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Locked up computer systems only part of ‘terrifying’ ransomware scourge

A shadowy group of cyber criminals, who post on their NetWalker “blog,” attacked a prominent nursing organization and Canadian Tire store, and has successfully targeted other companies with clients in governments, health care, insurance and other sectors.

First Nations police services look to throne speech pledge

The federal government vowed in its speech from the throne this week to speed up the development of a legal framework to recognize First Nations policing as an essential service.

Speakers acknowledge criticism during police and peace officer memorial services

Annual ceremonies across Canada held Sunday to honour police and peace officers who died in the line of duty acknowledged challenges members have endured from the global pandemic, with some speakers also defending officers from the criticism and protests police have faced in recent months.
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Beard and mask issue

No safe mask option for bearded members, RCMP says

The RCMP says there is no safe and proven face covering for officers with beards, but it is working to find one for Sikh members temporarily sidelined from front-line policing. » Read more

Saskatchewan to see funding for new policing tools

The Saskatchewan government is providing more than $532,000 to police agencies, community-based organizations and the Victims’ Fund for new policing tools, such as a cyanoacrylate fuming chamber, and programming through the Civil Forfeiture Program. » Read more

Police praise officers in school program amid backlash

Winnipeg police say social media posts lauding the police-in-schools program on its Instagram are not part of an organized campaign, but rather an effort to address misconceptions about an initiative that has recently been questioned. » Read more

Quiet ‘fake homecoming’ in London

London, Ont., police said Saturday began quietly and with no known public health infractions in the university town known to host large parties on the same weekend each year. » Read more

BlackBerry® Security Summit 2020

Location: Online
Date: Oct. 5-7, 2020
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International Cyber Security and Intelligence Conference

Location: Brampton, Ont.
Date: Oct. 7-8, 2020
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Virtual Adrian Oliver Memorial Run 2020

Location: Online
Date: Oct. 17-18, 2020
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