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Making IT security invisible for public sector employees

Governments have reached a turning point in how they manage their IT security, according to a Google security expert. In the past two years, Zero...

It’s time to reimagine municipal service delivery

There has never been a better opportunity to transform municipal services for citizens.  That was a key message during a panel discussion on next-generation...

1Password closes US$620 million funding round, now valued at US$6.8 billion

1Password, the Canadian company known for its 1Password password manager, has raised US$620 million in its Series C funding round, boosting its valuation to...

Canada’s broadband internet speed increased by 27% in 2021, finds Ookla report

Canada’s fixed broadband speeds jumped by 27 per cent in 2021, and mobile network download speeds increased by 15 per cent since July, says...

Admins urged to patch SolarWinds Serv-U against Log4J bug

A researcher also discovered evidence the Mirai botnet may be going after Zyxel devices

After being all-digital last year, the Consumer Electronics Show is back in Las Vegas for 2022. Find all the latest news and announcements from the showroom floor at CES 2022.

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Windows Server Update Fixes Multiple Issues

Microsoft has released an OBB update for Server 2019 to address several issues that occurred after users installed the January updates.

Major U.S. Airlines Warn Against The Dangers of 5G

CEOs of major U.S. airlines sounded the alarm on Monday when AT&T and Verizon rolled out their new 5G service in less than 36 hours.

Linux Malware Record 35% Growth In 2021

A Crowd strike report has shown that the number of malware infections targeting Linux devices has increased by 35% in 2021.

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7 steps to undertaking a Privacy Impact Assessment

PIA regulatory requirements and recommended frameworks may vary by jurisdiction, industry, and the type and sensitivity of data processed. Despite these differences, the following seven steps should be incorporated into any PIA program.

The outcome of COP 26 and its relevance to enterprises ESG programs

Highlighting the role that businesses can play in achieving each of the goals from COP 26

Empowering the remote work generation

With the rise of remote work, an internet connection is now tied to people’s livelihoods. This means that people will need stable and reliable in-home networks to survive in an increasingly connected world.

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Rogers to invest nearly $200 million to bring pure fibre to New Brunswick 

Rogers is investing close to $200 million to provide 100 per cent pure fibre to up to 314,000 homes and businesses in New Brunswick

World Economic Forum urges firms to build resiliency against cyberattacks

In its first Global Cybersecurity Outlook the forum notes many IT leaders complain they aren't consulted on business decisions that affect cybersecurity

Mandatory Beijing Winter Olympics app puts voice, data at risk: Report

The University of Toronto's Citizen Lab says the app has SSL encryption vulnerabilities, as well as a censorship keyword list

Hashtag Trending Jan. 18 – FTC investigates Meta VR; Russia fines Alphabet Inc; Microsoft sustainability

Meta’s VR division is under investigation, Russia fines Google, again, and Microsoft is making an effort to invest in sustainable technology.  That’s all the tech news...

Canadian government launches new mental health support companion app

The Canadian government has launched PocketWell, a companion app to the Wellness Together Canada (WTC) online platform, to support mental health and combat substance abuse. The...

Bug in Safari can leak browsing activity, user identity, says report

A bug in the Safari 15 browser lets any website track a user's internet activity and possibly reveal their identity, according to researchers at FingerprintJS. "Unfortunately,"...

Cyber Security Today, Jan. 17, 2022 – New backdoor found attacking servers, another ransomware campaign against QNAP storage devices, and more

This episode reports on the discovery of a new backdoor, attacks continue against QNAP devices and a scam on a digital city

Hashtag Trending Jan. 17 – ‘Adaptive’ transistors; Kosovo crypto panic; Walmart NFT

Researchers create a new transistor that adapts to its workload, the Kosovo cryptocurrency mining ban has miners panicking, and Walmart files applications for NFTs and...

Cyber Security Today, Week in Review for Jan. 14, 2022

This episode includes a discussion about open source software, multifactor authentication, infected USB keys and fake QR codes

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Calling on smartphones to lighten the carbon load

Imagine a smartphone made from 25 per cent recycled polycarbonate. A phone that comes equipped with a biodegradable, replaceable battery and a case made...

The reimagining of a renaissance rectangle: The Creator Z16 laptop

What do the Parthenon, the Mona Lisa, a snail shell, and DNA molecules have in common with MSI’s new Creator Z16 laptop? The answer...

Plays well with others

Video collaboration platforms bridged a chasm in the early days of COVID-19 and remain a prime point of connection for businesses of all sizes....

Improve your employee experiences by modernizing your endpoint management

In the ‘new normal’, post-pandemic world, many companies will be faced with the decision to move to a fully remote or hybrid work environment....

Tableau Canada helping companies see and truly understand their data

The past year-and-a-half has been a tough reminder for all of us: When we realize what matters most to us, it’s important to have...

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