Canadian government funds nation-wide tech competition to fight human trafficking with IBM and partners

Funded by the Government of Canada, the virtual competition will take place over an 11-day period, from May 7 to May 17, and is open to anyone residing in Canada over the age of 18.

Ransomware the top attack type in Canada last year: IBM report

Ransomware accounted for nearly 60 per cent of attacks on IBM customers in Canada

IBM hands out $3M in cybersecurity funding for U.S. public schools

IBM is awarding grants totalling $3 million in value to help six public school districts in the United States prepare for and respond to cyberattacks.  The grants are for U.S. public schools only. 

2020’s who’s who in U.S. patents: IBM still No. 1

In 2020, for the 28th consecutive year, IBM was granted the most U.S. patents: 9,130, to be exact, light years ahead of number two Samsung Electronics' 6,415 (though Samsung Display, ranked number sixteen, scored an additional 1,902).

President to President with IBM Canada president, Claude Guay

IBM Canada Claude Guay took over as the head of IBM's Canadian business in the middle of a global pandemic in 2020. He sat down with ITWC president Fawn Annan to discuss the changes he's seeing from clients both culturally and digitally.

IBM acquires Montreal fintech solutions provider Expertus Technologies

IBM has acquired Expertus Technologies Inc, a Montreal-based fintech company.

Interpol, IBM warn COVID-19 vaccine distribution network under threat

IBM is reporting details of a targeted phishing campaign in September, which was aimed at a narrow sector: Manufacturers of equipment to keep vaccines cold

IBM urges infosec pros to patch DB2 for Windows, Cisco urges patches for Webex Meetings

IBM is warning infosec pros of a hijacking vulnerability in its DB2 database on Windows.

Home Trust quickly pivots during pandemic with IBM Cloud and VMware

[Sponsored] The COVID-19 pandemic has been one of the greatest challenges that businesses have faced in their lifetime. But Home Trust — a financial services firm — was ready for it, thanks to a cloud migration the previous year.

Coffee Briefing, November 6, 2020 – Ontario budget highlights, telco news from IBM, free tools for MSPs

We hope you're doing okay, thank goodness it's Friday. Today's Coffee Briefing delivers you the latest on the Ontario budget, IBM, and so much more.

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