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Cybersecurity webinar open for all Canadian federal public servants

Canadian federal government employees are being encouraged to attend a bilingual cybersecurity webinar next month. The session, which coincides with the annual October Cybersecurity Awareness...

Infosec leaders deferring transformation, consolidating tools as fears of recession increase

As interest rates rise and profits slow in Canada and the U.S., a number of chief executive officers (CEOs) are telling managers — including...

MSE’s zeroing in on three key top technology priorities: Gartner

Security and risk management, application and integration strategies, and infrastructure and operations are the top three technology priorities for midsize enterprises (MSEs) in 2022,...

Canadian SMBs, employees criticized for poor cybersecurity practices

Employees at small and medium-sized Canadian organizations have been given a “C” rating for their knowledge of cyber safety and awareness. The rating comes from...

Study reveals consumers have conflicting beliefs about digital privacy protection

New research from GetApp shows that Canadian consumers have conflicting beliefs about who should bear the responsibility for protecting digital privacy, with 41 per...

Uber says compromised credentials of a contractor led to data breach

Uber has added more detail to the narrative of its latest breach of security controls, saying  the compromise of an external contractor’s credentials was...

Women in Cyber Day symposium to focus on education

The Canadian-based Women CyberSecurity Society is celebrating its fourth annual International Women in Cyber Day next week with a day-long virtual symposium consisting of talks, workshops,...

Uber worker allegedly gave password to an IT impersonator

An 18-year-old hacker is claiming responsibility for what is believed to be a huge breach of security controls at Uber. The New York Times said...

More needs to be done to earn digital trust of customers, says ISACA survey

Organizations need to do more to strengthen the digital trust between them and their customers, argues a new report from an industry association. The report,...

Twitter can’t protect users’ data, former CISO alleges

Twitter’s former chief information security officer (CISO) leveled a series of serious accusations against his former employer in testimony before U.S. Congress, including allegations...

Coffee Briefing-September 13, 2022-ThinkData partners with Google; Apple Pay surpasses Mastercard to process over $6 trillion in a year; Instagram to cut back on...

Coffee Briefings are timely deliveries of the latest ITWC headlines, interviews, and podcasts. Today’s Coffee Briefing is delivered by IT World Canada’s editorial team! Missed last week’s Coffee...

Security leaders are increasingly consolidating vendors, says Gartner

IT security leaders are increasingly cutting the number of vendors they buy products from, according to Gartner. The market research firm said Tuesday that 75...

Major Canadian telecommunication companies agree to an emergency outage deal

Major telecommunication companies have agreed to an emergency outage deal following Roger’s July outage, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry,...

Canadian Digital Trust & Identity standard and others under review, comments invited

The CIO Strategy Council has announced that it is now inviting comments on the draft second edition of the National Standard of Canada for...

International Women in Cyber Day advice: Just say ‘yes’

Not long after the pandemic began, Leigh Tynan was asked by a manager to move from her position as Telus’ director of business strategy...

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