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'Defenceless people': Gunman kills 26 at South Texas church

A gunman dressed in black tactical-style gear and armed with an assault rifle opened fire inside a small South Texas church, killing 26 people in an attack that claimed tight-knit neighbours and multiple family members.

Accenture survey: concern about cybercrime limiting Canadians’ use of online services

Accenture’s 2017 Canada Cybercrime Survey found high-levels of concerns among Canadians about cybercrime (80 per cent), with two-thirds (64 per cent) saying they have been the target of a cybercrime attempt over the last three years.

Drones become crime fighting tool, but perfection is elusive

Drones are fast becoming an essential tool for more law enforcement agencies, changing how officers carry out everyday tasks and bringing air surveillance to departments with limited budgets. But there are obstacles to overcome before drones can change policing.
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Security Director of the Year 2017 — Takeoff Speed

James Armstrong is the vice-president of security for the Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport Authority. He is also Security Director of the Year for 2017. But what Armstrong really is, is a person who sees the value of a holistic approach, of using all eyes and ears at his disposal. » Read full article
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Amika Mobile and Mobility Insight announce connected vehicle systems for intelligent borders

Amika Mobile and Mobi have announced a collaborative project focused on intelligent border security and connected vehicle systems. The two companies are working on a joint project for the Government of Canada with partial support from CIIRDF. » Read full article

Truck attack suspect is charged with terrorism offences

Federal prosecutors brought terrorism charges Wednesday against the Uzbek immigrant accused in the truck rampage that left eight people dead, saying he was spurred to attack by the Islamic State group's online calls to action. » Read full article

2.7 million fire extinguishers recalled in Canada

More than 40 million fire extinguishers — including some 2.7 million sold in Canada — are being recalled because they may not work in an emergency. One death has been linked to problems with the extinguishers made by Kidde. » Read full article

Families losing patience for no fly kid woes, take their case to Parliament

Ten families from the group known as the No Fly List Kids planned to make their case to MPs and ministers with the aim of ensuring that funding for a new computer system to fix the problem is included in the 2018 federal budget. » Read full article
Focus ON Healthcare Security


Location: Toronto, Ont.
Date: Nov. 14-15, 2017
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ISC East

Location: New York City, NY
Date: Nov. 15-16, 2017
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Focus On Health Care Security

Location: Toronto, Ont.
Date: Dec. 6, 2017
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Fraud and anti-counterfeiting conference

Location: Toronto, Ont.
Date: Dec. 6-8, 2017
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