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October 18, 2018

Few businesses report cyberattacks to law enforcement

More than one in five Canadian companies say they were hit by a cyberattack last year, with businesses spending $14 billion on cybersecurity as they confront greater risks in the digital world, according to a new Statistics Canada survey.

Threat to Canadian electoral system gets fresh look from new cybersecurity centre

A fresh look at Canada’s ability to defend against possible online threats to the next national election will among a new federal cybersecurity centre’s first tasks.

Three ways money launder’s use cryptocurrency systems • Blue Line exclusive

Bitcoin and Monero are two of the 994 cryptocurrencies available for purchase and are the two most common cryptocurrencies used by criminals. Cryptocurrency is a non-tangible digital form of currency regulated by complicated algorithms.
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Cybercrime Week

Where have all the cybercrimes gone?

Cybercrime. It screams at us from the headlines daily. Millions of accounts hacked. Banks and Cryptocurrencies raided. Foreign nationals indicted or arrested. Yet so few of those headlines talk about the cybercrimes that law enforcement encounters daily – attacks on the small businesses that make up our local communities. >> Read more...
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The hunt for online herb: feds seek dope on hazy world of pot’s ‘cryptomarket’

The federal government insists pot legalization will help the country snuff out crime — but internally it’s wondering what will become of the fuzzy world of illegal online weed transactions. » Read more...

Six cybercrime prevention tips • Blue Line exclusive

As we all know, one of the primary duties of the police is to prevent and investigate crimes. Part of that duty comes through educating the public about trends in criminal activities and ways to prevent being a victim. In cybercrime cases law enforcement officers are facing, the initial contact with the victim should have an educational piece. » Read more...

Cybercrime’s growing need for co-ordinated response • Blue Line exclusive

Today, in the age of Instagram, Snapchat, Kik, Whatsapp and the Internet of Things, information can be — and is — shared instantaneously. For police and other law enforcement partners, this instant dissemination doesn’t necessarily happen, however, and this is leaving the law enforcement community playing catch-up, even though the technology to share knowledge is the best it’s ever been. » Read more...

Canada joins Five Eyes allies to request backdoor access into smart devices

Canada has joined the other Five Eyes allies – Australia, New Zealand, the U.K. and the U.S. – in a renewed call to create backdoors into private citizens’ information. » Read more...

Unmanned Canada 2018

Date: Oct. 30-Nov. 1, 2018
Location: Vancouver, B.C.
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Toronto Police Chief's Gala

Date: Nov. 1, 2018
Location: Toronto, Ont.
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The Canadian Critical Incident (CCII) Annual Fall Seminar

Date: Nov. 4-7, 2018
Location: Niagara Falls, Ont.
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3rd International Policing Cybercrime Summit

Date: Nov. 5-7, 2018
Location: Fredericton, N.B.
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