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March 7, 2017
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University of Moncton trying to block threatening emails

The University of Moncton says it is “working non-stop” to block malicious emails targeting a female student being sent to students and staff, although a ninth did make it through to thousands of addresses on its system.


Bomb threats trigger Concordia buildings evacuations

“Montreal police are investigating after a letter was sent to media outlets threatening to set off bombs targeting Muslim students in at least three Concordia University buildings,” reported the Montreal Gazette last week.


CBC: Bank fined $1.15M for violating anti-money laundering reporting rules was Manulife

According to a CBC article, “the head of Canada’s financial crime watchdog agency is second-guessing his decision last year to withhold the name of a bank — which CBC Investigates has identified as Manulife Bank of Canada — fined $1.15 million for not reporting hundreds of transactions it was obligated to report under the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act.”
 
 
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Report: Canadian airports to deploy biometric program

According to a CBC report, Canadian airports will begin rolling out biometric technology for a new traveller screening program. The first airport to receive the technology will be Ottawa. » Read full article
 
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Boon Edam’s Tom Barnes appointed security manager for Canada

Tom Barnes has been appointed Boon Edam’s new Business Development manager for the entire Canadian market for Security — turnstiles, gates, revolving doors and security portals. The company has also changed its sales structure for 2017, allowing sales teams to focus on either security or architectural product lines. » Read full article
 
 
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Police allege Hamilton grocery store security guard extorted customers

Police allege a loss prevention officer at a Hamilton, Ont. grocery store was extorting customers. They say investigators began looking into alleged extortion by an employee of Nations Fresh Foods last October. » Read full article

Feds explore potential of ‘blockchain,’ billed as next gen Internet technology

An emerging technology has caught the eye of the federal government — a platform so packed with potential, many experts believe it could comprise the foundation for the next generation of the Internet. » Read full article

Cyberspy service eyes political blackmail as part of democratic risk assessment

The threat of political blackmail could figure in a wide-ranging review of risks to Canada’s electoral system, says a senior official from the national cyberspy agency. » Read full article

CLASSIFIED: Boyden is recruiting a Chief Executive Officer on behalf of Commissionaires BC

As a result of a planned retirement, Commissionaires BC is seeking to recruit a dynamic leader as its next Chief Executive Officer. » More info
 
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Security Career Expo

Location: Toronto, Ont.
Date: March 8, 2017
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Threat Risk Assessments

Location: Surrey, B.C.
Date: March 30, 2017
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Airport Investigators Training Symposium

Location: Richmond Hill, Ont.
Date: April 10-12, 2017
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Border Security Expo 2017

Location: San Antonio, Texas
Date: April 11, 2017
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Focus On Cyber Security

Location: Toronto, Ont.
Date: April 12, 2017
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IAHSS Annual Conference & Exhibition

Location: Vancouver, B.C.
Date: April 23-25, 2017
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Security Canada East

Location: Sheraton Laval, Laval, QC
Date: April 26, 2017
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