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Over 900,000 Kubernetes Found Exposed On The Internet

Cyble researchers have uncovered a massive 900,000 badly configured Kubernetes servers that are vulnerable on the internet

Stolen PII And Deepfakes Used To Apply For Remote Jobs: FBI Warns

The FBI warns that cyber attackers are using stolen Personal Identifiable Information (PII) and deepfakes to apply for remote work positions

AI Systems Cannot Patent Inventions, U.K. IPO

The U.K.’s Intellectual Property Office has ruled that AI systems cannot patent inventions for the time being, following a recent IPO consultation in which AI experts have doubts about AI’s ability to invent without human help.

Pentagon Report Outlines Blockchain Vulnerabilities

A Pentagon-commissioned report has revealed some hard security truths about the blockchain, including the position that the blockchain is not decentralized, highly vulnerable to attack, and run on outdated software.

Ransomware Is The World’s Biggest Cybersecurity Threat: NCSC Chief Warns

Lindy Cameron, CEO of the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has warned that ransomware remains the biggest threat to cybersecurity in the world.

Google Executive To Lead Pinterest As CEO Steps Down

Ben Silbermann is stepping down from his role as Chief Executive Officer of Pinterest, a company he co-founded 12 years ago.

SENIOR CONTRIBUTORS

Taking on the Twitter bots

The discussion surrounding Elon Musk and Twitter continues as the two entities work through the potential sale of the social media platform. Here, we outline why Musk’s recent focus on bots vs. authentic users is fair, reasonable, and important for the future of Twitter and other platforms.

‘Digital Dust,’ and tracking the true costs of analytics in an increasingly paperless society

As we hurtle towards a paperless society, the trail of “digital dust” that companies and individuals leave behind is a valuable resource for enforcement agencies. Exploring key takeaways from a recent government analytics forum.

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.

Coffee Briefings

Coffee Briefing June 28, 2022 – Blueprint Software Systems fully embraces remote work; Klarna...

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!

TRENDING THIS WEEK

SAS Hackathon 2022 winners decode real-world problems using data

This week, SAS announced the winners of its 2022 SAS Hackathon. From 70 qualifying teams from around the world...

AI now and in the next five years: Eric Schmidt talks AI at Collision 2022

At Collison 2022 in Toronto last week, former Google chief executive officer Eric Schmidt shared his thoughts on where...

Cisco showcases cloud at Cisco Live

Cisco's annual flagship event, Cisco Live, went hybrid this year, with 16,000 live attendees as well as a global...

Tech in Calgary is thriving, says panel at Collision 2022

The Calgary Economic Development panel discussion held at Collision 2022 discussed the issue of attracting and retaining talent in...

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ITWC's Top Technology PODCASTS

Cyber Security Today for June 29, 2022 — A list of the most dangerous software weaknesses is updated, a warning to Kubernetes administrators, and...

This episode reports on the updating of two important vulnerabilities list, a warning to Kubernetes administrators, a U.S. regulator punishes the current and former owners of a website for a data breach and SOHO routers being targeted

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

Hashtag Trending June 30 – FCC wants to ban TikTok; Tesla layoffs; California DOJ data breach

The Federal Communications Commission commissioner asks Google and Apple to ban TikTok, Tesla has started another round of layoffs, and California’s Department...

Hashtag Trending June 29 – Period tracking app privacy concerns; Google Hangout migration; new semiconductor plant in Texas

People are deleting period tracking apps due to privacy fears, Google is migrating users off of Hangouts, and GlobalWafers will build a...

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.

When Two Hats are Better than One

Some leaders pay lip service to the notion of lifelong learning, opting instead to settle for what they already know. Bobby Singh...

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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