: March 10th, 2020 Howard Solomon