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October 28, 2018

Yahoo to pay $50M, other costs for massive security breach

Yahoo has agreed to pay $50 million in damages and provide two years of free credit-monitoring services to 200 million people whose email addresses and other personal information were stolen as part of the biggest security breach in history.

N.S. cannabis retailer moves to prevent workaround of online age verification

Nova Scotia's government-owned cannabis retailer said it was taking measures after pot legalization to prevent people from skirting the access code required as part of age verification for online sales.

CIRA Canadian Cybersecurity Survey identifies disconnect between awareness and actions

On Oct. 15, the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) released its 2018 CIRA Cybersecurity Survey, which provides an overview of the Canadian cybersecurity landscape.
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Paladin acquires Ontario-based Eagle Investigations

Paladin Security announced that it has acquired the business assets of London, Ont.-based investigations firm Eagle Investigations. » Read full article

GSX in Vegas: a new look for the annual ASIS conference

Global Security Exchange (GSX), held in Las Vegas, Nev., Sept. 24-27, was the first of the new-look, rebranded ASIS International conference and exhibits. According to ASIS, the conference drew approximately 20,000 attendees and 550 exhibitors from 113 different nations. » Read full article

Sky's the limit as Calgary opens testing area for drones and new technologies

The city has set aside a 50-hectare site in its industrial southeast to offer airspace for an increasing demand from companies and educational institutions wanting to do mass tryouts of commercial drones. » Read full article

ASIS to launch APP certification for new security professionals

ASIS developed this certification program to provide the first 'rung' on the security manager’s career ladder. » Read full article

Unmanned Canada

Location: Vancouver, B.C.
Date: October 30 – November 1, 2018
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Marijuana in the Workplace

Location: Vancouver, B.C.
Date: November 14, 2018
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International Cyber Security and Intelligence Conference

Location: Toronto, Ont.
Date: November 14, 2018
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Focus On Healthcare Security

Location: Mississauga, Ont.
Date: December 4, 2018
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