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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...

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.

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...

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...

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

Best of the Web

Hackers Steal Virtual Coins By Exploiting Software Bug

MonoX has confirmed a breach in which hackers squandered $31 million in virtual coins by exploiting a flaw in the company's software.

Meta Reverses Policy Banning Kyle Rittenhouse From Facebook, Instagram

Meta confirmed that Kyle Rittenhouse will be able to use his Facebook and Instagram accounts after initially being banned in 2020.

Twitch AI Tool Finds Banned Users That Rejoin Chat Channels

Twitch unveiled a new AI tool that can help detect banned users trying to re-enter chat channels.

Microsoft Faces Criticism for BNPL Option In Edge Browser

Microsoft faced sharp criticism from users after it announced plans to add a built-in "buy now, pay later" feature to its Edge web browser.

FWA Connection To Jump To 82 Million In 2022

Deloitte predicted a huge advance in the use of fixed wireless access in 2022, with the number of FWA connections set to reach 82 million


Understanding cybersecurity management for FinTech: cybersecurity vulnerabilities and risk in FinTech (Article 4)

The fourth article in this series investigates cybersecurity vulnerabilities and risks in FinTech, and brings forward some common cybersecurity vulnerabilities that were exploited in the past.

Great digital experiences are essential for success this holiday shopping season

Businesses have an unprecedented opportunity to establish trusted and sustainable relationships with customers, if they’re able to provide them with applications and digital services that make a real impact over the holidays.

Enabling innovation through low-code development

The desire for today’s workplace to be digitally savvy and interconnected continues to be on the rise. Low-code development platforms are enabling a new wave of citizen developers to build digital workflows that solve key business problems.



Hashtag Trending Nov. 30- Windows 11 upgrades low; Twitter’s Jack Dorsey steps down; Russia fines Google

With files from Samira Balsara Less than one per cent of PC users are currently running Windows 11, Jack Dorsey steps down as Twitter’s CEO and...

Canada’s Semiconductor Council releases its action plan recommendations

Canada’s Semiconductor Council released its recommendations to reinforce Canada’s semiconductor supply chain on Nov. 23. The report summarized the council’s suggestions for Canada’s short, medium and...

Cyber Security Today, Nov. 29, 2021 – Ikea under phishing attack, evasive JavaScript loader discovered and malware found hiding in Linux calendars

Today's episode reports on an email attack at Ikea, an evasive JavaScript loader discovered and malware found hiding in a calendar's impossible date

Hashtag Trending Nov. 29 – Lush leaves social media; Apple warns prosecutor of iPhone hack; man receives 3D-printed eye

Lush deletes all of its social media profiles, Apple warns a Polish prosecutor that her iPhone is under attack, and a British man receives the...

VMware and Mitacs collaborate on sustainable 6G development

Cloud solutions provider VMware announced a partnership with Mitacs, a non-profit organization that connects industries with Canadian academia, to chart a path towards sustainable 6G...

Cyber Security Today, Week in Review for Friday, Nov. 26, 2021

This episode features a discussion on the GoDaddy hack, a test of how fast hackers can find misconfigured servers on the internet and advice for safe holiday online shopping

Cisco Canada, STEM Fellowship launch cybersecurity training for 40,000 Canadian students

Cisco Canada and STEM Fellowship launch a cybersecurity program for high school students to address the growing need for cybersecurity awareness and education.

Cyber Security Today, Nov. 26, 2021 – Advice to online retailers for the holiday season, lengthy prison terms for cybercrooks and watch for Android...

This episode reports on what e-tailers should be doing to make their sites safer, recent legal successes against cybercrooks and an  Android update to watch for 

Hashtag trending Nov. 26 – Instagram CEO to appear before Congress; U.S. government blocks China’s quantum compute companies; France wants to hide Wish

Hashtag trending Nov. 26 - Instagram CEO to appear before Congress; U.S. government blocks China’s quantum compute companies; France wants to hide Wish

Technology Slideshows


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...

New rapid screening technology powered by Microsoft eases return to work for top Canadian organizations

The new hybrid work model contains a sort of paradox: people want the flexibility of remote work and the ease and creative "flow" of...


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