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Data on as many as 100,000 Nova Scotia healthcare staff stolen in MOVEit breach

Data on at least 100,000 employees in Nova Scotia’s healthcare sector were stolen as the result of the vulnerability in Progress Software’s MOVEit file transfer application, the province said Tuesday.  Data stolen includes Social Insurance numbers, addresses and banking information of employees of Nova Scotia Health, the public service and the IWK Health Centre, which

U.S. Air Force denies AI drone incident

The United States Air Force has denied press reports that an AI-controlled drone purposely harmed its pilot during...

‘Impostor syndrome’ is a fraud, Women in Cybersecurity conference told

At a panel on the evolving role of a CISO, women gave advice to their

Canada to create cyber security certification for defence purchases

Organizations that want to sell software and hardware to the Canadian defence department will soon have to meet requirements of a new cyber security certification program. Defence Minister Anita Anand said today the government is creating a Canadian program for cyber security certification that will result in mandatory certification requirements in select federal defence contracts

Meta unveils AI tools for Messenger, WhatsApp, Instagram

Meta has unveiled AI tools similar to ChatGPT for Messenger and WhatsApp exclusively to its employees. The tools include...

Google implements attendance policy for employees

Google has introduced a new hybrid work policy that will closely monitor employees' office badge attendance and address...

TikTok used to identify Hong Kong protesters, former ByteDance executive

Yintao Yu, a former executive at ByteDance, the parent company of TikTok, has made serious allegations against the...

Libel lawsuit targets ChatGPT over misinformation

ChatGPT is being sued for defamation due to providing incorrect information about a court case on The Second...

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Cyber Security Today, June 7, 2023 – Why a CISO should be on your board

This episode reports on why an independent CISO should be on the board of your firm, and what criteria firms shoul

Cyber Security Today, June 5, 2023 – Data stolen from Swiss authorities, a new skimmer attack on Web sites, and more

This episode reports on the new BlackSuit ransomware strain, a EU privacy fine that Microsoft expect

Cyber Security Today, Week in Review for the week ending Friday, June 2, 2023

This episode features a discussion on a report into the ransomware attack on Newfoundlands's IT healthcare system, a penalty paid by a US medical billing supplier over a data breach, an Australian company's estimate of the costs of a ransomware attack and the sentencing in the U.S. of two Nigerian cy

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DeepMind creates new AI algorithms

DeepMind has created new AI algorithms dubbed AlphaDev that...

Altman addresses concerns and challenges of AI

According to leaked details of a meeting held earlier...

No GPT-5 yet, Altman says

OpenAI CEO, Sam Altman, has announced that the company...

Intuitive AI launches AI recycling assistant, Oscar Sort

Oscar Sort, a "smart recycling assistant" has been designed...

Priceline partners Google AI chatbot

Priceline, a Booking Holdings subsidiary, is collaborating with Google...


China’s Cyberspace Administration shuts down over 100,000 accounts over fake news

China's Cyberspace Administration (CAC) has initiated a comprehensive effort...

Cyber Security Today, Week in Review for the week ending Friday, April 28, 2023

This episode includes a discussion on the merits of the supervised super-penetration tests major Canadian banks and insurance companies will have

Investors believes TikTok ban could benefit Meta, Google, and Snapchat

According to CFRA, investors believe that the proposal to...

White House unveils new National Cybersecurity Strategy for the U.S.

To address the growing threat of cyberattacks, the White...

Google monopolizes online advertising, U.S. alleges in antitrust lawsuit

The U.S. Justice Department and eight U.S. states are suing Google for allegedly monopolizing online advertising. The complaint, filed Tuesday in Virginia, alleges that Google monopolizes key digital advertising technologies, collectively referred to as the “ad tech stack,” that website publishers depend on to sell ads and that advertisers rely on to buy ads and


Reverse ATMs becomes solution for cashless business

To accommodate the expanding number of cashless companies, reverse...

Shopify teams up with Melio to launch bill pay tool

Melio, a B2B payments firm, has teamed with Shopify...

Federal Budget 2023: Millions to fight foreign interference, threats and covert activities

A new National Counter-Foreign Interference Office will be created if the bud

Fintech Plaid adds identity verification to Canadian service

A U.S.-based data aggregator that allows consumers to connect their accounts with a variety of financial institutions through one app has now added its identity verification service for Canadian organizations. Last week, Plaid Financial began offering its Identity Verification and Monitor, a global verification and know-your-customer (KYC) solution, to help digital finance apps and services

Companies Opt For Lower Valuation To Attract Funding

Companies are opting for a lower valuation to attract...


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