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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...

‘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:...

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...

Accenture extends its partnership with AWS to help businesses digitally transform

Accenture renewed its joint business group agreement with Amazon Web Services (AWS) on Nov. 29 to help businesses move into the cloud. The Accenture AWS...

Canada invests $3.2 million into silicon photonics company

The government of Canada dropped a CA$3.2 million investment into Montreal-based One Silicon Chip Photonics (OSCP), a developer of optical and navigation sensors for...

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Movement to Hold AI Accountable Gains Ground

Efforts to better understand how AI works and hold users accountable are rapidly gaining ground, and a number of initiatives are beginning to unfold.

New Rules Allow Debt Collectors To Contact in New Ways

New rules from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which went into effect last week, provide instructions on how debt collectors can contact borrowers on social media to receive payments for unpaid debts.

FTC Sues to Prevent Nvidia from Acquiring Arm

Amid global concerns, the United States Federal Trade Commission is taking action to successfully block chip company Nvidia from acquiring British chip technology provider Arm.

Tinder’s CEO Speaks on Efforts Towards the Metaverse

The CEO of dating app Tinder recently revealed that the company is working on having its own type of dating in the metaverse called the Tinderverse.

Uber Set to Launch Audio Recording Safety Features

Uber will introduce an optional audio reporting security feature in three US states to better protect drivers and riders in the event of a safety incident.

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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.

Live selling: a promising market, even after the pandemic

Live selling is poised to take over the next phase of retail due to the progressive need of consumers to have human contact during online shopping.

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AWS launches program to identify partners working to transition to a lower carbon world

AWS has announced a new program to identify, validate, and promote AWS partners with demonstrated AWS technical expertise and proven customer success.

Hashtag Trending Dec. 2 – Amazon underreported COVID cases; Microsoft’s BNPL faces poor feedback; Google employee lawsuit

Files from Tom Li Amazon faces accusations of underreporting COVID, Microsoft’s Buy Now Pay Later Edge inclusion has users agitated, and Google is facing a lawsuit...

CIO Association of Canada hosts BlackBerry’s John Chen in fireside chat

BlackBerry executive chairman and chief executive officer John Chen doesn't like the term "turnaround". "I call it a chapter 2.0," he told National Research Council of...

Microsoft launches independent Teams subscription for SMBs

Microsoft has launched Teams Essentials, a standalone version of Teams aimed at small businesses. Traditionally, Teams (other than the limited function free version) has only been...

New ransomware group is third rebranding of gang that hit Canadian, U.S. targets: Report

Dubbed "Sabbath" by Mandiant, its the latest iteration of a gang that goes after critical infrastructure

Samsung to open new regional office in Saskatchewan

Samsung plans to open a new regional office in Regina, Saskatchewan to support SaskTel’s 5G network rollout. The office, located in downtown Regina, looks to establish...

Newly launched spending card in Canada allows customers to pay in foreign currencies without exchange rate mark-ups

New spending card will allow customers to pay in USD and foreign currencies without the exchange rate mark-ups that Canadian banks use on foreign spend.

Ikea, Panasonic still looking into cyber incidents

Two big international firms continue to deal with the ramifications of cyber attacks. Furniture maker Ikea and tech giant Panasonic both reported incidents late last week....

Cyber Security Today, Dec. 1, 2021 – The FBI seizes alleged ransomware gang member’s funds, a cloud computing security report from Google and more

Today's episode reports on the seizure of an alleged ransomware gang member's funds, a cloud computing security report from Google and more malware found in the Android store

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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...

Securing your journey to the cloud

By David Senf, Senior Cybersecurity Strategist, Bell, and Dominique Gagnon, General Manager, Cyber Security Practice, Bell The move to the cloud has forced organizations to...

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