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World Cup security Putin's top priority but threats loom

Russian law enforcement agencies have spent the last few years methodically preparing for the event — tracking down radical groups, installing security equipment and conducting drills.

Bank breaches highlight rise of cyber threats as new exploitation strategies emerge

Attacks against BMO and CIBC-owned Simplii — that compromised the information of up to a combined 90,000 Canadians — made public last Monday, appear to be the latest in a number of high-profile ransom attacks.

Canadian hacker sentenced to five years for major Yahoo security breach

A Canadian young computer hacker who American investigators say unwittingly worked for Russian spies was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday for his role in a massive security breach at Yahoo that U.S. federal agents say was directed by a Russian intelligence agency.
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Toronto to replace impromptu van attack memorials with permanent display

Thousands of cards, photos and flowers dedicated to the victims of a deadly van attack were dismantled by city staff at an event in Toronto on Sunday, to be replaced with a permanent memorial. » Read full article

University of Waterloo joins researchers to advance blockchain and cryptocurrency

As the only Canadian participant in Ripple’s University Blockchain Research Initiative, Waterloo will help contribute to the research capacity in cryptocurrency and blockchain. » Read full article

Calian acquires Ottawa-based cybersecurity firm

Ottawa-based Calian Group Ltd. announced that effective June 1 it has acquired Secure Technologies International, a Canadian IT and cybersecurity firm, also based in Ottawa. » Read full article

MISA Ontario recognizes municipalities for technology innovation

According to MISA, the awards recognize "municipalities, individuals within municipalities and organizations for excellence in the use and delivery of technology." » Read full article
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IHS Markit: convergence of ICT and video surveillance technologies accelerating

The video surveillance market is becoming increasingly intertwined with other industries. ICT and telecom suppliers are now competing for business where there were once dedicated security distributors and integrators. » Read full article

Security Canada West

Location: Vancouver, B.C.
Date: June 13, 2018
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IACLEA annual conference

Location: Orlando, Fla.
Date: June 29 - July 2, 2018
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IAHSS Ontario Chapter Golf Challenge

Location: Richmond Hill, Ont.
Date: July 9, 2018
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Security Canada Atlantic

Location: Moncton, NB
Date: September 12, 2018
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RCC Loss Prevention Conference

Location: Mississauga, Ont.
Date: September 20, 2018
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ISCPP Symposium

Location: Niagara Falls, Ont.
Date: September 20-21, 2018
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