Howard Solomon

Currently a freelance writer, I'm the former editor of and Computing Canada. An IT journalist since 1997, I've written for several of ITWC's sister publications including and Computer Dealer News. Before that I was a staff reporter at the Calgary Herald and the Brampton (Ont.) Daily Times. I can be reached at hsolomon [@]

Cyber Security Today, August 24, 2022 – Watch your cyber insurance coverage, threat actors abusing SaaS platforms and more

This episode reports on trends in cyber insurance, SaaS platforms used to host phishing sites, a new tool for exfiltrating data from hacked email and more

Meta reportedly agrees to US$37.5 million settlement in Facebook privacy violation suit

Lawsuit alleged Facebook collected user location data after subscribers turned off Location Services

Canadian insurance broker partners with cybersecurity standards compliance manager

Deal between Ridge Canada Cyber Security and CyberrCatch Canada is aimed at helping small and mid-sized firms tighten their IT security and meet demands of insurers

Cyber Security Today – Some CISO salaries are up, LockBit gang has troubles and crooks take advantage of poorly-secured WordPress sites

This episode reports on a survey of CISOs, LockBit ransomware gang data leak site is offline and crooks take advantage of poorly-secured WordPress sites

Russian-based threat group targets Microsoft 365, says Mandiant

Report details some of strategies used by Cozy Bear/APT29 to defeat the clouse service's defences

Cyber Security Today, Week in Review for Friday, August 19, 2022

This podcast includes a discussion on buggy security patches, companies collecting too much data and fake job offers

Critical SAP vulnerability patched months ago now on US exploited bug list

Coming after a detailed presentation about the hole at two cybersecurity conferences the listing raises the possibility it is currently being exploited

Cyber Security Today, Aug. 19, 2022 – Another huge DDoS attack, ransomware variants increase and a warning about vulnerable PLCs

This episode reports on a record denial of service attack, the number of ransomware variants discovered this year is up and a warning about vulnerable PLCs

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