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September 27, 2016
FEATURED NEWS: ASIS 2016 themes: Lone wolf attacks, cyberthreats, collaboration
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 News 
 

UN calls for tighter security for planes and airports

The U.N. Security Council has unanimously approved a resolution calling for stepped up screening and security checks at airports worldwide to detect and deter terrorist attacks. >> Read full article

Lockdown exercise exposed behaviour problems

The final report on a lockdown exercise in a federal office building notes problems with employees talking during the exercise, cellphones ringing and hiding spots that were too visible. >> Read full article

500M Yahoo accounts compromised in massive breach

Computer hackers swiped personal information from at least 500 million Yahoo accounts in what the company says is a state-sponsored attack. >> Read full article

 
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ASIS 2016 themes: Lone wolf attacks, cyberthreats, collaboration

When security professionals from 109 countries gathered in Orlando, key conference themes were: the rise of lone wolf attacks, the risk of a cyberattack on critical infrastructure, and the need for greater public-private sector collaboration. In addition, ASIS 2016 showcased 550 exhibitors, providing attendees with hands-on access to security technology addressing the full spectrum of threats, including drone detection, body worn cameras, autonomous security robots, cyber intrusion detection software, 4K cameras, data analytic tools, and more. >> Learn More…

 
 NEWS 
 

New Democrat MP introduces bill to repeal anti-terror Bill C-51

NDP public safety critic Randall Garrison says the omnibus security legislation known as Bill C-51 infringes on the liberties of Canadians without making people safer. >> Read full article

Federal government warns of insider cyberthreats

Federal officials have quietly warned operators of electrical grids, transportation hubs and other key infrastructure of the “substantial threat” of cyber attack from rogue employees. >> Read full article

Threats that closed Maritimes schools “not credible”

College campuses in Nova Scotia and schools in P.E.I. were evacuated on Sept. 21 due to bomb threats but police concluded the threats were “not credible” >> Read full article

 
 Event Calendar 
 

Retail Council of Canada’s Loss Prevention Conference

Location: International Centre, Mississauga, ON
Date: Sept. 29, 2016 >> More Info

5th annual IPS Education Summit

Location: Vancouver, B.C.
Date: Oct. 17-18, 2016 >> More Info

SecTor

Location: Toronto, Ont.
Date: Oct. 17-19. 2016 >> More Info

Security Canada Central 2016

Location: Toronto Congress Centre, Toronto, ON
Date: Oct. 19-20, 2016 >> More Info

ASIR International Association of Security & Investigative Regulators Annual Conference

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Date: Oct. 26-28, 2016 >> More Info

Mental Health First Aid

Location: Surrey, B.C.
Date: Oct. 31- Nov. 1, 2016 >> More Info

Security Executive Council's Next Generation Security Leader

Location: Bedford, Mass and McLean, Va
Date: Nov. 9-10, 2016 >> More Info

Halifax International Security Forum

Location: Halifax, NS
Date: Nov. 18-20, 2016 >> More Info