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Congrats to Terry Cutler who has been named the winner of the Cybersecurity excellence award for educator of the year 2017.
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.
Commissionaires has ranked among the top employers in Canada, according to Forbes’ list of Canada’s Best Employers of 2017.
The 2nd Annual Security Industry Hockey Classic for Mission 500 brought the heat on Feb. 16 in Toronto with over 60 security professionals hitting the ice to raise money for children in need.
On Dec. 7, over 30 professionals from the security management, consulting, integration, manufacturing, and guarding businesses came together for the 2016 ASIS International Atlantic Chapter 202 AGM and Networking event.
Canadian Security is fortunate to have a committed Editorial Advisory Board. To kick off this year, we asked each board member (there are a few additions for 2017) a simple two-part question with a complex answer: What is the biggest challenge security professionals will face in 2017 and how should they prepare? The answers are varied and thought-provoking.
TORONTO — Loblaw has reset passwords for all its PC Plus rewards collectors' online accounts after points were stolen from some members' accounts.
TORONTO — Police in Toronto have released composite sketches of a couple accused of assaulting a store security officer and throwing him from a moving vehicle.
WINNIPEG — A seven-year-old girl has received an apology after an aggressive security guard accused her of shoplifting over the Christmas season.
HALIFAX _ A sewing needle has been found in a dish of cooked P.E.I. potatoes, the latest in a string of incidents involving metal objects discovered in Island spuds.
HALIFAX – They called it “Der Untergang” – The Downfall.
Ottawa police are investigating a series of YouTube videos that purport to show people hiding out overnight in various businesses and storefronts in the city, CTV News reports.
HALIFAX — Nova Scotia nurse Jamie Stewart says he's been verbally abused and even threatened on the job — and in one recent incident, his hospital went into partial lockdown.
BURNABY, B.C. - The union representing B.C. nurses says staff at a hospital in Grand Forks are traumatized after a man walked into an emergency room, pulled out a gun and shot himself Thursday evening.
The International Association of Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS) has announced its newly-elected board directors for 2017. Election ballots were sent to IAHSS voting members electronically during October.
VANCOUVER — British Columbia’s privacy office is calling on a medical clinic to immediately stop collecting video and audio of patients, employees and contractors because it is not legally authorized to do so.
A file containing limited information concerning about 1000 patients is missing from a secure room at a Winnipeg hospital.
The Ontario Nurses’ Association reports that a registered nurse was assaulted and beaten on Sunday, Oct. 23, at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto.
A networking group focused on “spearheading discussion about security and safety at educational facilities” has been launched to bring together school leaders and aligned stakeholders.
Allied Universal is teaming up with the Clery Center, a non-profit training and policy organization dedicated to creating safer campus communities, to develop video-based training tools for campus public safety personnel.
VANCOUVER — The University of British Columbia is setting up a task force in response to an American travel ban that prevents residents of seven countries from entering the United States for 90 days.
There are many images and videos on the Man Up Against Violence website that would give almost anyone pause for thought. Men crying, men talking about temptations to hit women, men talking about how violence against women is a male issue, men talking about how they need to “man up” and take a leadership role in diminishing the terrible toll of domestic violence. These are not easy conversations to have.
FREDERICTON — The dean of computer science at the University of New Brunswick has been named a Canada Research Chair in Cybersecurity.
CINCINNATI — Authorities are investigating terrorism as a possible motive in the car-and-knife attack on the Ohio State University campus, the latest in a series of cases involving young men who apparently became radicalized in the heartland state.
LONDON — Britain plans to give afterschool cybersecurity training to thousands of teenagers in a bid to protect the country from online attacks.
MONTERREY, Mexico — A 15-year-old student opened fire with a gun at a private school in the northern Mexican city of Monterrey on Wednesday, seriously wounding himself, a teacher and three other students, state officials said.
The Halifax Regional School Board says it has hired security guards for 15 schools due to concerns about students arriving early who wouldn’t be supervised, as teachers begin their work-to-rule job action.
VICTORIA – Security and education experts say metal detectors, security guards and airport-style scanners are not needed at British Columbia schools following a deadly stabbing at a Fraser Valley high school.
