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Accelerator program to help Western Canada’s Black entrepreneurs

Alberta's Black Business Ventures Association is launching Black Seed Accelerator Program to provide support to Black tech-led startups in Canadian Prairies.

Dell announces Latitude 5430 and 7330 Extreme rugged PCs

Dell has announced two new rugged laptops designed to crunch the numbers in tough climates. The Latitude 5430 and 7330 laptops both feature various...

Google announces sustainability initiatives

At the Google Cloud Next '21 conference this week, Google picked up its pace on tackling climate change with announcements of new sustainability initiatives...

BlackBerry enhances XDR and QNX, will add AI to Guard managed detection service

At its annual Security Summit the company made product announcements. Also, CEO John Chen looked into the future

Is it time for small businesses to rethink their cyber security strategies?

Forty-three per cent of cyber attacks are against small and medium-sized businesses (SMB), according to recent Verizon data. However, only 14 per cent of...

Best of the Web

Material Shortage Forces Ford to Suspend Production At Plant

U.S. automaker Ford Motors will temporarily cease production at its Hermosillo plant in the Mexican state of Sonora.

New Ransomware Encrypts Data and Makes Nasty Threats

Cybercriminals spread a new form of ransomware in attacks on victims, in which they not only encrypt the network, but also issue threats to launch distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks and force employees and business partners to pay a ransom.

FTC Warns 700 Leading Companies About Fake Reviews

The Federal Trade Commission(FTC) has warned that it will not hesitate to punish companies caught using fake online reviews or other deceptive endorsements to deceive their customers.

Microsoft Will Start Testing ‘Update Stack Packages’

Microsoft recently confirmed that the company is testing a new way to improve the Windows update process with Update Slack Packages.

U.S. Army Postpones its $22 billion AR Headset Deliverables

The United States Army has confirmed that it will postpone its initial time frame for testing and deploying the Microsoft for Integrated Visual Augmentation Systems


Hybrid technologies: the link between digital and analog

Operational technology and information technology used to be separate data silos, but there is a big push to leverage their integration and convergence to allow businesses to bridge the gap between their operations and the consumer.

How the travel industry can provide customer experiences that balance safety and convenience

With COVID-19 prevention as a top priority for airlines, hotels, and resorts, almost every step of the customer journey is now executed through an application or similar digital tool.

Understanding cybersecurity management for FinTech : information security governance in FinTech (Article 2)

The second article in this series uncovers information security governance in FinTech, and provides deep insights into its characteristics, principles of good governance, and an integrated security governance framework.



Ransomware defence starts with vulnerability management: BlackBerry

At its annual BlackBerry Security Summit a company official offers five steps for better protection from ransomware attacks

Silicon Valley Bank opens its third Canadian office in Montreal

Silicon Valley Bank, the U.S.-based commercial bank that focuses on lending to tech firms, has expanded in Canada with a new Montreal office. 

Cyber Security Today, Oct. 13, 2021 – Quebec talent agency and U.S. fertility clinic hit by ransomware, a Verizon logo scam, and more

Today's episode reports on new ransomware attacks, a Verizon logo scam, security updates available and more

Hashtag Trending Oct. 13 – Amazon remote work; Android snooping; Waze and Headspace

Amazon changes its remote work plans, Android phones may be snooping more than we thought, and Waze forms an unlikely duo with Headspace. It’s all the...

Coffee Briefing, Oct. 12, 2021 – All the recent tech news; a podcast roundup; and more

Coffee Briefings are timely deliveries of the latest ITWC headlines, interviews, and podcasts

Hashtag Trending Oct. 12 – Facebook bans developer; Illegal Amazon rainforest sales; Google cracks down on climate change misinformation

Facebook bans developer for creating a tool that unfollows everyone, Facebook stops listing illegal Amazon rainforest sale posts, and Google ramps up the fight against...

Cyber Security Today, Oct. 11, 2021 – Three charged in U.S. email scam, French police arrest COVID hacker and an app developer makes a...

Today's episode reports on charges in a U.S. business email scam, French police arrest COVID hacker, Microsoft addresses Excel macro problem and an app developer's security mistake

Cyber Security Today, Week in Review for Oct. 8, 2021

This episode features discussion on cyber security awareness training, the Facebook outage and romance scams

VMworld 2021 announcement roundup

VMware announced a slew of cloud-focused updates to its entire product portfolio.

Technology Slideshows


Don’t forget HR in your digital transformation planning

If you’re harbouring any doubt that business has gone through a massive paradigm shift in recent years, you need only look at businesses like...

When should you consider an in-depth workforce management solution?

Workforce management systems (WFM) have been around since the 1980s but sharply increased in gain popularity in recent years. The sudden popularity is no...

Escalating Risk Management: Operational technology gets serious about security

By Rick Peters Among modern cybersecurity threats, attacks on infrastructure and operational technology (OT) could have the most far-reaching consequence. Industrial cyber-attacks target the control...

Delivering top-flight educational experiences through digital tech

In early 2020, businesses shuttered their offices and sent employees home to work as a pandemic safety measure. Schools did likewise, morphing into remote...

Cyber security: 10 questions Canadian Board of Directors need to ask

By Cheryl McGrath, ICD.D; Area Vice President and Canadian Country Manager, Optiv Security | James Turgal, Vice President Cyber Risk, Strategy & Transformation, Optiv...


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