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Phishing Technique Bypasses MFA With Microsoft Edge WebView2 Applications

Cybersecurity researcher mr.dox has developed a new phishing method that uses Microsoft Edge WebView2 applications to steal a user’s authentication cookies and log into stolen accounts, even if they are secured with MFA.

LockBit Ransomware Affiliates Trick Users With Malware Disguised As Copyright Claims

According to AhnLab researchers, LockBit ransomware affiliates are tricking users into downloading malicious documents via emails disguised as copyright claims.

Researchers Uncover Keona Clipper Malware Used For Diverting Crypto Payments

Researchers from Cyble have discovered a new Clipper malware called Keona Clipper.

87 per cent of workers opt for remote work: McKinsey Survey

Eighty seven per cent of respondents plan to take the option of working remotely. Fifty eight per cent of respondents in America now have the option of working at least one day a week from home.

Apple To Bargain With Its First Unionized Store In U.S.

Apple has accepted the vote made by its Maryland store workers to be the first U.S. employees to form a union and is ready to bargain with them.

Multi-Backdoored Python Libraries Found Stealing AWS Secrets and Keys

Researchers have unraveled a series of malicious Python packages in the official third-party software repository that are engineered to draw out AWS credentials and environment variables onto a publicly exposed endpoint.

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AI/ML applications for upstream oil and gas

More and more oil and natural gas producers are investing in Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML) applications with mixed results. Nonetheless, adding AI/ML functionality to existing applications or building entirely new AI/ML applications can produce significant benefits.

The metaverse and the carbon economy

As more and more of the real-world economy shifts into the digital virtual world, the issue of the carbon impact of the metaverse and its various services will become more and more pressing.

E-waste and digital transformation: what’s in it for us?

Have you ever decided to buy a computer or a smart phone based on the recycling policy of its manufacturer? E-waste is generated by both enterprises and individuals, and as we lay hands on more electronics, e-waste is set to grow. Personal behaviours and beliefs can shape demand and markets, and our personal digital transformation must include fighting e-waste.

Law needed requiring AI to be fair, accountable and transparent

In a discussion on how artificial intelligence is being used as an explanation to avoid accountability, and we explore how AI works and the somewhat complicated concerns we should have about its use.

The critical role of a Privacy Officer: why you may need one soon

Any business that is processing personal or sensitive information should appoint a Privacy Officer to oversee compliance obligations, and protect the interests of their data subjects.

Building a cyber-secure future

As mitigating risk in the digital world becomes standard practice for industry, business and individuals, Canadian organizations are struggling to find people with digital skills.

Coffee Briefings

Coffee Briefing June 21 , 2022 – SAS’s Batting Lab; Sage rolls out new...

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TRENDING THIS WEEK

In Praise of Authentic Leadership

Rita Lazar-Tippe embraced authenticity long before it became a buzzword. As Director, Information, Insights, Innovation, and IT Operations with...

John Tory addresses talent retention and social support at Collision 2022

Toronto mayor John Tory opened the Collision 2022 event in Toronto with a question and answer session on June...

Canada passes online streaming bill to promote local content

Canada passed legislation yesterday that would update the Broadcasting Act, bringing online streaming platforms under the stewardship of the...

Canadian password manager adds dashboard to business edition

1Password's new Insights dashboard allows IT managers to see if employees are taking advantage of all capabilities of the suite

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Cyber Security Today, June 27, 2022 – A warning to firms using VoIP systems, malicious files in an open source Python registry, and more

This episode reports on the danger of unprotected VoIP appliances, vulnerable packages in the PyPi repository and access to compromised Atlassian Confluence systems being sold

Cyber Security Today, Week in Review for Friday, June 24, 2022

This episode features a discussion on Cloudflare's service outage, a US bank's discovery of a second data breach and more

Hashtag Trending June 28 – ‘how to move to Canada’ surges in searches; MacBook Pro M2 SSD speed; streaming ‘moochers’ may not pay for...

Google searches for the ways to move to Canada surges, some models of the Apple MacBook Pro M2 have slower storage speeds...

Hashtag Trending June 27 – IE retirement causing issues; Netflix cuts another 300 jobs; Mercedes-Benz EV range record

The retirement of Internet Explorer is causing issues for organizations in Japan, Netflix cuts another 300 staff, and Mercedes-Benz concept electric vehicle...

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.

A New Breed of Technology Leader

IT organizations will always need skilled technologists, but digital advances are creating a market for talented individuals from a variety of other...

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

Robust digital preservation comes to Canada

In the age of subscription-based services and disposable product there is a critical challenge to address: How do I keep digital files alive forever? Until...

Become a successful security organization built for tomorrow

Two-plus years on from the dark dawn of the global pandemic, two things are clear: First, that although most companies are moving into a hybrid...

Cybersecurity skills gap weakens cyber defences

According to (ISC)2, the global cybersecurity workforce needs to grow 65 per cent to effectively secure critical assets. While the number of professionals required...

Protecting the edge

By Nick Alevetsovitis Security risks have a way of exponentially growing as networks become more complicated. Multi-edge networks are now the norm, with WAN, multi-cloud,...

Ontario school board putting learners first in digital-first era

In early 2020, many educational institutions across Canada were ill-prepared to support remote learning. However, for the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario...

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