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November 20, 2018
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BlackBerry to buy cybersecurity company Cylance for US$1.4B

BlackBerry Ltd. has signed a US$1.4-billion deal to acquire U.S. artificial intelligence and cybersecurity company Cylance in what the company called the largest deal in its history.

Next Canadian federal election will be target for Russian meddling: Sajjan

With a federal election less than a year away, Canada's defence minister is warning voters they will be targeted by online cyber-attacks and fake news as Russia steps up its efforts to undermine western democracies.

Privacy concerns over credit card use for legal online pot purchases

Canada's privacy commissioner is planning to issue guidance for buyers and sellers of legal cannabis amid ongoing concern about potential fallout, such as being barred from the United States, if transactions become known by third parties.
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Women in Security

ASIS Toronto Women in Security: Lift as you climb

ASIS Toronto's annual Women in Security event, held Nov. 15, focused on changing attitudes towards diversity in the industry, as well as the value of networking and mentoring in career development. » Read full article

'Quebec is an embarrassment': Province urged to do more on cybersecurity

One expert says it's ironic that Quebec is home to a thriving cybersecurity industry and an emerging hub for artificial-intelligence research, yet the provincial government is "decades" behind other provinces. » Read full article

Sophisticated phishing scams putting secrets at risk, Global Affairs says

Canada's Global Affairs Department says too many of its employees are being deceived by digital scams — a “serious problem” that could see sensitive information end up in the wrong hands. » Read full article

Officials caught 'snooping' on health records, N.S. privacy commissioner says

An investigation by Nova Scotia's privacy commissioner says health officials have been caught “snooping” on personal health records — something she says is a serious invasion of privacy and a prosecutable offence. » Read full article
Dataminr Webinar

Understanding Hoarding Disorder, Interventions and Strategies

Location: Mississauga, Ont.
Date: November 21, 2018
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Webinar: Helping you protect your customers' data

Location: Online
Date: November 22, 2018
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PM Expo

Location: Toronto, Ont.
Date: November 28 - 30, 2018
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Focus On Healthcare Security

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