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Security is #1 IT priority for Canadian businesses, says CDW Canada report

An increasing number of Canadian businesses believe they are more ready for cyber threats than they were this time last year, according to a new report published by CDW Canada. Of those surveyed,

Published on: June 26th, 2019 IT Business Staff

Laying blame on employee in Desjardins data breach is ignoring the big picture, security experts say

Despite many blaming the employee who allegedly leaked almost 3 million individuals' information in the recent data breach at The Desjardins Group, some experts warn that this is over-simplifying the problem and not

Published on: June 21st, 2019 Buckley Smith

eSentire opens new global HQ in Waterloo

Waterloo’s Factory Square used to be associated with uncertainty and disappointment after BlackBerry Ltd.’s downturn more than seven years ago, but now it’s home to eSentire Inc.’s new global headquarters, representing a passing

Published on: June 19th, 2019 Alex Coop

CIRA announces $1.25M in funding for Canadian internet projects

The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) announced the 21 projects that will be receiving funding from its Community Investment Program; totaling $1.25 million in funding. CIRA, a not-for-profit whose mission is to manage

Published on: June 3rd, 2019 Buckley Smith

Canada’s ‘big 5’ banks launch blockchain-based digital identity service with SecureKey

A blockchain-based digital identity network designed by Toronto-based SecureKey Technologies Inc. and supported by the top banks in Canada announced its official launch on Wednesday. Dubbed Verified.Me, the service has been a long

Published on: May 1st, 2019 Brian Jackson

New Study Shows Government Assistance Is Necessary To Close Cyber Security Gap

More than one in five Canadian companies say it was impacted by a cyber-attack last year according to a Statistics Canada survey from 2018. These attacks affect all industries - healthcare, retail, entertainment,

Published on: April 23rd, 2019 Jim Love

New dark web search tool uncovers unpleasant, but important, information for clients

After a basic search query, a large financial institution recently discovered, within seconds, that internal documents had leaked and were floating around on the dark web. Michael Raypold, chief technical officer for Echosec,

Published on: April 17th, 2019 Alex Coop

Vancouver’s Rogers Arena to test Liberty Defense’s AI-powered weapons detection technology

Training AI to detect weapons, whether metallic or otherwise, could be the next step to ensuring the safety of the public in crowded areas like sports arenas. Liberty Defense Technologies, Inc., a security

Published on: April 17th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Think you’re using AI effectively in security? You’re probably not, says security expert

Nearly 60 per cent of businesses have automated their security and incident response tools, but only at a very minimal level, according to a new SANS Institute study. The D3 Security sponsored study

Published on: April 8th, 2019 Alex Coop

Mastercard acquires Toronto-based Ethoca to improve fraud detection

In an effort to step up its security for digital commerce fraud, Mastercard has acquired Toronto-based company Ethoca. Ethoca uses collaboration-based technology to bring together card issuers, ecommerce merchants, and online businesses to

Published on: March 12th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Data privacy experts flag ‘smart cities of surveillance’ at ITAC Smart Cities Technology Summit

Before an audience of leaders from the ICT industry, government and public and private business sectors, a panel of data security and privacy experts at the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) Smart

Published on: March 4th, 2019 Derek Malcolm

Global results for Dell’s Digital Transformation Index suggest Canada slightly more digitally mature than global average

Only 6 per cent of Canadian businesses are considered digital leaders, according to a study published last October, and the study’s global figures, released today, suggest that’s higher than the global average. The

Published on: January 29th, 2019 Alex Coop

BlackBerry CEO John Chen says business world ‘demanding’ secure IoT

Major business opportunities are on the horizon for organizations interested in securing the internet of things for customers, and BlackBerry Ltd. is actively looking to benefit from the boom. While he’s unsure how much

Published on: January 16th, 2019 Alex Coop

TrackTik receives $45 million to develop AI product for security guard firms

Montreal-based TrackTik Software Inc. announced Wednesday that it has received funding for its product that hopes to make the lives of security guards easier using artificial intelligence and machine learning. The $45 million in funding

Published on: January 10th, 2019 Meagan Simpson

Hashtag Trending: Bill Gates warns about gene editing; AT&T cheats 5G; 23andMe sells your data

Bill Gates is warning about the dangers of gene editing tech, AT&T and its fake 5G update and a genetics testing company 23andMe deal exposes its data sharing. All of today’s stories come

Published on: January 9th, 2019 Meagan Simpson