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Amazon Expands “Amazon One” Palm Print Checkout System

Amazon is poised to expand its Amazon One palm print checkout system to dozens of Whole Foods locations.

Meta Expands End-to-end Encryption Trial

Meta announced this week that it will begin testing an end-to-end encryption feature for Messenger.

NHS IT Suffers Major Ransomware Attack

Advanced, a major NHS IT provider, confirmed a ransomware attack on its IT systems.

U.S. Offers a $10 Million Bounty For Intel Leading To The Arrest Of Conti Ransomware Operators

The U.S. State Department has announced that the Rewards for Justice program will provide bounties of up to $10 million for anyone who provides useful information about individual members of the Conti ransomware gang. Wanted persons identified by their handles include Professor, Reshaev, Tramp, Dandis and Target.

YouTube Ousts Facebook As Platform Of Choice For Teens

According to a Pew Research Centre survey, YouTube is now the most popular platform among teens.

Meta Launches New Chatbot 

Meta on Friday unveiled its new AI-powered chatbot, BlenderBot 3. According to Meta, the chatbot can build long-term memory and browse the internet.

SENIOR CONTRIBUTORS

5G: improving network security end to end

The roll-out of 5G across the country could be considered one of the most highly anticipated technology advancements in recent memory. While many are focused on the advantages for consumers, organizations are also poised to reap the benefits.

Your organization’s security revolves around one thing: your people

Data and IT systems security are often viewed as the responsibility of the CIO. In truth, data security is the domain of everybody in the organization. Not focusing on the human side of security can put everything at risk.

Digital transformation benefits (Article 1)

A series of articles created to enhance your understanding of digital transformation.

Drones pose new threats to data centre security

A new threat has emerged in the form of unmanned drones, and a different type of perimeter is necessary to protect data centre operations.

Will Web3 disrupt our net zero transition?

The unique properties of Web3 and its applications, platforms, and assets have the potential to overcome some of the biggest challenges to global sustainability, and exciting new projects are demonstrating just how powerful Web3 could be for building a net zero future. 

How automated technologies can improve accounts payable

Time and money are valuable resources. Modern businesses must remove the dependance on outdated technologies and work to automate key functions. Here are four technologies CIOs can leverage to effectively eliminate tedious manual processes in accounts payable.

Coffee Briefings

Coffee Briefing August 9, 2022-AWS launches new training; BMO launches Pre-Authorized Payments Manager; LG...

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 last week’s Coffee...

TRENDING THIS WEEK

BRP victim of a cyberattack

Recreational products manufacturer BRP, based in Valcourt, QC, said in a press release today that it is currently the...

Improving the Patient Journey – Interview with Jennifer Quaglietta

Jennifer Quaglietta has led countless initiatives that have a positive impact on the health of Canadians. As Vice President,...

WEtech Alliance funds 19 companies through Cohort 1 of Government of Canada-funded i.d.e.a. Fund

19 companies received non-repayable contributions totalling C$567,700 from Windsor-based non-profit organization WEtech Alliance, in partnership with Innovation Guelph, through...

Bell’s ESG performance in corporate responsibility and environmental standards recognized

Bell has been recognized as a leader in corporate responsibility by Corporate Knights. It has also achieved an important...

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Cyber Security Today, Week in Review for August 12, 2022

The theme of this week's discussion is why employees do risky things like click on malicious links that defeat multifactor authentication

Cyber Security Today, August 12, 2022 – Behind the Zeppelin ransomware, a serious ransomware attack in the UK, and more

This episode reports on the workings of the Zeppelin ransomware, a new strain of malware targeting a power distributor in Ukraine, and more

Hashtag Trending August 12 – Facebook is not popular with teens; misinformation continues to spread; FCC rejects Starlink’s application for $885 million subsidy

Teens are not using Facebook, research reveals people are seeing misinformation weekly, and the FCC rejects Starlink’s request for $900 million in...

Hashtag Trending August 10 – Ferrari recall; Google outage; Meta’s new chatbot and its problems

Ferrari is recalling almost every car it has sold since 2005, Google suffered an outage, and Meta’s new chatbot is already spewing...

Deeper Dive: Ready, Set, Go (Episode 5)

Following a brief refresher on classic scenario planning, hosts Jim Love, CIO of ITWC, and Doug Sparkes, a lecturer at the Conrad School of Entrepreneurship and Business, riff collegially on how to avoid functional fixedness while identifying and developing scenarios.

When Two Hats are Better than One – Interview with Bobby Singh

Some leaders pay lip service to the notion of lifelong learning, opting instead to settle for what they already know. Bobby Singh...

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

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

25 crazy, wacky gadgets at CES 2022 [Part 3]

Will you use any of these eight gadgets from CES 2022?

ITWC TALKS

Securing OT from cyber attacks

By Graham Bushkes The geopolitical climate has far-reaching implications for cybersecurity. Warnings from governments, including those of the Five Eyes, indicate that situations like the...

Canadian farm and ranch retailer flying into open skies

While the easing of pandemic restrictions may have softened the business climate only slightly for many businesses, one Alberta-based retailer is preparing to scale...

Leveraging the power of interactive experiences in retail

Product imagery, done right, can drive retail sales into the stratosphere. But as many companies know, product imagery “done right” is done for less....

Hugely popular clothing brand evolving through technology

Surprised that the company behind one of the freshest and most exciting clothing brands in Canada was established way back in 1957? According to...

People focus is key to strong security in hybrid office era

Report after report tells us hackers are thriving in the emerging hybrid office era. Theo van Wyk, Head of Cybersecurity and Solutions Development at...

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