Articles By Howard Solomon

Cyber Security Today – Fraud Awareness Month, cruise line data breaches and ransomware attacks turning into data breaches

Fraud Awareness Month, cruise line data breaches and ransomware attacks turning into data breaches. Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It's Wednesday March 4th. I'm Howard Solomon, contributing reporter on cyber security for ITWorldCanada.com.

Published on: March 5th, 2020 Howard Solomon

Cyber Security Today – Wi-Fi vacuum cleaner a threat, more WordPress plugin hacks, the worst stores for unsafe Android apps

Wi-Fi vacuum cleaner a threat, more WordPress plugin hacks, the worst stores for unsafe Android apps and more Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It's Monday March 2nd. I'm Howard Solomon, contributing reporter on

Published on: March 2nd, 2020 Howard Solomon

Cyber Security Today – Security conference offers advice, healthcare industry warning and macro phishing alert

Security conference offers advice, healthcare industry warning and macro phishing alert. Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It’s Friday February 28th. I’m Howard Solomon, contributing reporter on cyber security for ITWorldCanada.com. To hear the

Published on: February 28th, 2020 Howard Solomon

BlackBerry, Microsoft and other heavy hitters drop product announcements at RSA Conference

BlackBerry, Proofpoint, McAfee, Palo Alto Networks and Spirion are among the companies making product announcements in San Francisco at the start of the annual RSA Conference. The conference officially kicked off today with

Published on: February 25th, 2020 Howard Solomon

Cisco to release cloud-based security product management platform

Managing the many security products in an organization's environment is one of the key problems faced by CISOs. To help with the burden Cisco Systems today announced a cloud-based management portal for all

Published on: February 24th, 2020 Howard Solomon

BlackBerry report says data losses increasing due to cloud misconfiguration

Threat actors made "notable achievements" in 2019, according to a new report analyzing trends in cybercrime. "Their focus on improving encryption routines and concealing malicious payloads through steganography [concealing malware within files or

Published on: February 19th, 2020 Howard Solomon

No expectation of privacy in an IP address, Alberta judge rules

Police in Alberta don't need a court order to get an external IP address from a service provider in trying to identify an internet user, according to a recent Calgary judicial ruling. The

Published on: February 5th, 2020 Howard Solomon

Tweets show upcoming trends for marketers, says Twitter Canada

Chief marketing officers are always looking around for trends to exploit for brand campaigns. According to Twitter Canada, the best place to look is on its platform, where trends are evident from the

Published on: January 31st, 2020 Howard Solomon

Data Privacy Day warning: Organizations that succeed take privacy seriously

Businesses should be worried that Canadians increasingly don't trust them to handle their personal data and information generated through online buying, according to a senior federal privacy official. In an interview to mark

Published on: January 28th, 2020 Howard Solomon

Ontario construction firm victim of ransomware attack

A multi-million dollar Ontario construction firm that has worked on major federal and provincial projects including facilities for national defence and police stations has been hit by a ransomware attack. According to CBC

Published on: January 27th, 2020 Howard Solomon

Phishing training needs both broad and targeted approach, says report

Employees are one of the weakest points infosec pros have to deal with in preventing cyber attacks, particularly when it comes to resisting phishing. Yet after years of attempts to raise security awareness

Published on: January 23rd, 2020 Howard Solomon

New report says Windows’ EFS encryption could be leveraged by ransomware

Infosec teams are being warned about a vulnerability in Windows' file encryption capability which may mean temporarily abandoning the EFS encryption functionality Windows has long offered the EFS file and folder capability in

Published on: January 21st, 2020 Howard Solomon

Oracle issues patches for 333 vulnerabilities

Oracle's quarterly Critical Patch Updates to be released today include fixes for 333 security vulnerabilities. The company said in a pre-release announcement that some of the vulnerabilities affect multiple products. "Due to the

Published on: January 14th, 2020 Howard Solomon

Vulnerabilities found in Citrix and Pulse Secure products

Enterprise infosec teams are being warned to take action on serious vulnerabilities in products from Citrix and VPN manufacturer Pulse Secure. First, about Citrix: According to The Hacker News, on Saturday multiple groups

Published on: January 13th, 2020 Howard Solomon

Time running out for support on these Microsoft products

The start of the new year is a time when system administrators need to think about applications reaching end of life. Admins should know by now that support for Windows 7 ends Jan.

Published on: January 6th, 2020 Howard Solomon