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Cyber Security Today, March 19, 2021 – A new ransomware report, don’t take shortcuts with code and why firms must limit administration access rights

A new ransomware report, don’t take shortcuts with code and why firms must limit administration access rights Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It’s Friday March 19th. I'm Howard Solomon, contributing reporter on cybersecurity

Published on: March 19th, 2021 Howard Solomon

Cyber Security Today, March 17, 2021 – FBI warning on ransomware, how the pandemic has affected IT security and a new botnet threat

FBI warning on ransomware, how the pandemic has affected IT security and a new botnet threat. Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It's Wednesday March 17. I'm Howard Solomon, contributing reporter on cybersecurity for

Published on: March 17th, 2021 Howard Solomon

Cyber Security Today, March 15, 2021 – Canadian charged as encrypted network allegedly used by criminals disrupted, equipment from Huawei called risky to US networks; Chrome updates; Netgear and Linux

Canadian charged as encrypted network allegedly used by criminals disrupted, equipment from Huawei and others called risky to US networks, and updates for Chrome browser, Netgear and Linux. Welcome to Cyber Security Today.

Published on: March 15th, 2021 Howard Solomon

Cyber Security Today, March 12, 2021 – More on Exchange Server vulnerabilities, criminal groups blocked from using secure messaging service and warning about sex toys

More on Exchange Server vulnerabilities, criminal groups blocked from using secure messaging service and warning about sex toys. Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It's Friday March 12. I'm Howard Solomon, contributing reporter on

Published on: March 12th, 2021 Howard Solomon

Cyber Security Today, March 10, 2021 – More COVID phishing scams, more phony Android apps and more security updates

More COVID phishing scams, more phony Android apps and more security updates. Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It's Wednesday March 10th. I'm Howard Solomon, contributing reporter on cybersecurity for ITWorldCanada.com. Scammers using the

Published on: March 10th, 2021 Howard Solomon

Cyber Security Today, March 8, 2021 – Patching, data breaches and a spoiled racing car announcement

Patching, data breaches and a spoiled racing car announcement. Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It's Monday, March 8th. I'm Howard Solomon, contributing reporter on cybersecurity for ITWorldCanada.com Users of D-Link and Citrix network

Published on: March 8th, 2021 Howard Solomon

Cyber Security Today, March 3, 2021 – Stolen password leads to loan company hack; Subcontractor blamed for breach; Why website code needs to be protected

Stolen password leads to loan company hack, subcontractor employee responsible for data breach and why web site code needs to be protected. Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It's Wednesday March 3rd. I'm Howard

Published on: March 3rd, 2021 Howard Solomon

Canadian vehicle rental service hit by ransomware

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

Published on: February 16th, 2021 Howard Solomon

Clearview AI violated privacy rights of Canadians with facial recognition tech, say privacy commissioners

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

Published on: February 3rd, 2021 Howard Solomon

Candor about cybersecurity incidents can save money as well as trust, says survey

There's an old adage that says, "Honesty is the best policy." A new survey from security vendor Kaspersky suggests it might also pay. The survey, released Monday, says that on average, small and

Published on: November 30th, 2020 Howard Solomon

Marriott fined $34 million by U.K. for data breach

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

Published on: November 1st, 2020 Howard Solomon

MapleSEC Day 2 Recap – Training and Culture

Getting an entire organization to buy into strong cybersecurity practices is easier said than done. The remote work era has forced business leaders and employees to take cybersecurity much more seriously, but it’s

Published on: October 7th, 2020 Alex Coop

MapleSec Day 1 Recap: The Threatscape

Before anyone even uttered the word “ransomware” or “attack vector,” it warmed my heart to hear that we had well over 1,000 people tuning in from across Canada to the inaugural MapleSEC event.

Published on: October 5th, 2020 Alex Coop

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

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