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Tripwire Study: 81 per cent of security professionals say skills required for cybersecurity have changed

Tripwire has announced the results of a study conducted by Dimensional Research in July that examined how organizations are addressing the cybersecurity skills gap. Participants in the study included 315 IT security professionals at U.S.-based companies with more than 100 employees.

Public advocacy centre skeptical of data breach reporting regulations

Companies would be required to notify people in the event of a serious data breach involving personal information under proposed new federal regulations. But the regulations do provide some flexibility, depending on the circumstances.

Police shoot armed man at Miami airport amid Irma evacuation

Police shot a man who wielded a knife and tried to get into a Miami airport terminal from a runway, prompting the closure of a busy concourse as travellers tried to leave Florida ahead of Hurricane Irma, authorities said.
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Equifax breach exposes 143 million people in U.S. to identity theft

Credit monitoring company Equifax has been hit by a high-tech heist that exposed the Social Security numbers and other sensitive information about 143 million Americans. Now the unwitting victims — including an unspecified number of people in Canada and the United Kingdom — have to worry about the threat of having their identities stolen. » Read full article
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LILIN and GJD announce joint initiative to promote adoption of intrusion detection technologies

The companies say the agreement is designed to accelerate the adoption of IP-based perimeter and intrusion detection technologies in the North American video surveillance industry. » Read full article

Man sentenced for stealing identity of deceased baby in 1996

Forty-five-year-old Jon Vincent was sentenced Thursday after pleading guilty in May to Social Security fraud and aggravated identify theft. » Read full article

Ontario unveils plan to sell marijuana in LCBO stores when pot is legalized

Ontario is the first province out of the gate with a detailed plan to sell and distribute recreational marijuana when Ottawa legalizes it next summer. » Read full article

Terminated Calgary parking officers sue for wrongful dismissal, citing age

The suit contends that trouble started when the city made a change to its hiring practices by hiring officers directly instead of taking them from the Corps of Commissionaires. » Read full article

Security Canada Atlantic

Location: Halifax, NS
Date: Sept 13, 2017
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Retail Council of Canada Loss Prevention Conference

Location: Mississauga, Ont.
Date: Sept 19, 2017
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ASIS International Seminar and Exhibits 2017

Location: Dallas, Tex.
Date: Sept 25-28, 2017
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Monitoring Station Symposium

Location: Toronto, Ont.
Date: Oct. 16-17, 2017
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Security Canada Central

Location: Toronto, Ont.
Date: Oct. 18-19, 2017
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