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North Korean hackers target IT job seekers with macOS malware

Security researchers at cybersecurity company ESET have uncovered the malicious activities of North Korean hackers targeting IT job seekers.

Facebook returns ban on political ads in the week leading up to the 2022 election

Facebook’s parent company Meta announced plans on Wednesday to introduce a ban on political ads ahead of the 2022 U.S. midterm elections, after making a similar decision during the 2020 presidential election.

85 per cent of Android users are concerned about their privacy

According to data collected by Kaspersky’s Privacy Checker website, 85 per cent of Android users are interested in understanding how to set up privacy settings on their device. receives approval to offer crypto asset services in the U.K., a Singapore-based cryptocurrency platform, announced that it has registered with the U.K. Financial Conduct Authority.  Successful registration means that the cryptocurrency platform is now cleared to offer crypto asset services and products to customers in the UK. will operate in accordance with anti-money laundering and “terrorist” financing rules. Kris Marszalek, the company’s CEO, […]

Attackers develop BugDrop malware to bypass Android security features

Researchers have uncovered an Android trojan called BugDrop.

Google fix Chrome zero-day flaw exploited in the wild

Google has fixed a Chrome desktop browser flaw exploited by attackers in the wild.


9 Must-Take Actions as Recession Fears Loom

Even as recession indicators sound the alarm, financial analysts and even central banks remain split on the likelihood of a recession. In July, Scotiabank...

Digital transformation systems and data issues (Article 2)

What systems and data issues can digital transformation resolve or reduce? This article describes multiple issues that digital transformation can attack. In the previous article,...

5G: improving network security end to end

The roll-out of 5G across the country could be considered one of the most highly anticipated technology advancements in recent memory. While many are focused on the advantages for consumers, organizations are also poised to reap the benefits.

Your organization’s security revolves around one thing: your people

Data and IT systems security are often viewed as the responsibility of the CIO. In truth, data security is the domain of everybody in the organization. Not focusing on the human side of security can put everything at risk.

Digital transformation benefits (Article 1)

A series of articles created to enhance your understanding of digital transformation.

Drones pose new threats to data centre security

A new threat has emerged in the form of unmanned drones, and a different type of perimeter is necessary to protect data centre operations.

Coffee Briefings

Coffee Briefing August 16, 2022 – Wagepoint acquires KinHR; Canadian startup joins Mastercard...

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...


Spontivly announces multiple VC investments, plans to become an industry leader in community management

Florida-based community management platform Spontivly has announced multiple investments from venture capital companies across North America. With these investments,...

Not as protected as we think we are: This Week In Ransomware as of Monday, August 15, 2022

Are the things we think protect us from ransomware working as well as we might think?  Some stories from...

Rogers, Shaw, and Quebecor announce definitive agreement for sale of Freedom Mobile

Following an agreement announced on June 17, Rogers Communications, Shaw Communications and Quebecor announced today that they have entered...

Oracle’s Mebs Rehemtulla dies suddenly

Mebs Rehemtulla, chief technology officer, client technical leader of the Global Strategic Clients Group at Oracle in Ottawa since...

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Cyber Security Today, August 17, 2022 – Warnings to data collectors, users of remote access technologies and firms with wireless device location systems

Reports the possible abuse of data collection by medical companies, a U.S. regulator looking at mass data collection by companies and a caution to organizations using ultra-wideband real-time locating wireless systems

Cyber Security Today, Aug. 15, 2022 – Watch for patches from Palo Alto Networks, Microsoft and others

This episode reports on important security updates IT administrators should be aware of

Hashtag Trending Aug 18 – Physical car controls are still better; Airbnb anti-partying tool; AirTag solves another theft

Physical car knobs beat digital ones, Airbnb launches an anti-partying tool in North America, and AirTag data helps solve another theft case. That’s...

Hashtag Trending Aug 17 – Horizon Worlds hit France and Spain; FTC harassing Bezos?; Amazon freight facility walkout

Meta launches Horizon Worlds in two new countries, Amazon says the FTC is harassing its founder, and workers go on strike at...

Deeper Dive: Ready, Set, Go (Episode 5)

Following a brief refresher on classic scenario planning, hosts Jim Love, CIO of ITWC, and Doug Sparkes, a lecturer at the Conrad School of Entrepreneurship and Business, riff collegially on how to avoid functional fixedness while identifying and developing scenarios.

Improving the Patient Journey – Interview with Jennifer Quaglietta

Jennifer Quaglietta has led countless initiatives that have a positive impact on the health of Canadians. As Vice President, Performance Excellence and...

The symbol Forrester uses to describe CIO-CMO relations in 2015 says it all

The analyst firm publishes an infographic that suggest improvement in the partnership between IT and marketing, but there's one gaping hole

Innovative Calgary information technology startups

Calgary’s tech innovators and entrepreneurs are leading digital transformation across the province and the world. Calgary is growing alongside Alberta into a global tech hub.

International Women’s Day: Five tech training courses that aim to break gender inequality in Canadian tech sector

women are still largely underrepresented in the tech industry. This slideshow details education and training resources to help women advance in the IT field.

International Women’s Day: Seven women who changed technology

You may find it difficult to believe in today's male-centric tech industry, but in the early days of IT, it was often the women who were the pioneers

25 crazy, wacky gadgets at CES 2022 [Part 3]

Will you use any of these eight gadgets from CES 2022?


Securing OT from cyber attacks

By Graham Bushkes The geopolitical climate has far-reaching implications for cybersecurity. Warnings from governments, including those of the Five Eyes, indicate that situations like the...

Canadian farm and ranch retailer flying into open skies

While the easing of pandemic restrictions may have softened the business climate only slightly for many businesses, one Alberta-based retailer is preparing to scale...

Leveraging the power of interactive experiences in retail

Product imagery, done right, can drive retail sales into the stratosphere. But as many companies know, product imagery “done right” is done for less....

Hugely popular clothing brand evolving through technology

Surprised that the company behind one of the freshest and most exciting clothing brands in Canada was established way back in 1957? According to...

People focus is key to strong security in hybrid office era

Report after report tells us hackers are thriving in the emerging hybrid office era. Theo van Wyk, Head of Cybersecurity and Solutions Development at...

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