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‘RapperBot’ botnet uses brute force to gain access to Linux SSH servers

Threat hunters at Fortinet have discovered a new botnet called “RapperBot” that brute-forces its way into Linux SSH servers.

DHS warns of flaws in U.S. emergency alert system

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has issued warning on identified vulnerabilities in the country’s emergency broadcast network.

Apple retaliated against employees who complained of harassment

According to a report in the Financial Times, Apple has actively retaliated against employees who complained of workplace harassment.

Chinese chipmaker Yangtze unveils new memory chip tech

Chinese chipmaker Yangtze Memory Technologies unveiled its fourth-generation 3D NAND chip, called X3-9070, on Wednesday.

Phishing campaign targets Microsoft corporate accounts

Researchers at Zscaler ThreatLabz have uncovered a large-scale phishing campaign targeting Microsoft email services.

SENIOR CONTRIBUTORS

5G: improving network security end to end

The roll-out of 5G across the country could be considered one of the most highly anticipated technology advancements in recent memory. While many are focused on the advantages for consumers, organizations are also poised to reap the benefits.

Your organization’s security revolves around one thing: your people

Data and IT systems security are often viewed as the responsibility of the CIO. In truth, data security is the domain of everybody in the organization. Not focusing on the human side of security can put everything at risk.

Digital transformation benefits (Article 1)

A series of articles created to enhance your understanding of digital transformation.

Drones pose new threats to data centre security

A new threat has emerged in the form of unmanned drones, and a different type of perimeter is necessary to protect data centre operations.

Will Web3 disrupt our net zero transition?

The unique properties of Web3 and its applications, platforms, and assets have the potential to overcome some of the biggest challenges to global sustainability, and exciting new projects are demonstrating just how powerful Web3 could be for building a net zero future. 

How automated technologies can improve accounts payable

Time and money are valuable resources. Modern businesses must remove the dependance on outdated technologies and work to automate key functions. Here are four technologies CIOs can leverage to effectively eliminate tedious manual processes in accounts payable.

Coffee Briefings

Coffee Briefing August 2, 2022- Mastercard launches Changeworks; Zoho celebrates growth and expansion; Trending...

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

Quebecor quietly acquires VMedia in a bid to expand services outside of Quebec

Quebecor has quietly acquired VMedia as a part of its broader goal to grow its service outside of its...

OpenText launches CE 22.3 to fuel cloud information management innovation

Information management company OpenText has announced OpenText Cloud Editions 22.3 (CE 22.3), designed to provide customers with the flexibility...

BMO to focus on closing tech talent gap by attracting diverse candidates from across Canada

BMO Financial Group (BMO) is committing to focus on recruiting and onboarding tech professionals from diverse backgrounds to close...

Cyber Security Today, Week in Review for Friday, August 5, 2022

This episode features an interview with privacy expert Ann Cavoukian.

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Cyber Security Today, August 8, 2022 – Another warning to Cisco Small Business router administrators, a caution over website redirects, and more

This episode reports on vulnerabilities in routers and industrial gateways, a Twitter vulnerability that could have exposed anonymous users, a Slack password reset and more

Hashtag Trending August 5 – Equifax credit score mishap; new anti-robocall taskforce; Cloudflare email forwarding bug

Equifax misreported credit scores for loan applications, the U.S. forms a new anti-robocall taskforce, and a Denmark student finds a flaw in...

Hashtag Trending Aug 4 – Facebook ends live shopping feature; Motorola cancels foldable phone launch event; Robinhood fires 23 per cent of staf

Facebook shuts down its live shopping feature, Motorola cancels the launch of its foldable phone, and Robinhood fires almost a quarter of...

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 – Interview with Bobby Singh

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

Securing OT from cyber attacks

By Graham Bushkes The geopolitical climate has far-reaching implications for cybersecurity. Warnings from governments, including those of the Five Eyes, indicate that situations like the...

Canadian farm and ranch retailer flying into open skies

While the easing of pandemic restrictions may have softened the business climate only slightly for many businesses, one Alberta-based retailer is preparing to scale...

Leveraging the power of interactive experiences in retail

Product imagery, done right, can drive retail sales into the stratosphere. But as many companies know, product imagery “done right” is done for less....

Hugely popular clothing brand evolving through technology

Surprised that the company behind one of the freshest and most exciting clothing brands in Canada was established way back in 1957? According to...

People focus is key to strong security in hybrid office era

Report after report tells us hackers are thriving in the emerging hybrid office era. Theo van Wyk, Head of Cybersecurity and Solutions Development at...

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