Articles By Howard Solomon

New McAfee tool uses analytics to help threat hunters

LAS VEGAS – With security teams overwhelmed by alerts and the time it takes to sort through data feeds to make sense of them and find root causes, vendors are increasingly offering products

Published on: October 19th, 2017 Howard Solomon

McAfee promises improvements coming for partners program

LAS VEGAS – The head of McAfee’s channel operations for the Americas promises the company’s often maligned partners program is going to be overhauled in a few months. “We’re taking an aggressive approach

Published on: October 18th, 2017 Howard Solomon

SonicWall makes biggest product roll-out in its history

Small and mid-sized businesses with limited IT staff are constantly on the look-out for products that will improve their ability to secure networks. Today SonicWall announced what it says is its largest product

Published on: September 28th, 2017 Howard Solomon

Samsung head sentenced to five years in bribery trial

Samsung Group leader Jay Y. Lee has been convicted of bribing former South Korean President Park Geun-hye and sentenced to five years for bribery, hiding assets abroad, embezzlement and perjury. According to the Guardian,

Published on: August 28th, 2017 Howard Solomon

Russia-based Kaspersky fires back at critics

In the semi-opaque world of cyberspace, where attribution of attacks is more art than science and governments and the private sector often work together, a security vendor’s reputation is paramount. With U.S. government

Published on: July 12th, 2017 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