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Heat wave keeps Canada Day crowds low on Parliament Hill

Both Ottawa police and the parliamentary police force report that there have been no security incidents on or around Parliament Hill. But officials do say they've noticed a drop in the number of participants this year, which they attribute mainly to the heat.

How your smart fridge might be mining bitcoin for criminals

As the popularity of virtual currencies has grown, hackers are focusing on a new type of heist: putting malicious software on peoples' handsets, TVs and smart fridges that makes them mine for digital money.

From the archives: Parliamentary Protection

In celebration of Canadian Security’s 40th anniversary this year, we will be highlighting a cover story from the archives each week. This week, we take a look back at the November/December 1993 cover story, “Parliamentary Protection,” which explores how the House of Commons Security Services were organized and why members considered their responsibilities “the best security job in the world.”
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Featured News 

Customer service highlighted at annual APSA guard and supervisor awards

Supervisor of the year was awarded to Claude Dubé, a supervisor with Commissionaires Ottawa, while The Security Guard of the Year award was presented to Mocko Yilla, a GardaWorld frontline employee who works at the Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Employment Centre in Toronto. » Read full article

High tech deception of 'deepfake' videos

New technology on the internet lets anyone make videos of real people appearing to say things they've never said. This technology uses facial mapping and artificial intelligence to produce videos that appear so genuine it's hard to spot the phonies. » Read full article

Suspect in Maryland newspaper shooting to appear on 5 murder charges

First-degree murder charges were filed against a man with a grudge against Maryland's capital newspaper after police said he shot his way into the newsroom, killing four journalists and a staffer and wounding two others. » Read full article

Drone in Superman garb crashes into French nuclear plant

Greenpeace activists say they have crashed a drone into a French nuclear plant to highlight the lack of security around the facility. » Read full article
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UGVs may take off faster than UAVs

UGVs have one distinct benefit over their flying cousins: they have little or no legal regulations, particularly on private property. » Read full article

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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