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Apple releases Safari 15.6.1 to fix zero-day flaw exploited in the wild

Apple has released Safari 15.6.1 to fix a zero-day vulnerability that is tracked as CVE-2022-32893 and exploited in the wild by attackers.

One in ten Reddit users publish toxic posts

According to researchers, one in ten Reddit users publish toxic posts while a similar number publish toxic comments.

Facebook contractors lose their jobs after algorithm selects them ‘at random’

Accenture, a company that oversees teams of Facebook moderators and other contractors, told workers that their work for Facebook would “soon be taken away.”

Tanzania install high-speed internet on Kilimanjaro

Tanzania has installed high-speed internet on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain, underpinning plans to improve connectivity in the world’s wildest areas.

Bitdefender identifies 35 malicious apps on Google Play store 

If you have downloaded any of these Android apps, delete them since they could be used to spread malware and run unauthorized ads.

25 fully virtual companies without physical headquarters

Remote.co has published a list of 25 virtual companies without a physical headquarters.

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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...

Digital transformation systems and data issues (Article 2)

What systems and data issues can digital transformation resolve or reduce? This article describes multiple issues that digital transformation can attack. In the previous article,...

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.

Coffee Briefings

Coffee Briefing August 16, 2022 – Wagepoint acquires KinHR; Canadian startup joins Mastercard...

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

Microsoft and Technation launch program to help prepare students for a digital work world

Technation and Microsoft recently launched a Career-Ready internship program called Explore, which brought first and second-year college and university...

Calgary well ahead of Toronto as place to be to start an IT career: Study

The word is out about Calgary and its expanding tech sector, not only domestically, but globally, results of a...

RCMP still interested in facial recognition software

Despite criticism that current facial recognition software is biased against people of colour, the RCMP is still interested in...

More from Samsung Unpacked 2022

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 stole the show at Unpacked 2022 (rightfully so, it looked gorgeous), but it...

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Cyber Security Today, Week in Review for Friday, August 19, 2022

This podcast includes a discussion on buggy security patches, companies collecting too much data and fake job offers

Cyber Security Today, Aug. 19, 2022 – Another huge DDoS attack, ransomware variants increase and a warning about vulnerable PLCs

This episode reports on a record denial of service attack, the number of ransomware variants discovered this year is up and a warning about vulnerable PLCs

Hashtag Trending Aug 18 – Physical car controls are still better; Airbnb anti-partying tool; AirTag solves another theft

Physical car knobs beat digital ones, Airbnb launches an anti-partying tool in North America, and AirTag data helps solve another theft case. That’s...

Hashtag Trending Aug 17 – Horizon Worlds hit France and Spain; FTC harassing Bezos?; Amazon freight facility walkout

Meta launches Horizon Worlds in two new countries, Amazon says the FTC is harassing its founder, and workers go on strike at...

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.

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, Performance Excellence and...

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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