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May 17, 2019

Cyber officials call for co-ordinated 5G security approach

Cybersecurity officials from dozens of countries drew up a blueprint to counter threats and ensure the safety of next-generation mobile networks that their nations are set to start deploying.

Canadian privacy watchdogs taking Facebook to court over privacy failures

Canada’s privacy czar is taking Facebook to court after finding the social-media giant’s lax practices allowed personal information to be used for political purposes.

Cost of cyber breach recovery hits all-time high of $5.8M: Scalar Security Study

Cyber security incidents have become the new normal with 100 per cent of Canadian organizations experiencing attacks, according to the findings of a new study from Scalar Decisions Inc.
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The cyber-threat you hired

This individual who becomes a threat to your organization has two major advantages over a potential external adversary: they have access, both physical and logical. » Read full article

Two of Canada’s AI gurus warn of war by algorithm as they win tech ‘Nobel Prize’

“I think we need to worry about lethal autonomous weapons,” said Geoffrey Hinton, a professor emeritus at the University of Toronto and a senior researcher at Google Brain. » Read full article

Personal data of 34,000 medical marijuana patients accessed in data breach: NHS

The personal health information of about 34,000 medical marijuana patients was accessed in a data breach of an electronic medical record system. » Read full article

Antivirus software becoming less effective

Some Internet security experts are warning that antivirus technology is becoming less and less effective at protecting devices, as hackers focus their efforts on fooling the user, CBC News reports. » Read full article

IAHSS 51st annual conference and exhibition

Location: Orlando, Fla.
Date: May 19-23, 2019
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Western Canada Information Security Conference (WCISC)

Location: Winnipeg, Man.
Date: May 27-28, 2019
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Security Canada Alberta

Location: Edmonton, Alta.
Date: May 29, 2019
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Security Summit Canada

Location: Toronto, Ont.
Date: June 13, 2019
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Grower Day

Location: St. Catherines, Ont.
Date: June 18-19, 2019
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