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It Will Be Difficult To Prove That Twitter Misled Musk, Legal Experts

Legal experts warn that it will be difficult for Elon Musk to prove he was misled by the social media platform Twitter. Elon Musk has announced he will suspend his $44 billion takeover of Twitter until the company provides evidence to back up its claim that spam accounts account for less than 5% of its […]

Cisco Cut 2022 Earnings Forecast, Expect Q4 Revenue Decline

Cisco Systems has announced it will lower its full-year profit forecast due to several factors, including the lockdown in China and the ongoing war in Ukraine. Cisco now expects revenue growth of 2% to 3% for fiscal 2022, compared to an earlier forecast of 5.5% to 6.5%. Adjusted earnings are estimated between $3.29 and $3.37 […]

Russia Will Sooner Or Later Legalize Crypto As A Means of Payment

Russian Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov said that sooner or later the country will legalize cryptocurrencies as a means of payment. “The question is when this happens, how it will be regulated, now that the central bank and the government are actively working on it, but everyone tends to understand that sooner or later […]

Costa Rica “At War” With Conti Ransomware Hackers

Costa Rican President Rodrigo Chaves has announced that the country is “at war” with Conti ransomware hackers after they broke into 27 government institutions. The attack led to major disruptions across numerous government ministries and IT systems. “The attack being experienced by Costa Rica at the hands of cyber criminals, cyber terrorists, is declared a […]

Google Russia Forced To File For Bankruptcy

Google’s Russian subsidiary plans to file for bankruptcy, according to a Google spokesperson, a decision made after the company’s bank account was seized, making it nearly impossible to pay employees and vendors. A note in the official Russian register Fedresurs also confirmed the new development. The note said that Google’s subsidiary intended to file for […]

Cybersecurity Authorities List Top 10 Attack Vectors Exploited By Hackers

A joint security advisory issued by several national cybersecurity authorities has identified the ten attack vectors most exploited by threat actors. These attack vectors include the failure to enable multi-factor authentication, improperly applied privileges or permissions and errors in access control lists, out-of-date software, and the use of vendor-supplied default configurations or default login usernames […]

SENIOR CONTRIBUTORS

How to avoid consumer pain points around wearable medical technology

While there is currently an overwhelming sense of opportunity within the wearable technology sector, research revealed a pressing need for technology providers and digital health application owners to prioritize user experience.

Strategies for successfully reopening after COVID-19

Thoughtful executives will prioritize planning for fully reopening their organizations now that the COVID-19 pandemic is subsiding. The new normal will not be the old normal.

5 common misconceptions about security in startups

Exploring five of the most common misconceptions about security, along with a reality check to reset your company’s security mindset

Understanding current cybersecurity challenges in law: digital governance and social responsibility meet user-generated content (Article 2)

This is the second article in our new six-part series. In this article, we will examine the concept of digital governance, governance strategies, and the relation between digital governance, data sovereignty, and law around the world.

Ransomware: strategies to reduce the risk of data loss and downtime

Ransomware continues to be lucrative for criminals in 2022, with attacks growing in sophistication, and targeting both businesses and individuals. A multi-faceted safety and recovery approach can reduce the risk of data loss and downtime.

The return of in-person conferences: developing an agile event strategy

Event marketers have come to value the reach of virtual event delivery models, while remaining eager for the return of in-person events - the expanded reach of virtual delivery models means that a balanced approach to agile event strategies is necessary, and must continue to evolve to anticipate and plan for quick pivots.

Coffee Briefings

Coffee Briefing May 10, 2022 – Zerto 9.5 announced; Vector Scholarship in AI winners announced; She’s Next Grant recipients announced; and more

Coffee Briefings are timely deliveries of the latest ITWC headlines, interviews, and podcasts. This briefing is delivered by IT World Canada's editorial team!

TRENDING THIS WEEK

Toronto high school team wins 2022 CyberTitan cybersecurity competition

The fifth annual competition saw 130 high schools teams from across the country enter, with 11 making the final

Federal Court rules in favour of Vidéotron against Telus

The Federal Court has ruled in favour of Vidéotron last Tuesday in its fight against Telus which called into...

eBay to support FedEx on its in-platform label printing service

Online retail platform eBay has partnered with FedEx to allow Canadian sellers to print and manage FedEx shipping labels...

BlackBerry QNX OS gains another critical safety cert, this one aimed at railways

BlackBerry has announced that QNX OS for Safety 2.2 will be certified to Safety Integrity Level (SIL) 4, the...

ITWC's Top Technology PODCASTS

Cyber Security Today, Week in Review for Friday May 20, 2022

This episode features a discussion a report on security problems IT need to address, an international survey of CISOs and the EU coming closer to beefing up security standards

Cyber Security Today, May 20, 2022 – A look inside the Wizard Spider hacking gang

This episode has an excerpt of a report on one of the biggest ransomware gangs, reports on some of the latest security patches and warns of another Zoom meeting scam

Hashtag Trending May 20 – Google Russia bankruptcy; Netflix loses loyal subscribers; and IT admin wipes four servers

Google Russia files for bankruptcy, Netflix is losing its most loyal subscribers, and an IT admin gets seven years in prison for wiping four servers.

Hashtag Trending May 18 – Twitter deal hangs; Twitter legal team accuses Musk of breaking NDA; Intel shareholders reject proposed compensation for execs

The Twitter deal hangs as Musk presses for proof of bot count on the platform, Twitter’s legal team accuses Musk of breaking...

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

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?

Black tech leaders you should know about

It's important we highlight the talent that's helping transform the tech industry. Here's a list of Black tech innovators you should know the works of!

ITWC TALKS

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...

Overcoming five key challenges of data analytics in a hybrid environment

The ability to unlock the power of data is often seen as the key to business success. But first you have to find the...

Critical infrastructure is the new front line

By Rick Peters Threat actors eager to maximize disruptions and payouts have a new and compelling target – critical infrastructures such as factories, transportation networks,...

Get your people out in front in the decade of delivery

It’s one thing to say companies need to “skill up” their people; it’s quite another when an institution like the World Economic Forum (WEF)...

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