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Gap settles anti-spam violation for $200,000

Clothing company Gap has agreed to a CA$200,000 settlement with the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) for allegedly violating the Canadian Anti-Spam Law...

More access to mental health support for Canadians with new Canada Life-Dialogue partnership

Canada Life and virtual wellness platform firm Dialogue have announced that Dialogue's iCBT program will be made available to all Consult+ users across Canada.

Average ransomware payment for Canadian firms hits $450,000

112 Canadian firms were named on the data leak sites of ransomware gangs in the first nine months of the year

Mississauga teens win the DMZ Hack against Hate Hackathon

Three teens from Mississauga, ON composed one of the four teams to win the Hack against Hate Hackathon.

SaskTel launches Lüm Mobile

Crown-owned telco SaskTel has launched Lüm Mobile, a fully digital mobile brand that’s more affordable than one with a full-service model. With its launch, SaskTel...

Best of the Web

Chief Executive Criticized For Firing 900 Workers Via Zoom

Chief executive of mortgage company Better.com, is facing massive criticism for the way he fired around 900 employees.

Instagram Launches New Features To Protect Teenage Users

Instagram is launching new features to better protect teenagers and young users on its app.

Google Rolls Out New Features For Its Pixel Phones

Google recently released a number of new features for its Pixel 3a and Pixel 5a 5G devices.

Hacker Targeting Universities Amid Omicron Concerns

Security researchers uncovered a phishing campaign targeting students at U.S. universities, amid concerns about the Omicron variant.

AWS Launches Its Second Top Secret Region

AWS recently announced the launch of its second Top Secret region, AWS Top Secret-West.

SENIOR CONTRIBUTORS

3 ways cloud can fuel digital innovation

Here are three critical cloud-adoption disciplines CIOs can master to scale cloud as an innovation platform for digital initiatives — and even launch new business models.

Five best practices for overcoming data integration challenges

Data integration allows businesses to have access to enriched and valuable information about different aspects of the business. With these five tips, you will be able to easily overcome any data integration challenge. 

How to make a multigenerational team collaborative and productive

The multigenerational workforce is here to stay. The best way to handle multigenerational employee expectations and gaps is by formulating a strategy specific to your organizational needs.

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How to defend an air-gapped network

Sensitive networks need air gap protection. But a physical barrier isn't enough, says a report from ESET. Read why

IBM and Telus partner on 5G edge compute solutions

IBM and Telus are partnering to deliver new 5G and edge computing solutions across Canada. Under the partnership, IBM will bring its Cloud Satellite solutions to...

Hashtag Trending Dec. 7 – Amazon’s shipping containers; Verizon data collection; YouTube’s copyright report

With files from Jori Negin-Shecter Amazon works on a supply chain workaround, Verizon’s App is collecting more data than you think, and Youtube makes a surprising...

Cloudflare announces new firewall capabilities and the Oahu migration tool

Web technology company Cloudflare today announced expansions to its zero-trust firewall capabilities as an ongoing development update to Cloudflare One. The expansion will help organizations secure...

‘Cyber hygiene isn’t part of our day to day activities, yet,’ says Canadian cyber security chief

This week's letter from federal cabinet ministers urging Canadian firms and governments to take ransomware more seriously highlights a serious problem in IT departments: Many...

Six things financial institutions should know about moving to the cloud

Financial institutions are often wary about moving sensitive data to the cloud because of compliance requirements. But that’s a common misconception, according to one expert. “For...

Cyber Security Today, Dec. 6, 2021 – A scam aimed at verified Twitter users, a ransomware warning from the FBI, and more

Today's episode reports on an email scam tricking verified Twitter users, a ransomware warning from the FBI, and Apple warns nine US State Department officials their devices have been hacked

Hashtag Trending Dec. 6 – Easy default browser change; hack receipt printers for antiwork; Apple cuts iPhone 13 production goal

Windows 11 makes changing browsers easier again, hackers are using receipt printers to spread calls for better working conditions, and Apple cuts iPhone 13 production...

Cyber Security Today, Week in Review for Dec. 3, 2021

This episode features a discussion about early lessons learned from cyberattacks at Ikea, Planned Parenthood Los Angeles and a medical lab

Technology Slideshows

ITWC TALKS

The realities of “insider risk” and why you should care

By Jason Bero, Privacy, Risk and Compliance Officer, Microsoft Canada Long before the days I began my career in technology, I was a warehouse manager...

Endpoint security is the point

By Nick Alevetsovitis There is no question that workstyles have changed after the pandemic, and many organizations have not only adapted to more flexible work-from-anywhere...

The bar has been raised on videoconferencing

As more employees return to the office, they are noticing lots of changes beyond mask and vaccine requirements. One major difference is that their...

Seeing is believing: The power of a hands-on digital demo

The pandemic has proved that any space can become a workspace. Making that space inclusive and productive is another matter. As companies equip themselves...

Enter Optiv MXDR. Rest easy. We’ve got this.

In today’s cyber world, feeling isolated is not only natural but something the legions of attackers might actually be after. When organizations, CISOs and...

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