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Seeking shelter

A closer look at cyber insurance, its potential role in your organization, and what we still don’t know yet.

RCMP has provided 'comfort letters' to firms that help families free hostages

A senior RCMP official says the national police force has sometimes assured private companies they won't be prosecuted for dealing with hostage-takers on behalf of desperate Canadian families.

Nine out of 10 of Canadian companies suffered a cybersecurity breach in 2017

According to the 2018 Scalar Security Study, Canadian organizations are attacked in varying degrees of severity more than 450 times per year, with 87 per cent suffering at least one successful breach.
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Q&A with Alex Manea, Chief Security Officer, BlackBerry

Manea has worked with the company for 11 years now, first as a product manager within its security division, and more recently as director of security, then chief security officer. Canadian Security spoke with Manea about the transition and how he works with customers to cater to their security requirements. » Read full article
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Convergint sold to private equity group Ares Management

"We are excited to partner with the Convergint management team and look forward to supporting the company in its next phase of growth,” said Matt Cwiertnia, partner and co-head of North American Private Equity at Ares Management. » Read More

Cabinet steps up security review of proposed Chinese takeover of Aecon Group

Toronto-based Aecon said the minister responsible for economic development informed the company that cabinet has ordered a further investigation of the deal under the Investment Canada Act. » Read full article

Uber data breach affecting 57 million users in 2016 came from hacker in Canada

The ride-hailing company revealed the hacker reached out to the company in November 2016, asking for a “six-figure payment,” but it was an accomplice in Florida, who it believes actually obtained the stolen data. » Read full article

RCMP say escaped murderer Steven Bugden is back in custody in N.B.

Assistant Warden Emile Belliveau had said Bugden was considered a low risk to public safety, and there had been no incidents with him at the prison prior to his escape. » 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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