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Over 900,000 Kubernetes Found Exposed On The Internet

Cyble researchers have uncovered a massive 900,000 badly configured Kubernetes servers that are vulnerable on the internet

Stolen PII And Deepfakes Used To Apply For Remote Jobs: FBI Warns

The FBI warns that cyber attackers are using stolen Personal Identifiable Information (PII) and deepfakes to apply for remote work positions

AI Systems Cannot Patent Inventions, U.K. IPO

The U.K.’s Intellectual Property Office has ruled that AI systems cannot patent inventions for the time being, following a recent IPO consultation in which AI experts have doubts about AI’s ability to invent without human help.

Pentagon Report Outlines Blockchain Vulnerabilities

A Pentagon-commissioned report has revealed some hard security truths about the blockchain, including the position that the blockchain is not decentralized, highly vulnerable to attack, and run on outdated software.

Ransomware Is The World’s Biggest Cybersecurity Threat: NCSC Chief Warns

Lindy Cameron, CEO of the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has warned that ransomware remains the biggest threat to cybersecurity in the world.

Google Executive To Lead Pinterest As CEO Steps Down

Ben Silbermann is stepping down from his role as Chief Executive Officer of Pinterest, a company he co-founded 12 years ago.

SENIOR CONTRIBUTORS

IT professionals hold the key to return to the office

We're experiencing changes to the workforce like never before and as a result, more employers are adopting hybrid work policies to create flexibility. This opens a host of security concerns that weren't previously on our radars.

Enter the next normal: an era of rapid change demands innovation and resiliency

Exploring what organizations should be doing to set their companies and staff up for success given the rapid pace of change in terms of technology, workforce and security.

How smart tech is transforming nonprofits

Exploring case studies of how two different nonprofits used smart technology to minimize barriers they faced from the COVID-19 pandemic, and improve efficiency while making human interactions more meaningful.

Understanding current cybersecurity challenges in law: balancing responsibilities in digital content censorship (Article 4)

In this article, we will outline the foundations of digital content censorship, the arguments for and against the use of legislation for censorship and describe the polarizing challenges which continue to arise in legislative reform work, using Canada as an example of the approaches being considered.

Taking on the Twitter bots

The discussion surrounding Elon Musk and Twitter continues as the two entities work through the potential sale of the social media platform. Here, we outline why Musk’s recent focus on bots vs. authentic users is fair, reasonable, and important for the future of Twitter and other platforms.

‘Digital Dust,’ and tracking the true costs of analytics in an increasingly paperless society

As we hurtle towards a paperless society, the trail of “digital dust” that companies and individuals leave behind is a valuable resource for enforcement agencies. Exploring key takeaways from a recent government analytics forum.

Coffee Briefings

Coffee Briefing July 5, 2022 – Avanade expands into Atlantic Canada; Toronto fintech helps...

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!

TRENDING THIS WEEK

IBM to open Innovation Centre in Calgary, 250 new jobs to be created

Today IBM Canada announced it will open an IBM Client Innovation Centre (CIC) for Western Canada, planning to create...

Starlink median download speed increased by 58% in Canada

Starlink satellite internet download speed increased by 58 per cent in Canada since last year, according to a new...

Broadcom blog on VMware development plans panned by analyst

It was a move designed to quell any fears by end users and partners alike about the recent acquisition...

Rogers and Shaw enter mediation with Competition Bureau over $26 billion merger

Rogers and Shaw have started the mediation process with Canada’s Competition Bureau to try and move the dial in...

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ITWC's Top Technology PODCASTS

Cyber Security Today, July 4, 2022 – Hope for stable cyber insurance rates, a U.S. supermarket chain penalized for poor cloud security, and more

This episode reports on cyber insurance rate trends, a penalty for the Wegmans grocery chain, cyber attacks on a provider of services to US governments and why an insider was fired at HackerOne

Cyber Security Today, Week in Review for Friday, July 1, 2022

This episode features a discussion on a regulator's order to Canadian telecom providers to block botnets, the CISA's recommendation to companies using Microsoft Exchange Online to move to better authentication and more

Hashtag Trending July 5 – New U.S. chip awaits government funding; Apple Watch fever detection rumor; Ford Motor recall

GlobalWafers’ new chip plant awaits government funding, Apple’s new smartwatch may be able to tell when you have a fever, and Ford...

Hashtag Trending July 4 – Google delete abortion clinic visits from location history; satellites for detecting emissions; AirTags help recover vehicle

Google will delete visits to abortion clinics from location history, satellites will help detect methane leaks from space, and a Toronto man...

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.

When Two Hats are Better than One – Interview with Bobby Singh

Some leaders pay lip service to the notion of lifelong learning, opting instead to settle for what they already know. Bobby Singh...

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?

ITWC TALKS

Robust digital preservation comes to Canada

In the age of subscription-based services and disposable product there is a critical challenge to address: How do I keep digital files alive forever? Until...

Become a successful security organization built for tomorrow

Two-plus years on from the dark dawn of the global pandemic, two things are clear: First, that although most companies are moving into a hybrid...

Cybersecurity skills gap weakens cyber defences

According to (ISC)2, the global cybersecurity workforce needs to grow 65 per cent to effectively secure critical assets. While the number of professionals required...

Protecting the edge

By Nick Alevetsovitis Security risks have a way of exponentially growing as networks become more complicated. Multi-edge networks are now the norm, with WAN, multi-cloud,...

Ontario school board putting learners first in digital-first era

In early 2020, many educational institutions across Canada were ill-prepared to support remote learning. However, for the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario...

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