Thursday, October 21, 2021


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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

Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro launch with homebrew Tensor chip

Can the Google Tensor processor ready to compete with other high-end smartphones?

Apple’s new MacBook Pros use new fast big chips

At its launch event on Oct. 18, Apple announced two new MacBook models based on two new laptop system-on-chips (SoCs). With their introduction, Apple has...

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.

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...

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.



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

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...

Google announces sustainability initiatives

At the Google Cloud Next '21 conference this week, Google picked up its pace on tackling climate change with announcements of new sustainability initiatives surrounding...

Cyber Security Today, Oct. 15, 2021 – Canadian researchers find Windows bugs, watch for fake URLs and more

This episode reports on seven Windows bugs that date back years, how one letter in a URL can fool victims and more

Hashtag Trending Oct. 15 – No more LinkedIn in China; Windows 11 patch slows AMD processors; U.S. now biggest bitcoin mining hub

With files from Tom Li Microsoft ends LinkedIn in China, Windows 11’s new patch further slows AMD processors, and the U.S. is now the world’s largest...

BlackBerry enhances XDR and QNX, will add AI to Guard managed detection service

At its annual Security Summit the company made product announcements. Also, CEO John Chen looked into the future

Is it time for small businesses to rethink their cyber security strategies?

Forty-three per cent of cyber attacks are against small and medium-sized businesses (SMB), according to recent Verizon data. However, only 14 per cent of them...

Grant Thornton and Xero partner to provide free custom cloud accounting solution to Canadian women-owned SMBs

Grant Thornton and Xero have teamed up to help women entrepreneurs in Canada solve business pain points with a complimentary custom cloud accounting solution.

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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