Articles By Howard Solomon

Systems integrator eyes agile procurement for cyber security

Outsourcers, managed service providers and cloud providers have increasingly been a part of a CISO’s portfolio for delivering service to the enterprise for years but procurement officers still don’t know how to deal

Published on: June 20th, 2017 Howard Solomon

Shared Services Canada leader responds to critics

TORONTO - Shared Services Canada, the government agency that merged most federal data centres and networking to save money and make IT more efficient, has its critics – including the RCMP and Statistics

Published on: June 17th, 2017 Howard Solomon

Are Canadian firms ready for new European privacy rule? HPE releases starter kit to help

The deadline for enterprises to comply with the European Union’s tough new personal data privacy regulations is just over 12 months away, but experts still worry many companies here that fall under its

Published on: May 5th, 2017 Howard Solomon

Cyber space is the new battlefield

SAN FRANCISCO – Calls for governments and info sec pros around the world to band together to fight nation-state and criminal cyber attacks increased here from keynote speakers at the opening of the

Published on: February 16th, 2017 Howard Solomon

Check Point CEO isn’t impressed with today’s cyber security efforts

TEL AVIV, Israel –– CSOs are too conservative in running their operations and don’t invest in the latest technology that could better protect their firms, says the head of Israel’s best-known security firm.

Published on: January 31st, 2017 Howard Solomon

North American data breaches at an all time high

If North American enterprises ever had any doubt they are the prime targets of cyber attackers, a new Kaspersky Lab report should erase them. According to the report, based on a global survey of

Published on: November 28th, 2016 Howard Solomon

MobileIron to provide bridge to Windows 10

For years MobileIron has been known for its enterprise mobility management suite, allowing Chief Information Security Officers (CISO) to secure mobile devices, applications and content. Now it has become one of the earliest vendors

Published on: October 11th, 2016 Howard Solomon

McAfee strategy won’t change with privatization, says exec

Chief information security officers (CISO) who have bought McAfee solutions and channel partners that sell them won’t see big changes immediately when Intel completes the sale of its Security Group to a private

Published on: September 15th, 2016 Howard Solomon

IoT security needs to be tougher

Every vendor’s got a piece of the Internet of Things, including Wilson Sporting Goods, which on Monday revealed a Bluetooth-enabled football that captures data about the ball’s performance in the air and relays

Published on: August 10th, 2016 Howard Solomon

Canadian firms more likely to pay ransomware demands, survey suggests

Despite urgings from the RCMP and the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre to not give in to ransomware, Canadian organizations seem more likely to surrender to blackmail than those in three other countries surveyed, a

Published on: August 4th, 2016 Howard Solomon

Cisco announces US$10 million in scholarships for cyber security training

The shortage of skilled IT staff has  been on CIOs' minds for years, particularly those with cyber security expertise. To meet that demand Cisco Systems has announced a global program of with free

Published on: June 14th, 2016 Howard Solomon

Patch quickly to detect ransomware, Canadian telecom industry warned

One of the best strategies to defeat ransomware is to patch systems as soon as possible, a senior official at a security vendor has warned the telecom industry. Attackers often reverse engineer a

Published on: June 7th, 2016 Howard Solomon

Mac breaches a target market for Malwarebytes

While Windows-based PCs comprise the overwhelming majority of desktop devices owned by enterprises, a number of OS X loyalists maintain they need a Mac to do their jobs. That’s forces their CISOs to

Published on: May 26th, 2016 Howard Solomon

Bell is buying Manitoba Telecom for $3.9 billion

The country's biggest phone company could get bigger if regulators and the government allow BCE Inc. to buy Manitoba's incumbent phone company, MTS. The two telecom firms announced the deal this morning, with

Published on: May 2nd, 2016 Howard Solomon

The actual cost of committing cybercrime

If you want to know why attackers are able to outflank CISOs take a look at the latest annual underground hacker market from Dell SecureWorks, which lists average prices data and services offered

Published on: April 7th, 2016 Howard Solomon