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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 of about 143 million Americans.

Allied Universal celebrates third annual National Security Officer Appreciation Week

The company says this week is “an opportunity to profile the many roles security officers fill; debunk misconceptions and stereotypes; and raise awareness of the career opportunities that exist within the security services industry.”

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.
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Montreal-based TrackTik wins entrepreneurial awards

TrackTik has been awarded the Startup Canada Global Entrepreneurship Award for the Quebec Region and was named No. 15 on the 2017 STARTUP 50 ranking of Canada’s Top New Growth Companies by Canadian Business and PROFIT. » 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

Ottawa sharing info with U.S. Homeland Security on all Americans entering Canada

Before long, Washington is expected to provide Ottawa with similar information about Canadians entering the United States. » Read full article

Security guard arrested for making up story that he was shot

St. Paul police said that the 25-year-old St. Catherine University guard was taken into custody late Wednesday after he admitted to investigators that he accidentally shot himself while on duty Tuesday. » Read full article

ASIS International Seminar and Exhibits 2017

Location: Dallas, Tex.
Date: Sept 25-28, 2017
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Focus on Drones

Location: Toronto, Ont.
Date: Oct. 4, 2017
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Anixter Showcase

Location: Toronto, Ont.
Date: Oct. 12, 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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