ABBOTSFORD, B.C. – Police say a female student is dead and another is in hospital following a stabbing at a high school in Abbotsford, B.C.
TORONTO – The Ontario agency tasked with administering the first online literacy test to tens of thousands of high school students in the province last week says it was forced to pull the plug by an “intentional, malicious and sustained” cyber attack.
PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Donald Trump has tapped Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, a prominent military strategist known as a creative thinker, as his new national security adviser, replacing the ousted Michael Flynn.
New York City police plan to put body cameras on all 23,000 of its patrol officers by 2019, an ambitious effort that would dwarf all others across the United States.
According to a CTV web article, one legal expert is saying formal terror charges against the 27-year-old alleged gunman from the Quebec City mosque shooting will be difficult to pursue and have little impact on his sentence.
Athabasca Basin Security (ABS) has acquired All Peace Protection, a security company based in Grande Prairie, Alta.    
ISLAMABAD — Pakistan has done a significant amount of work on security, a visiting International Cricket Council official said on Saturday.
QUEBEC — A hospital spokeswoman says five people who were injured in a horrific mosque shooting in Quebec City last night are in critical condition.
BOSTON — 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.
HONOLULU — A man is dead after he breached security at Honolulu International Airport and stopped breathing, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported.
WINNIPEG — A transit driver who died after he was stabbed at the last stop of his regular night shift is being described as a popular, friendly man who planned to retire next year.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The man accused of killing five people at a Florida airport lied about his criminal record on his application to be a security guard in Alaska, and was fired after only a few months on the job because of the state of his mental health.
ATLANTA — Rock guitarist Rick Derringer told a federal air marshal that he keeps his gun with him on commercial airline flights 30 to 50 times a year, and was only detained last month at Atlanta’s airport near the end of a trip to Mexico, authorities said.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Officials in Florida are hiring a consultant to assess how well authorities handled the aftermath of a shooting in the baggage claim area at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.
LONDON — Yahoo is warning users of potentially malicious activity on their accounts between 2015 and 2016, the latest development in the internet company's investigation of a mega- breach that exposed 1 billion users' data several years ago.
FREDERICTON — A year after IBM began teaching its Watson computer system to fight cybercrime, the company is making the platform available for use.
OTTAWA — Canada has made a prudent decision to assess the risk to its political system from cyberattacks and hackers, given what happened recently in the United States, says a former top U.S. spy.
According to a Global News web article, computer security experts say confidential employee information hacked from a computer in an office at a Calgary-area casino points to a much bigger problem.
LIBREVILLE, Gabon — Hackers said they took out the website of French oil company Total on Sunday over its sponsorship of the ongoing African Cup of Nations soccer tournament in the central African country of Gabon.
WASHINGTON — Embracing his clemency powers like never before, President Barack Obama is planning more commutations in his final days in office after a dramatic move to cut short convicted leaker Chelsea Manning’s sentence.
Some of the major challenges facing health-care security professionals — from workplace violence to disaster scenarios — may seem grim, but perseverance, collaboration and new approaches to old problems can pay dividends.
Canadian Security toured the 29th PM Expo, part of The Buildings Show 2016, last week at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
The Toronto Chapter of ASIS International held its annual Women In Security Symposium last week, showcasing three female speakers with diverse points of view on professional security.
Canadian Security celebrated the achievements of Pat Patton, director of security and operations at the University of Regina, last week with a gala event, dinner and award ceremony. Patton is the recipient of the 11th Security Director of the Year award, sponsored by Anixter Canada, for her achievements in professional security, notably her involvement in the Man Up Against Violence movement.
Focus On Government Security attendees were treated to a variety of perspectives from experts who spoke on everything from the future of drones to how the Canadian Government is rethinking online access to services.
IAHSS Ontario Chapter recently held its annual golf tournament at the Summit Golf & Country Club in Richmond Hill, Ont. The event drew IAHSS security health-care professionals as well as partners across the security industry, and was attended by current IAHSS president Jeff Young and president-elect Martin Green - respectively the second and third Canadian presidents of the longstanding health-care security organization.

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