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Focus On Cyber Security

Paladin acquires Victoria-based security business

Paladin Security Group announced it has acquired KC Security Services, based in Victoria, B.C. According to an announcement posted on the company’s website, the deal closed Feb. 1., and is the second acquisition by the company’s Vancouver Island operation in the last 12 months.

Mission 500 Hockey Classic: Who’s skating for charity Feb. 16?

The annual Security Industry Hockey Classic for Mission 500 is back! Don’t miss the fun at York University’s Canlan Ice Sports Complex in Toronto, Ont. There’s still time to register!

Allied Universal picks up Yale Enforcement’s security services

Allied Universal, a facility services company with over 150,000 employees, has acquired the security services portion of Yale Enforcement Services, a Belleville, Ill.-based company that offers uniformed security professionals, mobile patrol, physical security and life safety.

WATCH Security Insider: Airport Security after Ft. Lauderdale

Following the mass shooting at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, airport security has come under increased scrutiny. We speak to experts inside the Greater Toronto Airports Authority at Toronto Pearson International Airport, as well as a former CATSA employee, for their take on those events and more. » Learn More…

Cisco 2017 Annual Cybersecurity Report: CSOs talk cost and actions

According to the Cisco 2017 Annual Cybersecurity Report (ACR), over one-third of organizations that experienced a breach in 2016 reported substantial customer, opportunity and revenue loss of more than 20 per cent. » Read full article

Shoring up digital political defences a good idea, says former U.S. spy chief

Canada has made a prudent decision to assess the risk to its political system from cyberattacks and hackers, given what happened recently in the United States, says a former top U.S. spy. » Read full article

Cyberconscripts: Baltic draftees can choose IT over infantry

According to an Estonian defence official, the tiny Baltic nation of Estonia is experimenting with the idea of cyberconscription, a move that gives draftees with tech skills the chance to work shoring up their military’s electronic infrastructure. » Read full article

Use of Force in the Security Industry

Location: Surrey, B.C.
Date: Feb. 16, 2017
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CANASA’s Security Solution Connectivity

Location: Burlington, Ont.
Date: Feb. 22, 2017
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Security Career Expo

Location: Toronto, Ont.
Date: March 8, 2017
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Threat Risk Assessments

Location: Surrey, B.C.
Date: March 16, 2017
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Security Canada East

Location: Sheraton Laval, Laval, QC
Date: April 26, 2017
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