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February 28, 2017
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Prison violence leaves Ottawa with growing legal burden

Canada’s prison service faced 1,200 legal actions at the end of last March — a figure the federal prison ombudsman says is enough to keep an entire law firm busy.


CSIS saw ‘no high privacy risks’ with metadata crunching

The national spy service saw little risk to the personal privacy of Canadians in a self-penned evaluation of its secret data-crunching centre — a shadowy program now at the centre of intense controversy, newly released documents show.


Security breach at Kennedy Airport unnerves some travellers

A breach that allowed 11 people to walk through an unattended security checkpoint lane at one of the nation’s busiest airports has some travellers scratching their heads about how this could happen even with the enhanced security measures put in place after the Sept. 11 terror attacks.
 
 
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John Mack featured speaker at Security Summit Canada

John Mack is confirmed as the keynote speaker for Security Summit Canada, a two-day event hosted by Canadian Security and SP&T News in Toronto, June 14-15. » Read full article
 
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Flink takes over as president of Honeywell’s security and fire business

Honeywell has appointed Michael Flink president of its global security and fire business in Honeywell Home and Building Technologies. Replacing Flink as president of ADI Global is Rob Aarnes, who previously led ADI’s North American operations. » Read full article
 
 
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Terry Cutler wins Cybersecurity Educator of the Year award

Congrats to Terry Cutler who has been named the winner of the Cybersecurity Excellence Award for Educator of the Year 2017. The awards program notes it taps into the experience of over 300,000 cybersecurity professionals to recognize the world’s best. » Read full article

Homemade explosives found in backpack in Vegreville, Alta.

A 27-year-old man is facing multiple charges after RCMP say they found a backpack full of prohibited firearms and possibly homemade explosive devices. » Read full article

Expert advice: Beyond backups

Big data has been described as the “new currency” for business, and with the number of threats to data security growing, protecting that data has become a top concern. » Read full article
 
 
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