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Canadian group gets $2.2 million to research AI threat detection for wireless networks

Ericsson Canada and three universities have been awarded funds by the National Cybersecurity

Proposed Canadian AI law ‘fundamentally flawed,’ Parliament told

A privacy lawyer said the proposed AI bill is vague and sets a dangerous precedent

All Okta customer support users had their email addresses copied

Identity and access provider Okta now says the threat actor who accessed its customer help desk system last month got the names and email addresses of all contacts of organizations that use its support system. Originally, the company said that, after an investigation, it determined only one per cent of the contacts from its 18,000

Failure of technology to detect attacks is a prime cause of breaches: Survey

Despite the money being poured into cybersecurity by IT departments, the leading cause of breaches of security controls was the failure of technology to detect an attack, a new survey from Trellix suggests. Forty-two per cent of respondents to the international survey of infosec leaders whose organization had suffered a recent cyber attack said their

Cyber Security Today, Nov. 24, 2023 – A warning to tighten security on Kubernetes containers, and more

This episode reports on the increasing number of vulnerable Kubernetes containers online, the latest acknowledged data breaches, a browser scam aimed at Macs

Is OpenAI’s Q* Artificial General Intelligence?

OpenAI's latest model, Q* (pronounced Q Star), is raising eyebrows in the AI community as a potential milestone...

Big-Box Stores moving away from self-service

A recent trend has emerged among some big-box retailers, including Canadian Tire and Walmart, as they move away...

Security researchers reveal vulnerabilities in Windows Hello fingerprint authentication

A recent investigation by Blackwing Intelligence, conducted in collaboration with Microsoft's Offensive Research and Security Engineering group, has...

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Canada’s privacy czar investigating data theft of federal employees from relocation companies

Canada’s privacy commissioner has opened an investigation into the theft of 24 years of data of federal employees from two government-contracted relocation firms. As we reported earlier this week, the Treasury Board said data as far back as 1999 on military, RCMP, and federal employees held by Brookfield Global Relocation Services (BGRS) and Sirva Canada,

Ottawa and provinces should harmonize privacy laws, says think tank

In a discussion paper on proposed privacy legislation now before Parliament the C.D. Howe Institute offers ways the law could be implemented, including the creation of a public-private council to review the effectiveness of pr

Cyber Security Today, Nov. 22, 2023 – Boeing division hacked through NetScaler vulnerability, and more

This episode reports on unpatched holes that are being exploited by threat actors

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OpenAI’s Q* model: Was an AGI breakthrough the impetus for the management crisis?

There are reports that a new model from OpenAI's,...

Microsoft employees angered by plans to hire OpenAI staff

The announcement by Microsoft's CTO, Kevin Scott, about hiring...

Altman returns as CEO of OpenAI with a new board

Sam Altman has been reappointed as the CEO of...

Majority in tech industry view AI as overrated

A new survey conducted by Retool, a development platform...

Sam Altman’s move to Microsoft may not happen

Will Sam Altman move to Microsoft or return to...


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

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