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Canadian firm pays $425,000 to recover from ransomware attack

A major Canadian company was forced to pay $425,000 in Bitcoin over the weekend to restore its computer systems after suffering a crippling ransomware attack...

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Startup visa pilot program to become permanent, federal government says

A five-year-old pilot program aimed at helping immigrants launch startups in Canada is becoming permanent, the federal government announced Friday. During a conference held at...

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Black Hat roundup: Facebook CSO sounds off, and another warning on a social media scam

The annual Black Hat USA conference in Las Vegas is a another opportunity for infosec pros to exchange ideas on improving enterprise security as well...

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Open by default pilot portal aims to speed up procurement process and innovation

It’s no secret that the procurement system in Canada needs upgrades, and the federal government will finally respond with a new tool that it hopes...

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Former Google Canada exec will keep Pelmorex ahead of digital disruptions

Sam Sebastian announced his departure from Google Canada just this week, and he’s already planning his first few steps as president and CEO of Pelmorex...

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No good reason to ask employees to implant technology, even voluntarily

A Wisconsin vending machine company's choice to allow employees to implant a RFID microchip simply for the purchase of buying snacks and logging onto computers is...

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It’s time for the Competition Bureau to turn its eye on Big Tech

This is an opinion piece from ITWC columnist David Crane. Do we really want to live in a world where a handful of monopolistic tech...

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Comparing enterprise software with confidence

The Internet has made it much easier for people to decide on a software solution for their organization. While pre-Internet you had to do all...

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Resolve your data dilemmas with proper governance

As anyone who has ever cleaned out their garage knows, the stockpiling of stuff can get a little haphazard. Over time, our organizational skills tend...

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Seamless transition to the cloud IS possible

It used to be that all the money in the world was tangible — you could feel it slip between your fingers as it literally...

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Stop being sloppy, Ernst & Young cyber leader tells infosec pros

The school of hard knocks posits that the only way some people learn is from bad experiences. That’s what’s happening judging by the reaction of...

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Government essentially cutting billions from innovation funding, CATA says

For years, Russ Roberts has argued that despite its much-vaunted "innovation agenda," Canada's federal government has functionally reduced innovation spending by billions of dollars by...

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Time for ‘agile procurement’ for cyber security services, says expert

Outsourcers, managed service providers and cloud providers have increasingly been a part of a CISO’s portfolio for delivering service to the enterprise for years but...

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Mitel acquires competitor Shoretel for $430 million

The number of players in the Unified Communications-as-a-Service (UCaaS) market has just gotten a little bit smaller. This morning Mitel announced that it is has...

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AWS to host cloud-based academic video platform for Canadian universities

Today’s students expect high quality digital services throughout their academic journeys, and a new partnership will provide that. Education technology company Echo360 has announced that...

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Bell, GridPoint launch IoT energy management solution for businesses

Canadian businesses now have a new way of monitoring their energy usage. US-based smart buildings technology company GridPoint has teamed up with Canadian telecommunications giant...

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Adobe is killing the Flash

Wait, not that Flash. Adobe Systems has announced that it is finally putting an end to Flash Player, its multimedia software plugin. Specifically, the company...

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