Shared Services Canada reports on consultation exercise

Shared Services Canada (SSC) is on the right track when it comes to its mandate of streamlining technology across the...

June 1st, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

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Ottawa “behind other governments” in fighting cyber attacks, says FireEye exec

Canada has had a national strategy to protect critical infrastructure for years and is toughening federal cyber defences, but the...

May 10th, 2017 Howard Solomon

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Canadian procurement process needs a 21st century facelift, tech sector says

The Canadian tech sector wants the federal government to move towards an outcome-based procurement strategy that focuses on supporting scale-ups...

April 4th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Liberals’ Innovation budget gets seal of approval from the tech industry

The 2017 Canadian federal budget was touted as an innovation-first agenda, and in the opinion of many tech industry leaders, the...

March 23rd, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

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You’ll never know you’ve been attacked by some countries, Canadian infosec pros told

Wise infosec pros know to assume not only that their organizations can be penetrated, but also that they already have...

March 6th, 2017 Howard Solomon

Gloves IT teams fight back

HPE complaint raises concerns over federal procurement process

A spat between Hewlett-Packard Canada and Shared Services Canada (SSC) is bringing the accountability of the federal government department into sharp focus....

December 25th, 2016 Danny Bradbury

Canadian government announces new funding for rural high speed internet access

Rural and remote areas across Canada will see better Internet thanks to new investment by the federal government. Navdeep Bains, Minister of...

December 15th, 2016 Mandy Kovacs

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Privacy commissioners urge Ottawa to be careful on defeating encryption

Parliament should be cautious before passing laws forcing organizations and people to open encryption systems, say Canada's privacy commissioners. In...

December 6th, 2016 Howard Solomon

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How court ruling on CSIS data collection impacts the enterprise

The uproar earlier this month about Canada’s domestic intelligence agency unlawfully keeping telecom metadata raises the issue of privacy officers ensuring...

November 17th, 2016 Howard Solomon