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Focus On Cyber Security

Quebec City mosque shooting unlikely to result in terror charges

According to a CTV web article, one legal expert is saying formal terror charges against the 27-year-old alleged gunman from the Quebec City mosque shooting will be difficult to pursue and have little impact on his sentence.

Rock musician charged with having loaded gun on flight

Rock guitarist Rick Derringer told a federal air marshal that he keeps his gun with him on commercial airline flights 30 to 50 times a year, and was only detained last month at Atlanta’s airport near the end of a trip to Mexico, authorities said.

Grant Lecky named a winner at Cybersecurity Excellence Awards

On Feb. 7, Grant Lecky, co-founder of the Security Partners’ Forum was named as one of the winners of the 2017 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards (Cybersecurity Professional of the Year – North America).

Pinkerton sets up Canadian business

Pinkerton, global provider of corporate risk management solutions, has opened its first office in Canada with a Toronto location. According to a company statement, the new office will provide Canadian clients with a suite of solutions, including risk assessment, risk profile analysis, due diligence, investigations, background screening, crisis management, intelligence services, protection services, and security risk management. » Learn More…

Plan to see G4S around Halifax Stanfield International Airport

The G4S uniform will be a staple around the Halifax Stanfield International Airport in Nova Scotia now. Specifically, the company will be providing uniformed security services, services relating to the operation of Halifax International Airport Authority’s Operations Centre, as well as parking and curbside services at the airport for the next five years. » Read full article

IBM’s famed Watson computer ‘gets a job’

A year after IBM began teaching its Watson computer system to fight cybercrime, the company is making the platform available for use. » Read full article

Arteco, Oncam and SANS Technology found Campus Security Coalition

A networking group focused on “spearheading discussion about security and safety at educational facilities” has been launched to bring together school leaders and aligned stakeholders. » 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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