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Trump’s Twitter snub explained

After Donald Trump said he had no interest in returning to Twitter, despite a slim majority voting in favor of reinstating the former U.S. President, who was banned from the social media service for inciting violence, in a poll organized by new owner Elon Musk, a variety of explanations for Trump’s refusal to rejoin Twitter have circulated.

RansomBoggs ransomware linked to Russian Sandworm found to be targeting Ukraine

A new strain of ransomware known as RansomBoggs linked to the Russian-affiliated threat group Sandworm has been spotted to be targeting Ukraine with a new ransomware strain dubbed RansomBogg by Slovak cybersecurity firm ESET.

Gartner says hybrid-flexible system is the best hybrid mode

According to Gartner, after surveying more than 400 employees and leaders of organizations around the world who have consistently worked under some kind of hybrid-work model since the pandemic, the hybrid-flexible, which allows leaders and employees to choose where they work from, appears to be the best hybrid work form.

Twitter to roll out new verification system next week

After botching the first launch of Twitter’s power to the people verification system, which resulted in an increase in users impersonating celebrities and brands on the platform, Twitter is planning to roll out its verified service next Friday with different colored checks for individuals, companies, and governments.

OVHcloud gets $208.18 million loan from European Investment Bank (EIB)

The European Investment Bank (EIB), the lending arm of the European Union, has granted French cloud service provider, OVHcloud, a company that provides web and cloud hosting solutions, a $208 million credit facility to help it open new data centers.

Cyber Security Today, Nov. 25, 2022 – The Android patch-gap continues, beware of corrupted VPN apps and more

The Android patch-gap continues, beware of corrupted VPN apps and more. Welcome to Cyber Security Today.


Bolster your first line of defence – 5 tips to foster a security culture

While the shift to hybrid work and the rise of interconnected systems have created new opportunities for business, this evolution exposed organizations to new...

Understanding Current Cybersecurity Challenges in Law: Legal Considerations for Artificial Intelligence and Technological Development (Article 6)

With strong competition among countries around the world to become cutting edge leaders in AI, artificial intelligence has been a driving force of innovation...

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...

Fighting the cyber war: how secure is your enterprise?

Most Canadian companies that are victims of cyber incidents lack even basic recommended security measures. Fortunately, there are achievable steps to take that greatly improve an organization’s cyber security posture.

Succeeding in the post-COVID world of work

A chief information officer (CIO) can lead their organization as it changes to succeed in the revised post-COVID world of work. The most significant...

The impact of COVID-19 on tech employment in Canada

The global pandemic has impacted and challenged labor markets worldwide. In March and April 2020, over 3 million Canadians lost their jobs. However, over...

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Coffee Briefing November 22, 2022-Upskilling employees can save businesses over $45K; Reformation to open...

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...


Montreal-area city hit by ransomware: Report

A Montreal-area city was hit by ransomware over the weekend, according to a Quebec news service. La Presse reported this...

YARA rules released to detect threat actors’ use of Cobalt Strike

For years hackers have used cracked versions of the Cobalt Strike attack emulation tool to help their work. Now defenders can more easily detect unauthorized use of the tool

Proposed privacy law lets personal data be ‘exploited’ by Canadian firms: Citizen Lab

Two reports from rights groups are the first attacks on the proposed updating of the federal-private sector law before it goes to a parliamentary committee

Microsoft to launch payments app in Teams in December

Microsoft is introducing a payment system within Teams, to be rolled out in public preview in December. The Payments...

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Cyber Security Today, Nov. 28, 2022 -Twitter breach may be worse than first reported, a US college victimized by ransomware and more

This episode reports on tne latest Twitter data breach numbers, ransomware and surveys by Dell and OpenText

Cyber Security Today, Week in Review for Friday, November 25, 2022

In this episode Terry Cutler and I discuss the theft of funds from customers of the DraftKings betting site, ransomware and tips for safe online holiday shopping

Hashtag Trending Nov.28 – Tesla’s Self-Driving test fail; Twitter breach worsens; breached WhatsApp records up for sale

A recent safety test reveals that Tesla’s Full Self-Driving feature will hit a child in a stroller, a Twitter breach from last...

Hashtag Trending Nov. 24 – iPhone factor protests; Hearing to discuss Ticketmasters monopoly; HP layoffs

Protests break out at an iPhone factory in China, U.S. senate to hold a hearing to discuss the lack of competition in...

Deeper Dive: The Metaverse: Episode 5 – Future Proofing and Resource Guide

In this episode we explore the near-term future of the metaverse and what we need to be doing to understand it in...

Leadership Coaches Weigh in on the New World of Work

The world of work was already changing before the pandemic, but COVID accelerated trends ranging from staff burnout and mental health issues to...

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

Amazon announces release of new devices and updates in Canada

  Yesterday, Amazon announced new updates and devices at the 2022 Devices and Services event. The company says that these...

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


Data has created a new ethical frontier that financial institutions must address

Data is one of the most valuable assets financial institutions have in today’s market. But as more data is collected and consumed, we must...

Alberta innovator teaching oil and gas companies how to fish

With low commodity prices, growing environmental concerns, and difficulties with market access and supply chains, the pressure is now on oil and gas companies...

Alberta company part of green solution in Canadian oil and gas

Customer-centricity in business is hardly new, and CEOs will talk all day long about the importance of doing right by the customer as a...

Advancing construction management in the cloud

The construction industry does not immediately spring to mind when we think of industries pursuing digitally-enabled growth. However, construction management is an area of...

The Business Case for Beefing Up on Cybersecurity

by Suzanne Robicheau Canadian business leaders experience a dangerous disconnect as they navigate the evolving pandemic. They know that cyberattacks are rampant, and they recognize...

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