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Firewall report reveals the errors that are leading to breaches

A report that investigated the state of the network traffic system, Firewall, has found that companies are slow to give up manual processes as the lack of automation, leading to “shocking” mistakes and data breaches. The 2019 State of the Firewall report, which questioned almost 600 professionals on digital transformation initiatives, also revealed that lack of visibility is contributing to…

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Capital One staff raised concerns over security before breach happened

Staff at Capital One say they warned of their worry over security breaches at the bank before last month’s huge hacker attack happened. 106 million customers and applicants were affected in July’s breach, which saw personal data stolen from the financial corporation in one of the biggest violations of recent…
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Desjardins spent $70M after data breach

Canadian money lender, Desjardins group, announced earlier this week that they have spent a huge CAD $70 million ($53 million USD) on a privacy data breach that affected 2.9 million of its customers, Reuters reports. Commenting on the spending, Ilia Kolochenko, founder and CEO of web security company ImmuniWeb says:…
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Capital One data breach exposed details of “100 million individuals”

One of the United State’s biggest financial corporations has exposed the personal and economic data of a huge amount of customers through a massive data breach. Capital One reported on Monday that 140,000 Social Security numbers from its credit card customers, 80,000 linked bank account details and 1 million Canadian Social…
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Montreal’s Mnubo acquired by Aspen Technology for $102m

Montreal’s IoT leader, Mnubo, acquired by US-based Aspen Technology for $102m CAD Montreal-based Mnubo has been acquired by Massachusetts’ Aspen Technology, a maker of optimization software. This comes 18 months after Mnubo raised $16.5m in a series B round of investing. The acquisition transaction is valued at CAD $102m. Aspen…
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Police solve 51-year-old cold case murder using Infogroup data

Police solve 51-year-old cold case murder using Infogroup data Infogroup is a provider of data and data-driven marketing solutions – a detective used their directories to help identify a 60-year-old woman’s killer. A single consumer record in Infogroup’s Polk City Directories was the tipping point that helped South Dakota police identify…
Police solve 51-Year-Old cold case murder using Infogroup data

Digital identity tech firm receives $3.9m investment from FedDev Ontario

FedDev Ontario makes $3.9m investment in digital identity tech firm FedDev Ontario has made a $3.9 million investment into Toronto-based digital identity tech firm, BioConnect. According to FedDev Ontario, this will help Canada’s Digital Charter achieve its goals to increase the safety and security of its citizens. BioConnect, founded in 2010…
Digital identity tech firm receives $3.9m investment from FedDev Ontario

Canadian government pledges $15 million to create AI centre in Montréal

Canadian government pledges $15 million to create AI centre in Montréal The Canadian government, jointly with the government of Quebec, have announced the creation of a Montréal-based international centre of expertise for the advancement of artificial intelligence (AI). The federal government has pledged to invest $10 million over five years…
Canadian government pledges $15 million to create AI centre in Montréal

Canadian CanCode program hands out $12.4 million

Canadian CanCode program has provided $12.4 million to 21 different organizations. The Canadian government’s CanCode program is providing 21 different organizations with a collective $12.4 million – this is in addition to 6 other organizations which have received funding from the program earlier this year. The $110 million federal CanCode…
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