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Learn how to turn digital transformation promise into results

In 2020 we heard a lot of talk about digital transformation. But too often it was just talk - a 2018 McKinsey survey found...

Lighthouse Labs to offer free JavaScript training to Canadians

Canadian tech education company Lighthouse Labs is back with its free 21-Day Coding Challenge to give prospective coders an opportunity to learn JavaScript

Only a quarter of Canadian execs bring cyber, privacy teams into project planning: Survey

'It’s no longer acceptable to invite cybersecurity and privacy late to the party.' says EY on the survey results

Don’t be tripped up by zero trust myths

Cybersecurity vendors are big on promising their solution will bring an IT infrastructure to zero trust. That's created a lot of myths

The number of non-business IoT devices is increasing on corporate networks: Survey

Report by Palo Alto Networks urges work-from-home employees and IT teams to better secure the enterprise

Best of the Web

Microsoft Issues Advisory For Surface Pro 3 TPM Bypass Flaw

Microsoft published an advisory that addresses a security feature bypass vulnerability known as CVE-2021-42299 impacting Surface Pro 3.

Man Sentenced To 7 Years For Hacking Health Care Employees

A man was sentenced to seven years in prison for hacking the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center health care provider in 2014.

BlackByte Ransomware Decryptor Released To Recover Files

A free decryptor for the BlackByte Ransomware was released, which allows the victims of the past to restore their files.

Lawmakers Ask Amazon To Prove Itself To Counter Claims

House lawmakers are demanding that Amazon provide evidence to counter claims about its own brand's special treatment over products from other sellers.

FCC To Take Action Against Spam Texts

The acting chairman of the FCC announced plans to require the commission to write a new set of federal rules that would regulate spam texts.


3 steps CIOs can take to prevent digital backsliding for business acceleration

As hybrid work becomes the “new normal,” it’s critical that businesses keep up this digital momentum. For CIOs, this means ensuring that non-digital behaviours and practices don’t creep back into processes and decisions that were transformed during the pandemic response.

Hybrid technologies: the link between digital and analog

Operational technology and information technology used to be separate data silos, but there is a big push to leverage their integration and convergence to allow businesses to bridge the gap between their operations and the consumer.

How the travel industry can provide customer experiences that balance safety and convenience

With COVID-19 prevention as a top priority for airlines, hotels, and resorts, almost every step of the customer journey is now executed through an application or similar digital tool.



Hashtag Trending Oct. 20 – Google announces Pixel; Facebook settles with the DOJ; Amazon takes heat on competition practices

With files from Pragya Sehgal Google announces Pixel 6 devices, Facebook settles U.S. worker discrimination claims, and Amazon could be trouble with U.S. lawmakers It’s all the...

Citrix partners with Google Cloud to launch desktop-as-a-service for hybrid workers

Citrix and Google Cloud have partnered to launch desktop-as-a-service (DaaS), a remote work solution for organizations of all sizes.

Hashtag Trending Oct. 19- Google CEO on the climate crisis; Facebook disputes AI claim; New MacBook Pro

Hashtag Trending Oct. 19- Google CEO on the climate crisis; Facebook disputes AI claim; New MacBook Pro

Cyber Security Today, Oct, 18, 2021 – Ransomware payments may have totalled hundreds of millions in US, and more

Today's podcast reports on the value of ransomware payments in the US, a warning to cybersecurity researchers and the discovery of a phony ad blocker

Hashtag Trending Oct. 18 – Starlink to provide in-flight Wi-Fi; Canon disabling printers; ransomware attacks cost billions

Starlink is in talks with commercial airlines to provide in-flight Wi-Fi service, Canon facing a class-action lawsuit over disabling printers, and ransomware attacks cause billions...

Cyber Security Today, Week in Review for Friday, Oct. 15, 2021

This episode features a discussion about Australia's proposed new laws to go after ransomware gangs

This is the biggest concern for Canadian IT leaders now

Security, not the pandemic, is the biggest risk facing Canadian organizations today. That’s the view of over 100 senior Canadian IT leaders who participated in...

Accelerator program to help Western Canada’s Black entrepreneurs

Alberta's Black Business Ventures Association is launching Black Seed Accelerator Program to provide support to Black tech-led startups in Canadian Prairies.

Dell announces Latitude 5430 and 7330 Extreme rugged PCs

Dell has announced two new rugged laptops designed to crunch the numbers in tough climates. The Latitude 5430 and 7330 laptops both feature various reinforcements...

Technology Slideshows


Zero Trust = Assume a Breach

By Jerry W. Chapman, Engineering Fellow – Identity and Access Management, Optiv & Phillip Solakov, Director Client Solutions, Optiv Canada You know the ingredients of...

Don’t forget HR in your digital transformation planning

If you’re harbouring any doubt that business has gone through a massive paradigm shift in recent years, you need only look at businesses like...

When should you consider an in-depth workforce management solution?

Workforce management systems (WFM) have been around since the 1980s but sharply increased in gain popularity in recent years. The sudden popularity is no...

Escalating Risk Management: Operational technology gets serious about security

By Rick Peters Among modern cybersecurity threats, attacks on infrastructure and operational technology (OT) could have the most far-reaching consequence. Industrial cyber-attacks target the control...

Delivering top-flight educational experiences through digital tech

In early 2020, businesses shuttered their offices and sent employees home to work as a pandemic safety measure. Schools did likewise, morphing into remote...


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