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Bitcoin's cyberattack problem

While Bitcoin exchange hackings have steadily made the news, DDoS attacks have caused lower-key havoc, but it's havoc nonetheless.

Allied Universal acquires Covenant Security Services

Covenant Security adds vertical segments to Allied Universal’s clientele base, such as commercial real estate, defence and aerospace, and manufacturing and utilities.

Trend Micro sets up Toronto lab for 'ethical hackers' to expose security threats

Trend Micro said it expects the new office to house about 100 of the cybersecurity researchers within two years.
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Goals for the next 40

Canadian Security is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2018. We asked security professionals to reflect on 40 years of change. First is Jason Caissie, vice-president of operations for The Profile Group and a past chair of the ASIS Toronto chapter. » Read full article
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Motorola Solutions to acquire Avigilon

According to the terms of the agreement, Motorola will acquire all of Avigilon's outstanding shares for $27 per share. The $1B enterprise value of the transaction includes Avigilon's net debt. » Read More

Security concerns at the Montreal General Hospital

The Montreal Gazette has found that Montreal General allocates 20 per cent less security coverage than Notre-Dame Hospital, even though it reports more than double the number of Code Whites. » Read full article

Police apologize for arresting wrong man in Ontario bomb threat investigation

Police say the man was arrested after an initial bomb threat was made Jan. 22, but another threat was made later that day and two more the following day. » Read full article

Kentucky high school adds new security rules after shooting

Marshall County High School in Benton began requiring all students to have their bags, backpacks and purses checked before entering, its website said. Students arriving by car, riding buses and needing wheelchair access have separate designated entrances. » Read full article

Next Generation 911, Technology and Emergency Management

Location: Burlington, Ont.
Date: February 20, 2018
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Security Career Expo

Location: Toronto, Ont.
Date: March 7, 2018
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ISC West

Location: Las Vegas, Nev.
Date: April 11 – 13, 2018
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IAHSS Annual Conference & Expo

Location: Chicago, Il.
Date: April 15 – 18, 2018
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Focus On Manufacturing Security

Location: International Centre, Mississauga, Ont.
Date: April 18, 2018
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Security Canada East

Location: Laval, Que.
Date: April 25, 2018
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