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Chinese Groups Use Ransomware As Lure For Cyber Espionage

Threat analysts from Secureworks have uncovered the activities of two Chinese hacking groups that use ransomware as a decoy for cyber espionage.

Netflix Cuts 300 More Jobs In Fight Against Slowing Growth

Netflix has announced its decision to cut 300 more jobs as it grapples with slowing growth and stiff competition.

Amazon Previews Machine Learning-powered Tool

Amazon has unveiled CodeWhisperer, a machine learning tool for developers designed to increase programmers productivity while mitigating risks such as prejudice, security, vulnerabilities, and bugs.

Intel Seeks Interest Of $624 Million On EU Fine Overturned

Intel is demanding $624 million in interest on the overturned $1.1 billion penalty it received from the European Commission in 2019 for anti-competitive practices.

Apple and Android smartphones hacked by Italian spyware, Google

According to Google, an Italian company, RCS Lab uses hacking tools to spy on Apple and Android smartphones in Italy and Kazakhstan.

Mark Zuckerberg Hints Meta OS, Projects Billions In Metaverse Revenue

A Meta Platforms-built operating system could be in the offing as CEO Mark Zuckerberg forecasts the metaverse to be a major part of the tech giant’s business this decade.


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.

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

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!


Many OT products are ‘insecure by design,’ say researchers

Forescout researchers discover 56 vulnerabilities in IoT devices

Five awesome startups we saw at Collision 2022

Collision 2022 is being held in person this year at the Enercare Centre in Toronto, Canada, after two years...

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...

Collision 2022 panel discusses the very changing world of the supply chain

It’s a subject that has caused many sleepless nights for IT managers, the C-suite and logistics specialists for the...

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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 24 – FDA cracks down on e-cigarettes; Zuckerberg thinks big for Meta; Netflix to enter the ad space

The FDA bans the sale of Juul e-cigarettes, Meta sees a promising future ahead, and Netflix is speaking with potential partners to...

Hashtag Trending June 23 – Is Amazon running out of workers? Texas to install EV charging stations across highways; Twitter introduces “Notes” feature

Amazon may run out of workers, Texas plans to install many EV charging stations on its interstate highways, and Canada will be one of Twitter’s test markets for a new feature. 

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.

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 Alberta Pension Services...

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?


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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